Small businesses thrive on being nimble and open to change. This includes the ability to stay connected, work from any location and keep employees productive when on the road with business internet and phone. Mobile technology like smartphones, laptops, mobile applications, VoIP and GPS help businesses stay in touch with customers. Agile and mobile technologies also help business owners keep in contact with employees and company resources.
Ben Franklin’s quote, “time is money,” has never been more relevant than it is to business today. To compete successfully, businesses must maximize productivity. The Internet has become the most important tool to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers and employees. Companies big and small rely on high speed Internet for email communications, sales and marketing efforts, research, eCommerce, and cloud applications. Faster Internet allows for quicker downloads, crystal-clear video conferencing, buffer-free video streaming and more. Regardless of the application – no business can afford to wait on slow internet.
When it comes to business phone communications Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is quickly becoming the worldwide standard. VoIP subscribers are expected to double by 2020, from 169 million to 348 million worldwide.1 There are a variety of sound business reasons for upgrading to a VoIP network, from predictable billing and scalability to business continuity benefits and more efficient collaboration.
Every business can benefit from upgrading to fiber based Internet and a VoIP phone solution, but each business has unique needs. If you don’t have VoIP and fiber Internet today ask yourself these four questions and use your answers to evaluate the solutions available to you.
Reasons to explore a better solution:
- Are your IT resources stretched thin?
- Do you have remote workers?
- Do you have a plan for business continuity?
- Is your business prepared to grow and expand?
Every company is adapting and adjusting to compete in the realities of this digital world. Maximize your network agility, performance and reliability with secure Internet and Networking solutions that allow your business to deploy next-generation technologies and realize exponential benefits.