While Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems may not get as much attention as the cloud or CRM software, you’ll be happy to know there is an evolution in store for 2018. From new features to market trends, here are our predictions for VoIP in the coming year.
Voice over IP (VoIP) upgrades are the clear choice for businesses that want to cut telecommunications costs and improve customer service. It’s a versatile technology with incredible customizability, and although we do most of the work for you, it’s important to understand the difference between proprietary and open-source systems.
Relying solely on your phone for business communication made perfect sense decades ago. But if you carried that over today, your business would fail. This is because business communications now must include mobility, instant messages, and video conferencing.
Microsoft unveiled plenty of new developments and upgrades during last month’s Ignite conference, but one that shocked many users is what’s happening to Skype for Business. The tech giant confirmed that they are phasing out Skype for Business and going all in on their new collaboration platform, Microsoft Teams.
Telecommunications systems are extremely valuable, especially for businesses focused on sales and customer service. One day without these services can prove fatal for any business, which is why a well-crafted disaster recovery plan that protects Voice over IP (VoIP) networks is crucial.
As a small- to medium-sized business, you need to do everything that you can to keep costs down. If you’re still using traditional phone systems as your sole communication solution, a much more affordable VoIP solution is something you should consider.
VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) makes business communications simple and inexpensive. Naturally, shrewd scammers have found a way to use VoIP as a means to carry out ‘vishing scams,’ a new type of phishing whereby fraudsters make phone calls, pose as a business or financial partner, and request private details.
Your business can rely on hosted VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service providers to ensure internet connection is always at maximum speed. But a fast internet connection doesn’t necessarily result in excellent VoIP call quality. When expectations fall short, business owners can get very frustrated and resort to upgrading to a fiber optic connection until the desired quality is achieved — this may end up costing more.
When it comes to technology, Microsoft and Google have competed in almost every front. Both have made huge strides in machine learning, cloud computing, and productivity software. And in terms of VoIP solutions, both tech powerhouses are also neck and neck.
In this digital age, mobile connectivity is a top priority for personal and business users alike. 5G, or fifth-generation wireless systems, will change not only people’s daily routines but also the way small- and medium-sized businesses operate. Here are three main ways that 5G will change VoIP for SMBs.
Improved video conferencing
The major factor holding web and video conferencing back is how fast current networks can transmit data.