Overview:
The unified communications (UC) market is undergoing a major architectural transition. Instead of IP PBX’s deployed on a node by node basis, UC infrastructures are emerging as centrally deployed applications based on web and SOA principles. Enterprises gain all of the benefits of UC, but greatly simplify the architecture and manageability of the solution.

Is the time right for you to consider UC? In this live presentation, Yankee Group and Level 3 Communications will discuss how SIP trunking can accelerate UC while providing a rapid ROI to deploying organizations.

Attendees will learn:
Attend this webinar to learn: What is SIP trunking and what are its costs and benefits? How does it improve the UC architecture and how does it accelerate UC? What are some considerations that IT managers should be aware of when selecting SIP trunking services?

Presenter:
Zeus Kerravala, Distinguished Research Fellow
Zeus Kerravala, distinguished research fellow, leads the Research Council and is chartered with the responsibility of providing thought leadership to the research organization. Comprising senior research leaders, the Research Council provides outreach to clients and the broader Yankee Group community, as well as ensures that the company's research agenda addresses the needs of business leaders. Kerravala drives the strategic thinking of the research organization and helps shape the research direction. Much of Kerravala's expertise involves working with customers to solve their business issues through the deployment of infrastructure technology.

Before Yankee Group, Kerravala was a senior engineer and technical project manager for Greenwich Technology Partners, a leading infrastructure consulting firm. Earlier, he was the vice president of IT for Ferris, Baker Watts, a mid-Atlantic brokerage firm, deploying corporatewide technical solutions to support the firm's business units. Kerravala was also an engineer and technical project manager for Alex. Brown & Sons, where he was responsible for technology related to the equity trading desks.

Kerravala holds a B.S. degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.