The future is nearly here, and prepared businesses already know that VoIP technology is the technology of the future.
(PRWEB) May 18, 2013
Hurry up now, the future is coming. Innovative preparation is the key for future success, especially for businesses. Companies can prepare for the future by making sure they have the most modern technology available.
To help businesses prepare for success down the line, The Digest announces the top four ways that companies can future-proof their business by using VoIP technology.
1. VoIP Phone Service
Old analog phone technology is dying out one telephone pole at a time. The PSTN (public switched telephone network) is the nationwide analog infrastructure that connects analog phone calls. Use of the PSTN has drastically declined in recent years, with experts now predicting that the PSTN will go extinct by 2018.
Instead of using analog technology, more businesses are choosing innovative technologies like VoIP. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is the technology that allows users to make phone calls over the Internet instead of over analog telephone lines. IP phone calls are much cheaper than analog phone calls, and VoIP service often saves businesses hundreds of dollars each month on their phone bill. Most business VoIP providers offer unlimited nationwide calling, and many providers offer unlimited international calling as well.
2. IP Hardware
Old analog phones and analog PBXs are disappearing from companies around the country. Analog hardware are often clunky pieces of metal and wire that cost too much time and too money to maintain.
Businesses looking to the future are choosing IP PBXs or hosted PBXs, which use the Internet to connect internal and external IP phone calls. To go along with VoIP PBXs, businesses are investing in IP phones, which deliver HD sound quality. Many companies are also choosing to utilize IP faxing, which send faxes over the Internet as paper faxes or email attachments. By using modern IP faxing, companies have to option of eliminating the fax machine entirely.
3. Scalable Extensions
Preparing for the future means preparing for future growth. VoIP technology offers easy scalability for businesses to add, remove, or change extensions. Companies that still use analog technology need to call a technician every time the company needs to make an extension change. A modern business will simply log into their business VoIP account and request the extension change.
Most business VoIP companies only charge around $20/month per extension, thereby saving the company money each month on their monthly phone bill. Easy extension scalability helps companies prepare for future expansions, and future profit.
4. Remote Employees
Remote employees are the future of the workforce. Business VoIP is an excellent tool for businesses with remote employees. Remote workers download mobile VoIP apps to their smartphones, tablets, laptops, or any other Internet-enabled device to receive and make office IP phone calls anywhere in the world. Remote workers can also use IP faxing so they can send and receive company faxes, even when they’re not close to a physical fax machine.
The future is nearly here, and prepared businesses already know that VoIP technology is the technology of the future. From IP PBXs, to IP phones, to IP faxing, VoIP allows businesses to stay cutting edge without cutting quality.