Business VoIP an Easy Transition for SMBs
November 19, 2009
Businesses today are choosing VoIP technology as a more efficient and cost effective communications system that leverages an Internet connection to place and receive calls.
For small businesses in particular, using VoIP means more features and functionalities without additional costs – so they can have all the benefits of VoIP their larger competitors were once only able to afford.
A recent whitepaper from business VoIP provider Nextiva, “VoIP Considerations for Small Businesses,” highlights some of the main considerations business owners should review when choosing a VoIP phone system.
In addition to the cost savings achieved with VoIP, businesses are also reminded in the white paper that there is no special equipment required to make the switch to VoIP.
With traditional phone systems, the purchase and installation of dedicated equipment is necessary, and many times a too costly for smaller businesses to commit to.
Small businesses can set VoIP up with just a computer, modem, speakers, microphone and an Internet connection - in a hassle free and short amount of time.
As an additional benefit, because there is no on-premise equipment, businesses can rest assured the system has all of the latest updates without ever needing to pay a specialized technician to come on-site and perform costly maintenance.
Nextiva offers Business VoIP solutions that transform the way small businesses communicate. The company’s affordable hosted VoIP service, Connect360, starts at just around $20 a month and includes IVR, voicemail, dial-by-name, call transfer, find me/ follow me, and a host of other advanced features.
Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for business-voip, covering voice and Voice over IP technologies. She also oversees production of business-voip's e-Newsletters in the areas of Internet telephony and speech technology. To read more of Stefania's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi