Extending Mobility to VoIP Although mobility solutions for VoIP have matured, its features will only continue to improve over the next few years. Today you can use an Apple or Android smartphone the same way you use a desk based IP Phone. For example, let’s look at Toshiba’s Call Manager Mobile. Built on HTMl5, it empowers Android and Apple smartphone users to access Toshiba’s VIPEdge cloud based business telephone solution.
The Call Manager Mobile provides enhanced presence status to help users find each other quickly. This feature is being extended to include Microsoft Lync, and Google Chat. The Call Manager Mobile provides single and group instant messaging to improve communication. Multiple simultaneous sessions are supported, as well as the ability to send broadcast messages. The Call Manager Mobile supports single-number reach for incoming and outgoing calls. Integrated fully into Toshiba’s IPMobility solutions, you need to provide a single number in your office. The same number will be used for you, regardless of where you are.
Applications such as these have extended the full capabilities of a VoIP to smartphones. Applications are already available to simulate a desk-based IP Phone on your laptop or smart phone. In addition, DECT solutions allow you to use a cordless device across your entire office and not miss a call. What Can I Do as a User
Opportunities in VoIP Mobility are real and available. It makes immense sense to adopt these IP mobility solutions so that you are ahead of your competition. Look at what is happening and the advantages you can get: 1. Bad weather prevents people from coming to office. VoIP Mobility can provide a significant benefit and advantage to how they do their job. The terrific capabilities of smart phone as well as cloud-based or hosted IP telephony gives them all the facilities they need to function effectively. 2. SME’s are adapting to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and other VoIP mobility tools faster than larger enterprises. In a survey, more than 26% of SME employees worked from home for three days or more in a week. Nearly 71% of SMEs encouraged mobility and work for anywhere culture. 3. This will increase as SMEs actively encourage BYOD to mobilize their workforce and expand into areas where they do not have an office.
4. VoIP Mobility, BYOD, cloud computing and cloud telephone are all being looked at as tools to increase agility and productivity of employees, and reducing overheads at the same time. The flexibility of SMEs makes it easier for them to adapt to these changes. 5. When you use a cloud-based VoIP, there is no duplication of investment or infrastructure. If you are primarily using a PSTN network, your move to VoIP will be with literally zero capital expenditure. If you adopt BYOD, all you have to do is set a policy and explain the rules to all employees. 6. Direct benefits include employee productivity, flexibility, satisfaction, business agility and improved responsiveness. Dangers and Their Mitigations
The biggest danger to BYOD and VoIP mobility is, of course, security. Infection and data leakages are real threats that need to be handled effectively. At BCS, we will be happy to help you understand the whole picture of going BYOD and mobile. We will help you shape BYOD policies and define employee roles, responsibilities, and processes for adding a new device on the network. We will help you best understand and implement mobile technology. This covers three critical areas for our co-operation â€“ solid wireless infrastructure, effective application access, and comprehensive security. With a proper VoIP mobility strategy you can alleviate weather and distance problems and increase your productivity 24/7. Call us today and we will help you adopt VoIP mobility properly.