Hosted VOIP

Top Cloud Trends 2017

There is no doubt that cloud computing has helped many enterprises transform themselves over the last half a decade. But according to experts, this technology is preparing to enter its second wave, beginning around 2017.

Both private and public cloud services hosted and built in corporate data centers will drastically change, and so will the experience of users in the wake of these VoIP trends of 2017. The market of cloud voip will accelerate even faster in the upcoming year as businesses are now seeking more efficiency to scale their resources better in order to serve customers.

As companies with big data centers, huge budgets, and complex applications look into the cloud as a viable platform to run core business applications, the future seems more than just bright.
Top cloud trends to look for in 2017
Forrester released some cloud computing predictions for the upcoming year that will dramatically change this technology and how businesses are affected by it. Keep reading this article to know more.

1. Buyers will save money in many ways

Forget pay-per-use; the New Year is expected to be a revolutionary time period for cloud computing that would make this technology reach out to a greater audience. More businesses will be able to afford cloud voip as the services become more cost-efficient and more diverse to suit specific business models.

2. Expensive private cloud suites will go on a decline

It is expected that more and more enterprises will eventually shun large and costly private cloud software suites …

VoIP Comparison: Hybrid, Hosted, or On-Premise?

If you’re still trying to find a VoIP solution, the following VoIP comparison of the most popular options should help to put things into a clearer perspective.

VoIP Benefits

Productivity increases.
Increased efficiency/cost savings.
Unparalleled features that are not available with traditional phones.
Increased flexibility, convenience and mobility.
VoIP provides remote operation, voicemail, call waiting, call forwarding and toll-free numbers.
The convenience of seamless voicemail to email transcription so you can forget about taking notes.
VoIP provides the capacity to smoothly integrate an analog door phone and the convenience and security of two-way calls with visitors. In addition, this gives you and your staff the ability to use a phone to unlock the door and allow or decline visitor access. This feature is valuable under any circumstances, and especially in situations at night with limited staff.
Your company can select a customized Music On Hold feature.
The call routing feature can make you look like a major VIP. The system, named Find me/Follow me, gives you the convenience of creating your personal list of reach numbers at locations where you might be found before the call goes to voicemail. You make the location decisions for the system to try whether it’s your personal cell phone, home office, or other locations. You also select the number of rings for each different location. If the system is unsuccessful in finding you and the list is exhausted, the call is sent to voicemail.

Hosted, On-Premise, or Hybrid?
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Is a Hosted VoIP Solution Right For You?

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the new standard for voice communications. It offers not just more convenience than analog systems but provides enhanced features like call management, reporting, monitoring, conferencing, messaging and enhanced security features.

What is Hosted VoIP?

Hosted VoIP solutions are structured so the service provider manages and owns the equipment and infrastructure within a private data center. To do so requires the set up of an Integrated Access Device (IAD) like a QoS router as well as any IP phones and all necessary switches. Hosted solutions provide the features and capabilities of an analog system as well as many more. All services are available anywhere with just an internet connection.

What are the Benefits of a Hosted Solution?

Quick and Cost-Effective: Easy to implement, the service also has reduced investment risks. Monthly charges are subscription-based and part of the operating budget. Subscriptions are based on the amount of users or call paths needed.

Monitoring: 24/7 monitoring is standard, so performance remains consistently high.

Advanced Features: With a VoIP solution, small businesses have new access to enterprise-level options and capabilities. New features and functionality are available almost immediately as upgrades are available without upgrade costs and the need to involve any in-house IT resources. It is also easily implemented with unified communications.

Eliminates Hassle: Hosted solutions take you out of the telecom management business. Hassles, costs and headaches of upgrading an on-premise solution are eliminated. This allows IT resources to be allocated to other activities.

Scalable: …