[SASAG] Phone Systems

Atom Powers atom.powers at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 13:41:08 PDT 2009

Not too long ago we began migrating our digital phone system to a VOIP
system from ShoreTel; my only regret is that we didn't go with a more
open vendor.

ShoreTel is easy to use and gives us most of the power we need to
manage our own phone system. But it is impossible to import or export
any data from it, centrally manage voicemail messages, or do any kind of
integration with other messaging systems (except, partially, MS
Exchange). Granted, that isn't any different than our old phone
system, but it sure doesn't help us with our integrated messaging

I've heard from others that Cisco has a pretty convincing solution,
and I've heard good (and bad) things about Asterix; but I haven't had
any experience with them.

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 1:20 PM, <eric at kahklen.com> wrote:
> We have recently accepted some bids to replace our out dated phone system
> and voice mail.  Since my phone system knowledge is limited, I am wondering
> if anyone else has recently replaced a 30 user phone system recently.  If
> so, what are the pros and cons of the systems you reviewed.  Are there any
> things you would have done differently in retrospect?
> Thank you,
> Eric
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