December 23, 2016 19:21
Published: August 10, 2017 17:33
It’s true that buzzwords tend to be temporary. And there are a lot of them these days, as millennials worldwide are beginning to step into power positions all over the globe. Things like “culture” and “enhancement” are making the rounds.
Another buzzword making the rounds these days is collaboration. And it’s a great one, because we’re pretty sure that it’s not going away anytime soon. But how can collaboration be improved by a VoIP business phone system, you ask?
This term (generally shortened to UC) basically means that all forms of communication within a business are sheltered under one provider. Your phones, email, fax, internet, etc. all provided to you via the same provider. And while the purest sense of UC is a ways off yet, it’s one of the things that will eventually change the way collaboration is done in any company. By unifying communication systems within one service, companies can save money on that service, making collaboration between departments, offices, or even other companies that much easier to take advantage of, which will only lead to more infrastructure, which will unify more communications, and so on, and so on, ad nauseum. At least, that’s the general consensus.
One of the things that comes with collaboration is connection, and it’s been the hardest thing to attain throughout history. Collaborating with companies in the same city was complicated enough, much less trying to work with someone in another office or (gasp!!) across the globe. Now, using features like mobile extensions, videoconferencing, and Find Me/Follow Me, the ability to connect to anyone in the world, any time, anywhere, is that much more of a reality.
While finding the right hosted PBX provider for your company might be a bit of a chore at first, once you make the right connection, you’ll discover firsthand how flexible a VoIP solution can be, and what that can mean for any amount of collaboration going on in your company. A great deal of the time, features can be turned on and off easily depending on the needs of an expanding (or contracting) business. And while this can also lead to a large amount of cost savings, the biggest thing it will save most companies will be stress and time. By eliminating most of the stress of setting up the things needed to actually collaborate, the collaboration itself is benefited, increasing productivity and overall gain.
While only one part of collaboration, the idea and implementation of UC can take your company to new levels of work and success. The future is looking quite bright, indeed.