February 16, 2009 By News Report
The economy will slow the growth of Voice over IP (VoIP), but deployments remain wide-ranging at mitigated levels, reports In-Stat. Slightly more than one in three U.S. businesses that have deployed VoIP use it exclusively. Many more businesses use VoIP as a partial voice solution. U.S. businesses are also beginning to embrace voice-enabled IM capabilities, particularly among younger workers.
"IP continues to be a partial voice solution for most businesses with VoIP, particularly among larger businesses," said David Lemelin, In-Stat analyst. "Therefore, there is significant room for growth even among businesses that have already adopted it."
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.