You may have heard of the term VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, but do you know what exactly it means? As technology is ever-changing, VoIP is a term you’ll want to get to know.
When it comes down to it, VoIP means using the Internet to connect all of your communication devices in your business. This means that your employees can access their documents from any location, making working from home a possibility. Working from home is a great option for employees because it allows them to stay home during inclement weather, when they’re sick or when they have important errands to run.
Along with convenient access to documents, VoIP systems provide you with video conferencing, which is beneficial because it allows you to have meetings “face to face” without the cost of traveling or renting hotel rooms for staff members. Just like working from home, sometimes there’s inclement weather that makes travel impossible. Instead of canceling the meeting, your client or employee can still join the meeting; all they need is an Internet connection.
As for VoIP phone systems, these allow you to see your employees’ status. So if there are on a call, you can see that before trying to call them. Additionally, you can hook your phones up to an online instant messaging system which lets you message your employees and also see if they’re available, away, in a call or meeting, etc.
Are you looking into implementing VoIP in your business? Call Stratosphere Networks today at 877-599-3999 for more information.