We have a PBX server (also connected to the internet) and all VoIP devices currently (early stages of deployment) set up on a network that is phsyically separate from the main computer network.
As very soon the network is going to get reorganized, I'm thinking about the "consequences" of merging the VoIP network it into the computer network as the telephony and computer services are getting more and more "interconnected" - while it works well currently, I worry that by leaving it this way will lead to headaches when trying to add services in the future.
It seems there are both configurations "in the wild" - mostly depeding on if the VoIP network was build upon the previous telephony network or if it was added to the computer network before phasing out the telephony network.
The pros of leaving the networks separate I can think of are security and not having problems with network congestions etc., while the cons are obvious - difficulty in interconnecting to/from other services and devices.
Is there anything else I'm missing here? Considering the people connected to the computer network are not heavy network users, I don't really expect any problems regarding that, but just to be on the safe side, should I?