As chaotic winter weather spreads across the nation, faulty communications systems will begin to show their flaws. Ice on lines and equipment will quickly cause failures, especially where older systems are in use. The result is frequently a telecom outage that brings down company operations, interrupts sales, and frustrates customers. The financial damage can be significant and long-term. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a solution that works in all weather conditions and helps workers stay connected even if they cannot make it to the office.
Stable and Dependable
VoIP does not rely on old telephone lines or antiquated hardware. Since this technology functions over the Internet, all that it needs to run is a working Internet connection for both inbound and outbound calls. As bad weather takes down telephone lines or causes major accidents that often damage telephone poles and boxes, the VoIP connection will continue quietly performing in support of the business’s infrastructure and customer needs.
Preventing Safety and Productivity Issues
In a weather emergency, getting to the office can be nearly impossible or at least inadvisable. In the past, snow and ice have crippled transportation across entire cities and states. Roads have been shut down to everyone with the exception of emergency workers. How can a business continue to operate when key employees cannot make it to work?
The answer is VoIP. Using this powerful tool, employees can access all of the features they would normally have at their desks from the comfort (and safety) of their own homes. They can continue to be productive while both the company and worker preserve income. Keeping workers safe and productive is good for both morale and business.
VoIP is the answer to many businesses’ requirements and questions. As the topic of winter weather becomes top of mind, preventing outages and protecting workers is an important mission. Preserve revenue and keep the proverbial doors open this frosty season by transitioning from old landlines and private branch exchange setups to this much more flexible and resilient tool.