Communication is one of the driving forces behind any successful business. It's hard to achieve your goals without communicating quickly and efficiently with everyone in your circles – co-workers, customers, B2B partners and so on. This is why top companies invest so much in business phone systems. They settle for nothing less than the best.Along those same lines, having a strong cloud system in place is another valuable strategy for fostering good business communication. If you've got the cloud on your side, you'll never be lacking for the ability to share information or work quickly and collaboratively.
The benefits of the cloud
Setting up solid business phone plans is one way to improve communication at your place of business, but embracing the cloud will really take you to the next level. According to the Department of Finance, there are a few distinct areas in which cloud service can dramatically improve your business.
- On-demand access: Employees will be able to access and modify their data from anywhere, at any time. Everything they'd ever want is now available on demand, regardless of setting.
- Sharing of resources: For co-workers who need to collaborate on projects, the cloud makes it easy to pass information back and forth and make key modifications in real time. There's no concern about lag or breakdown in the communication process.
- Elasticity: It's never been easier to modify your company's communication infrastructure. If your business grows larger, or moves into a new location, a cloud network can easily scale up to adapt to your changing needs. The cloud makes this instantaneous.
Setting up your system
Just like with setting up phone systems, preparing for the cloud requires careful planning in advance. According to TechTarget, the first step for your organisation should be to figure out what you want from the cloud. Are you looking to accelerate workflow? Improve collaboration? Strengthen customer service?
Whatever your goals may be, make them quantifiable and follow your progress closely. If you have realistic expectations and a solid timetable for achieving them, you just might walk away happy.
Our cloud offering is one of a kind
You may already count on us at Fonality for our business VoIP system, but you're in luck – we can help you explore the cloud as well. From our exclusive private hosted cloud deployment to our public hosted cloud deployment to a combination of our cloud and on-premise solutions that we call Hybrid-Hosted: we've got a deployment model for your business. Plus, our unified communications tool Heads Up Display™ (HUD) fully integrates with some of the top cloud services and applications you might already use, including Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Salesforce, Blitz, and more.
There are a lot of cloud services out there, but ours will allow your business to really shine. We can offer you no clusters, fewer outages and no limits to your IT server access. In other words, we want your company to be completely uninhibited and maximally productive.