A New Year with VoIP
Are you examining your budget for 2018? Take a close look this year at your VoIP strategy and how it can save you money.
If your bills are piling up before your eyes, know that phone service with VoIP can alleviate some of the pain. Now is a great time to connect with us for a complementary review of your IT strategy to see if you are taking full advantage of VoIP for your business. Call us today at 954-966-2766.
2017 was a year that saw significant growth in the Voice over IP (VoIP) sector. VoIP has been such a hot topic the past 12 months because it is now the new default backbone for business communications.
VoIP is Changing the Communications Landscape
One of the motivating factors of this large-scale digital transformation in telecom is the abandonment of the traditional phone lines that have crisscrossed our nation for the better part of a century. Traditional, copper, landlines are now becoming obsolete. They are replaced by optical fibers or simply break down and are no longer serviced.
Furthermore, the National Regulatory Research Institute reports that 41 states have either reduced or eliminated their oversight of wired telecom. Reduced oversight means that VoIP can continue to convert voice, video, and data into digital packets that can travel easily across fiber cables, cellular networks or Wi-Fi.
The flexibility of this new technology coupled with the simultaneous decline of older communications models explains why VoIP is now the No. 1 telephone service choice by US businesses. Approximately 36% of business are using VoIP today.
Why this jump in popularity? Well, quite simply, VoIP offers a few key areas of growth that retain its position as the #1 service choice for businesses. Let’s examine them:
Businesses that switch from traditional phone lines to VoIP save anywhere from 30% to 75% on their costs. And there’s more than just a single area of savings.
For one, there’s no more equipment! Think of all those phones, the servers, and the maintenance you need to purchase and upkeep with traditional landlines. Everything is onsite. But with VoIP, your calls are made over the Internet and your servers are through an online cloud. So everything is offsite. Including the ability to add users and numbers, which is all done via the Internet.
VoIP gives the ability to make international calls, make changes on the fly with a virtual PBX, and offers Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) services for your employees. And this can all be done for one low monthly cost.
More Robust VoIP Security for Enterprise
If 2017 taught us anything, it’s that it is important to have robust cybersecurity measures for our business. We rarely received a respite last year from the onslaught of media stories reporting horrific leaks and breaches, spilling millions of users data out onto the dark web. In 2018, these security threats will continue to be at the top of our minds. And VoIP technology will continue to grow in the realm of protecting your businesses most valuable data.
Increasing Adoption of Mobile VoIP
No matter the industry, your business’s ability to adopt mobile technology is an exceedingly critical component of your success. Last year, mobile VoIP users topped out at about 1 billion people or 13% of the world’s population. That’s a customer segment that no business can afford to miss out on!