While on-premise phone systems may have made sense a few years ago, today’s remote work world demands a better solution. By migrating to a cloud phone system, companies can give their employees mobility and flexibility in their business communications. If your old phone system is giving your team headaches, it may be time to migrate to the Cloud.
Typical phone systems are located in offices – that messy telephone closet. They function by using “phone lines” to connect calls — which can be either regular dial tone lines or internet lines. On the other hand, cloud phone systems are hosted in the Cloud and allow users to manage calls and the system using the Internet. This allows access from anywhere there’s an internet connection, from the office to the home to that vacation cabin.
Cloud-based phone systems use Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP, or Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). Basically, this means that it allows calls to be made and received over the Internet. When you dial the phone number you want to call, the VoIP system will manage the routing and transmit your call using your internet connection.
Cloud telephony is here and now — no longer the future. If you still need some convincing, here are just some of the benefits of using a cloud-based office phone system:
Migrating to a cloud phone system is not as difficult as it may seem. Here are five easy steps you can follow to make the change.
At Xact Communications, we’re redefining what a business phone system can do by offering a wide range of solutions for all types of businesses. If you’re ready to upgrade your phone systems and take full advantage of Cloud capabilities, talk to one of our consultants today and learn more about how to make the change.