Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Future of VoIP

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that enables people to make phone calls over the Internet. It can be very beneficial for businesses of any size since it is very cost-effective. Businesses that use VoIP can frequently save between 30 and 50 percent on their phone bills.


Many businesses, large and small, are still struggling and are looking to save money anyway they can. So, the question is; are businesses adopting VoIP as an obvious way to save money or are they reluctant to get rid of their trusty old landline?


A Move Toward VoIP?


Recently a study was done by Heavy Reading that showed that fewer businesses then you would think have made the transition to VoIP. But, based on the Heavy Reading study, that may be changing. The number of businesses using VoIP is on the rise. In 2011 about 31% of companies in North America were using VoIP but Heavy Reading predicts that by 2015 that number will rise to 66.6%.


Businesses are Switching to VoIP


That means that the amount of businesses that employ VoIP to make calls will double in the next 3 years. But will there actually be such a significant change? And will the shift happen this quickly? More and more companies are becoming educated about the benefits of VoIP and whilst they have previously been slow to transition, the move to VoIP is snowballing so rapidly that we are likely to see the percentage grow significantly.


A Bright Future for VoIP and Business


VoIP technology provides voice communication that is as clear and dependable as traditional landlines. Let's also not forget that it can be considerably cheaper. Upper management may be slow to make the move but the great thing about VoIP, is that employees will not have to get used to anything new. Phones work just like they do with a landline. So you if think VoIP is a passing fad, think again.

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