Easily manageable, hassle-free deployment, minimal downtime, and savings seem like a symphony to the ears of any business owner when it comes to installation of a communication solution. However, VOIP technology offers all these perks to any modern enterprise. The fact that many businesses are leveraging the above-mentioned benefits and VOIP is based on the latest protocols makes the technology a wide playground for technologists with respect to research and development.
Before peeping into the future of VOIP telephony, it becomes imperative to understand the deliverables of the best VOIP systems for small businesses. The technology offers a plethora of benefits such as:
Convenience: With an intuitive user interface, maintenance and management of VOIP telephony systems become an easy feat. The small and medium businesses don’t have to discarded a huge chunk of their budgets in recruiting IT and admin staff for continued monitoring of the communication solution. Furthermore, communication over IP protocols offers a bouquet of features and takes communication convenience a notch higher.
Scalability: VOIP phone systems with IP at chief offer flexibility to add or remove the number of users as per the requirement of businesses. The facility to register the number of users on the same system allows entrepreneurs to save on investment costs, training time, and more.
Efficiency: Unified Communication servers merge different work applications such as moment Messaging (IM), Calling, Presence Sharing, and Mailing on to one screen and eliminate professionals’ struggle of juggling between multiple screens and hence raise their efficiency.
Cost-effectiveness: Multi-location connectivity enables the authorities to bring employees working at different offices under the same communication network. By bringing all professionals on the same network, VOIP slashes down the telephony costs to a certain extent.
The fleeting description of VOIP attributes gives a clear picture as to what benefits small and medium businesses can reap from the communication technology. But VOIP being the most experimented technology the question lingers on whether these advancements will continue benefiting the businesses or there would be some repercussions of the same.
To know all the possible experiments and developments in the field of VOIP communication technology, read on:
IoT – a chief part of Every Enterprise Mobility Strategy
In the very near future, VOIP telephony will graduate to Internet of Things. As per a study by a leading research firm, by 2020 almost 26 billion objects will be connected with the shared thread of internet. The definition of IoT goes as the VOIP connection between two devices. IP telephony will become the rule chunk of IoT as VOIP enabled phones will then be designed for home automation purposes in addition. Mobile employees will use their desk extensions to save their desk space, switch on their monitor screens and conclude miscellaneous responsibilities before they reach office. The employees who are on leave or on official tour can move their desk extensions to a particular desk number or to their mobility extensions.
Integration of Multiple Work Tools
VOIP technology is already offering amalgamation of gazillion work applications. The same trend will continue in future to permit employees complete their responsibilities efficiently by accessing multiple tools from the same screen. Integration with cloud-based programs and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) will continue to rule the specialized applications development world. The IP technology will integrate marketing and social media tools helping marketing professionals to unprotected to the goal of omnipresence.
Increasing Proliferation of 5G Technology
With the emotional increase in the use of smartphones for work, the enterprises and employees are counting internet connectivity as forces to determine the accuracyn and speed of completing work responsibilities. In the near future, with the rollout of 5G technology, the speed of internet would be 10 times higher than the current 4G speed. Increased internet speed will enhance the quality of VOIP packets, reduce the jitter in IP telephony and make call drops a fading reality. 5G technology will take Unified Communications to a whole new level by allowing 4k and 8k video conferencing. Improved speed will also make the exchange of video data a cakewalk with minimal glitches.