What Do I Need to do to Migrate my Small Business to VoIP?

By Robin Wilding
Updated: April 01, 2011

First you need to decide whether you will use a hosted or an equipment-based solution. Hosted solutions are becoming extremely popular as you do not need to purchase new equipment, but many IT managers enjoy the control they retain with an in-house equipment-based solution.

  • If your small business decides on an equipment-based solution you may need to purchase business VoIP phones and a router or switch. Medium-sized companies may need to implement a server for voicemail and another for call management. 
  • If you currently have PSTN business-grade phones in place it may be possible to integrate them into your solution.
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