(Reprinted with permission from Mitel)
Certain Business Dynamics are Custom-Made for Cloud Communications Solutions
If you want to spend less time managing communications infrastructure and more time focusing on your core business objectives, it’s time to consider the cloud. Step back and take a fresh look at the forces affecting your business. Check out the list below to see if any of these common dynamics might be driving you to the cloud:
1 | Rapid Growth
Businesses expanding rapidly need solutions that can be implemented just as fast. The cloud provides quick and easy software upgrades with the inherent scalability needed to support growth. Plus, cloud solutions offer greater flexibility for integrations with other technologies you may already be using and the ability to more readily adapt processes in the future.
2 | Multiple Locations
You may have staff in multiple locations, but you need …
What’s faster than a speeding bullet and able to deliver massive amounts of data with reduced latency and a more secure and reliable connection? If you guessed 5G technology, you’re right. It may not be as awesome as Superman, but it will change the telecommunications industry dramatically in the coming years.
In fact, leaders in the telecom industry are estimating that by the end of 2024, 1.5 billion people are going to be using the 5G connection.
What is 5G?
The term 5G refers to the fifth generation of wireless technology. The switch from 3G to 4G delivered faster downloads and improved functionality, but experts predict the move from 4G to 5G will be an even bigger leap. Not only will 5G networking deliver faster speeds and the ability to move more data, it will reduce latency (lag time), thereby increasing responsiveness. …
Telecommunication carriers are some of the largest companies in the world. In fact, AT&T, which is the leading telecommunications company in the U.S., had a market value of over $230 billion in 2018 and ranked 12th overall on the Forbes list of top global companies.1
In addition to noteworthy mergers and acquisitions, the industry has most recently been focused on the advent of 5G cellular service, which promises 10-20 times faster download speeds for mobile data and could dramatically change the way telecom companies operate.
However, before we delve in any further, let’s start with some basic definitions:
The term “telecommunications carrier” is a catch-all that covers all entities that provide some form of telecommunications services to consumers, businesses, governments and other telecom providers as their primary business. This may include fixed or mobile communications, and/or voice or data.
A carrier …
With today’s mass migration to the cloud, it can be easy to overlook the advantages of an onsite phone (on-premises) system, which includes control, cost savings over time, lower costs to expand and the ability to choose SIP trunk providers for lower cost calls. Cloud-based phone systems (hosted VoIP) are great for many small businesses and some unique situations, but for mid-sized and larger companies or call center operations, hospitality services or companies that experience heavy call volumes and need a greater number of lines (trunks), an onsite is typically a better choice.
However, with so many choices available for business phone and unified communications systems, it can be challenging to choose a provider that’s best for your business. To help you with this task, we’ve compiled some reviews, including the top pick according to Eastern Management’s Group’s global survey …