More Advancements for VoIP

By Pha Lo
Updated: August 22, 2011

VoIP is a self-improving technology that responds to customer demands, business dynamics and new innovations available from the field. Since it’s introduction, VoIP technology has revolutionized the way phone calls are made.

Here are some advancements in VoIP technology that have made headlines -

Call-recording: reports that VoIP technology makes call-recording and voice archiving easier and more efficient. This advancement proved especially useful for businesses, such as customer contact centers, that needed to keep recorded data on hand.

Remote Wake:
PC Mag reports that Intel recently announced “Remote Wake” for VoIP, which improves on some existing technology and allows VoIP calls to wake up the PC. says that this technology will help businesses manage media.

Centralized Communications:
VoIP has taken voice and video data from mere communications to intelligent integration where information can be shared between voicemail, email, mobile devices and the computer desktop. This kind of centralized platform improves the richness of communications.

One of the early challenges for VoIP was call quality. When the exchange of voice relied heavily on the strength of an internet connection, there was a risk of dropped calls and disruptive lag times. In a January 2009 article entitled “Three Technologies You Need in 2009,” added VoIP to the list of must-have innovations in the business, stating “VoIP technology has proved to be reliable and scalable, so a growing number of organizations now feel comfortable deploying it.” Since then, vendors have continued to improve on functions, quality and scalability.

Featured Research
  • How UC Can Help Your Business Survive the Holidays

    The holiday season is filled with frenzy and excitement for businesses and consumers alike. Consumers prepare gift lists, compare brands and prices, and begin shopping with a vigor that is not present most other times of the year. For many businesses, the holiday season accounts for a large profit bump at the end of each year, and companies strive to exceed their goals and keep customers happy during this rush late in the year. more

  • [Infographic] Switching Phone Systems

    There are a lot of possible reasons you might want to switch to a new phone system. The old one might cost too much or be too troublesome to operate and maintain. It might not be flexible enough. It might not be reliable enough. Or it just might not have the kinds of features and capabilities that you need in today’s competitive business climate. more

  • Business VoIP on a Budget

    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems represent the next innovation of telephone connection and communication by making it possible to conduct calls over a broadband internet connection, rather than an analog phone line. more

  • [Infographic] The Advantages of Unified Communications

    Did you know that according to 8x8, the tangible ROI of a unified communications solution for a 10,000-person enterprise is approximately $15.5 million? This isn't the only way unified communications can improve your business. more

  • The New 2016 Phone Systems Comparison Chart

    Check out our latest Q4 Phone Systems Comparison Chart complete with new vendors, products, and features! Our free chart compares over 40 business phone solution providers, including PBX and business VoIP systems, on over 20 performance metrics. more

Related Articles