In the United States, connectivity is always a major talking point. For many of us, our emails, phones, and other communications are our lives. Without the ability to communicate effectively with other businesses, individuals, and the like, we’re leaving a lot on the table in the way of efficiency.
How widely used are the main communication mediums like phones, and emails? In the United States alone, there are nearly 65 million employees currently holding a job that is compatible, at least partly, with telecommunications work. That’s an even 50% of the workforce. Largely, the employers who put so many to work answering and dialing phones likely do so with VoIP services.
This technology is flexible, portable, and most of the “magic” happens behind the scenes, in the cloud, instead of in a clunky device you must carry on your person. It stands for “Voice over IP,” and allows virtually anyone with an Internet connection to have a phone, phone number, and participate in calling for less resources than a typical landline. A lot of people have actually begun to cancel their phone service portion of their utility bills, instead opting to use their Internet connection for incoming and outgoing phone calls.
Businesses love technologies like VoIP services because of how much money they potentially save. In the United States alone, there are 11 million (or more) meetings per day. Most of these involve video conferencing, and VoIP business phone systems like the ones described above.
Another reason businesses are flocking to VoIP-backed phone system installations at large is because of the increased efficiency employees display after switching from the older, more retro phone systems of yesterday. Implementing this technology, according to Sage Research, increased employee productivity by up to 3.9 hours per week, per employee.
No matter if you’re a business owner, homeowner, or employee of some sort using VoIP technology to benefit you, you’re probably already familiar with the type of results above. Feel free to share any questions, comments, or concerns you may have below!