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Virtualisation, VoIP save big for software company

Gunjan Trivedi | Sept. 22, 2008
Telecommunication cost for the enterprise was immediately cut down by more than 80 percent.

Voicing Benefits

The project, very evidently, brought in more rewards than one. Telecommunication cost for the enterprise was immediately cut down by more than 80 percent. The VoIP phones ran on POE (power over Ethernet) at the office locations. This eliminated the need to run additional power cabling to the instruments. The POE had intelligent power sensing capabilities to offset different power consumption levels depending on whether the phone is off or on-hook. This helped the enterprise to significantly reduce power usage.

"Though we can't yet put a number to the rise in productivity, I am sure we are seeing improved performance translating into better end-user satisfaction," says Hariharan.

One directly visible impact of the data communications revamp is the post migration state of email infrastructure. While the servers have reduced from 11 to two, the mailbox size has increased from 10MB to 50MB per user. The availability and reliability has quantifiably increased from 94 per cent to 99.99 per cent.

With a project like that against his name, Hariharan is a happy man, sitting at an airport and playing pranks. Just for fun.

 

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