In this chapter, you learned how and where to deploy Cisco IPC Express technology to its best effect for your business. You gained insight into how Cisco IPC Express fits into different types of networks and the business trade-offs for choosing Cisco IPC Express or other Cisco IP telephony options. This chapter highlighted the PSTN connectivity, WAN connectivity, applications, management, and security considerations for different types and sizes of networks. It also explored how technology and network architecture underscore your business management philosophy and decisions about network connectivity and bandwidth provisioning. Furthermore, you saw how your network might have to evolve to support IP telephony solutions such as Cisco IPC Express.
The next chapter goes into considerable detail about the features, operation, and multisite interconnection options of Cisco IPC Express, including Cisco CallManager Express (CME) and Cisco Unity Express (UE).
Cisco IPC Express Architecture Overview