Mobile VoIP Possible Through The Cloud
Many people now prefer to work from personal mobile devices like smartphones and tablets -- so much so that they are pushing away from landline telephones in favor of their own smartphone services. But businesses have to be the ones that provide professionals with voice connectivity, which is why enterprises must invest in mobile VoIP capabilities.
"It's not new news that we're a pretty mobile society. So many businesses are ditching wired phones and opting to have employees either bring their own devices or are doling out company-managed ones," wrote TMCnet contributor Michelle Amodio. "With mobile VoIP being as inexpensive as it is, it makes sense that businesses are putting more money on their bottom lines while boosting productivity levels."
But how companies obtain mobile VoIP depends on the state of their existing capabilities. Quality is essential. If legacy systems are still fully functional and expected to last well into the future, SIP phone service might be the best option for a business to pursue. But many of these legacy networks have aged to the point where they need to be replaced or, in the case of start-ups, obtained and installed. In these instances, more enterprises are opting to invest in hosted cloud communication solutions instead of on-premises legacy circuits to meet the needs of the remote workforce.
Organizations today need an effective, agile telecom system. For those looking to invest in a new network, cloud-based mobile VoIP hosted by an enterprise communications provider is the only way to go.
Mobile VoIP Moving Professionals Off Of Landlines
According to TMCnet contributor Susan Campbell, the next generation after millennials will likely have no concept of landline services, and as a result, they will opt not to invest in them when they are running companies. In fact, there is a strong chance that they won't understand the idea of making phone calls on anything besides the Internet. This is thanks to the growing popularity of mobile VoIP in both the workplace and at home.
"The rotary phone is something we only tell our kids about and the need for landlines is waning," Campbell stated. "Where global communications are concerned, the opportunity to send voice across the Internet eliminates the need for traditional infrastructure and significantly lowers cost. When mobility is entered into the mix with mobile VoIP, the benefits just get better."
Some of the advantages that Campbell cited specifically have to do with VoIP's inherent flexibility. Employees that travel for business can remain constantly connected to the main office network. Workers that have sick children can spend the day at home while still functioning as if they were in the office. These are just some of the scenarios where cloud communications can be hugely valuable. While these benefits can be experienced at any company that leverages cloud VoIP, the way that individual organizations access it will vary.
Hosted Cloud VoIP An Ideal Deployment Method
For those companies that are ready to bypass a new legacy system, hosted cloud communications are the best way to go. The costs associated with procuring and maintaining infrastructures are eliminated, allowing businesses to save time and money. Funding for communications upkeep can be redirected to other areas of the office where it is needed, and IT manpower can be leveraged in more innovative, mission-critical ways. When combined with the universal accessibility of the cloud, the support for a mobile VoIP migration greatly increases.
The nature of business continues to change every day. The world is getting smaller. Thanks to modern technology, organizations of all sizes are able to compete on an international level. Professionals are able to travel without ever leaving their home.
"The corporate environment that already relies on VoIP extends the same capabilities to users in the field," Campbell wrote. "As a result, the individual on the other side of the city can communicate as if he were in his office. Likewise, if he's on the other side of the world, he uses the same capabilities through provided applications that reduce the cost, ensure connectivity and optimize performance."
Moving forward, enterprises will need to invest in mobile-friendly cloud VoIP in order to operate as efficiently as possible.