Are you slowly transitioning business functions to the cloud? You’re not the only one. With more and more businesses moving their data and operations online, the next logical step is considering how the internet can improve other areas of your business. One such area that has made the leap to the internet: phone systems.
While replacing your phone system may seem like a risky endeavor, internet integration has led to a tempting alternative that is certainly worth considering: Voice Over Internet Protocol, or VoIP.
What exactly is VoIP? Simply put, VoIP is a method for taking analog audio signals (i.e. our voice on the phone) and converting them into digital data that can be sent over the internet.
Understanding that placing and receiving calls is an important part of any business, many have concerns about the reliability of their internet connection. While it’s important to have these concerns addressed, it’s hard to argue the benefits that come with VoIP.
Benefits of VoIP
Looking to cut costs? VoIP can certainly help with that. VoIP services are often cheaper than your standard business phone system and even sometimes free. In addition to the reduced cost, VoIP provides small businesses with:
Administrative and user control
Advanced features at a flat rate
Access to a phone system with features similar to those used by Fortune 500 companies
The ability to easily connect remote offices and users
While VoIP has many benefits, there’s more information you should know before you decide to make the transition. If you’re interested in learning more about VoIP, we invite you to join our upcoming webinar.
Attend our Free VoIP Webinar
On Thursday, December 15th, Switchfast is hosting a webinar that will feature experts from telecommunications company, Bandwidth Simplified. The presenters will address key topics such as:
What to know about the marketplace, including differences in providers and products
How to set up your network and what to expect from the telephone management process
Important details on the cost structure and how to budget accordingly
How to implement VoIP into your business and what support you can expect from your provider
Written by Tyler Smith