Loyola deployed a VoIP solution in 2016, transitioning away from its traditional analog PABX system. As Loyola’s PABX hardware began to fail, the question no longer became when, but what kind of digital solution Loyola was going to benefit from deploying. 

What is VoIP?

To define, VoIP is a phone service hosted in the cloud and which operates over the Internet. A VoIP network removes the need for individual phone lines, and allows for greater digital communication amongst a workplace.

About Loyola College:

Loyola College is a Catholic Regional Co-educational Secondary College located in Melbourne’s north-eastern suburb of Watsonia. Founded in 1980 Loyola spans across 10 buildings on 26 acres.  Today Loyola is home to approximately 1,500 staff and students from Years 7 to 12.

Engaging CT:

As Loyola’s Managed Service Provider (MSP), CT was ready to provide advice and information on various VoIP solutions to Loyola’s decision makers. With this big digital transition, Loyola needed to explore its options. This led Loyola to tender where they met with three companies (CT being one) to review various solutions, cost and demonstrations of the hardware.

CT won the tender with its Skype for Business solution.

The CT Solution:

As a Microsoft school, Loyola decided on Skype for Business due to its wide-reaching capacity (voice, video and instant messaging), the cost and the trust Loyola had working with Microsoft products. Deployment for the solution was also made easier as Loyola already operated on CT’s WAN network.

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