Moving a business is often a lengthy and complicated process. While VoIP technology certainly means less hardware and cables to move, it still involves some planning and forethought. So the big question is : to take the VoIP System along or start over at the new address?
Take It or Leave It : Moving Your Business VoIP System from Ziff Davis addresses that question and offers five considerations to take into account when making the decision.
1. Circumstances Around Your Move
Take the VoIP System if : The move is well organized or planned in advance. The business is being merged or relocated to somewhere without a VoIP System.
Leave the VoIP System if : The move is spur-of-the-moment or disorganized. The business is being merged somewhere with a better system.
2. Type of Environment
Take the VoIP System if : The new environment is similar or smaller than the current.
Leave the VoIP System if : The new environment is a shared space or an expanded space.
3. Your Phone System
Take the VoIP System if : You are still satisfied with your system and it is still a newer system. The system includes better applications than the competition.
Leave the VoIP System if : You are no longer satisfied with the system or have been wanting to change or expand. The system does not include the newest applications and capabilities.
4. Changing Communications Needs
Take the VoIP System if : The current system will continue to serve you for the next several years; if it is flexible and expandable.
Leave the VoIP System if : The move is about making change or growing and expanding.
5. What VoIP Vendors Can Offer
Take the VoIP System if : Your VoIP Provider offers options and deals to migrate the system to your new location.
Leave the VoIP System if : Other VoIP Providers are offering something more lucrative.
To read more, see Take It or Leave It : Moving Your Business VoIP System from Ziff Davis.