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4 Reasons to Start Using Cloud Communications Today

Cloud communications adoption was already on the rise even before 2020. Today, as the business world adjusts to the new normal, cloud-based phone systems are playing an even more vital role in business communications. They’re making it possible for teams to stay connected, encouraging productivity, flexibility, and mobility in an era when business agility is more important than ever. If your organization is still relying on a legacy phone system, consider switching to cloud-based technology and taking advantage of the opportunities it offers. Here are four compelling reasons to start using cloud communications right away.

1. Connect from wherever

The reality is that businesses must be available to customers, partners, and other stakeholders, whether people are working from home, unable to travel to meetings, or are operating with a hybrid-remote model. Organizations that have been able to adapt quickly to changes caused by social distancing are the ones thriving today.
Just because everyone isn’t in the office, it doesn’t mean conversations and collaboration have stopped. With cloud communications, they never needed to slow down. Employees can make and receive calls from anywhere using a mobile device. When you use cloud-based communication tools, you can keep business running as usual, no matter what happens or where people are located.

2. Boost productivity

With cloud communications, employees can access all business communication and collaboration apps from one place. Voice, chat, video meetings, SMS messages, file sharing, email and more– users can seamlessly move from one channel to another without having to use a different application. This ease of communications means everyone can maintain the same level of productivity they had at work, or even potentially increase it.

3. Stay secure

With so many people working, learning, and spending time together online, there has been an increase in cyberattacks since the COVID-19 outbreak began. Cloud communications can help your business raise the bar for security while working from home.
Choose a provider that uses state-of-the-art security, including data encryption, secure voice and video, and network security to keep your business communications safe.

4. Scale quickly

One thing 2020 has taught us is that it pays to be ready for anything. The faster your business can pivot, and the more responsive your operations are to change, the easier it will be to thrive. This holds true as the world stabilizes after the coronavirus crisis is over, and when the next crisis hits and upends the business world as we know it once again.
With cloud communications, your business can easily scale up or down; simply add or reduce account users. Your business can grow as fast as you need to, and if things slow down, you won’t end up overpaying for your business communications system.
Intermedia offers secure and reliable cloud communications solutions that you can start using right away. Costco Members get exclusive pricing on a Cloud Communications solution from Intermedia and set their business up for sustainable success.