With the constant movement of technology, there are very often new technological roads opening up to the public. As if business, no matter what the size, is not enough of a high tech entity already, there is still a constant flow of new knowledge to take advantage of in order to keep up with the Jones’s. For the most part, new and improved technologies only serve to enhance and improve business practices, so, really, it is almost always a win-win situation.
Voice over Internet Protocol is a way of making and receiving telephone calls using an internet connection as opposed to using a phone line. New companies that now utilize voip from end to end report that the cost of start up was reduced by 90%. In addition, small companies that now utilize voip from end to end are enjoying a 40% reduction in local calls. Voip uses modern voice technology to support both analog and new business phone solution and to improve upon what is already available to customers.
There are several, basically easy ways to utilize voip from end to end.
- ATA, or analog telephone adapter, can be used to connect a computer to a regular, every day phone. Because the ATA is an analog to digital converter, it will grab the signal from the phone and change it into digital data so that it can be transmitted over the internet.
- Another way to employ voip into a telephone system is through an IP phone. This looks like any other phone; however, it is wired to connect directly with a router, which enables calls to be handled through the internet.
- The easiest way to utilize voip from end to end is computer to computer. What is needed is the software, which is available from several different companies, a microphone, a sound card, and speakers. Everything connects to the internet connection, and the calls are typically free, local as well as long distance.
Surveys have shown that over half of companies asked presently have cloud based business phone systems where they store confidential information. In addition, by switching to the cloud, 82% of companies reported saving money. Because it spans numerous servers and can store sensitive material, cloud technology is widely used by corporations as well as individuals for their personal information. It is projected that by the year 2017 personal cloud storage will be utilized by 1.7 billion people across the globe.