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VoIP short on skills

VoIP short on skills
by Sarah Stokely
From The Age, December 5, 2006

The burgeoning voice over IP industry is struggling to find staff with the right skills, industry members say. They are calling on training and educational organisations to keep up with the technological curve and break down the traditional barrier between different strands of engineering such as voice and data.

Because of the relative youth of the VoIP market, it’s rare to find someone with years of VoIP dedicated experience, says James Spenceley, chief technical officer of VoIP network provider ISPhone.

“When I’m trying to hire a data engineer I look for five years of experience,” he says. “In the VoIP world I look for a minimum of five months.”

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