5 reasons cord cutting will help your business.

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Scott Swigard/Flickr

Cutting the cord is a growing consumer trend. But for businesses the potential savings are even greater. Is it time for your business to cut the cord?


Cord cutting is often seen as something only in the consumer domain, but more businesses are beginning to cut the cord as well because the cost savings can be dramatic.

First, let’s clarify that you’re still going to have one cord coming into your office: an internet connection. But once this is setup your business will have full flexibility to choose the best value communication services.

Let’s focus on what benefits you would see with your phone service:

  1. You can get phone service…from anyone.

    With an internet phone system you will have a plethora of options to choose from. No longer will you be limited to your incumbent provider.

  2. Full control of everything

    If you go with a fully setup VoIP system you could potentially have all calls routed inside your organization. In the post Snowden era minimizing the amount of “metadata” that is out in the wild is beneficial.

  3. Flexibility

    Moving offices? Or want to relocate to another country? Unplug your phones and take them to the new location, plug them into the new office and you’re done. Try doing that with a landline.

  4. You’ll save cash

    Simply put, VoIP is cheaper than landline.

  5. One and done.

    Phone service becomes just another IT service, no more individual charges for lines and you only pay for what you use.

Many companies are reluctant to cut the cord because many people’s experiences has been using free services like Skype which has quality issues. In truth, with a properly implemented system the sound quality is better.

It’s not surprising that with the huge cost savings that even the Government of Canada has started to cut the cord.

The real benefit of an internet phone system though comes down to flexibility and cost.

The time to cut the cord is now

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Andrew Seipp

Principal Consultant at Telclarity
Andrew Seipp is the principal consultant for Telclarity. His company helps small to enterprise clients navigate the world of telecom and find significant savings. Having worked in the telecom industry for nearly a decade he brings unparalleled insider knowledge to the table.

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