Over the past three years, the adoption of cloud-based phone systems has accelerated. Multiple industry analysts predict the market to continue adopting these hosted VoIP solutions at a rapid pace.
Here are five of the key reasons why:
#1 Reduce IT Burden
Unlike the traditional phone systems that sit in a dark closet, hosted VoIP requires virtually no IT support or training to administer. You can quickly add users, enable features or reassign stations – all through a simple web interface.
#2 Save Money
The last thing you want to do is spend tens of thousands of dollars on a new phone system, only to turn around and be forced to purchase software assurance or enter into expensive maintenance contracts just to ensure that your new system keeps working. With cloud-based phone systems, there is no up-front cost, only an affordable monthly fee with free software upgrades and all local and long-distance included.
#3 Dispersed Workers
For years, companies have struggled with how to incorporate remote offices and dispersed workforces into the corporate communications ecosystem, often ending up with multiple premise-based systems and no interoperability between locations. Cloud-based phone systems eliminate all of this hassle, seamlessly connecting multiple locations and remote workers into the same communications ecosystem. Call transferring, conferencing and 4-digit dialing are immediately available to all.
More and more employees are utilizing their cell phones and tablets in the business environment, and companies are looking for ways to integrate these end-points with their communications infrastructure. Cloud-based phone systems make each of these devices an endpoint.
Jaded about technology? Once you see all of the advanced features and functionality that are available from a cloud-based phone system, you’ll be impressed by the impact it can have on your business. From computer softphones and mobility clients to video calling and web collaboration, the full impact of unified communications is at your fingertips the moment you decide to deploy a cloud solution.