VoIP is “good for business”

VoIP is “good for business”

There are a whole host of technological advances that businesses can implement within their operations to boost productivity and cut costs.

One such advancement is Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which can be used to make calls around the world for free, rather than spending money on expensive line rentals and calls.

Nancy Perkins, writing for Business2Community, explained that the technology can "enhance" a calling experience, by providing unlimited voice and video contact at home and abroad.

With more and more businesses now embracing flexible working and looking to expand into new markets, it is more important than ever that companies have a way of keeping staff on the same page, collaborating and communicating to make the firm efficient and productive.

Ms Perkins also noted that VoIP is simply "good for business" as it takes the hassle and, perhaps more importantly, the cost, out of the equation for a nationwide or multi-national firm.

"You can practically make calls wherever you are in the world and literally anytime of the day. If you don't have an internet service on your device, you can just look for Wi-Fi hot spots, which is not very hard to find these days and you can avail of its amazing advantage, which is free calling," she added.

Ultimately, VoIP devices will provide businesses with a cost-effective way of increasing productivity in a short space of time.

Recently, Liberal Democrat business minister Jo Swinson revealed a desire to increase the level of flexible working within the UK, with potential legislation set to be proposed in the near future.

Ministers have noted that there is a strong "business case" for the growth of flexible working, with technology such as VoIP meaning that businesses are now safe in the knowledge they can offer flexibility while keeping in touch with members of staff and not breaking the bank to do so.

It is argued that further flexible working and the greater use of VoIP will reduce disruption and lost time caused by the morning and evening commutes.