The IT and telecomm industry is moving towards converged integration and virtualisation. For an enterprise solution we are finding that patchwork quilt of best of breed vendors for any particular function is what best fits requirements and strategic direction. The challenge becomes managing a multi-technology, mult-vendor environment. Therefore ieon have adopted to ensure that we remain multi vendor in terms of expertise as well as having our own Research and Development facility where we can test and develop interoperability between technologies, products and vendors. Furthermore the laboratory is capable of testing, proof of concepts and training.