The Difference Between VoIP and SIP

The Difference Between VoIP and SIP

Both VoIP (Voice-over Internet Protocol) and SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) are useful tools in the expansion of a business’ communications system. They can be used separately or concurrently in various different methods, all to make communication both internally and externally for a company more efficient and regulated.

A great example of a VoIP system is Skype, or FaceTime for Apple product users. It’s a great way to conveniently chat with someone using both voice and image. VoIP uses a connection to a network cable instead of the traditional phone line used by standard phones. Using VoIP is a great way for businesses to have conferences or, depending on the type of business, provide customer support.

SIP, on the other hand, functions very similarly but can be considered a component of sorts to VoIP. SIP is the method by which VoIP media is delivered to its intended destination. This process mostly makes use of a process called trunking (deriving its name from tree trunks, where the trunking connection lines look aesthetically similar to those of the branches of a tree), which allows for a company to provide connection to several different entities from one source instead of alternatively creating a single connection for each individual entity.

These processes can be a financial savior for companies and can also be a time saver. It is highly recommended that a company looking to expand its horizons while simultaneously making their communications systems more efficient should look into using VoIP and SIP processes.

Globalization 2014: The State of International Business

Globalization 2014: The State of International Business

With more and more companies needing to grow and gain access to as many markets as possible in order to turn enough of a profit to survive, it seems the concept of globalization has become as important as ever in 2014. Maintaining a presence in just one concentrated market has become an almost unrealistic and ultimately unprofitable model. So how can a growing enterprise use 21st century advancements to further expand their entrepreneurial horizons? The following are some quick steps for your enterprise to consider during the growth process:

A) Don’t Neglect the Niche: Ensuring that marketing strategies also appeal to smaller, targeted audiences and show your service/product/brand in a light people may not have previously considered. Engaging multiple audiences should always be a primary function of marketing strategies on any platform.

B) Introducing VoIP Systems: Voice-over IP will allow your company to make local and international calls for a reduced cost in comparison to traditional fees. Using a VoIP service is a great way to expand your business’ presence while simultaneously reducing expenses.

C) Consider Your Market Family: Know and understand the culture, commerce, demographics, interests, morals, social standards and language of EVERY market that your company not only maintains a presence in, but also has intentions of expanding in to.

The Benefits of 1-800 Numbers For Your Enterprise

The Benefits of 1-800 Numbers For Your Enterprise

During the late 1990’s, a shift occurred in the consensus opinion of 800 numbers. Since their introduction in the 1960’s, 800 numbers had only been considered a vital commodity for medium-to-large size corporations because the investment it costed to have these sorts of phone numbers far outweighed the necessity for their mass inception. Yet around 1996-1997, the use of 800 numbers increased in all sizes of businesses alike because of the shift towards a digitized, technological paradigm for businesses that consumers expected and ultimately increased productivity (and revenue).

The need for 800 numbers is ever-present today, and have become vital components of communication solutions for several international businesses interested in obtaining a presence in the United States. 800 numbers are also important for smaller, more localized enterprises with ambitions of presenting themselves in the same capacity as a larger, widespread corporation. These numbers establish a legitimacy for a company and have become a standard that consumers measure a company’s status by.

Still not convinced your burgeoning business needs an 800-number? What if I told you that in the long run, it will save you (and your employees!) money? By designing an 800-number with trunks and corresponding internal extensions if necessary, employees can reach the office and other employees easily and for free using an 800-number system. It’s time not just think big, but think GLOBAL, and the firsts step is creating an 800-number that will legitimize the image your company presents as well as centralize your enterprise’s communications system!