…Dispelling the barriers to switching over to VoIP…
LONDON - Monday 16th July 2012 - Telappliant, the leading Internet telephony provider for UK based small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), has published a new whitepaper entitled 'VoIP telephony for business: Dispelling the perceived barriers to switching' to help bridge the gap between the perception and reality of using VoIP in a business environment.
According to an independent survey commissioned by Telappliant, 41% of UK businesses are already using VoIP telephony and a further 25% have plans to review and implement VoIP within the next 12 months*. Although savings and organisational efficiencies can be gained quickly through VoIP, the survey also highlights that there are five perceived barriers preventing more businesses from making the switch. These include senior management not understanding the full business benefits of VoIP; the assumption that VoIP is too much effort to deploy or maintain; concerns about audio quality; potential security risks; and the need to wear headsets.
Telappliant's whitepaper addresses these perceived barriers and offers businesses practical advice on points to consider when switching to VoIP. To download the free whitepaper visit http://bit.ly/VoIPforbusiness
Tan Aksoy, Chief Executive Officer at Telappliant, comments, "Most of the barriers to adopting VoIP for business are based on perception rather than fact, and the business benefits far outweigh any potential risks. VoIP has dramatically improved in recent years and voice clarity is on a par with, and often superior to that of a landline. Hosted VoIP telephony systems are quick and easy to set up and virtually maintenance-free. Furthermore, headsets are no longer required as lines can be connected to desk phones or mobile devices. VoIP undoubtedly gives businesses greater flexibility in the way they can operate and the savings made will directly impact their bottom line in a positive way."
Businesses that stand to maximise the benefits of VoIP include those:
where phone bills are a significant overhead
where teams are making a large number of calls to mobile or international numbers
where advanced phone system features such as automatic call distribution will help reduce bottlenecks
where staff require flexible remote or home working, anywhere in the world
where the organisation requires local telephone numbers in various national or international locations.
To see how much your business can save visit http://www.telappliant.com/tariffs or for further information about Telappliant's VoIP telephony services for business, visit www.telappliant.com.
Notes to editor
* The survey was conducted by independent technology market research specialists Vanson Bourne in March 2012. 100 UK businesses were surveyed. The following sectors; financial services; manufacturing; retail, distribution & transport; business & professional services; were equally represented in the 100 interviews. The surveyed group also represented in equal proportion the following size bands; 5 - 100 employees and 100 - 500 employees.
Telappliant provides Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony services to UK based SMEs. Telappliant has been delivering Internet telephony solutions since 2003 and owns one of the largest VoIP networks in the UK, with over eighty thousand subscribers.
Telappliant delivers feature rich, highly advanced Internet telephony solutions and offers a range of services including hosted and on-site IP PBX, SIP trunking, VoIP-optimised broadband, global telephone numbers from over 40 countries and a range of call plans. The company is uniquely positioned to deliver state-of-the art, integrated end-to-end solutions and offers high quality business support and dedicated, focused account management.
A founding member of the Internet Telephony Services Providers' Association (ITSPA) and ITSPA Awards 2012 Finalist, the company is fully ISO 9001 certified. For information about the services available visit http://www.telappliant.com
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