As the hype around VoIP dissipates and the haze surrounding it clears, businesses are spreading their wings and flying high into the cloud. But are they flying blind? Shouldn’t they know what they’re letting themselves in for before jumping on to cloud nine?
Vonjour, the uber intelligent business phone system and customer communications platform, and software advice columnist Jennifer Cuellar, asks businesses to pause a moment before diving headlong into the cloud and be aware of what’s in it for them.
So what’s in this much touted guide from Vonjour? An excerpt of the publication projects VoIP rather positively and advocates that businesses make the move quickly as it could turn out to be the best investment that a company can currently make.
Cuellar and Vonjour make no bones about the fact that cost is perhaps the biggest attraction. Apart from VoIP services being less expensive than legacy phone services, there is almost no hardware to buy and maintain. And, as making international calls is the heart of any business, it would definitely be to its advantage to make VoiP calls cheaply or at no cost.
Not to mention that VoIP has a feature set that far exceeds that offered by traditional phone providers. Besides the basic features, VoIP offers office extensions that become unlimited and virtual, making remote working possible by overcoming the barriers of geography.
VoIP also promotes greater employee retention and productivity, and that means greater savings and profits for big and small businesses, something that will be welcomed with open arms. No business then can deny that scalability is a boon, for adding and removing extensions to VoIP networks is a breeze.
And, what about the virtual numbers that VoIP affords! Imagine the difference that this tool can make to business marketing and the huge difference in sales. It definitely makes VoIP worth thinking about.
The long and short of it is that VoiP has become a ‘must have’ and there doesn’t seem to be any point in delaying the switch over. It’s just a question of time before everyone jumps onto the VoIP bandwagon to enjoy its manifold benefits. Cuellar advises businesses to ‘Voip right now.’