Stands for voice over Internet protocol. By using this technology, voice information can be sent in digital form over the Internet; as a result, people can use their computers, rather than their telephones, to place phone calls. Because the price of telecom equipment such as switches and circuits has dropped significantly, the cost savings from VoIP isn’t as dramatic as it was during the later stages of the telecom boom that ended in 2000. See also IP.
Finally, many companies now need the ability to handle multiple Internet links, traffic shaping, voice over IP and dynamic routing protocols.
To be considered for this type of position, you'll need a current personal computer with high speed Internet access, reliable land-line or Voice over IP telephone service, and excellent telephone communication skills.
Now, thanks to the explosion of internet applications and services, and especially internet phone services or voice-over-IP (VOIP), video calling right to your desktop is both affordable and real for small businesses.
It connects HP professionals via video conferencing, virtual meeting rooms, voice-over-IP and messaging.