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Ready to get started with a small office phone system? Here's a list of things to consider:
As a general rule, newer networks provide a stronger foundation for voice and conferencing. As you begin the process, consider:
If you're moving to an Internet Protocol (IP) phone system, what do you do with your existing voice communications system? You don't necessarily need to remove your company's PBX; you can migrate to a unified network at your own pace. This will allow your company to deploy a new IP phone system as and when you're ready.
For your company to get a return on its investment, you'll need to have a small office phone system that employees will actually use. Help your employees understand:
How they will benefit - Payoff from a small office phone system will be significant. Communicate these benefits repeatedly to employees so that they will welcome the change.
A small office phone system opens up new and empowering ways for your employees to share information and keep in touch. Training will provide quick and easy access to increased productivity, enhanced communications, and time savings. Training is advisable to ensure that employees take full advantage of these tools and realize the greatest payoff from your investment. Talk to your reseller partner about the best time for training and how to communicate the benefits to your team.
Your company needs to protect its infrastructure, information, and applications. Good small business security planning will help ensure that this coverage is in place to thwart current and emerging threats.