Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a phone system that’s been around for over two decades. Though that may seem surprising, it actually makes sense because that’s about how long the internet has been mainstream, and VoIP needs an internet connection to function. Small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) should definitely consider VoIP if they want to advance in the future.
First, we’d like to give you a quick rundown of what SMBs get from a robust VoIP calling plan today:
Convenience – It’s easy to manage.
Scalability – It’s even easier to expand.
Economy – Calls over the internet are cheap.
Portability – Access from anywhere with high-speed internet.
Efficiency – Attach emails, send e-faxes, conduct virtual meetings, etc.
These are the core qualities that make VoIP systems so beneficial to SMBs. But how will value propositions like these be affected by future telephony trends? Could advances in internet technology possibly have adverse effects on VoIP, or will the two continue moving in harmony?
Here’s how VoIP and the internet are changing the future of businesses today.
The cloud + VoIP
Many companies’ first step away from their traditional phone system is to a premise-based VoIP system. It’s a great option, but one that may not fully capture all the benefits of VoIP such as lower costs and easy expandability.
A better solution is “hosted VoIP.” Because your whole VoIP system is cloud-based, you have low upfront costs, lower maintenance costs, and the lowest hardware costs.
The future of VoIP is already here. So if you think your business would benefit from a cutting-edge VoIP solution, contact us today.