VoIP Software for Gaming vs VoIP for Workplaces

It's 6 pm on a Friday. Your office mates would usually be heading out the door, or already heading for home. Yet tonight will be a night like none other. The timer turns the overhead fluorescents off, and a single fist rises above the cubicle farm.

Suddenly, the office erupts into a cacophony of whoops and maniacal laughter, as people begin to play their predetermined online game.

This sort of team building through VoIP communications is a fun and unique way to bring a new aspect to your daily working lives.

Find out below the ins- and- out of using VoIP to get the best out of your gaming experience, and why VoIP can do a lot more than make your work life easy. It can make it fun!

VoIP for Gaming

There are many ways that offices can use VoIP gaming apps and services. May of them complement Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) and sports games, though it should be noted that when services are free, and aren't offered by the gaming platforms themselves, these apps can be cluttered with advertising.

Some gaming apps are prone to latency, lagging and tax device power and memory, and while gaming apps are great for fun and entertainment, its important to make sure they are paired with a highly capable VoIP system to ensure quality.

Reliability, security and global reach are also characteristics of an enterprise-grade VoIP system. Interoperability with productivity suites like Office 365 (including Skype for Business and Outlook) or G Suite (including Gmail and Calendar) enables businesses to protect their investments and increase productivity. SaaS applications for CRM or customer support can be integrated into 8x8 Virtual Office as well.

All these VoIP apps can transmit voice and instant messaging across the internet, yet commercial-grade VoIP offers video, screen sharing and toll-free phone numbers for customers and partners. Enterprise VoIP can manage online conferences of up to 100 participants and makes it easy to retrieve call logs in case of a regulatory audit.

Ease of Use and Maintenance

There are many different VoIP gaming apps, and they are generally quite easy to use. Many of these apps are connected to social channels like Twitch or GameVox. Maintenance consists of updating the app when new releases are made on Google Play or the Apple iOS App Store.

Commercial grade VoIP requires minimal maintenance since the PBX network hardware is hosted by the VoIP provider. Headsets will need to be replaced on occasion, and devices need their usual antivirus and operating system upgrades.

The Winner? VoIP Users

The winner of the big game really comes down to VoIp users! Gaming communications are fun, engaging, and when used safely, a great way to keep in touch with friends who share your passion for gaming. If you're looking for a reliable, affordable, and secure way to communicate with colleagues, customers, and other business contacts, VoIP for the workplace platforms like 8x8 X Series and Virtual Office is the way to go.

No matter what you are looking to do within a VoIP system, the prevalence of VoIP within the gaming industry shows that unified communications is not only for work, but for fun as well!

When it comes to VoIP, 8x8 provides a reliable and compliant cloud solution at a demanding level rarely seen by other cloud providers. Don't take your chances with a subpar cloud-based telecom system. Call 1-866-879-8647 or fill out an online form to request a no-obligation quote from an 8x8 product specialist.

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