Modern businesses operate across a multitude of digital communications. While businesses were restricted to proprietary phone communications in the past, Voice over Internet Protocol -- or VoIP -- uses broadband Internet connections and phone technology to improve communication.
These new business phone systems are far more effective than previous technologies, but don't take our word for it. Here are just a few of the advantages VoIP technology offers:
- Easy to install and maintain: With VoIP systems, there is no need to deal with running phone wiring through a facility. In fact, there is no hardware whatsoever that needs to be installed, with the exception of the actual IP Phones. The software that hosts these systems also makes it easy to remove or add new users and to change the system’s entire configuration.
- Easy to scale up or down:
Rather than having to worry about installing too few or too many phone lines to cover your needs, these hosted communication systems can add or remove as many lines as needed, with minimal effort.
- Easy to access: Companies that have employees who often need to travel can greatly benefit from the easy access VoIP systems offer. There are currently around 64 million employees in the U.S. who hold positions that are at least part-time compatible with telework. VoIP phone systems are very flexible for such positions, because connections can be made anywhere around the world with access to a cloud-based platform.
- Easy to reduce operation costs: Any business with international connections would previously be forced to pay high long-distance phone call charges. Because VoIP systems are hosted on the cloud, there is no need to pay for any such fees. Not to mention the reduced costs of equipment, manpower, and maintenance VoIP offers. Generally speaking, replacing a traditional phone line with VoIP services can cut monthly phone bills anywhere from 20% to 50%.
The need for instant communication in the business world will only continue to increase. Even now, there are around 11 million meetings held every day just in the U.S., most of which involve some form of video conferencing or communications networks. VoIP phone systems will likely become the standard in business communications in the coming years.