ITtoolbox IP Telephony/VoIP Survey Shows Increase in Adoption and Deployment

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ITtoolbox has released the results of the 2005 IP Telephony/VoIP Adoption and Deployment Survey. In this survey, IT and business professionals worldwide provided insight into their current IP telephony implementation plans, product and vendor selection, and the costs and benefits of integrating voice and data communication systems.

ITtoolbox, the leading collaborative network for the IT market, has released the results of the 2005 ITtoolbox IP Telephony/VoIP Adoption and Deployment Survey. Designed to provide insight into IP telephony adoption plans and deployment strategies among businesses worldwide, the survey results confirm that IP telephony is becoming a practical solution for driving greater value from communications networks.

Participants for this online survey included IT and business professionals recruited directly from the global ITtoolbox network. Each participant fielded questions regarding IP telephony implementation plans and strategies, vendor selection, and the expected benefits of IP telephony adoption and deployment. The survey also determined the rate at which companies implement management solution packages with IP telephony deployment.

The survey results indicate that businesses are increasingly adopting IP telephony/VoIP to integrate voice and data communication environments. More than 43% of participants are currently implementing an IP telephony solution, with 49% of remaining participants planning to implement a trial period. In addition, more than 66% of participants stated that IP telephony implementation offers their company a competitive advantage. Other key findings include:

• 51% of participants cited lower infrastructure costs as the main deployment driver for the adoption of an IP telephony solution.

• Audio quality, performance, and costs were the top three criteria considered during the IP telephony evaluation process.

• Quality, reliability, and budget constraints were the top three concerns about IP telephony implementation.

"Through ITtoolbox surveys, professionals can gain immediate insight into the front line of IT projects," said George Krautzel, co-founder and president of ITtoolbox. "Results for this survey not only show recent trends in telephony implementations, but also what products are being installed and the drivers behind the participants' decisions."

You are invited to review the results of the 2005 ITtoolbox IP Telephony/VoIP Adoption and Deployment Survey at: http://emergingtech.ittoolbox.com/research/IPTelephony.asp

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About ITtoolbox:

ITtoolbox is the leading collaborative network for the Information Technology market where millions of IT and business professionals seek and provide information to support IT decision making on-the-job. In addition to hosting the world's largest and most active IT community, ITtoolbox aggregates and distributes high-value content from IT vendors and leading media sources. The targeted and interactive nature of the ITtoolbox network provides advertisers with a powerful platform to achieve a high ROI on their marketing campaigns. ITtoolbox's hundreds of advertising clients have included Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, HP, Dell, and more. For more information, visit http://www.ITtoolbox.com.

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