While office buildings in New York and Chicago are already switching to VoIP telephony systems to streamline their customer support systems, some industries may not be adapting this cost-saving technology at the same rate. For example, in a recent NPR news story, the public radio station detailed the rising costs – and profits – of commercial farming. As a result of the increased costs, the nation’s agricultural supplies and those who rely on them for quick communication about expected deliveries could benefit from certain savvy initiatives.
According to NPR, farm incomes have increased since the early 2000s, and are now rising to their highest point since the mid-1970s. Recent data suggests that family farms – particularly those with annual sales of more than $250,000 – are thriving. Despite the increase in earnings, farming equipment and land continue to rise in price.
This is one reason many experts suggest more people haven’t decided to take up agricultural work given the nature of the current economy. For instance, the news source suggests that to get 800 acres of land – about the size of a small- to mid-sized U.S. farm, the buyer would need to come up with more than $6 million, a figure that doesn’t include equipment, seeds, taxes or any applicable insurance costs.
While barrier for entry into this industry is rising, those who are already working in the farming industry may benefit by improving their existing workflow. Small farming companies that rely on communication to ensure timely, fresh products may want to consider high-quality VoIP business phones. In addition, those companies making international calls may find added savings. As a result, farming companies may want to use their increased profits to invest in forward-thinking technologies that could help them continue to prosper in the future.
Article on: Established farming businesses can benefit from VoIP services
by CTI Technology
While office buildings in New York and Chicago are already switching to VoIP telephony systems to streamline their customer support systems, some industries may not be adapting this cost-saving technology at the same rate.