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Voice over Internet Protocol Is a Cost-Effective Telephone Solution for Almost Any Business

Voice over Internet Protocol Is a Cost-Effective Telephone Solution for Almost Any Business

Running a business isn’t getting any cheaper--in fact, it’s only getting more expensive. This drives businesses to save as much as possible on operations and business-critical applications. One of the best ways to cut out unnecessary costs is to implement software solutions that spread-out costs over a span of time. You too can take advantage of the cloud to gain access to critical communication solutions.

One of the most important parts of communication is a phone solution, and that’s where Voice over Internet Protocol comes into play. VoIP can help you reduce the costs of communications for your organization in many ways, including hardware costs, fee structures, and mobility.

Hardware Costs
Hosted VoIP can be a great way to take full advantage of your phone solution without all of the troubles associated with it. Telephone lines can be a pain to install during the implementation process, but more than this, it can be expensive. You can use your business’s Internet connection to bypass all of this work, adding new users on demand without running new wires or rearranging your office.

A hosted VoIP system also takes advantage of completely removing the PBX hardware required by most traditional telephone providers. In fact, the PBX system itself can cost as much as several thousand dollars per user. Even a small PBX rollout could become a considerable investment compared to the rather modest expense of a hosted VoIP solution.

Fee Structures
The largest expense for a telephone system is how many minutes are spent while communicating. Consider how much cost your business accumulates in long distance calling every month. Even though most of your calls will be made to local organizations, it’s likely that any long distance minutes accumulated will be a major expense. Just think--if you got rid of this, you would be able to actually make some headway in reducing the overall costs of your telephone system. Hosted VoIP offers a way to accomplish this.

On the other hand, your Internet service is pr actically mandatory to keep business running, and it doesn’t cost all that much compared to traditional telephone services. You can just purchase the service speed that you need and eliminate unnecessary costs. VoIP service rates are also quite competitive compared to traditional telephony. Add in the value of having someone else manage and maintain the system, as well as a monthly payment per user, and you have a spectacular addition that offers your organization scalability and flexibility.

Mobility
Perhaps the most important part of VoIP is the ability to add mobility to your phone system. Traditionally, your landline is unable to move from desk-to-desk without considerable trouble. On the other hand, VoIP offers mobile applications that you can find in the Android and Apple app stores. These mobile solutions allow your employees to pick and choose how they stay in touch with the office. These applications can also be run over Wi-Fi, and can take advantage of a virtual private network (VPN) so that they can be as useful as possible for saving your organization capital.

If you are itching to try out a new mobile solution, we recommend considering VoIP. To learn more, reach out to Ferrum Technology Services at 847-697-3282.

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