Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that enables people to make phone calls over the Internet. It can be very useful for businesses of any size as it is very cost-effective. Businesses that use VoIP can frequently save between 30 and 50 percent on their phone bills.
Many businesses, large and small, are still struggling and are looking to save money anyway they can. So, the question is; are businesses embracing VoIP as an obvious way to save money or are they unwilling to get rid of their trusty old landline?
A Move Toward VoIP?
A recent study says that businesses have not turned to VoIP technology as much as you’d think. However, the same study also says that this appears to be changing. Based on research from Heavy Reading, about 31 percent of installed business lines in North America were VoIP-based in 2011. The good news, though, is that Heavy Reading anticipates that this figure will increase to 66.6 percent by 2015. Heavy Reading also anticipates that by 2015 just 33.5 percent of business lines will consist of traditional circuit-switch versions.
Businesses are Switching to VoIP
That means that the amount of businesses that utilize VoIP to make calls will double in the next 3 years. But will there actually be such a dramatic change? And will the shift happen this quickly? More and more companies are becoming educated about the advantages of VoIP and whilst they have previously been slow to transition, the move to VoIP is snowballing so speedily that we are likely to see the percentage grow significantly.
A Bright Future for VoIP and Business
VoIP technology provides voice communication that is as clear and dependable as traditional landlines. Let’s also not forget that it can be considerably cheaper. Upper management may be slow to make the move but the big plus with VoIP, is that employees will not have to get used to anything new. Phones work just like they do with a landline. So you if think VoIP is a passing fad, think again.