The transition to cloud-based technology is well underway. Given the demands of the current business culture, it's not all that surprising. Streamlining business performance with cloud-based communication services is on the rise – according to a VoIP survey by research firm Infonetics, the number of seats for hosted business VoIP and unified communications services is on track to more than double between 2012 and 2016.
But, there are still sectors of the professional sphere that are holding out and hanging on to the "tried-and-true" systems they know. The logic naysayers’ claim is behind this standoff:
At face value, the logic appears sound. After all, budgets are never really set in stone and businesses with a checkered technological past have earned the right to be wary of change.
It's all true to a point, but let’s play devil's advocate and present a counterargument – a counterargument that begins with the statement:
Appearances being what they are, the move from traditional communications to streamlined solutions will actually expose the flaws within the traditional communication pipeline that loyalists have been struggling to circumvent for years.
Disparate, legacy phone and internet services do not increase workplace flexibility, user accessibility, or technological compatibility. Companies are left to nursemaid these archaic models while their competitors reap the benefits of cost-effective self-automation, integration and improved productivity.
Outdated business phone systems create a host of problems. If your goal is to remain competitive (and whose isn’t?), it will be harder to do so if your competitors upgrade their communication services and features and you stay behind to wait it out. In order to stay competitive more businesses will need to transition to cloud-based services sooner than later.
Let’s examine 5 ways businesses are streamlining communications and cutting costs by moving to a Hosted Voice over IP (Hosted VoIP) solution.
Hosted VoIP solutions are helping businesses of all sizes manage the provisioning of business-class services with significant impacts to the bottom-line. False perceptions should not override good business sense. Traditional phone systems are being replaced by more cost-effective, streamlined solutions that make communication more productive and affordable. Learn more about MegaPath’s Voice solutions or contact us.