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Things to Watch Out for When Transitioning to a VoIP-based Infrastructure

February 26, 2013

Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) is all the rage these days.  In fact, a recent Visiongain report reveals that global revenue from VoIP will reach an astounding $65 billion in 2012.

According to analysts, “We believe that 2012 is a landmark year for VoIP services. With operator revenues from voice in decline; now is the time for ecosystem members to implement their VoIP strategies. The deployment of LTE and 4G networks will revolutionize VoIP services and have a transformative impact on the telecoms market.”

However, before beginning to leverage this next generation platform, companies throughout every vertical must be aware of best practices that pertain to setting up these phone services. While the ultimate decision regarding the way in which the system will be powered and the capabilities it will provide are closely tied to the individual organization’s needs, flexibility, scalability, and accessibility must all be closely analyzed.

A recent blog post from unified communications provider Teo states, “There a variety of options that will help companies integrate VoIP into overall communications strategies like those that incorporate Internet services, mobility and messaging. Companies considering VoIP adoption often benefit from unified communications (UC) solutions, as these products help streamline all devices and software in use among employees. Many experts believe that the growing popularity of other business communications technology, including VoIP, instant messaging and video conferencing, will create a greater need for UC solutions.”

VoIP is an integral part of any UC suite as it enables global workforces to work while on-the-go from anywhere and at anytime. With access to capabilities including unified voice, HD video, instant messaging, e-mail integration, geographically separated employees can all work together in a much closer knit manner. Thus, collaboration and communication is raised to an unparalleled level within any firm, ramping up project completion time and driving efficiency and productivity alike. 

A key part of any strategy that involves transitioning to VoIP mandates the joining of hands with a trusted provider. Teo has long history of vast UC experience, working with businesses in nearly every industry and is ready and able to assist clients in benefitting from a highly intuitive system that seamlessly integrates talk, chat and video conferencing.

And if you don’t believe me, just ask Jon Arnold, principal of J Arnold & Associates and UC Strategies Expert who added, "Teo UC has focused on an important problem set for multi-site businesses of all sizes. Whether the business has one or more telecom vendors to integrate, Teo UC makes the process much easier, faster and less costly. This ease of integration should appeal to any business looking to get more from thier spend on telecom services."

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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