Why Your Business Needs A Telecom Audit
There is a very clear reason that so many new technologies appear every year - new technologies help keep businesses competitive and successful.
As computers grow ever more capable and inexpensive, businesses continue to take advantage of them. This causes the tech industry to continually
come up with new models, in an incredibly profitable feedback loop.
The same phenomenon has begun in the world of business communication. In addition to the classic hard line telephone and radio systems, there are
now digital phone options, voice mail, videoconferences, email, and many more options. If a business needs to communicate, the world of telecom
offers a solution to their specific need.
I Can Do What With My Telephone?!
Of course, every new technology brings new problems and challenges. Much as computers introduced a whole range of compatibility issues and
headaches for early adopters, modern telecom technologies have raised a range of new issues.
Relatively few members of any organization actually understand the specific workings of any one telecom system in their office, let alone how the
entire system operates. A lack of understanding about any one portion can directly impact the company's bottom line.
That's Not How We Do It
This issue affects larger businesses in particular. A small, local baker really only needs a simple phone line and voice mail system, for example. An
interstate or international corporation, on the other hand, needs an entire phone system for each of its offices, and perhaps a larger network tying them
all together. This kind of effort requires not only a major investment, but it rarely develops all at once.
Businesses acquire other companies, adopting their offices and existing equipment, and occasionally the communications contracts they've already
signed. This creates an inherent difficulty in oversight and control over the communications network, and can be a source of costs that a business
shouldn't have to pay.
For those companies that don