The Growing Popularity of VoIP

The Growing Popularity of VoIP

Do you know what VoIP is? VoIP is short for Voice over Internet Protocol, and it is a technology that allows people to make calls via the Internet rather then use a traditional landline. VoIP is very affordable and can save businesses, of any size, between 30 and 50 percent on their phone expenses.

Many businesses, large and small, are still struggling and are looking to reduce costs anyway they can. So, the question is; are businesses embracing VoIP as an obvious way to save money or are they reluctant to get rid of their trusty old landline?

A Move Toward VoIP?

A recent study says that businesses have not turned to VoIP technology as much as you’d think. Even so, the same study also says that this seems to be changing. According to research from Heavy Reading, about 31 percent of installed business lines in North America were VoIP-based in 2011. The good news, though, is that Heavy Reading anticipates that this figure will increase to 66.6 percent by 2015. Heavy Reading also anticipates that by 2015 just 33.5 percent of business lines will consist of traditional circuit-switch versions.

Businesses are Switching to VoIP

The study implies, then, that companies will do a complete flip-flop by 2015. Today, after all, conventional circuit-switch phone lines make up 68 percent of business lines in North America. Are these numbers to be believed? Are businesses prepared to make such a dramatic shift? Even if you are less optimistic than the researchers at Heavy Reading, it’s hard to deny that businesses will turn more frequently to VoIP technology in the near future.

A Bright Future for VoIP and Business

VoIP technology, while lowering businesses phone bills, provides voice communication that is just as clear as any landline. Employees won’t have to change any of their behavior to use this service. They’ll just have to make phone calls as usual. The future of VoIP in the business world looks to be a bright one!