Why are businesses using VoIP?

September 5th, 2017
Why are businesses using VoIP?

VoIP phone systems have come a long way from the early days of glitchy calls and limited features. Today, they’re an integral part of small- to medium-sized businesses’ telecommunications strategies. But what exactly are they and what benefits can they bring your business?

What is VoIP?

VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is a technology that allows you to make and receive calls over the internet.

VoIP phishing: how scammers do it

August 21st, 2017
VoIP phishing: how scammers do it

Although many companies still use traditional phones, an increasing number rely on VoIP’s (Voice over Internet Protocol) multi-functionality, which allows employees to make voice calls, conduct video-conferences, and chat. Although many scammers send fraudulent emails to extort money or steal data from businesses, new ‘vishing’ campaigns are proving to be a more efficient way to scam.

Better call quality with a dedicated circuit

August 3rd, 2017
Better call quality with a dedicated circuit

It’s very frustrating for businesses with hosted VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to experience bad call quality. Hosted VoIP is supposed to be more advantageous than traditional phone or on-premises VoIP systems, but many providers still can’t seem to guarantee landline call quality when it comes to voice calls.

Comparing Hangouts and Skype

July 19th, 2017
Comparing Hangouts and Skype

Google and Microsoft have made huge strides with their communication solutions, Hangouts Meet and Skype for Business. Both products offer text, voice, and video chat, but each has unique features suited for specific businesses. To help you make a decision about which solution to install, we compare Hangouts Meet and Skype for Business features so you can see how they stack up against each other.

VoIP redefined thanks to 5G data

June 30th, 2017
VoIP redefined thanks to 5G data

Communication is an integral component to any small- and medium-sized business. To ensure the success of your SMB, utilizing the right technology resources is key. Short for fifth-generation wireless systems, 5G is changing essential technology solutions like VoIP. Here are three key changes you need to look out for.

Tips to enhance your on-hold messages

June 13th, 2017
Tips to enhance your on-hold messages

When your customers call your support hotline, they want to be connected to a helpful customer service representative, not experience another hassle. But when they get irked by your unprofessional on-hold messaging system, they can get doubly frustrated and become harder to appease.

Amazon’s Alexa devices as extension phones

May 30th, 2017
Amazon’s Alexa devices as extension phones

Alexa, Amazon’s counterpart to Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri, is an intelligent personal assistant that can perform various tasks for its ‘master.’ Based on a recently released patent, the eCommerce company is set to reveal a wireless phone system powered by this artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Qualities of an ideal VoIP distributor

May 16th, 2017
Qualities of an ideal VoIP distributor

Because of its cost-effectiveness, VoIP is quickly gaining popularity among SMBs looking to upgrade their phone systems. However, this doesn’t mean you should contact just any VoIP distributor; you need to make sure they are able to meet your business’s requirements.

Five ways to avoid VoIP eavesdropping

April 27th, 2017
Five ways to avoid VoIP eavesdropping

As of late, eavesdropping has been making the headlines due to the surge in frequency. Making it an ideal time to review how well your Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone systems are protected. However, this isn’t entirely new to VoIP, Vomit and Peskyspy are just some of the prolific VoIP eavesdropping attacks that have gained infamy since 2007. Spare your business from VoIP eavesdropping with these tips:

Never deploy with default configurations
Everyone wants to get things rolling as quickly as possible, but this often results in VoIP phones being deployed with their default configurations.

Be careful of ransomware-infested Skype ads

April 12th, 2017
Be careful of ransomware-infested Skype ads

Hackers have used Skype to conduct various phone scams; but this month, they have found a new way to exploit the popular video calling app. Ransomware, which has predominantly been distributed via email attachments and URL links, is now being delivered through fake Skype ads.