As Voice over Internet Protocol communication matures and as high-speed Internet becomes cheap and ubiquitous, an increasing number of businesses are ditching conventional landlines and jumping to VoIP.
VoIP sounds almost magical: The hype makes it sound more flexible, more full-featured, and best of all, significantly cheaper than placing your calls through traditional telephone service providers.
Deploying VoIP in a small and medium business does not simply replace the existing phone system, but also adds much more features, prestige, quality and fluidity in the organization. Besides, the main reason for deploying VoIP into a small business is the shrinking down of communication costs. Finally, a VoIP system and a traditional phone system do not compare; the former is much better.
In one move, businesses can outsource their communications, doing away with clunky, on-site PBX equipment and reduce their monthly phone bills. Some of the new VOIP services for smaller companies also offer new tools like “unified messaging” (converged voicemail and e-mail) that can actually improve productivity.
The number of residential and small office/home office (SOHO) VOIP subscribers worldwide is expected to nearly double by the end of this year to over 47 million. Right now, only about 17% of SMBs in North America have converted to VOIP. To learn more about our hosted and on premise VOIP solutions simply request a free consultation.