I have been writing quite a bit about Business VoIP services for small and medium sized businesses. Businesses can connect their phone systems to the outside world using analog or digital legacy lines from the telco, GSM/CDMA cellular lines from a mobile operator, or VoIP lines, also known as SIP Trunks. Here is a great info-graphic published by www.telecom.toshiba.com that I found really helps showcase the benefits of SIP trunks or Business VoIP lines:
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To be competitive, businesses (especially small and medium businesses) must choose their phone provider wisely and keep a careful watch on what they spend on phone services. This makes choosing the right mix of phone lines for your business extremely important. We recommend taking full advantage of VoIP lines for their cost savings, increased flexibility and productivity gains.
If you are a small business looking for the right telephone solution, the choices can be quite daunting. The first step is to choose if a Hosted Phone System or an On-Premise Phone System is the best fit for your business. Every day, we talk to small business owners about their needs and make recommendations on choosing the right phone system that will provide that perfect balance of cost and functionality. Here is an overview to help you make the right choice before evaluating brands, vendors, features, etc:
The two most common types of VoIP Phone Systems for Small and Medium sized businesses are Hosted and Premise based. The key difference between these two solutions is as follows. With Hosted VoIP Phone Systems, the brains of the system reside in “the cloud”, whereas with Premise based VoIP Phone Systems, the brains of the system reside at the customer’s location. This article provides an in-depth comparison of Hosted and On Premise VoIP Phone Systems for Small and Medium businesses.
Allo NANO2 Small Business Asterisk Phone System is a compact, feature rich, cost-effective phone system for small business and SOHO users.
Implementing Microsoft Lync can be quite challenging for small and medium businesses’ (SMBs) considering the variety of products on their existing networks that may not be compatible or certified with Lync such as: • Non-Compliant SIP Phones • Non-Compliant IP PBX • PSTN Lines • Analog Phones • ISDN Phones • Fax • PBX Many SMBs want to install Microsoft Lync but find it cost prohibitive to replace all their existing [ Read More ]
Are you an entrepreneur? a small business owner? Are you considering replacing your analog or legacy phone system with VoIP? Perhaps you have heard about VoIP but are unsure if it is right for you. This article will help explain why a VoIP Phone System is inevitable choice for a small business. Although small business voip services can get numerous benefits from using an appropriate VoIP Phone System. Here we [ Read More ]
Session Border Controller Before I start explaining what is a Session Border Controller, let me first explain the architecture of a typical VoIP network, which will help you visualize and understand the purpose and functionality of SBC easily. In a typical company, each employee has an extension on his/her desk connected to an IP PBX or phone system. The phone system may be connected to the outside world using a combination of [ Read More ]
Businesses can benefit tremendously from incorporating VoIP in their communication strategy. Most people are familiar with the cost savings associated with Payback on VoIP. While saving money on long distance is great, it is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are just a few areas worth looking into. Productivity Gains Advanced features and integration between phone and computer enable users to be more productive and efficient. Popular features include [ Read More ]
Aastra released an RP to SIP conversion firmware today. This is designed to help customers of AastraLink RP phones to re-use their existing phones with standard SIP based phone systems and soft switches. The Aastralink RP phones were originally designed to work only with Microsoft Response Point phone systems including the Aastralink Pro RP system. Since the fate of Response Point is up in the air with Microsoft’s plans for [ Read More ]