What is VoIP and Why do I Need It?
TCP/IP is an amazing technology that allows for the convergence of data, voice and video on the same network. What this means to you is that your path for growth is wide open. For years your business has relied on TCP/IP to deliver data to your users. This would be documents stored on your network file server, printing, email, internet browsing and more. Now you are considering a Voice-over IP (VoIP) solution. Congratulations! This opens a whole new world of opportunities for you and your business.
In today’s business environment it’s extremely important to maintain your competitive edge. A Voice-over IP solution will make your company more efficient, improve communication among employees and customers and with advanced technologies from companies like Cisco, it will lower your total cost of ownership across your technology platform. CMS IP Technologies has been delivering VOIP solutions for 10 years. You can get more information on solutions from the CMS website – www.cmsiptech.com.
The Future is Today!
TCP/IP and VoIP technology is enabling small businesses to take the next step – Video. The convergence of these technologies can eliminate travel for remote employees by using video conferencing. Communicate with your clients face to face without leaving your office. It’s here, it’s real and it’s affordable.
Everyone has used traditional telephone systems and cell phones. As long as this technology has been around, how many times have you experienced a bad or static connection on a traditional land line? How many times have you experienced a bad connection on your cell phone? Over the years technology has matured but it’s still not perfect. We have been using telephones for well over 100 years and we still experience issues. VOIP technology is no different. It’s a mature, stable technology that very soon we will all take for granted. However there are times when it’s not perfect just like your cell phone, and your phone at your house or on your desk. But even if it’s not perfect, they make our business lives easier. We can get more done in a shorter time, we can talk to more people than we could without them – we are more efficient!
There are certain key ingredients to a quality VOIP solution:
- A sound, stable network infrastructure with quality equipment.
- A stable, mature VOIP telephony system such as Cisco or NEC.
- A stable broadband service such as an AT&T T-1.
- A thoroughly prepared plan by qualified, experienced engineers from a reputable company such as CMS IP Technologies to design and implement.
Don’t get left behind!
Businesses all around you are taking the next step and taking advantage of this technology. It’s up to you to decide if it’s time for you to improve your communication, increase your competitive edge and lower your total cost of ownership. If and when that time comes, remember the key ingredients and do it right.