5 Signs You’re Ready for Cloud Communications

Determine whether your business is cloud-ready with these 5 questions
If your company has a legacy PBX and you’re wondering whether your business should move to cloud, ask yourself these questions.

1. Do you wish you had more control over your phone system?

Relying on your IT employees or outside vendors to update equipment can get expensive. Besides, wouldn’t you prefer to do it yourself? With hosted voice, resetting voicemail passwords, turning on your holiday schedule and adding or moving users is simple — one click. And there’s no surprise fees.

2. Does your present phone system provide business continuity?

Disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. Instead of worry about ruined equipment or worse, a ruined business, hosted voice protects your company. Your data is protected with backups and is easy to recover. Top-tier providers also have several redundant, geographically dispersed data centers, keeping your systems up, even when there’s an emergency.

5 signs you need cloud communications

3. How much is your premise-based PBX system costing you?

With hosted voice, your fees are lower than with on-site equipment. Your IT resources aren’t burdened with maintaining equipment or attempting to recover it should an emergency happen. If you use a third-party, you won’t need to pay that overhead. It’s just one predictable monthly rate.

More than saving you money, your business will also benefit from automatic upgrades and new features.

4. Do you want to take advantage of new communication tools?

With a hosted voice, you’ll have the ability to receive all your calls on only one phone number using easy features. You’ll also be able to just check your email inbox for all your messages.

And that’s just the beginning. With other unified communications solutions, like Google Apps and Salesforce, integrated with your phone system, you’ll gain even more productivity.

5. Does your IT staff spend the majority of its time fixing issues or making improvements?

Is your IT staff usually stressed out in the server room? Wouldn’t it be great if they could spend more of their time focused on developing new ways to improve your business? With hosted voice, your IT staff can get back to focusing on your core business!

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David Chao

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David Chao is an experienced strategic thinker and has been a technology thought leader for the past 20 years. With a diverse background from motion pictures to the Internet, he brings a unique perspective to the technology market with his experience in financial services, movies, manufacturing and technology. His skills are focused on setting clear, sustainable strategic differentiators and then manically executing. David enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors fly-fishing and playing golf.

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