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Switching To VoIP Is Simple Common Sense

By the end of this year a staggering 1 billion people will be using VoIP technology to communicate with one another according to Juniper Research. The reason for the rising trend is that VoIP services offer clients regardless of their size feature rich IP telephony that is as much as 50 per cent less expensive than traditional fixed line telephone networks. VoIP rates fell many years ago because interconnection rates between telecom networks plunged. The average savings from using VoIP technology can range from anywhere between 30 to 75 per cent.

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Why Small Business Is Avoiding Adopting More Technology

The latest research suggests that there is evidence showing the positive benefits that small businesses derive from increasing use of mobile and broadband services. There are some obvious benefits to the wider UK economy if small businesses were to further increase their use of these types of services. In this post, we will look at some of those benefits and some of the barriers to increased adoption.

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VoIP Allows Companies To Operate Efficiently

Technology continues to evolve and has now grown to match our expectations in terms of speed and advancement. All this advancement has enabled us to do amazing things using the internet. One such advancement is VoIP which allows people to make and receive telephone calls using a broadband connection. But what does VoIP mean for companies and why should they choose this technology for their communication requirements?

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Why It Is A Good Idea To Move Your Telecom Solution To The Cloud

The migration to hosted solutions from premises based ones is taking the IT world by storm. There is good reason for this. Companies receive the same or better services and it get rids of the cost of hardware maintenance which is expensive and makes the proposition an easy sell. Whilst your business may already be using cloud based services for email or other applications, it is definitely time to start looking at alternative phone services. A hosted voice solution allows users to have the full functionality of a phone system so long as they can get online.

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Amazon To Embed VoIP Into Alexa Operating System

There is no question that Amazon’s Alexa voice controlled operating system is a huge success. Not only does it successfully deliver voice interaction that actually works but it has already created a working SDK around it that allows it to scale and adapt to a range of devices and features. A new patent filed by Amazon shows where the company is looking to expand upon Alexa and the direction appears to be one in which Amazon is looking to compete in every space including the market for telecoms.

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Bitcoin VoIP App Now Available In Google Play Store

Apparently, there is rising demand for VoIP services in the bitcoin world. By allowing bitcoin payments, users are able to retain a certain level of privacy when making use of global VoIP features. There is even a new Android app called the Bitcoin Disposable VoIP Phone which has been featured in the Google Play store which apparently provides all this kind of functionality and much more.

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Google Home To Add VoIP Capability

Since Google launched Google Home, the device has added a number of new capabilities. Most of the improvements involve integration with smart home appliances as well as other online services. The latest feature likely to be added to Google’s smart speaker assistant will probably be the ability to make and receive phone calls.

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Vonage Enhances Extensions App For Better Collaboration With iOS 10

Vonage is enhancing its mobile experience for Apple users to coincide with the launch of iOS10. The company is one of the first VoIP services providers to make use of the new iOS 10 CallKit which allows VoIP mobile applications such as Vonage Extensions to work exactly like it is a native call. Additionally, Vonage is integrated with Siri which allows Vonage’s business customers to make use of the Vonage app hands free. All customers need to do is give Siri a voice command when they want to initiate a phone call from the app to any contact.

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It’s Time To Make The Switch To VoIP

It is really interesting to see how much technology is changing the landscape. However, when it comes to upgrading their telephone systems, businesses don’t seem to have it as a high priority. Businesses need to ask themselves whether their telecom solution is able to keep up with their operations. By this we mean have they considered the option of migrating to VoIP? The technology has been around for decades and it is really surprising how many companies have not transitioned from traditional analogue phone systems to a digital solution such as VoIP.

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