CABA Information Series
IS-2004-02: The Strategic and Financial Justification for IP Communications
Today's economic climate has made it more crucial than ever for decision makers to consider what type of return their organizations can expect from prospective investments. The intent of this white paper from Cisco Systems is to provide senior managers with the necessary strategic and financial justifications to make effective decisions regarding investments in IP Communications. It explains why a combined network for carrying data, voice, and video is less expensive for a company to maintain and more useful for employees to access e-mail, voice mail, faxes, etc. whether inside the building, at home, or traveling. Issues of quality and reliability are also discussed.