Do you frequently complain that your computer and IT equipment could be a lot better? Perhaps you realize that your storage, speed, and software are not up to par with what is currently being released on the market. Do you make the same observations about your Business Phone System? Not many people give their phones a second thought, even though many do in fact have an aging Business Phone System. This, unfortunately, is a mistake. Often older phone systems work one day and then the next day they don’t. Now you are left in a quandary; there are many older systems that are not even possible to fix due to a scarcity of comparable parts. Meanwhile, you are missing calls and losing money.
Here are some common symptoms of an aging Business Phone System that serve as warnings that it may be time to replace it:
- You frequently need to reboot the system
- Your Business Phone System software doesn’t work after a Microsoft update
- You can no longer find replacement parts and have to turn to refurbished equipment
- Your hardware keeps failing
- The company you typically use for maintenance no longer services the system
While all of the above symptoms are pretty obvious, the biggest indicator that you have an aging Business Phone system is that it lacks features. For example, anyone who wants to work from home with a VoIP Business Phone System can do so seamlessly. They take business calls from their cell phone or softphone. VoIP systems also allow for voicemail to email and chat. Traditional systems make it nearly impossible for remote working.
If you have an older system, it may be time to consider upgrading. After all, it will probably be less expensive in the long run to replace it before a sudden hardware failure.