Vonjour Releases Guide to Going Green Through Cloud Based Telephony Solutions

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Software advice columnist Jennifer Cuellar provides advice on how small businesses can reduce their environmental impact with cloud based phone solutions.


Going “green” is not only a smart environmental move, it’s a savvy business decision as well. Companies are looking for new ways to cut down on their environmental imprint, and to cut costs. One business solution that is both “green” and helps companies save money at the same time is hosted phone service.

Vonjour, the new uber intelligent business phone system and customer support solution, has worked with software advice columnist Jennifer Cuellar to provide a guide on how businesses can lower their environmental impact via cloud based phone solutions and communications tools.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) uses the Internet to make and receive phone calls. Internet calling is a “green” alternative to traditional analog calling, and it’s also a great deal cheaper than traditional phone service.

VoIP Technology Cuts Down On Office IP Hardware

VoIP technology reduces much of the office’s current analog hardware and waste. VoIP PBXs are comprised of small units of hardware and online software, IP phones are wire-free, and VoIP phone service helps a company fully utilize a remote staff. Combined, these office changes reduce hardware, energy consumption, and pollution.


VoIP providers often offer PBX solutions. The office PBX is a part of the phone system, which connects internal and external calls to the correct extension. A VoIP PBX comes in in-house hardware form or in a hosted form. No matter how the type of PBX, VoIP PBXs use up less energy than old fashioned analog PBXs.

VoIP Helps Offices Utilize a Remote Workforce

A remote workforce force is good for the environment in a few different ways. One of the biggest “green” benefits of remote working is that employees stop commuting to work everyday, which cuts down on air pollution and gas consumption. This also means that there is less energy consumption inside the office, like energy spent on an AC unit and lighting.

IP Faxing

In addition to cheap phone service, many business VoIP providers also offer IP faxing. IP faxing uses the Internet to send and receive faxes. Users can send faxes remotely using any device with Internet access, such as a smartphone or a tablet. IP faxing users can receive faxes either as paper faxes or, the “greener” option, as email attachments. IP faxing cuts down on paper and ink, which helps the environment, while also helping the company save money.

Office Real Estate

Utilizing remote employees also opens up space inside of the office. In fact, some companies can get rid of a brick and mortar building completely.

IP Video Conferencing Eliminates Travel Pollution

One of the most useful features of VoIP is IP video conferencing. Companies can video chat with remote employees, remote offices, or remote business partners all over the world without the need to travel. IP video conferences cuts down all of the major travel costs, like airfare and hotels, which in turn reduces pollution and consumption.

Switching over to a business VoIP phone service is not hard, and it only takes a phone call to get the ball rolling. With so many environmentally and economic benefits, it’s little wonder why so many “green” companies chose VoIP technology for their business.

About Vonjour: Vonjour is the uber intelligent business phone system and customer communications platform. Vonjour offers new channels for businesses to support customers, while providing businesses visual analytics to measure organizational effectiveness. Vonjour makes any organization faster, more responsive and more sophisticated in supporting its customers.

About Jennifer Cuellar: Jennifer Cuellar is a technology writer based out of San Diego, California. She covers the latest news about VoIP and “green” business solutions.

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