Voice over Internet Protocol technology makes it possible for people to make phone calls over the Internet and it features one major benefit: It is more cost effective then landlines. VoIP technology, as it is commonly known, generally saving users between 30 to 50 percent on their phone bills.
Businesses today, of course, are still struggling through the nation's sluggish economy. Many are operating on tight budgets with skeleton staffs. Today's businesses, then, can use any form of savings they can find. The cut in phone costs that VoIP provides would seem to be a straightforward avenue for savings. But are businesses actually embracing VoIP technology? Are they using it to slash their yearly costs?
A Move Toward VoIP?
Recently a study was done by Heavy Reading that showed that fewer businesses then you would think have made the conversion to VoIP. But, based on the Heavy Reading study, that may be changing. The number of businesses using VoIP is on the upswing. In 2011 about 31% of businesses in North America were using VoIP but Heavy Reading predicts that by 2015 that number will rise to 66.6%.
Businesses are Switching to VoIP
That means that the number of businesses that employ VoIP to make calls will double in the next 3 years. But will there actually be such a dramatic change? And will the shift occur this quickly? More and more companies are becoming educated about the benefits of VoIP and whilst they have previously been slow to transition, the move to VoIP is snowballing so quickly that we are likely to see the percentage grow dramatically.
A Bright Future for VoIP and Business
VoIP technology cuts costs for companies while supplying voice communication that is as clear as a conventional landline. Another great thing about VoIP technology is that people don’t have to change their habits; the phones work the same as landlines. So, make room landlines, here comes VoIP.>