Title: Technology convergence on telecommunications systems integration

Authors: Emilio J.M. Arruda Filho, Silvia Biffignandi, Vittorio Moriggia, Alberto Marino

Addresses: Faculty of Economy, Department of Business Economics, University of Bergamo (UNIBG), Via dei Caniana 2, 24127 Bergamo, Italy; Department of Engineering, Instituto de Estudos Superiores da Amazonia (IESAM), Av. Governador Jose Malcher, 1148 Belem – Para, Brazil. ' Faculty of Economy, Department of Business Economics, University of Bergamo (UNIBG), Via dei Caniana 2, 24127 Bergamo, Italy. ' Faculty of Economy, Department of Business Economics, University of Bergamo (UNIBG), Via dei Caniana 2, 24127 Bergamo, Italy. ' Faculty of Economy, Department of Business Economics, University of Bergamo (UNIBG), Via dei Caniana 2, 24127 Bergamo, Italy

Abstract: This work introduces a technological integration applied to the telecommunications equipments of the given case study at the University of Bergamo in Italy, where research is being developed on the existing technological instruments and on their costs. By creating the operational logistics for these instruments, it was compared with the latest technological products and changes were proposed with regard to the devices or in the way they are being used, in order to guarantee a significant cost reduction for the university. This work also introduces a model for the evaluation of more general cases for medium and large companies. Starting from market data an algorithm is proposed to evaluate the best product marketing and technological services to choose.

Keywords: technology convergence; technology marketing; telecommunications; VoIP; cellular; LCR; least cost routing; cost-benefit; logistics; voice over IP; internet protocol; technological integration; Italy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMNE.2009.024781

International Journal of Management and Network Economics, 2009 Vol.1 No.2, pp.129 - 159

Published online: 30 Apr 2009 *

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