VoIP: A Practical Home and Business Guide


by Matt Peterson on Monday, December 3rd, 2012.

Looking back over the past two decades, the mainstream incorporation of the Internet and cell phone have virtually changed how modern society works, communicates and lives. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has a fundamental impact on how society has converged these advanced technologies.

Globally, Internet connections around the world are joining VoIP systems, allowing standard Internet access to become a global telephone network. In conjunction with other advanced technologies, such as wireless capabilities, VoIP is posed to become a global mobile phone conglomerate. Additionally, VoIP providers, such as Jive, offer these services at such a low rate, it actually helps companies save valuable revenues in this downturned pressure-filled economy.

VoIP services also bring web conferencing to reality. No longer are companies having to send employees jetsetting about to meet people on expensive plane trips, hotel stays, car rentals, etc. Today, a virtual conference room helps decrease employee travel and links groups together instantly, despite vast geographic distances. Statistics also show that face-to-face time is extremely valuable and having a product that allows this to become a reality without expensive travel, is vital to a business’ long-term success.

Linking workgroups and providing real-time collaboration, eliminating travel time and lengthy jargon-filled emails, helps businesses reduce their overall operating costs, negotiate contracts faster, close sales, promotes efficient and effective communication, offers consistent and concise training, encourages real-time collaboration between business branches, co-workers and customers and allows clients and business partners to effectively communicate.

As small business technology decreases in price and becomes more affordable, these savings are passed on directly to consumers. VoIP for business is a fundamental part of a company’s basic infrastructure, allowing them to reach out to clients, reduce overall operating costs and invest in a product that appeals to customers. As VoIP systems offer such a wide range of services, including voicemail, automated assistants, call forwarding, etc., retailers, small businesses, enterprise companies, medical companies, etc., can all benefit from this advanced technology.

Jive offers phone systems for small businesses that are hosted PBX or Cloud PBX, allowing all substantial maintenance to be offsite and easier for small businesses to operate without the need to hire a telephone professional for maintenance and upkeep.

No business wants to be left behind in today’s modern technology revolution. While Jive offers competitive pricing, it allows small businesses to jump on this necessary bandwagon, while not incurring costly fees, but actually reducing their overall operating expenses and saving valuable profits.


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