Prepared for the big day?
Several years ago, BT announced it’s switching off ISDN in 2025 with the last customer orders in 2020.
Judgement day is creeping closer.
Despite rising rates of UC adoption, plenty of businesses still rely on ISDN technology, and even more so when backup lines are taken into consideration. How will BT’s decision affect your business?
Well to start, BT isn’t leaving you high and dry.
The company has been gradually migrating voice traffic over to VoIP. They have been removing their dependence on costly copper lines and restrictive contracts. Are you avoiding switching to an alternative provider because the process is too time-consuming rather than your satisfaction with BT?
Much like what’s happening with more accessible bank and utilities switching, businesses now have access to more straightforward IT procurement thanks to independent technology advisers (ITAs).
ITAs are independent technology sourcing experts. They are ready to identify your needs, search for the best solutions and source the right partnerships to meet your business objectives without any financial commitment from you.
ISDN’s impending retirement creates an ideal opportunity to assess your communications estate. Are you looking to invest in new cloud solutions, review ageing network protocols or consolidating disparate services from the likes of BT and other voice providers into one unified service?
Whatever your business driver, it’s imperative that your workforce has the best communications system possible.
After all, team productivity directly affects market competitiveness. Productivity that’s influenced by how easy it is for people to sync up, make decisions and stay in touch wherever they are in the world.
Marketlinx recently delved into another communications dilemma facing CTOs (Zoom’s rapid rise). ISDN’s inevitable decline is another flashpoint for IT departments tasked with refreshing communications systems cost-effectively.
These pinch points are only going to increase as more and more legacy technologies retire.