Cloud-Telephony-Apartment-ComplexesHow can cloud telephony accomplish saving time, space and resources? The answer will be clear enough when you know how cloud telephony works and operates. Cloud telephony or hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the latest trend in telecommunication technology. This telephone system does not require users to spend for on-site equipment, space for a closet and hundred yards of copper wirings. This phone system is very simple in nature and form. As long as there is only an internet connection in your area, you can connect, send, and receive calls and messages for a very low price.

In an apartment complex for example with 100 flats, all residents can actually receive calls from each other and make calls when their phones are registered to a cloud base phone system. A cloud phone system is hosted in the cloud, which means that data is stored in a secure server which you can reach over the internet. A cloud phone system replaces traditional land lines, and is usually hosted by a third party provider. Instead of an answering machine tape, phone bills, and tons of wires, a cloud phone system is stored digitally. This makes it less expensive and easy to use. Because of this, it improves the way businesses operate.

In short, a cloud telephony system is very simple and cost efficient. With hosted VoIP solutions, there’s no lock-in to long-term contracts or expensive hardware. Cloud telephony products are typically less expensive than on-premise phone systems over the long term, as well. Because there’s no hardware to manage (other than desk phones, when applicable), you can wave goodbye to pricey technical contractors. A cloud phone system can grow or shrink as business conditions warrant. Adding extensions or direct numbers requires only a few mouse clicks, and new extensions can be provisioned in just a few minutes’ time. Hence, in an apartment complex, it can actually provide extension numbers for each resident while not having wires and other large equipment needed to connect all people inside the building.

Features of Cloud Telephony

Cloud telephony has been a rage among homeowners and business owners. Why? Because the latest trend of this telephone technology could actually provide more and more advantages and benefits.

  • Cost Savings. A cloud PBX system is much less expensive than traditional land lines. It allows you to sound like a Fortune 500 company for a fraction of the price.
  • Easy set-up. Because the system doesn’t require wire rerouting, cloud-based phone systems are easy and fast to set-up.
  • Time saving. Traditional business phone systems are high maintenance and require intense set up. Skip all of that and save time.
  • Remote capabilities. Remote capabilities are fancy ways of saying that you can easily hook a cloud phone system up to mobile phones, so you don’t have to be tied to a desk.
  • Advanced features. Today’s cloud phone systems have all the advanced features you need, including the ability to add multiple extensions, message management, call forwarding, voicemail, and different physical phone options.

About the Author. Tanya Williams has been working with telecom companies for over 20 years, and is excited with the new IP/VoIP/Cloud Telephony and other systems flooding the market. She is experimenting with some of the new technologies and is writing in blogs about her experiences.