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A VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) signal uses the Internet instead of using a traditional phone infrastructure. Let's review the concept of VoIP and how companies can use it to their advantage.
Voice over Internet Protocol is simply an effective way to transfer voice and data from one phone or device to another. Using it allows you to save money while enjoying many frequently included features that would normally cost extra, provided they are available in traditional telephony. In essence, VoIP can eliminate these costs and make the service of your telephone provider superfluous.
VoIP solutions are based on open standards and work across a wide range of devices, from desktop and laptop computers to tablets and smartphones, including mobile devices. This helps minimize the investment you need to make to deploy VoIP while ensuring that your team can use your business phone system remotely. Since VoIP is operated over an Internet connection, the infrastructure must be in place. Therefore, it is likely that costly renovations or additional wiring will be unnecessary, provided that the infrastructure is up to date.
VoIP makes this costly investment unnecessary, but it also makes it easier to maintain these devices over time. Many companies require the use of multiple devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops, to make their business phone systems work remotely.
VoIP telephony rarely costs the company extra, but if it does, it generally costs less than what the telephone company would charge. Unified communications is easy to implement because many modern enterprise solutions offer integration with VoIP platforms.
VoIP can also bridge the gap between your other communication solutions, often tying in with conferencing, video calls, and other forms of communication that clients and staff depend on. It can also facilitate the tracking of communications, which helps to ensure that conversations are conducted efficiently.
If you’re interested in implementing VoIP, reach out to Decatur Computers Inc.. Along with the rest of your IT, we can help support the infrastructure needed for your telephony. Give us a call at 217-475-0226 to learn more.