More and more small businesses are switching to VoIP phone systems every day because VoIP, and particularly cloud-hosted VoIP service, offers more features than a traditional phone system and many of those features are available at no additional charge. However, because many business owners are coming from old, traditional telephone technology they are often not aware of the wealth of features and options that VoIP provides.
Everyone knows just how frustrating it can be to deal with phone and internet providers. Large providers have multiple business units and moving parts, with different services hosted in different parts of the country or world. The customer, however, is simply looking for an expectation of quality, and access to courteous customer service when issues arise. You may have options you didn't even know about: a local communications company. Local companies access the same cutting edge technology that the big names do, and they also have distinct advantages over national brands that you might not have considered.
Before the cloud, company data was tied down by a sea of bulky servers. Today, cloud storage offers the opportunity for companies of all sizes to keep their data secure but accessible without the hassle of outdated hardware and software. Through the cloud, you can improve your small business’s ability to access, share, and secure your company's data, particularly if you have limited resources for managing on-site technology.
Having the ability to work from home has become the new norm across many industries and roles. For some, it’s a permanent job requirement; other times it’s due to working on site with a client or customer. Either way, it’s important that your company is well prepared when a team member works out of the office. Working remotely requires technology that helps your team get the job done in diverse settings and overcome obstacles when unexpected circumstances arise. There’s nothing like that sinking feeling when you left an important file on a desktop computer back at the office or when you can’t reach a coworker that’s already left for the day.
Year after year, more employees use their smartphones and tablets to work from beyond the office—whether from their living room couch or an airport terminal. Thanks to cloud computing and faster internet connections, mobility has allowed employees to interact with corporate back-end systems at anytime, from anywhere. Mobility is all about responsiveness, productivity and efficiency. Many businesses are reducing their dependence on one workspace and enabling a mobile workforce to be productive wherever their work takes them.
So you’ve decided to switch to a VoIP based provider—or maybe you converted years ago. Either way you know that VoIP systems have perks for businesses of all sizes, including cost savings, network integration, and higher productivity. However, unlike standard telephony, VoIP sometimes has a tendency to drop the connection mid-way through a call for no apparent reason.