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September 24, 2008

VoIP Phone System Benefits for the Remote Workforce

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor

In today's business world, employees are working from a number of different locations around the world thanks to the technological advancements provided by VoIP phone systems.
With a VoIP phone system, remote workers located at home, across the country or in an airport or hotel can continue to effectively and efficiently communicate and collaborate with others via IM, video and Web conferencing, and more.
A recent white paper, "Improving Communication Between Remote Offices Using VoIP," provides and in-depth look at the advantages VoIP phone systems provide for businesses as well as case studies that support the claims.

A top advantage highlighted in the white paper is cost savings. Not only do VoIP phone systems provide businesses with remote offices cost savings when it comes to long distance calling, it also improves productivity and reduces over head costs.
With VoIP, employees can work from home or while on the road, at anytime. This means work hours can be extended if needed, and costs for a physical office location is reduced.
Also, with a VoIP phone system, businesses benefit from an improved system that is more efficient and can streamline operations. With a single, unified communications system, the business is able to lower hardware costs or eliminate them completely with a hosted solution. Also, maintenance costs and responsibilities are reduced as IT can make changes across the board from a central dashboard or leave it in the hands of the hosted provider to handle.
User productivity can also be increased with a VoIP phone system as users located remotely can access and share information with coworkers instantly, regardless of where they're accessing the system. And with IP, workers can utilize different communications methods, such as IM, voice or video and Web conferencing, as needed.
For a closer look at these, and the many other benefits a VoIP phone system can provide for remote workers, check out the white paper HERE.
Also, be sure to check out the Phone Systems channel on TMCnet.

Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Stefania’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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