Finance Specialist Says VoIP Services Provide Strong Asset
December 23, 2013
By Mini Swamy
, TMCnet Contributor
Just as people are beginning to accept the cloud more readily than before, likewise VoIP also appears to be gaining ground with businesses. Brian E. Walsh, writer, Web designer and e-marketing specialist at Marlin Finance, says that VoIP services are perfect for businesses, especially those working on shoestring budgets, and also offer many advantages.
Conferences are a must for businesses; and almost 81 percent of surveyed business leaders said they believed face-to-face meetings were better for building trusting relationships with their clients. Walsh says that those looking to increase such meetings through video conferencing can now avail themselves of VoIP services, which are quick, easy and affordable. Small businesses that cannot afford expensive conferencing equipment enjoyed by their larger counterparts would find these services a boon.
According to the industry piece, a survey result revealed that businesses around the world may be missing out on nearly 25 percent of their revenue opportunities, and may sometimes even lose a contract because of a lack of face-to-face contact and meeting opportunities. So that's a good reason to go all in with VoIP. But there's more to come.
A great thing about VoIP is that it's scalable, meaning businesses can have more or less number of features of a program. Startups may require the bare minimum, small businesses a little more, while large businesses might want all the features. VoIP caters to everybody according to their taste, and the good part is that each one pays only for what they use.
Cloud Tweaks says that in contrast to traditional in-premise equipment that has to be maintained and upgraded constantly, VoIP services require less maintenance, experience less downtime, equipment automatically installs itself and in some cases, all that's required is plug and play.
VoIP is so elastic, that you can add a little more and get a lot in return. When businesses with VoIP add cloud services, they experience greater mobility. Information can be stored in smartphones and tablets and any kind of mobile device, making it accessible to workers anytime, anywhere. Remote workers can be reached anytime.
And all that's only a small inset in the bigger picture that VoIP services presents.
Marlin Finance, which specializes in providing innovative financial solutions for small and mid-size businesses, also provides financing so they can acquire new equipment and technology while preserving capital.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson