While the distance between corporate partners, employees and consumers widens, the need to stay connected remains the same. To keep the work environment productive and collaborative, your telecommunication systems need to be speedy as the need for speed and accuracy increases. To get the speed you need, you don’t have to spend more on your business telephone services. There’s a way to get what you want while also minimizing your telecommunications overhead cost. You can have VoIP set up for your business.
What is VoIP?
Voice Over Internet Protocal (VoIP) is an internet based form of communication that allows businesses to place free phone calls over the internet. By placing these calls through VoIP, your business can circumvent all charges that would have been made to your local phone company!
Why is VoIP used?
One of the most popular forms of VoIP communication is computer-to-computer. With this communication setup, you don’t have to pay for long-distance calls. There are plenty of telecommunication companies that provide low-cost to free software. The standard software package includes a microphone, speakers, sound card and an internet connection. This form of communication allows you to manage 3+ phone call conversations without paying long distance fees. This would dramatically cut the cost of communication and drop down the need to travel to close business deals or manage customer support services.
Major carriers like AT&T are already developing VoIP telephone service plans. Your company can be ahead of the game by adjusting and familiarizing your workers with VoIP services.
With the use of IP Phones, calls not being charged to a phone company can also be made from Wi-Fi hot spots. This could replace the concept of a company phone, provided that employers know where best to use them.
Packet-swtiching VS. Circuit-switching
Another advantage of VoIP lies in the difference between circuit switching. This VoIP techonology works in the same way data-networks (computers) do, by sending and retrieving data as you need it. Here’s an example of VoIP technology being applied to telephone conversations:
Packet-switching as opposed to circuit switching will eliminate the data used while the user on the other line is talking. When no one is talking, the data size of the phone call is reduce and less power will be used to manage the call.
This will allow for many telephone calls to occupy the space of one call occupied by a circuit-switch network.
Taking change seriously
It is always financially beneficial to understand what technologies are coming up next. The popularity and development of VoIP shows how costs of all things related to communication and entertainment are being nestled into one simple, reliable component- the computer. The future of your company relies on how effective and reliable your computers are, and how quickly your employees will be able to use them.
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