As technology continues to dominate our global society, the learning environment—from kindergarten to college—is being radically transformed. Like businesses, schools are placing a premium on communication and collaboration, both in the classroom and the community. Yet, the financial resources needed to support these efforts are in chronic short supply. Switching your school phone system to a hosted VoIP solution can go a long way toward helping you adapt and evolve.
Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) is a communications technology in which voice calls, as well as video and data, are transmitted over the internet, instead of the publicly switched telephone network (PSTN). In a hosted VoIP solution, all hardware and software needed to run your school communication system is located off-site where it is owned and maintained by a third-party provider.
As an IP-based technology, VoIP eliminates the need for a separate voice network. All that is required is a high-speed broadband connection and IP-enabled phones or devices. It also gives administrators and teachers access to a wide variety of applications and tools for better network management and more productive collaboration.
With educational demands expanding and budgets contracting, VoIP is quickly gaining traction among schools at all levels. The biggest drivers of this trend include:
As school districts become responsible for the entire cost of their voice-related services by 2019, they will be looking to provide these services as efficiently as possible. John Harrington, CEO Funds For Learning
Easy to adopt, deploy and scale, VoIP for education from Mitel helps you support a more connected and collaborative learning environment while delivering the savings you need to meet today’s tight budgets.