Monday, 15 July 2013

How Can i Select Business VoIP Solutions

5 Mistakes While Selecting Business VoIP Solutions

Author: Stephen Ray
Like all other things, businesses go through evolution. And like all other evolutions, this evolution is still in process. Nowadays' businesses are better than the previous generation in so many ways. They have solutions that were never known in the past and as a result the business processes today have become more technology driven and hence more streamlined. In current times, there is significant hype for VoIP Solutions for Businesses. They have created value for SMBs (small to medium businesses) and have helped them grow fast. As a result, businesses want to switch to Business VoIP Solutions haphazardly to get the same results but fail to get what they want.
Following are the five critical mistakes that we frequently see business companies make while switching to VoIP solutions:
Wrong specification of business requirements: The first mistake that some companies make while switching to VoIP Phone Systems is the wrong specification of their business requirements. As there are multiple VoIP solutions so a wrong specification of requirements does not allow business companies approach the right solution. If your business requirement is just to make calls and to receive them, VoIP phones are not expected to add any value to your business.
No cost and value analysis: Some companies get the right specification for their business requirements, but they ‘forget' to make a cost and value analysis of the VoIP solution before their switching. As a result, this cost is wrongly invested and hence limited results are achieved. If your business requirements exceed your cost, it's better to make switching slowly and steadily i.e. you can make a priority list based on features that you need for your company on emergent basis keeping in mind that they don't exceed your budget.
No training for new technology: One more mistake that many companies fall a victim to while switching to one of VoIP Solution is not planning to train company resources to get used to the new technology. If company resources don't know how to use a VoIP Phone System, the new technology cannot add value to business.
Disaster recovery management guarantee: Disaster recovery management is a very critical issue for any business company. When you're switching your telecommunication to VoIP Phone Systems, you should ask for disaster recovery management procedure and guarantee from the vendor you're hiring the system/services. There are companies who don't do this and thus fall victims to risk of losing their important data at any time.
No network testing: Testing company's network to know whether it's suitable for VoIP switching or not is very important. Many business companies don't do this and as a result, they have to suffer from time, money and energy wastage.
There are some other mistakes as well that become a subject to business companies while they're switching to one of the Business VoIP Solutions. However, these are five fatal mistakes due to which business companies have to suffer from unnecessary and unwanted hassle.
Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/voip-articles/5-mistakes-while-selecting-business-voip-solutions-4905583.html
About the Author
MintTec offers VoIP phone systems for small and medium businesses (SME). We supply, install and maintain, and provide consultancy in optimising VoIP telephone systems. MintTec is an independent VoIP systems integrator, and works with the leading suppliers to deliver the best Business VoIP solutions.
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