VoIP Mistakes to Avoid

VoIP Mistakes to Avoid

As your company grows, and you are ready to integrate VoIP into your business there are some things you need to look out for. Common mistakes before and during onboarding process can cost you time and money. The most common mistakes will be going over today include having the wrong bandwidth. Improperly reviewing add-ons which are necessary for your business. Foregoing getting the proper equipment and hardware needed for your voice over IP solution. Finally, avoiding having a continuity plan in place in case something goes wrong. These are all common mistakes that can happen to companies daily but can cost a business dearly.

Bandwidth

To receive the best quality of service you must ensure that proper bandwidth is in place for VoIP. Not having enough bandwidth can cause issues such as poor quality on calls, slow internet, and even poor phone service. To avoid this  from happening it is best to have your IT company or provider  assess your current bandwidth. This makes sure you have enough to handle a new phone system. Getting too much bandwidth can also result in excessive costs. Therefore, it is best to have a professional assess your network. This is one of the most important things to consider when implementing a new voice over IP system within your company

Addons

When you choose a VoIP solution you will have a variety of options to choose from. Not only will the hardware differ but you will also have the option to purchase add-ons. Not choosing the correct add-ons for your company can cause issues. Add-ons include things like Remote Management, soft phones, data integration, and more. However, not all of these features are free, and some may not be available on a specific type of phone system. Therefore, it is so important to make sure that you know what your business needs and select the correct option. Your technician will be able to assist you with this process.

Hardware

Investing in a new phone system is very beneficial for business. However, sometimes one can omit purchasing the necessary Hardware. This is a big mistake which can be costly for your company. When you set up a new VoIP phone system you may also need to invest in things like a new router, new wiring, and switches. When you are working with the technician, they will be able to tell you what Hardware needs to be replaced to ensure you receive the best quality of service for your VoIP solution. It is an additional cost. However, it is well worth it in the long run as you will use your VoIP system for years to come.

Continuity Plan

Before implementing a new phone system, you must have a continuity plan in place. A business continuity plan for your phone system will have you up and running quickly in case something happens. A plan will also keep you secure. Hackers these days are getting wiser, and it is an issue for any business. Many attackers deploy attacks via phone leaving companies vulnerable. Having a plan in place is very important, because when you are in business you simply cannot afford a devastating hacker attack. A good VoIP vendor will already have security measures in place to deploy with VoIP. They will also have a continuity plan on their side to keep your business from going down. This is a very important consideration when selecting a provider. A continuity plan will give you the proper peace of mind you need in case the worst happens.

In Conclusion

These are the issues that you should avoid to ensure that you have the smoothest possible transition into the VoIP landscape. A good vendor with skilled technicians will make sure  all of these things are taken care of.  So that your business is not negatively impacted by such problems. However, it is always a good idea to make sure you have the correct bandwidth, select the best  addons, asses what new equipment you need, and ensuring that you have a continuity plan in place. All these things will keep your network running smoothly productive as possible.

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