County set to save $600,000 yearly with switch to VoIP system

VoIP systems save you money. That is one of the more popular arguments in favor of implementing an internet-based phone system. In tough economic times, it's as good a reason as any to consider looking into a change. One organization in Lincoln, Nebraska has recently announced they are implementing a VoIP system and how much they are set to benefit from the changeover.

On July 4, the Lancaster County Board and the City of Lincoln announced they would be switching their traditional phone system to a VoIP option and, in the process, save more than $600,000 per year.

The implementation, according to county budget director Dennis Meyer in quotes to the Journal Star, will cost between $800,000 and $1.1 million over a four year timeframe and will not affect the budget. Currently they spend $941,000 yearly on 2,616 phone lines.

VoIP systems, while using traditional phones, use ethernet cables and the Internet to function. Because of this the operational costs are typically much lower than older phone options. An existing data network can be used, eliminating the need for separate voice and data lines. International calls are usually cheaper and VoIP-to-VoIP calls, in many instances, are free.

Businesses in Ohio looking deploy a VoIP or unified communication system would be wise to partner with an IT consulting firm to ensure a complete solution.

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