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January 24, 2017

Cloud Communications as a Long-term Business Communication Solution

Posted by Tom Strong
Think back to 10 years ago. Try to imagine the computer you were using. Or the phone where you placed most of your calls. Even the brand new car you were driving.

Chances are, all of those things have changed a lot over the past decade.

As a consumer, this can be both exhilarating and frustrating. There is always the latest technology that you can upgrade to, for a price.

As a business owner, it can be downright painful. How do you know if the technology that you have today is going to make it to tomorrow? How can you invest your limited resources wisely so that what you buy will not be obsolete in 6 months?
Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet for this issue, but you can rest assured that some technological advancements are here to stay and one of those is cloud communications. Following are just a few of the reasons that cloud communications are here to stay.

Security Advantage

Data security is an issue that remains top of mind for so many executives and for a good reason. In 2016 alone, over 2 billion records were leaked via more than 3000 data breaches. The cloud actually offers more in terms of security than other computing options because security measures are constantly updated to reflect the latest in best practices and new information on what cybercriminals are developing. This security advantage means that even more organizations will be moving to the cloud to take advantage of better data security.

Unlimited Possibilities

The cloud takes away many of limitations that previously saddled businesses in their technology choices. The cloud means unlimited storage and processing power, all without buying new hardware and finding a place to put it. When it comes to communications, the cloud means that you no longer have limits on how much data you can store and how powerful your communication system can be.

Built to Scale

When your company is in a position to grow, the last thing you want is to feel limited by the communications system you have in place. Cloud communications make it easy to scale, whether it means adding a few desks to an office or adding a whole new location on the other side of the world. Modern VOIP reliability plus the scalability of the cloud make traditional phone systems look clunky, difficult, and expensive.

Want to learn more about how cloud communications can make your business function better?

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Truly Unified Communications

Without the cloud, it would be impossible to offer the kind of unified communications that really foster connectivity and productivity. Cloud technology means that desk phones, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops can all communicate seamlessly, allowing employees to get work done wherever they are. Cloud UC makes offices more productive and ultimately saves companies time and money.

The cloud is here to stay, and if you have yet to invest, there is no time like the present to see what this kind of technology can do for you.

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