Ending some negative VoIP myths

Every innovation that hits the market goes through a grace period where there is a lot of hype and misinformation. When the iPad was launched in 2010 there were several reports that it was an unneeded technology and no one would buy it. Now the tablet has helped create a multi-billion dollar industry.

However, these early days can also create a number of myths that can linger and cause businesses to have an incomplete or faulty idea of what the solution is capable of. A recent article from Firmology dispelled several of the myths that have been long-standing when it comes to business VoIP phone systems.

There are several specific falsehoods that some business owners believe and are using as justification to avoid investing in a system. They are only doing damage to themselves. The biggest pieces of false information information include:

  • VoIP is unreliable
  • VoIP has bad audio quality
  • VoIP is only for large businesses
  • VoIP is not secure
  • VoIP requires a lot of technical knowledge

Each one of these myths is wrong for countless reasons and businesses need to stop believing the hype.

"VoIP can be complicated since each deployment depends on various factors, but not always," the article reads. "Some hosted providers only require you to have an internet connection and SIP-compatible phones, while a few even provide the phones as part of their offerings. In most cases, you only need to make sure that your internet connection can support VoIP."

With the help of an IT consulting firm that specializes in VoIP technology, any organization can get past the myths and adopt the latest in unified communication systems.