Monday, August 25, 2008

VoIP costs, demand on the rise

VoIP services are now almost twice as expensive per hour as other IT services, but despite the expense, VoIP continues to grow faster than other IT services, according to an OnForce report released today. The report credits large roll-outs of tech products like flat-screen TVs and wireless networks for the increase in demand for services.

The OnFocus report also expressed surprise that VoIP service costs are growing faster than other IT services, even though VoIP is already the most expensive. VoIP services were more than three times as expensive as the lowest-cost IT services, such as point-of-sale and printer and software, according to the report.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

3CX Phone System for Windows Named 2008 Editor’s Best Award Winner by Windows IT PRO

August 5, 2008, - London, UK – 3CX has announced that 3CX Phone System for Windows was named as a silver medal winner of the “2008 Editor’s Best Awards” in the Messaging category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro magazine.

“The 2008 Editor’s Best Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that benefit the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reader communities,” said Jeff Lewis, group publisher. “Our editors selected winners based on the product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer.”

“Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics,” Lewis continued. “They demand solid value and performance from the products they select. Editor’s Best Award winners can feel proud that the products and services they developed have earned the respect and recognition of the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine editorial staff.”

Telefony System is a multi award-winning software-based IP PBX that replaces traditional proprietary hardware PBX. It is based on the SIP standard, and therefore interoperates with most popular Telefon VOIP, VoIP Gateways and VoIP providers. It allows businesses to completely break free from the restrictions of costly hardware-based proprietary phone systems and is very easy to manage by system administrators as it integrates well with Windows Network infrastructure.

“We are honored to receive this award from Windows IT Pro magazine. Being recognized by editors from such a prestigious publication confirms our commitment to delivering an innovative and top quality product,” said Nick Galea, CEO 3CX.

A video of Dan Blunk with Windows IT Pro talking about PABX IP can be seen on:

About 3CX

3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Malta and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and is backed by an experienced management and development team. Its product, 3CX Phone System for Windows, developed specifically for the SMB (small & medium business) market, has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has received numerous awards, including the TMC Labs 2007 Innovation Award, The Gold Award, as well as, the IT EXPO Best of Show award 2007, the INTERNET Telephony Magazine Product of the Year Award, the Communications Solutions 2007 Award, and the Windows IT Pro magazine 2008 Editor’s Best Award, all in recognition to the company’s commitment to innovation and quality. 3CX maintains a global presence with offices in seven countries and localized information available in various languages. For more information, visit