ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Hosted VoIP for 24x7 Availability

Updated on January 15, 2013
VoIP Business
VoIP Business

VoIP and Business Continuity

Business continuity is one of those crucial things that every entrepreneur or CEO needs to keep in mind. They have to prepare for every eventuality – even natural disasters like hurricane Sandy. Without doubt, certain events can severely hamper business operations. Even a large organization like Amazon was unable to pursue its regular work during this time. What is important however is for your enterprise to maintain a certain presence at the very least to reassure customers that you're still up and running and that you will resume normal operations as soon as possible.

From this perspective, the most robust and crucial system has to be your communications. If you have a guarantee that you will always be able to get the right message across to your customers, you can overcome almost any disaster given time. And this is where VoIP comes in. VoIP allows organizations to remain accessible regardless of the circumstances. By putting all your communications "in the cloud", you are able to insulate yourself from any local event that affects only one part of the country or the world.

There are many ways of implementing VoIP, but only a few of them offer the true benefits of cloud computing.

Implementing the Right VoIP Set Up

Broadly speaking, VoIP can be set up in two ways. In-house and hosted. An in-house VoIP system is one where all of the equipment is managed and maintained by the business itself on its own premises. Because of this, it is also known as "on premise VoIP". The benefits of having the hardware and management directly under your thumb is an increase in control. You can set the precise policies that you desire and customize your VoIP service in the exact way that you like. The downside however is that you need to expend a great deal of capital expenditure in order to purchase not just the servers, but also to set up the environment in which they must run.

Small or medium-sized businesses often have limited resources and the management of an entire VoIP infrastructure will stretch them to the limit. Hiring and retaining talent, upgrading, maintaining, and patching VoIP servers will all take their toll and distract you from your core focus. A hosted VoIP system on the other hand outsources all the heavy lifting to professionals. You can access your communication service in the same way you access your e-mail – without knowing the details of implementation.

Contact a Chicago hosted phone systems provider to find out how easy it is to get started with VoIP access for your business.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)