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Which Business Technologies Do I Need at Home?

Whether you are working from home because your employer needs you to, or if you are self-employed, it can be difficult to know what types of business technologies you do or don’t need. Below are a couple of business technologies that are often advertised on television. Which of these technologies do you actually need?

Business Internet

Do you need business internet to work from home, or will residential internet be good enough? Well, it all depends on what type of work you do and what your home situation is like. Does your job involve mostly answering emails or writing? Then residential internet is probably good enough. Do you need to use complicated online software, manage a website, or make many downloads? Then you might need business internet.

The number of people using the internet in your home will also impact what kind of internet you need. If you live alone, or with others who do not use the internet during your working hours, then residential internet should work. If many people work from home, or do online classes from home, then you might want to look into business internet. Talk to your local internet provider for more details.

Internet Phone Service

Internet phone services, also known as VoIP, is a “home” phone that works through the internet, rather than working through phone lines. Do you need this? For most people, it is not a necessity, but it does come with benefits. Internet phone services tend to be less expensive than traditional phone services. However, this only works well if you already have reliable internet service. So, if you want a home or business phone number, and have reliable internet, then getting a VoIP might be a good choice for you.

Both business internet and internet phone services can be helpful for people, even if they do not always work from home. Weigh the pros and cons to decide which of these services will work best to fit your needs.

 

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