Jajah teams with Microsoft for enterprise IP comms

IP Telephony

IP communications company Jajah is working with Microsoft to launch a new IP service for enterprises.

Using Microsoft's Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 Release 2, businesses can make calls using Jajah's cloud platform, with connectivity to 220 countries.

This is Jajah's first move into the enterprise market, having dealt with just SMBs and internet sites, like Match.com, beforehand.

Trevor Healy, chief executive of Jajah, said in an interview with IT PRO: "If you were a large company that wanted to put in IP telephony you would normally have to go out and buy all the hardware then find a way of connecting it together across different countries"

"This could be a very expensive endeavour and has kept the community of companies using the technology on a narrow basis," he claimed.

But by doing it with this method of putting in the lightweight Microsoft server and using Jajah's cloud, Healy claims you can make the move at minimum cost.

The fully managed service will be available to use on desk phones and PCs as well as mobiles, allowing in and out the office connectivity. It is also compatible with Macs.

If your company already has the OCS server installed, the service is available from today. Otherwise you need to purchase one through Microsoft or one its resellers before contacting Jajah to set up the service.

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