When the costs associated with upgrading a business's communication platform from landline to VoIP started lowering considerably a few short years ago, it caught the attention of many small and medium-sized business owners. The majority of business owners until then have been using a landline, as subscribing to VoIP services were deemed to be quite costly. It was the big businesses that were able to afford paying for high tech VoIP services, giving them an even bigger edge than they already had.
But now that anyone can afford to pay for high-tech VoIP services, the playing field has evened out a bit. This means that anyone who is now utilizing VoIP technology can have the same communication advantages as any other company doing business today, including the large corporations.
Turnkey VoIP Services
Current reports are telling us that more than half of all small and medium-sized business owners are now using some form of turnkey VoIP services. Once landline using business owners began to find out how beneficial a VoIP based communication platform could be, they quickly began to look into the best way to go about updating their platform from landline to VoIP.
Because there's a lot to learn when it comes to updating a communication platform with a new communication technology, current VoIP resellers are reporting that once a business owner decides to make this essential upgrade, they're finding out even more about the variety of other VoIP benefits that can help them make their business stand out far from the rest. One of these benefits allows a business to store information in a virtual Cloud.
Because the Cloud offers many additional benefits when it comes to storage, Cloud based services are quickly changing the way we do business these days. When a business utilizes the Cloud, they're simply going to have access to a virtual storage system that allows them to work much more efficiently. And it doesn't cost a lot to set up a virtual Cloud for a business, as the system is software based and thus there's no need to purchase any additional and/or expensive hardware.
Why More SMBs Are Using The Cloud
The reason why more small and medium-sized business owners are utilizing Cloud services these days is directly related to their ability to save money. Another reason is because they're ready to update their phone system, which is important to do if it's been longer than 3 years since their last phone system upgrade. The option to lease new phones vs. buying new phones is also available.
Cloud based service plans are also available, as well as flat rate fees, which business owners are finding to be very beneficial when it comes to financially managing their new and improved phone system. And because information is stored in a virtual Cloud, again, business owners don't have to be concerned about managing any hardware equipment, which is going to save them both time and money.
A few reasons why using a new phone system utilizing The Cloud can be very beneficial:
- The cloud can be accessed by any one, and at anytime, no matter where they happen to be at any given moment.
- The ability to route and even redirect a phone call is now an option.
- If a business is moving from one location to another, a cloud based phone system is much easier when it comes to transferring a phone system to a new location.
- You can keep your current phone numbers, no matter where your new location happens to be located.
- If there happens to be an emergency and the power goes out, you can still connect with others using mobile phones.
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