Choosing a Cloud-Based Communications Solution - Part 3

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Over the last two blogs we reviewed the benefits of buying a cloud-based system vs. a premise-based system. But you have one more option, keeping your existing system. But before you can make a purchase, you need to understand the pros and cons of this option. Read part 3 of the Choosing a Cloud-Based Communications Solution article to learn about keeping your current system. 

Keep Your Existing System

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” goes the old adage. For many companies, there is no desire to make a change unless the phone system fails completely. There are good reasons to stick with what you have. These include: avoiding new costs, avoiding additional complexity, losing focus on other projects. These are all valid reasons not to change your communications solutions, however do consider the added risk involved.

The average phone solution has a lifespan of around 7-10 years. After that point, your odds begin increasing on a daily basis that there will be a business impacting outage. This may not even be a system failure. It could be that the system can no longer be updated to stay current for security reasons or just to support current software. There is a real risk of holding on to older systems too long.

If you are determined to keep your current system, Vertical is happy to work with you to support it and keep it operational. Our expert team provides local support nationwide from our network of local field offices. Consider signing up for a Vertical support contract.

Do you want to get in touch with Vertical Communications to learn more about what communications system is best for you? Fill out the form below to get connected with a Vertical Representative.

Author Bio

Kevin Butler

Meet the Author, Kevin Butler! Kevin, the VP of Marketing of Vertical Communications is here to help you leverage your Vertical Communications phone system. Kevin brings 20+ years of experience to the Vertical team and to your blogs. Located in Fort Collins, CO, Kevin has been adding value to the Vertical Communications team since 2010. Kevin has held a variety of roles at Vertical, including Sales Engineer, Manager of Sales Engineering, Director of Product Management, Vice President of Vertical Market Solutions, and Vice-President of Marketing. Prior to joining Vertical, Kevin spent ten years running the Alexander Group, a value-added reseller who sold and implemented Vertical Communications solutions. Before Kevin began his career in telecommunications, he was an Officer in the U.S. Army. Kevin is a compulsive reader, who, in his own words "fails to go snow skiing way too often for someone who lives in Colorado." Kevin and his wife enjoy traveling, most recently spending time in Malaysia. When Kevin isn't contributing to Vertical Communications you can find him playing boardgames with his wife, friends and family.