Strong business communication is a necessity for any company to survive. With the last decade of advances in technology, the traditional telephone system looks like it is on the way out at as VoIP services become the dominant way companies stay in touch.
Tom Dobson, the business sale manager EMEA at Telappliant made a few ripples in the communication water last week when he declared that VoIP will be radically altering the way companies communicate in the future.
“That whole flexibility and global appeal that you get with VoIP – that you can’t get with traditional telephone – is more and more appealing these days,” said Dobson.
It’s not hard to see why VoIP is becoming a popular option for companies. Dobson points out that with more countries getting better internet capabilities, it is cheaper and more effective for businesses to use a single connection for company-wide communication. VoIP also provides businesses the ability to keep their existing number or select a number from a different global location depending on their needs.
One of the biggest hurdles most companies see in implementing a VoIP option is the time it takes to get it up and running. Dobson also addressed this. Current, simpler VoIP systems can be set up in an hour by a strong IT service provider. Adding a business phone system is also the first step to a unified communication system, which has a number of benefits for any business.
Dobson isn’t the only industry insider to tote the strong future of VoIP services. Trefor Davies, the chief technology office of Timico is on record saying VoIP technology will one day be the death knell for the traditional telephone system in business.
By all accounts, VoIP is the communications method of the future. Businesses that are slow to adapt could find themselves on the outside looking in.
With the last decade of advances in technology, the traditional telephone system looks like it is on the way out at as VoIP services become the dominant way companies stay in touch.