One of the primary benefits of the cloud is the flexibility it offers. Take, for example, cloud hosted IP PBX (News - Alert). It provides much greater flexibility in how it is accessed as the service is delivered through a provider maintained cloud, rather than a physical in-office environment, allowing users to access it even on a mobile device.
A recent blog post from managed network services company AireSpring (News - Alert) used the holiday season as an example. The scenario should be all too familiar for many: While travelling over the holiday season, you get stuck at an airport for hours as flights are delayed by winter storms. Typically, this time is simply whittled away as passengers wait for their flights. However, with a cloud hosted IP PBX, this time could be used to catch up on work.
For example, with AireSpring's AirePBX service, you could use the online CommPortal to forward all office calls to your cellphone, while also making calls from your cellphone that appear to be coming from your office number. As such, you could respond to important calls as they come rather than having them pile up.
Similarly, CommPortal allows for the viewing of faxes, which can be forwarded to your email address as TIF files or viewed as PDFs.
Indeed, AirePBX offers all the features you're likely to need while on the go and with the largest nationwide coverage available, you can work from practically anywhere in the United States. AireSpring also provides a fully managed enterprise grade session border controller (E-SBC) for the management of VoIP and data traffic, ensuring end-to-end control of quality of service (QoS) and class of service (CoS) for exceptional voice call quality.
Furthermore, AirePBX comes included with free office phones, when a three-year contract is established, while free professional on-site installation comes standard.
AirePBX received an update to version 2.0 in September, and will continue to be improved upon as time goes on.