Small business buyers guide for VoIP

Businesses of any size know how important it is to stay connected and, in the age of technology dependency, quick responses are expected. The ability to communicate through a number of mediums and the prevalence of smartphones and tablets as mobile work devices have businesses more connected than ever before. However, for small businesses that have not implemented a VoIP or unified communications system, the options can be staggering.

A recent article from PCWorld acts as a buying guide for small businesses considering a VoIP option. As high speed internet becomes more prevalent, the internet-based phone system is becoming more reliable and cost effective for companies.

“VoIP sounds almost magical: The hype makes it sound more flexible, more full-featured, and best of all, significantly cheaper than placing your calls through traditional telephone service providers,” wrote Brad Chacos, the author of the piece.

The article points out all the major positives that a VoIP system brings to a business. Cost effectiveness, unsurprisingly, is at the top of the list. As is scalability, multiple office deployment and call clarity. Also, with the rise of tablets and smartphones, VoIP providers that offer mobile applications can become an attractive option, allowing employees to stay connected from the field or home office.

As with any internet-based system, networking and cabling infrastructure need to be taken into consideration before implementing. Businesses in Ohio that are interested in deploying a VoIP solution would be wise to partner with an IT consulting firm to ensure these systems are taken into account before deploying.

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