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Are We Ditching PBX, Or Reinventing It?

A PBX, or a Private Branch Exchange, is often used within a business to allow a more cost-effective communication system. Commonly utilizing analog technologies, a PBX switches calls between users on local lines with a certain number of shared external phone lines. With new technologies available, it seems like these older systems would become obsolete. However, that may not be the case. In fact, PBX may be getting an upgrade.

It seems your tried and true PBX systems may be headed for the cloud. More and more companies are beginning to provide more virtualized solutions when it comes to communication systems. If you are not already utilizing a cloud-based system, you will find that Wi-Fi control, security, analytics, storage and mobility will soon be controlled within the cloud.

SDV (software-defined networking) and NFV (network-function virtualization) is becoming more prevalent as we improve our communication systems. Whether employed together or separately, these software-based approaches enhance the scalability of your network and will play an important role in the future of telecommunications.

What are your thoughts on PBX moving to the cloud? How do you feel about virtualizing our communication and network solutions? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Are We Ditching PBX, Or Reinventing It?
Are you accustomed to your PBX system, but want to upgrade? Fret not – PBX may be headed to the cloud soon.

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