Technology is at the core of every successful business today. Whether you are using it directly by utilizing cloud computing capabilities to mobilize your workforce or simply relying on an internet connection to run an e-commerce website, technology is the heartbeat of your daily operations. When it comes to finding a great technology partner, you can choose to work with various consultants representing different services (software licenses, internet connectivity, hardware, etc.), or you can work with an all-in-one telecom consultant. Below we'll list a number of reasons why you might want to consider working with an all-in-one technology partner.
Understanding the Evolution and Future of Telecom
Your job is to develop the best product or service for your clients, not ponder the evolution of telecommunications in recent decades or predict the future of telecom. A telecom consultant working with your company to help you adopt the best combination of technology understands that telecom has evolved beyond simple telephony.
Telephony, as traditional voice communication, was once the bedrock of business communications. Today, telephony has evolved into telecommunications that encompass traditional telephony, mobile data, internet connectivity and cloud computing. In fact, the evolution of telecom has resulted in growth and diversification in telephony as well.
You no longer need a hardline connection between handsets in order to place a phone call. Even traditional telephony has evolved with VoIP technology that delivers voice communication without the need for the type of direct connections established in traditional telephony. You may not be familiar with the intricacies of these changes, but a telecom consultant is and knows how to make this technology work for your business.
How Telecom Expands Capacity and Grows a Network
Modern telecommunication systems are easily expanded to add capacity and support your business as it grows. There's no longer a need to run new telephone lines, install software on countless devices one at a time or buy multiple servers to support storage and connectivity needs within your company. Advanced telecom is scalable and flexible, growing and adapting at the speed of your business.
Telecom consultants can help you analyze the operational needs of your business, and ensure you have the telecommunication systems in place to support that growth. As alluded to earlier, VoIP phone systems can quickly grow and shrink with the needs of your business. Hiring more employees in the next month? Softphones on workstations can easily get up and running, adding voice communications for new employees without purchasing more handsets or installing more telephone lines throughout the office.
How and Why You Should Move Your Business to the Cloud
There are countless reasons to move your business operations to the cloud, but recounting all the benefits is worthy of its own separate blog post. Among the major benefits of moving to the cloud include cost savings, scalability and mobility. Migration to the cloud allows your company to save on capital investments by renting server space and bandwidth from a provider, rather than buying and maintaining your own servers.
Scalability was addressed in the previous point on VoIP phones, but mobility is another major benefit. Your employees don't have to make it to their desk or sit chained to their chair for nine hours a day to complete their job. Email access from smartphones, Skype and GoToMeeting conferencing on tablets and collaboration through programs like Office 365 enable your employees to stay on point, whether they're in the office, on the bus or at home.
By working with a telecom consultant, your company can successfully migrate to the cloud in stages or even maintain certain operations in house depending upon the advice and expertise of your consultant.
Other Benefits of Telecom Consultants and Technology Partners
Although many businesses believe there is a better deal to be had when working separately with phone, mobile data and cloud computing providers, a telecom consultant can streamline all of this by providing all-in-one solutions. An experienced telecom consultant represents a provider that has your back, and is more interested in building a long-term relationship with your business than simply selling you a service.
All-in-one technology partners provide options for your business, allowing you to get the best of each service as recommended by a telecom consultant. Best of all, a telecom consultant isn't selling you a one-size-fits-all solution. They spend time getting to know your business in an effort to build a solution that fits your business.