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Small Businesses To Spend More On IP Telephones In Next Four Years

Written by Ken Gaebler
Published: 7/25/2011

Offices with between one and four employees are expected to increase spending on broadband IP telephone services by 83 percent between 2010 and 2015.

The new technology news for entrepreneurs is always advancing, and numbers from In-State research on Fierce Enterprise Communications show that telephones are no exception. Offices with between one and four employees are expected to increase spending on broadband IP telephone services by 83 percent between 2010 and 2015.

VOIP Phone for Small Business

Greg Potter, In-Stat's research analyst, said that IP telephony provides many advantages to small businesses, including low monthly fees and low cost for long distance. He said the unfortunate part is that IP telephony doesn't come with service level agreements or quality-of-service agreements typically, which he said are requirements for many small and mid-sized businesses.

Just last week on FEC's website, it was posted that Polycom, a unified communications company, launched new affordable video offerings to small businesses and up-and-coming companies. Polycom said the new services, called RealPresence Ready, would add first video to small businesses.

Polycom said they were looking to take advantage of the upwards of $125 million in predicted small business technology spending in 2011.

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