Business Schooled: Why it’s time to completely switch to VOIP

Has your business made serious and much needed technological upgrades in recent years?

What exactly have them been?
Better storage solutions for data, a protected VPN server, emails that are saved to a shared drive so that you don’t have to worry about compromised information are just a few that you hopefully, as a business owner, have embarked on recently, all of which are going to help with practicality, cost and being a better, more well rounded functional business from top to bottom.

The ever changing world of business also demands more from your phone system, and if you haven’t started to look into an upgrade in this sector than you’re leaving saved dollars on the table and performance that is practically begging for a makeover.

Voice Over Internet Protocol has become the choice of a new generation of businesses and owners (some more reluctant and old school than others) for a variety of reasons, namely cost and effectiveness.

Let’s start with the latter.

Most who aren’t familiar enough with VOIP don’t realize that this is phone answering beyond the analog stages and days of past but instead focusing on being able to be versatile in business with how you send, receive and handle your calls, such as having them sent from the office to a cell phone. The call clarity and transcribing capabilities are superbly undervalued by some who don’t quite grasp just how much more sleek of a system and business you can be running as a result of VOIP. Being able to take a call anywhere or video conference at the drop of a proverbial dime is key to being a leader in business, particularly ones that adhere to the consumer as part of their business plan.

Now, on to the cost.

Some would argue that the VOIP is more cost prohibitive than anything, since you may have to upgrade your internet service and ensure you have the ability to support such a change. That said, you can start checking off certain costs, too, such as having to maintain and maintenance a standard analog system, not to mention the ability to severe ties (yes, cut the cord) with traditional more expensive means of taking calls. VOIP, at its core, is much less expensive than traditional phone service, most of which are month to month agreements rather than any sort of contractual obligation.

The idea and concept behind VOIP works, and despite thoughts otherwise, including concern of calls and data pushed through ethernet connections that may have security issues (that’s something you can easily control).

If you’re avoiding VOIP, it’s because change isn’t your thing. In this case, you might want to rethink your mindset and take a giant leap toward efficiency with a relatively small risk involved.

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