Often when I visit with a business owner or manager I am asked about this technology and how its use can save the company money over traditional telephony costs. This is a lengthy post but I feel it is critical to share with those of you wondering if a business VoIP phone system would help enhance your business and save money whether you are a 3 user office or 500 user company the answer is, yes.
The truth is it has been around for quite a while. Who hasn’t heard of Vonage or the infamous Magic Jack VoIP phone service? Who has not grabbed a headset and called a friend using Skype? The fact is, VoIP or voice over IP comes in many flavors and it is here to stay and it was only a matter of time before it would become the new standard for business communications.
Over the past 15 years we have seen the telephony industry reinvent themselves with new products and services, often bundling their services with VoIP phone service, mobile phone service, and satellite television packages designed to be all inclusive. To reframe these thoughts on the evolution I think on a recent book I read by Simon Sinek who went into great detail about this evolution of corporate thinking and their actions.
Nearly every day in the news you read about a Giant company such as AT&T or Facebook amongst others buying up a smaller company for millions if not billions of dollars. Wrap your head around that figure, 48.5 billion dollars. This begs the question why? The overstated reason is, they have no choice, the giant communications companies have had to reinvent themselves or die in this new business climate. In January 2014 earlier this year the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to begin the orderly shutdown of the old wireline telephone network. In 2003 over 90% of U.S. homes had a wireline phone connection. Today, it’s 26 percent! When was the last time you made a call from a public pay phone? Does your home town even have a newspaper in print edition? It’s no secret that technology and consumerization is driving these corporations to design their products and services around the consumer.
It is no secret today that if you are in business you must innovate your product and service delivery to stay competitive. To quote Simon Sinek “It is no accident that small businesses so often run innovation circles around large corporations. Though almost all large corporations today started small and innovative they seem to lose their ability to innovate when they get big. About the only way big companies flush with resources seem to innovate these days is when they buy smaller companies that have the big ideas.”
As a technology provider I deal with these innovative thinkers and their companies on a daily basis. I find innovative entrepreneurs building their businesses and providing their products and services to the public with a level of dedication and compassion that most large corporations only dream about.
A huge part of any company is their communications. Quite simply it is the life blood of any company in keeping productive and staying in touch with it’s clients. What if we were to begin to look at adding technology to help unify communications betweeen you and your team and your customers? What products in the market were proven and could offer solid real time unified communications for your entire company yet be scalable and work with your existing technology, completely managed by your IT staff?
In 2013 Cybernut partnered with a leading business VoIP provider located here in North Texas. As Certified Partners we are authorized to plan, engineer, and install the various Business VoIP deployments available to business customers whether you are an upstart with 3 users to our larger clients with on-premise phone systems linking to branch office locations in other areas around the world we can engineer and deliver professional Business Class VoIP solutions for our clients!
For more information and to view a short video on how these services are delivered and what impact they can have on your business, visit our page here: Cybernut Business VoIP Overview Video
Stephen B. Faulkner
CEO, Sr Engineer