A recent report from PEW reflects a quarter of Americans using VoIP phone systems for their communications needs, including a substantial number of business owners.

The migration of millions to VoIP comes as no surprise, as the technology allows business owners to save substantially on phone bills. It’s also fast and easy, with IT experts like Arkansas-based Network Data Services to make the transition seamless.

The cutting-edge technology featured in VoIP phone systems often is coupled with virtual PBX phone systems. Virtual PBX is a full PBX system hosted by cloud technology over the Internet.

Here are some of the reasons to use VoIP in your office:

1 VoIP phone systems offer a substantial cost savings, especially over traditional long-distance telephone calls. Businesses have reported savings of up to 70 percent. With VoIP, you can make calls worldwide very cheaply — often free.

2 With the inclusion of VoIP application software, use VoIP on your computer and other devices like mobile phones or tablets to make and receive calls. VoIP apps are a fundamental element in cloud communication systems, including virtual PBX.

3 There are a variety of advanced features available for business VoIP phone systems. With desk-to-desk calling, for example, you can connect offices in Little Rock and San Francisco, or Memphis and New York.

4 Conference calling allows you to instantly and easily connect with clients and satellite offices through video or phone conferences for lots of participants. An automated attendant gives you an automatic, voice- or control-pad-operated phone directory.

5 Voicemail to email compresses your voicemail to an audio file and emails it to you. You can then access it from any device that supports email — so you don’t have to be at your desk. In a business world that is growing more mobile every day, this is just one of the many ways your company can stay ahead of the game.

Let Network Data Services help you be a major player. Contact us on our site, call us at (501) 791-7900, or visit our North Little Rock office at 5105 McClanahan Drive.