New voice over internet protocol (VoIP) phones have arrived on-campus bringing us unified communications. What is unified communications? It's much more than a phone system - it’s a new way to communicate. It integrates voice, instant messaging (IM), email, video conferencing and more into one efficient, easy-to-use service delivered straight to your desktop.
We are slowly rolling out these new phones to the campus. There are three options from which to choose:
- hard phone
- soft phone
- soft number
A new unified communications site is being prepared to give you all of the information you will need to make an informed decision on the type of phone that fits your needs. The University of Houston is moving forward with twenty-first century communication tools. UIT is bringing them to your desk.