Unified Communications Testing: Invest Now or Pay the Price Later

Investment

The more widespread the adoption of Unified Communications across a company’s internal and external audiences, the greater the benefits. But the first step is to ensure that the IP infrastructure has adequate resources to intelligently integrate all the required voice, video, and data sessions. UC systems must reach hundreds of thousands of endpoints and it is critical that every customer contact, whatever the mode, be straightforward and easy-to-use.

Empirix OneSight 9.0 Released for Performance Monitoring

Agent Desktop

Empirix today announced the general availability of Empirix OneSight 9.0, a robust performance monitoring solution that includes capabilities for setting sophisticated alerts and action plans for voice quality and network systems issues, as well as contact center and unified communications application problems.

Voice Portal/IVR Testing

Big Data

The basic procedure is accomplished in a similar way to that of testing Applications and Voice Quality. You need to automate actual calls into the voice portal/IVR in a controlled way and measure the results at every stage. This is especially important in Unified Communications and Contact Center installations, where the structures are quite complex. Isolating performance issues at each layer enables you to speed the discovery of the source of any problem that might crop up.

End-to-end Application and Voice Quality Testing

Customer Call

The basic procedure is accomplished by automating actual calls into the voice application server in a controlled manner and measuring the results at every stage. Isolating performance issues at the tested layer enables you to more easily discover the source of issues.

By Royal Proclamation: Respect the Legacy!

Respect Legacy

Legacy technology – you can’t escape it. Just when we thought next-gen communications had taken over, the Royal Birth proved us all wrong. It’s hard to believe that the world first received the news of Britian’s newest heir via a proclamation pinned to an easel outside of the Palace. From there, technology had its say and the announcement was tweeted, snapped and posted across the globe. But “modern tech” took second place.

What is Active Monitoring?

What is Active Monitoring?

The phrase Active Monitoring can mean many different things, ranging from a periodic ping to verify that a server is reachable, to an HTTP transaction to measure responsiveness of a website, to a multi-party voice transaction to determine the quality levels that users are experiencing. Today, I am going to focus on active voice transactions.