TCO: Understanding the Real Cost of Your Business Communications System

When assessing the future of your business communications, making the decision to stick with an on-premises phone system versus moving your communications to the cloud can be a complex process. Of course, the overall benefits of switching to a cloud phone system, let alone one simple integrated and unified communications solution, clearly outweigh the benefits of managing a legacy phone service, along with all the individual vendors required to meet your communications demands. But a huge part of this decision revolves around cost.

Once you begin to probe beneath the surface, however, you may be surprised to find that the hidden costs of an on-premises phone system are nontrivial, making your total cost of ownership (TCO) greater than you originally expected.