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10 Features to Look for in a Cloud-Based Communications System

Posted by Scott Resnick on Tue, Oct 09, 2018

Is your business considering a switch to cloud-based communications? There are many cloud-based hosts available, but they may be very dissimilar in terms of features and benefits. Here are a few of the top features that you should be looking for when comparing different cloud-based systems after you've outlined the needs of your business. 

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Topics: Telecommunications, Cloud Communications, Unified Communications

Reasons You Are Losing Efficiency Without A Unified Communications System

Posted by Scott Resnick on Tue, Aug 21, 2018

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.

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Topics: Telecommunications, VoIP, Business Phone Systems, Unified Communications

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. Cloud Based Communication Matters and Here's Why

Posted by Scott Resnick on Tue, Aug 07, 2018

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.

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Topics: Telecommunications, VoIP, Business Phone Systems, Unified Communications

When Was the Last Time You Talked About How You Talk?

Posted by Scott Resnick on Tue, Jul 31, 2018

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.

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Topics: Telecommunications, VoIP, Business Phone Systems, Unified Communications

The Ever-Evolving Landscape of Cloud-Based Communication

Posted by Scott Resnick on Wed, Jul 18, 2018

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.

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Topics: Telecommunications, Business Phone Systems, Unified Communications

How Will 5G Improve Telecommunications Across the Board?

Posted by Scott Resnick on Thu, Jun 28, 2018

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.

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Topics: Telecommunications, Business Phone Systems, Unified Communications

What Are the Signs That You Need a New Phone System at Your Office?

Posted by Scott Resnick on Thu, May 24, 2018

Do you have employees who spend a significant part of their work hours on the road?

Have you tried to fix or upgrade your landline phone system as your company has grown, but have been frustrated by the cost or inability to accommodate new employees?

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Topics: Telecommunications, Phone System Tips, Office Management, Phone System Leasing, Business Phone Systems, Cloud Communications, Unified Communications

5 Must-Have Tips for Going Wireless at Work

Posted by Scott Resnick on Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Today's modern wireless workplaces offer endless benefits. Installing a wireless local area network (WLAN) for your business is arguably the best thing employers can do to promote collaboration, mobility and expansion within your office. You also don't have to be a technology pro to benefit from wireless services. The hardest part is setting up the network, which no one expects you to do!

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Topics: Telecommunications, Office Management, Cloud Communications

What Makes SD-WAN Different from SDN, NFV, and VNF?

Posted by Scott Resnick on Thu, Mar 29, 2018

It seems that every day, there's a new collection of software acronyms that are necessary to know. Further, some of these acronyms embrace additions, such as SD-WAN — and often acronyms merge with other acronyms, such as SD-WAN-NFV.

How can you get a handle on all these terms? Keep reading for an overview of SD-WAN, an explanation of makes it different from SDN, and a look at how NFV and VNF work together with SD-WAN.

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Topics: Telecommunications, IT

The Importance of Data Cabling for Corporate Phone Systems

Posted by Scott Resnick on Tue, Mar 13, 2018

4 Benefits of Data Cabling for Corporate Phone Systems

In the world of personal smartphones, travel-friendly laptops, and the bring-your-own-device workplace, what advantages does a localized data-cabling system confer on today's companies.
The answer is simple: The right internal data-cabling system can end up being the lifeblood your company.

Keep reading to learn some important reasons why a company-wide data system often offers worthwhile benefits for any successful organization.

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Topics: Telecommunications, Structured Cabling

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