3 Business Communication Standbys2 Min Well Spent

Imagine not being able to communicate with a member of your staff, or worse, a potential client. Pretty scary, right? Without reliable ways of communication, projects could be delayed, which ultimately would lead to lost revenue. Advancements in technology have made business communication easier, more efficient, and more reliable than ever before. Are you looking to improve your business’ communication functionality? Check out some of the best pieces of communication technology to improve how your organization keeps in touch.

Voice over IP

No matter the changes that come and go in the modern office, one piece of technology has stood the test of time: the telephone. Like other office staples, advances in technology have changed how the phone is used. You no longer have to be stuck at your desk with a corded phone. Cellphones and voice chat apps have offered more flexibility to how phone calls are made. To achieve this freedom of communication, your organization will need to switch over to Voice over IP (VoIP). VoIP uses your business’ Internet connection to make and receive phone calls and offers an array of services that a traditional phone line can’t provide. Lower investment and monthly fees make VoIP an affordable alternative to the antiquated phone system you may currently have.

Instant Messaging

We’ve all been in a situation that requires an immediate response. Email isn’t fast enough, but the situation might not warrant a phone call either. Times like these call for a simple IM. You can send your message without worrying about disturbing the recipient, and they can respond when they have the time. Instant messaging works across all devices, so your team can stay in contact with each other at the office or on the go.

Shared Cloud Applications

Cloud storage is a great way to ensure that anything related to projects and collaboration can be accessed by the team responsible for working on them. With cloud-based productivity suites, like Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, you can have multiple users working on the same document and spreadsheet in real time. This keeps everyone involved in a beneficial way that’s simply not allowed for under other circumstances. There won’t be any huddling around a single monitor or television screen–instead, each user will have the flexibility and connectivity to work on the projects on their own devices.
With these types of unified communications and cloud software solutions at your disposal, your employees will always be connected to what matters most–their jobs and your business. To learn more, reach out to us at 855-4IT-GUYS (855-448-4897).

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Ben Jones

Ben Jones

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