A technology that is growing in popularity is VoIP communications. It uses a computer’s ability to transport voice data using Internet Protocol (IP). VoIP is simply the ability to make phone calls using the internet. It has made video conferencing possible and more. It has changed the ways companies conduct business.
According to an article in PC Magazine, “VoIP could become the new standard for voice communications, but it will still be offered like a traditional phone service, where you pay for extras such as voice mail.”
Many companies are attracted to VoIP. The calling is done over a company’s data network, and not the network of a phone company. It also provides the ability to interconnect such services as call forwarding, call holding and more. Previously, these types of services could’ve only been provided with a PBX system. It provides many different ways for people in business to communicate using their mobile devices.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled in the past that a VoIP service is an information service. It therefore does not have to comply with all the regulations that cover a conventional phone service. This decision provided a positive impact on computer-to-computer voice communications. VoIP has forever changed the ways people communicate over the internet.
Managing Private Networks
Many businesses are finding value in using VoIP. The ability to better manage their communication network creates a number of opportunities. A company can now have the level of communication security they desire, as well as service quality. They are no longer dependent on the phone company’s system for desired voice quality. A business can now have the exact type of communications that fits their individual needs.
There is no workplace configuration needed for VoIP to work effectively. A company does not have to change anything in their workplace to use VoIP technology. It requires less to manage, and is able to adapt to any type of workspace available. When a company moves, it is able to take their VoIP system with them. No need to disconnect and reconnect anything.
When a company wants to install VoIP, they soon discover it does not require any advanced technological skills. The installation process involves software and no hardware. There no need to hook up cables, as with a traditional phone installation system. There are no longer any extra wires that can cause a workplace hazard. Wireless VoIP technology makes it possible for users to make calls from any location that provides a Wi-Fi connection.
In many cases, VoIP is able to improve a company’s productivity. It enables workers to perform several different tasks without any type of interruption. VoIP provides employees with the ability to conduct virtual meetings, engage in video conferencing and more. The enhanced voice clarity of VoIP makes it a better communication system than traditional phone systems.
Companies who utilize VoIP technology no longer have to pay for the number of texts or phone calls they make. They are able to make an unlimited number of calls and texts for only the price of their monthly internet fee. A company that makes a lot of calls can save a substantial amount of money. Experts have estimated that when a business uses VoIP over a traditional calling plan, it’s possible for them to save over 39 percent on local calling, and more than 89 percent on international calling.