The technology of phone systems is always changing. There have been significant infrastructure developments such as the shift from traditional phone systems to VoIP and the transition from landlines to mobile. Furthermore, there are also those smaller, functional changes that have made the aforementioned ones possible. Business phone systems, in particular, are available in a wide range of configurations, offering an ever-growing variety of benefits and features.

Most enterprise phone systems nowadays run on Internet Protocol networks, which is the same network used to connect employees, devices, and information resources. An essential step to determining the most suitable enterprise phone system for a company is knowing its greatest needs. The following list includes four of the most critical needs that telecommunication companies should be able to address when providing a new phone system.

Mobility

With the evolution and advancement of unified communications, mobility has become a critical part of it. Businesses have long accepted that using mobile devices in the workplace can significantly enhance an individual’s level of productivity, and open up a whole new world of opportunities. Many companies have employees that work remotely or need to access the office’s VoIP phone system when they’re on the go. This enterprise phone system addresses this need by providing various mobility tools that enable the user to work from home and access their VoIP features from anywhere.

Collaboration

Interacting with others via digital communication has become commonplace in today’s business landscape. These interactions occur across multiple devices, in real time, and with the choice of the most efficient means for each situation. Unified communications support organizational processes that enable teams to communicate and collaborate efficiently regardless of their locations. This capability can promote effective team dynamics, improved work relationships, and organizational problem solving.

Scalability

Unified communication systems help small businesses by eliminating unwanted expenses that come with scaling up. Unlike traditional telephone systems, increasing the workforce involves adding phone lines and units to meet the demands of the business. VoIP, on the other hand, uses Internet connectivity to provide various services such as call waiting, forwarding, and virtual receptionists among others. Many functions like call routing and customer service can be done virtually, which means reduced communication costs.

Security

Security is a major factor that businesses consider in deciding on a more modern, Internet-based phone system. While this system might seem like a possible security risk, unified communication systems are equipped with firewalls and a slew of features that can protect valuable business data. Modern VoIP technology can use standardized encryption protocols, which is considerably difficult to get from a traditional telephone system.

It’s high time to take advantage of VoIP and unified communication systems, as it is a cost-effective solution that will only continue to evolve as new technology advances. However, the way the system is deployed and integrated into the business is just as important as having it. Selecting the right solution and provider makes it easier for customers to reach a business and will aid in your business’ growth.

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Scott Resnick
Scott Resnick is the President and Owner of Today's Telecommunications Industries, LLC (TTI) in Houston, TX. For the past 39 years, Scott has been instrumental in serving the telecommunications needs of some of Houston's largest and most influential companies. TTI is one of the largest NEC dealers in the United States. Scott is an avid baseball fan, loving father, husband, and a world traveler.

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