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3 reasons to switch to VOIP

As the business world continues its search for efficiency and variety, technology becomes an increasingly efficacious factor, regardless of who you are.  Anyone and everyone can benefit from the expanding capabilities of rapidly advancing technology.  With that in mind, it is my humble opinion that there are 3 reasons that stand above the rest to switch over to a VOIP phone system.
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) systems take analog audio signals and turn them into digital data, thereby allowing them to be transmitted over the internet.  Now I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume you are somewhat familiar with the internet.  Now that your traditional analog signals are digital, they become adaptable and variable.  In addition, with the advancement of Unified Communications, you may be able to stay connected to things like Google Maps or any Microsoft files you have pertaining to the person on the other line.  As a business, your phones become a network of versatile employees all functioning as one company.
As if you’re not already convinced, here are my 3 top reasons to switch to VOIP.
1. You save money.
In order to make the switch, you’re going to need some new equipment.  We’re obviously not off to a great start in proving my point, but where the money magic happens is your phone bill.  Now that all of your calls are digital and travel through the internet, you can skip the mess of going through analog phone lines.  Everyone seems to have a different opinion on this subject, but in reality, depending on your carrier and how you get your dial-tone, you will most likely see a savings of 25%-60%.
2. Your team will work more efficiently.
There are so many different ways this can be true, it just depends on how much of the system you actually get around to utilizing.  In fact, I would be willing to bet that the system has more abilities than you know how to use.  I am speaking of course, of the newer, more forward thinking systems.  Keep in mind, just because they are new and progressive, does not necessarily mean that they are expensive.  There will always be the “Cadillac” in any industry and people will love their system for their own reasons but many are quite affordable.  You need to think about which features and capabilities work for you and move forward with a goal in mind.
3. Upgrading your system is easy and affordable.
With the traditional analog system, every time you need an upgrade, you have to essentially replace and reprogram a key existing component.  Because VOIP technology is digital, it more heavily relies on its software, which is a very good thing.  This means if you want an upgrade, you will be able to add new features, streamline your existing setup, or change your whole system around, all without having to pay for any expensive equipment or worrying about how long your system will be down.
Advances in voice and data systems are making VOIP and Unified Communications increasingly attractive to businesses across the globe.  It may take a bit of thought on your part, but mix in a little planning and hard work and you’ll have a system capable of being the lifeline of your business.