I know this is going to sound like a promotional announcement, but I recommend you check out our At The Whiteboard feature.
Here, you will find industry thought leaders presenting a variety of tutorials, how-to's, and quantifiable observations about techologies many of us care a good bit about.
To that end, I've just stumbled across a two minute, 43 second presentation entitled "The Future of VoIP: CoIP, offered by Madhu Yarlagadda, Yahoo!'sDirector of Engineering.
Yarlagadda explains the concept of CoIP, which stands for "Communications over IP (Internet Protocol).
His reasoning for CoIP is that, as the descriptive text for this presentation notes, "text, voice and video are converging over the same set of protocols used by VoIP and that Instant Messenger will be the application that enables users to seamlessly move between them."
Especially as relates to Unified Communications within the enterprise, I've seen significant argumentation for this point over the last year or so. But not only in the enterprise, but in small businesses and home offices.
And that means you- and me.