Plug-and-Play Technology for Small Business Systems

84869900Latest innovations in online business telecom systems have always purveyed the idea of simple and easy to use tech for people with limited tech savvy. Business owners have long experienced the convenience of being able to create systems made up of various phone networks for their companies via user-friendly online interfaces. What used to take days and weeks a long time ago with on-premise and wired telephone systems could now be done in minutes and made to run just as quickly in wireless online cloud-based systems.

With very little help from a service provider’s tech people, business owners now enjoy the advantage of tweaking flexible PBX systems owing to an advanced technology that allows people to tinker with telephony with utmost ease. This technology however has moved further on to enable business owners to forego even the most minor of technical tinkering by introducing plug-and-play technology into the business phone equation.

No more tweaking

What once involved system configuration on systems now only require business owners to plug their IP phones in and start using them for their companies after signing in to service accounts. This effectively does away with the worries that technically challenged business owners usually have when dealing with business VoIP systems and how these systems should be programmed for their retail practices. A RingCentral small business phone system, for example, offers pre-configured IP phones that are capable of responding to VoIP and has mobile integration included in the package. If you’re managing a start-up you could very well make use of such a set-up and be spared the trouble of technically having to create a multi-line system for your company yourself. Do so instead by following the simple steps below:

  1. Get a 4-line IP phone service. A small business phone system that responds well to VoIP by enabling customer calls to be forwarded among the four IP phone lines in the system. Works best for a local number service that you might have and could pretty wells serve your business within the limited retail area that you do business.
  2. Sign in and then plug in. The small multi-line system begins to work the moment you sign in to your service account online and plug in the IP phones. The phone units have all been pre-configured to respond to the business VoIP service features. This allows customer calls to be automatically forwarded among the three other IP phone line once a call encounters an occupied primary line. No tweaking the small system necessary.
  3. Get mobile integrated. The 4-line IP phone system functions compatibly with your smartphone. You could connect and interact with the system even when you’re in a mobile work situation. This makes the small multi-line system as useful and efficient as any bigger online phone system with the capability to make workers collaborate online via call conferencing.

Cloud apps

Plug and play apps that also enable business owners to go into cloud computing are also welcome alternatives for small businesses to explore. Sharing files with coworkers via cloud storage apps like Dropbox or Box effectively does away with the burden of storing and carrying around hefty work files in laptop, desktop PC, or mobile device drives or even external drives. The same is true with business productivity apps that do not require much technical skill to use and operate aside from being downloadable online either as free apps or paid ones for heavier business use.

Plug and play technologies have become the norm for user-friendly technology for various business and leisure applications. Business owners, employees and career professionals who do freelance work need to be aware of such to make them fare better in business and career without having to worry about having to deal with geeky tech to do’s.