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IP Telephony Demystified

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2003

    Great Resource

    Camp undertakes the challenge of blending technologically difficult concepts with the business drivers and impacts that organizations face VoIP/IPT. The book is a good resource for those who don't have the desire, need or time to read the voluminous amount of information published in various standards & RFCs. It simplifies the concepts, describes the "whats" and the "whys", and it gives the reader a solid foundation on which to communicate within the arena of VoIP and IPT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2002

    The right information at the right time

    Ken does a great job exploring the business ramifications, as well as technology underlying, IP Telephony. He tackles both the ¿how does it work¿ together with the ¿why we should care¿ so that those making strategic and technical decisions can make informed ones. Chapter 6 especially helps direct and pose tough questions one should ask for whether this solution is right for you. Ken is honest, straight forward and direct in his discussions. His use of analogies is such that even beginners, new the concepts can understand what is going on. Ken uses simple to understand language in his writing style for as the name implies, it is IP Telephony Demystified. Here is someone who has finally gone beyond just what the technology is and how it works to investigate, explore and uncover the ways to be success implementing it, and why you should or should not do so. To overlook IP Telephony as a new tool for tomorrow, along with Ken¿s book, would be a serious mistake.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2002

    Finally, a book that explains it right.

    This technology is complex and difficult to understand. The advantages of IP Telephony can be hard to grasp. Ken Camp¿s book truly demystifies IP Telephony. Ken explains the technology in ways that keep technical people interested, yet simplifies it for decision makers to implement IP Telephony solutions successfully. I will continue to take advantage of this book as an Internet consultant. More importantly, so will my clients.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2002

    Comprehensive yet succinct coverage of this important topic

    Are you a professional (engineer, manager, director, account executive) who needs to understand the salient issues surrounding IP Telephony quickly? If so, Ken Camp's new book is for you. I've been studying this topic for several years and never before have I come across a volume that is so succinct and approachable, and yet complete in its coverage of this much discussed technology arena. Are you a scientist or software developer who needs a book that covers every last bit of technical minutae, right down to the definition of every bit's function according to every published standard? If so, go get a copy of the standards. This book is for people who need to quickly understand the relevant aspects of IP Telephony and make sound business and technical decisions; if that includes you then you can't do better than Camp's latest work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2002

    All IT Managers would benefit from this book

    Mr. Camp's IP Telephony Demystified does an excellent job of providing the reader with a managerial and ¿why it matters¿ look at the issues and reasons surrounding the application of IP Telephony. What I appreciated most was the grace and style of dealing with a myriad of complex interrelated aspects of this complicated subject matter area. I especially found Chapter 7, Gateways between Networks, relevant to sorting out the various ILEC, ITSP and Enterprise Models. In addition, Chapter 8, Premise-based Telephony, contains some keen insights not seen in other related books.

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