Business Communication in the Age of Cloud Computing

Business Communication in the Age of Cloud Computing

Are you still using the traditional telephone system? With a cloud-based phone system, you can communicate with your business people from any place in the world and from any device such as your personal computer, tablet, mobile phone, and also from the phone system given by your VoIP provider. Isn’t it awesome?

VoIP for business

VoIP that stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol has made business communication easier and more effective. It allows you to make calls through the Internet. So you must have a high-speed broadband connection if you want to use this technology.

There are a great number of companies all over the world which provide VoIP for business. For example, Microsoft has a product called Skype for Business that is extremely useful for business communication.Continue reading

VoIP as a component of a distributed COMMS strategy

VoIP as a component of a distributed COMMS strategy

The convergence of telephony with television, video and networking has enabled a digital revolution in business communications.   At the core of this revolution is Voice over IP, (“VoIP”), a digital voice distribution system.   It is the foundation stone in a distributed communications strategy (“DCS”).

It is far beyond the simple introduction of a VoIP telephone system.  In many companies, web and video conferencing is now the norm.  They replace traditional desktop handsets with VoIP Phones or smartphones and organise virtual meetings using laptops, tablets and communications apps on the fly during the working day.Continue reading

How essential is it to train users during a VoIP migration

How essential is it to train users during a VoIP migration

The first introduction of a VoIP phone system to an organisation is a lot more than just changing the handset on the desk.   The features and functions offered by a VoIP system to the end user are the world apart from those of the traditional telephone system.

As with all changes taking users from their current comfort zones to somewhere new, training and handholding are needed.  It is a serious error to consider the new system as “just a phone”.  The surface similarity with cellular and smartphones tend to give the impression that you just need to pick it up and use it.  That’s dead wrong.  In addition, in most implementation projects when financial pressures hit, training is the first area to be trimmed.  “After all it’s only a phone”.Continue reading

Choosing the Right VoIP Telephones to Fit Your Business Needs

Choosing the Right VoIP Telephones to Fit Your Business Needs

There are numerous benefits to opting for a business VoIP phone system for your company. However, there are a lot of different VoIP UK systems to choose from and not all of them are a perfect fit. Sure the principle is the same, but there are things you need to take into consideration before you make a decision.

In the following article we will examine the possible solutions for VoIP phone systems, and hopefully, help you determine which one will be the best for your line of work. Furthermore, we will go over some questions that you need to ask yourself, in order to make the best decision when choosing a VoIP phone system for your business needs.Continue reading

7n VoIP Security Tips for Businesses

7 VoIP Security Tips for Businesses

When a company upgrades its network system, it is highly likely that it will add a Voice over IP (“VoIP) capability to the corporate network. The advantages of so-doing are first and foremost reduced costs, and second, access to a range of applications and functions that are not available on a traditional phone system. WhatsApp and Skype allow voice and video calls to be made at significantly reduced cost. In some cases, video conferencing systems use VoIP techniques.

However, slack VoIP security can lead to an attack by thieves and hackers. Users might generate substantial bills through service abuse, and hackers might use lax security to gain access to the corporate network via the VoIP system.  There have also been instances of Identity Fraud perpetrated over a VoIP network.Continue reading

A Buyer’s Guide in Choosing the Right VoIP Vendor

A Buyer’s Guide in Choosing the Right VoIP Vendor

If you have decided that a VoIP phone service is just what you need for extending your business, the next step is to choose the right Business VoIP services vendor. Ensure you know exactly what you require before making a wise selection.

When you choose a VoIP service, it is crucial to remember that all telephone calls are transmitted over the internet connection. This will greatly depend on the kind of connection you have for judging the upload capacity. If you have a large amount of data, you may not have enough bandwidth to utilise VoIP successfully. This will result in an unreliable VoIP connection, causing data transmission problems over the internet.Continue reading