2021 is here at last, but for the foreseeable future, the coronavirus pandemic is still hanging around. Until lockdowns and vaccine rollouts finally bring an end to this difficult period, businesses are having to continue pivoting, unsure quite what’s happening next.
Your business is not alone. Your company may have taken a hit during the various lockdowns British businesses have experienced over 2020 – but when it comes to 2021, you’re going to need to take real strides to ensure that your brand is ready to keep rolling with the punches that COVID-19 has to offer.
If you ask us here at Planet Numbers, the best way to really protect your business against the pandemic is to move to VoIP – but why might this be the case?
Remote Working IS The New Normal
There’s a lot of talk about the ‘new normal’, and this might look quite a bit different to various different people. However, when it comes to running a business and managing a team, it is all about going remote.
Remote working and home working has proven to be hugely popular, and what’s more, it’s helping to keep as many people as safe as possible from the coronavirus. However, what has stopped some business owners from embracing remote working in the past is the fact that it has previously been more than a little complex to set up.
VoIP changes all of that. VoIP, which connects voice and video conferencing via data, will also enable you to share your office communication standards with remote workers. This means that with a simple login, your team will be able to access your VoIP data remotely, ensuring that they can keep to the same page even when away from the office.
If your business and your team can work remotely, now is the time to really take advantage of the technology that’s available. Right now, of course, the pandemic is forcing people to take the safe route. In future, however, VoIP will help you to continue running in the face of all kinds of struggles and strains.
VoIP is Reliability Guaranteed
If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us in terms of the way that we run our businesses, it’s that some of the technology we use really isn’t ready for widespread illness! It’s safe to say that 2020 was a huge baptism of fire for many, many businesses.
Therefore, it’s time to start thinking about moving to a more reliable communications standard. VoIP, running entirely through your data connection, will be free from any of the stops and starts you’d normally expect from a basic landline. For example, a VoIP connection won’t be affected by weather, and is never likely to drop calls or cut off your callers.
In a time of uncertainty such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s pretty safe to say that your customers are going to need as much confidence as they can get. With business dipping for a number of companies as a result of the lockdown, it’s a good idea to set up technology you can rely on, even when all seems unsure in the outside world.
Get Ready for VoIP
VoIP is set to become the default communications standard by the middle of the decade. Regardless of the pandemic and any of the challenges that may arrive along the way, failure to make the move to VoIP soon might just set you behind the pack.
Therefore, make a point of getting in touch with Planet Numbers now – and let’s start getting you moved across to a more efficient and productive way to connect with your clients and customers.