Cloud computing provider Fusion Connect Inc. filed bankruptcy after a botched business plan and a pair of mergers piled on more debt than the company could repay.Read More
Businesses often move locations for a variety of reasons, the most common being that the company has either grown or downsized and they need a new office to accommodate their current staff size. Other reasons businesses choose to move locations may be a too-small parking lot, a hike in rent, or extended construction going on nearby that makes it difficult for their customers to get to their office.Read More
If you think poor communication among your employees isn't costing your business money, it's time to think again.
A survey published in "The Cost of Poor Communications" surveyed 400 companies (all of which had at least 100,000 employees) and it was found each company lost at an average of more than $62 million each year due to issues relating to inadequate communication among employees.
But my company doesn't have 100,000 employees. I barely have 100 employees, so this loss per year doesn't apply to me, right? Hold your horses for just a second.
The average loss per year for small businesses due to poor internal communication is still high according to Debra Hamilton, writer of an in-depth article titled "Top Ten Email Blunders that Cost Companies Money." She states even minimal poor communication among companies with only 100 employees can result in a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Her exact quote was an average annual loss of $420,000.
There's a good chance your business takes advantage of various communication modalities, such as voice and email. With cloud-based communications, these modalities can be mixed together seamlessly. More importantly, communication lag is eliminated, which enhances clearer communication.Read More
For many brands, cloud adoption is well underway, leaving organizations facing a new complexity -- learning how to work in a multi-cloud environment. If your brand is operating in this type of environment, there's a good chance your telecommunications are fragmented. When cloud adoption first increased in popularity a little over a decade ago, many IT teams felt it was a now-or-never jump, and instead of considering what was going to work best for both the current and future status of their brands, they carried out adoption practices quickly and found themselves left with a hybrid telecommunication environment.
By utilizing new technologies, it becomes possible to avoid hybrid environments. For now, let's take a quick look at how to shop for cloud-based communication services and the benefits these services can bring to your company.
There is no denying we are in a transformational period of time in which telecommunication technology is constantly advancing. We are seeing advancements in IP and broadband-based services, telecommunication applications, and even in the devices used to communicate with coworkers and customers.
For now, let's take a quick look at the ever-evolving landscape of cloud-based communications and how a small business can maintain a competitive edge by opting for a cloud-based system.
News about the coming 5G network rollout has been buzzing for quite some time, but how different will it really be? How will it impact business telecommunications? As a business owner, it is important to understand what’s coming and be prepared for the change.Read More
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Many people want to own their own business, but a much smaller number actually take the leap. 69% of men and 58% of women say that they aim to be their own bosses, yet only four percent of Americans are self-identified entrepreneurs.Read More
In 2017, the majority of businesses are focusing on social media for building relationships with customers. They spend thousands of dollars on marketing experts, who create the most dynamic websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts for them. Instead of a phone hotline on their "Contact Us" pages, you'll find an email address, a forum to fill-in, or an in-website chat messenger. There isn't a phone number to be found!Read More