The term capital investment in terms of UC is described as the cost to deploy the solution. When UC is being deployed, there are many components that can contribute to a capital investment. Some organizations will categorize certain purchases. For example, some organizations will spread purchases out over five or more years, resulting in a distributed capital investment, or amortization. Regardless of how an organization chooses to categorize its purchases, the following expenses are most commonly referred to as “capital expense” or “capex”:
• Data center hardware (servers, storage, etc.)
• Media gateways (PSTN gateways, SBCS, etc.)
• End-user hardware (headsets, IP phones, cameras)
• Implementation ...