Since the start of the pandemic, being prepared for remote working has become more. But now we’re seeing it all over the country, including here in Westchester, NYC, and the Tri-State area; people are heading back to offices. Many folks have resumed their commutes (even if only a few days a week) and are back at the office doing work. This is good news for a few reasons outside of the obvious good sign we’re doing well on the virus, it’s good news for business owners.
Westchester NY Office Work is NOT Dead
What we see around the country as more and more people head back into work is the importance of office collaboration. Yes, working remotely was fun for a while and some companies even excelled, but the fact remains that we are social creatures, and we work better when we are physically together. Many companies are resuming limited in-office work 2 or 3 days a week and that means a return to working with your business phone system.
A huge number of companies who have moved most or all of their staff to remote work for the time being. This means there are incredibly cheap deals for business phones and services right now throughout the market. Smart companies took advantage of these deals and overhauled their in-office phone networking in a few keyways.
- New fiber installations
- New VoIP systems
- New handsets + devices
- New cloud storage + management
- And more
Because your business communication tools are so important to getting things done day in and day out, you should seriously be looking at your current setup. Let’s see why.
Reliability & Speed
Working from home many of us have seen how VoIP for business functions with a poor home internet connection. Dropped calls, spotty service, hazy video, lag/delays, failed attachment delivery, and more have caused some major headaches. Using a system like business VoIP is only as good as the infrastructure it is running on. If you’re conducting an important work call and are about to close a new client when your call drops out at the most crucial moment, you could lose a sale. Times this with spotty reliability and that risk is compounded. You shouldn’t be fighting your business phone system to get work done.
Good systems require good infrastructure. This means that if your using VoIP for business on an outdated copper wired internet system, there are some major limitations. Firstly, desks further away from the central server connection point will have slower web speeds than those closer to the hub. This can be a major problem for office spaces that are large with a lot of employees connected at once. A fiber-optic installation eliminates that problem. No matter if you’re sitting at the server room or the furthest possible office location from the server, the speeds do not change.
With older internet systems the more users on the system the slower that system will operate. Also, the further you are from the connection point the slower speeds will be. This is bad news for important calls or video conferences. Fiber-optics speed and reliability are unmatched with the current technology.
Scalability & Growth
A major limitation to traditional business phone systems is the lack of built-in scalability. If we’re talking about adding phones and users to VoIP for business, that is simple stuff. If we’re talking about adding those same users via VoIP onto an already taxed traditional copper internet system, those users will stretch the available bandwidth even thinner. This means a poorer connection for everyone on the system.
Through a fiber-optic installation you ensure that no matter how many users need to be added to the current network it will be able to handle that increase in needed bandwidth. This is how VoIP for business with Fiber-Optics makes growth possible. If you’re a company of 20 now and need to add 20 more lines, you won’t experience a slow-down.
You simply add users through the VoIP system by creating a unique username and password. Because fiber-optic is being used for the connection, no number of users can over tax the internet infrastructure. Growing businesses who were at the limit of their bandwidth capacity have not upgraded to a complete fiber installation.
What are the Best Westchester NY Business Phone Systems?
We’ve seen from above that the fastest, most reliable, and most growth friendly business phone systems are systems which use two things:
- VoIP for Business (see our article on this here)
- Fiber-Optic Internet Connection
So, if you’re company is back at the office (even if just a few days a week) you can take advantage of the phone service deals that are happening around the industry right now. The industry as a whole has taken a hit (like most businesses right now) due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But what that means for you as a business owner is huge savings to take advantage of.
Think of it this way, if many companies are going remote and Westchester business phone providers are hurting for clients, you can get a great deal on a new installation or upgrade. Many companies have already taken advantage of this fact as most do not want to keep their employees working remotely anymore than they have to.
If your at the office now, a few days a week, or will go back soon; now is the time to take advantage of industry low prices.
For the Best Westchester Business Phone Systems, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise, right here at Top Line Communications. Call today for a consultation and see how we can reduce your costs, get you set up from home, and bring your businesses phone systems into the 21st century. Stay safe from the entire team and we can get through this if we work together! 1-888-426-8647