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The Definitive Guide to Successful Deployment of VoIP and IP Telephony-Chapter 3
When deploying any new system, preparation is key—and Internet protocol telephony (IPT) systems are no exception. Part 3 of this 4-part e-book series provides

address book  factors. Capital expenditures (CAPEX) address the investment, and are often tied to ROI. Operational expenditures (OPEX) take into account the cost of operations and support; they're tied more to the total cost of ownership (TCO) . Technology can often drive process re-engineering that changes workflows. Technology is often molded to fit business needs, but just as often, business processes are modified to leverage some feature of the chosen technology. You must also consider the return on effort and

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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