Sonus Recognized for Lync UC, Session Border Controllers Success
TMCnet Web Editor
Today’s workers aren’t limited to their desks, and neither should their communications systems. Cohen Research Group found that 44 percent of enterprises have at least a quarter of their workforce operating solely using a mobile phone, and 25 percent of IT decision makers believe desk phones will be displaced by mobile phones within two years. Unified communications enable mobility and improve productivity and satisfaction.
Sonus Networks (News - Alert) was recently recognized on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 list of top technology innovators across the U.S. for the second consecutive year for its company-wide rollout of unified communications featuring Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync and Sonus session border controllers (SBC).
Sonus invested more than half a billion dollars in VoIP research and development and leveraged industry standards to make its access platforms open to partners. Its UC solution connects more than 1,100 employees worldwide across nine regional offices and three continents, and it uses Microsoft Lync as a central platform for all of its enterprise communications, including voice, video, IM and collaboration.
In April 2013, Sonus completed its company-wide rollout of Lync UC and has already seen a nearly 200 percent ROI, including $40,000 savings per office by replacing multiple voice gateways with a single session border controller, $150,000 per year savings in operational expenses by simplifying/unifying network administration on a single communications platform and $200,000 per year savings by internally hosting telecom services on the Lync Server and using the SIP-based wide area network to route long-distance calls.
“Information technology can drive business innovation by improving collaboration, discovering new opportunities and accelerating time-to-market of new products and services,” said Bill Scudder, Sonus CIO, in a statement. “Our strategic approach to IT underpins the quality of experience we strive to deliver to our customers and channel partners. We are honored that InformationWeek has once again recognized Sonus as a leading example of how digital businesses can use IT to foster innovation within their own business.”
Sonus also boasts more than 100 patents and 200 pending patents, and it carries more long-distance VoIP minutes than any other vendor.
Session border controllers, with their ability to manage VoIP communications, are only going to be used more and more in the next few years. Cloud-based technologies and VoIP are simply too popular for any other outcome.
“The theme of this year’s InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It’s a movement rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer-focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear,” said InformationWeek Editor in Chief Rob Preston. “Every enterprise is now a digital business—or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way.”
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Edited by Blaise McNamee