Parting ways with legacy phone systems: A not-so-sad goodbye

Parting ways with legacy systems: A not-so-sad goodbye

The future isn't looking too bright for traditional fixed-line and mobile calling. The VoIP system, a more advanced, versatile and effective communication platform, seems destined to soon make legacy phone technology a thing of the past.

Fixed-line systems are nearing their demise
Speculating on the future of phone systems, industry expert Marco Fiorentino told Mobile News, "We think that fixed-lines will be around for some time, but there is no question that there is going to be a slow substitution of traditional fixed-line or voice calls on mobile with this type of application."

Fiorentino also predicted that in 10 to 15 years, phone numbers will be largely replaced by personalized user web pages. With VoIP, users will be able to simply click a link to make calls or start a video conferencing session. This type of convenience will accompany various other benefits, such as seamless integration with instant messaging systems and substantial cost-saving opportunities.

VoIP is the way of the future
VoIP technology is a perfect complement for modern business operations. A growing number of businesses are embracing the bring your own device trend, allowing their workers to be more productive and flexible than ever before. VoIP services have maximized the impact of many of these firms' BYOD programs. With HD video and voicemail to email features, today's VoIP systems connect mobile workers so that they can effectively collaborate on projects in real-time.

In the world of unified communications, VoIP technology is being integrated with other digital systems, such as email and instant messaging, to provide businesses with a more centralized communication system. Thanks to presence systems, VoIP users are given real-time information about others' whereabouts. This means that workers can make better decisions with regard to how they should contact their coworkers and clients.

Modern VoIP services are enabling businesses to operate in ways that were never before possible. While traditional fixed-line systems restricted mobility, VoIP is making BYOD a more feasible option for businesses. VoIP-assisted employees no longer have to travel between corporate branches just to partner up with their colleagues. Meanwhile, work-from-home employees can stay in the loop by attending video conferencing meetings with their office-based coworkers.   

With these advantages in mind, future company leaders will probably not be mourning the death of traditional phone systems.