Prepare for the End of the World with Cloud Phone Service
With the Mayan calendar counting down to the end of the world on December 21, 2012, it’s time to ask yourself: Is your business prepared to survive the apocalypse? Perhaps you’ve already dug out a bomb shelter beneath your office building and stockpiled enough coffee to keep the entire office staff functioning while civilization collapses. If not, then you still have time to prepare for the end by making the jump to cloud based communications. Even if the Mayans got it wrong, it’s still a wise move to switch to the cloud to prepare your business for a disaster of the non-world-ending variety.
The key to maintaining communications continuity in the event of a disaster is to make sure communications can continue uninterrupted. If your business has a physical PBX on site, then you’re in danger of finding yourself cut off when a disaster strikes, regardless of whether it’s a hurricane or a giant meteor falling from space. Instead, by switching to a Cloud Hosted IP PBX, you protect your phone system from damage to your specific office location.
With a Cloud Hosted PBX, should the unfortunate happen, employees can access their phones from anywhere they have an Internet connection. So if they can’t make it to the office, either because of fierce weather or because the street outside has turned into a river of lava, then they can still make and receive calls from their business number from anywhere that’s available and safe. This allows your employees to remain in contact with each other and with customers in order to provide continuous service.
You can also access all of the phone system’s features through the online “CommPortal” and use the Call Manager to forward all calls to any phone of your choice. This is extremely handy when you find yourself, say, having to suddenly flee from an alien invasion and don’t want to miss that important call. Simply have all calls forwarded to your cell phone and stay connected on the go.
Whether the Mayan’s were off track with their calendar or not, disasters are unfortunately going to continue to be a problem for businesses the world over. As with most things, prevention is the best cure and switching to a Cloud Hosted IP PBX system is a great way to ensure your business communications remain up and running regardless of what the universe throws your way.