If one thing is for sure, it’s that 2019 has been a whirlwind of a year. Algorithms, accountability and AI have dominated the business world; now, it’s time to review how your business has performed over the past year and make relevant changes going forward. The transition of a new year is an apt time to ensure that your company is in line with its mission statement, correlating with where you are right now.
However, research conducted by the University of Scranton has revealed that a mere of 8% of people stick to their New Year’s resolution. This means it’s important you’re serious about sticking to yours – especially if you’re serious about your business succeeding in 2020.
One way to do so is to make changes before the New Year. This way, the ball is already rolling and will allow you to kick 2020 off with the best possible start. But just what sort of changes are we talking about? Well, for starters, a telecoms audit may just be the best thing for your business ahead of the New Year.
Nowadays, businesses are faced with more choice than ever when it comes to telecommunication – we’re talking email, chat groups, online forums, smartphones, wireless connections, Bluetooth, cloud systems, landlines – and they’re all synced by an expanding internet of things. However, with increased choices, come greater challenges.
As of now, you may be carrying two separate phones; one for business and one for personal use. Not only can this be inconvenient, but it can also be pretty costly owing to multiple contracts and insurance policies. By switching to a dual SIM phone, you’re able to accept business and personal calls to a single device.
A telecoms audit will also help to reveal just where you are overspending, before allowing you to better spend that cash elsewhere. In the New Year, you’re likely to be met with a host of deals claiming to offer the best savings – resist going simply for the “lowest price” deal. While some deals may initially seem attractive, due to those low cast promises, you may find that such savings are likely to be later offset by call charges you did not account for. A thorough audit will help to avoid this.
In 2020, it is estimated that some 50% of the UK workforce will work remotely, at least in some capacity. Since 2005, the number of people who work from home has grown exponentially by 115%. If there are some remote employees in your organisation, or certain members of the team are required to travel long distances for training and client meetings, appropriate telecoms services must be in place to enhance communication.
Many businesses overspend when it comes to sending representatives overseas to conduct business. One way to save is to conduct meetings over the phone, however, this can often bring about exorbitant fees on per-minute international rates.
Thankfully though, the internet is altering this landscape and, thanks to telecoms, communicating across continents is now becoming more affordable and highly accessible. An audit will protect and create a unified telecommunications suite, combining products like those offered by business communications specialists, Planet Numbers, and one that can connect several devices in multiple locations onto a single server.