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Podcast: The Importance of Interoperability

by Carl Weinschenk

Companies deploying unified communications platforms must choose between standards-based and proprietary approaches. John Cooper, the Director of North American Sales for IceWarp, suggests that interoperable hardware and software, due to its efficiency and ability to reuse existing infrastructure, is the way to go. 

The use of proprietary one-off unified communications platforms is inflexible, adds to complexity and is harder for training, says John Cooper, the Director of North American Sales for IceWarp. Interoperable and standards-based approaches that can make use of existing end points is far more efficient in the long-run, he says.

John Cooper on the value of interoperability in unified communications:  [swf file="http://vid.itbe.com/ctoedge/uceicewarpsept15.mp3"]

This article was originally published on Thursday Sep 15th 2011