Unified Communications: How they help

November 8th, 2017
Unified Communications: How they help

Efficient communication is urgently important to any business looking to succeed. Communication breakdowns lead to downtime and inefficiency, among other intangible expenses. Thankfully, all of that can easily be avoided with unified communications.

What is unified communications?

Unified communications (UC) allow you to manage all your communications from one architecture rather than separately.

Microsoft’s plans for Skype for Business

October 24th, 2017
Microsoft’s plans for Skype for Business

Office 365 users received big news about what’s happening to its VoIP platform during the 2017 Ignite conference. According to Microsoft, Skype for Business will eventually be replaced by Teams — an all-in-one collaboration platform that rivals popular tools like Slack.

VoIP: Cloud-hosted or On-premises?

October 6th, 2017
VoIP: Cloud-hosted or On-premises?

You’ve decided that the benefits of VoIP phone systems are too substantial to ignore any longer. But before you start searching for the right VoIP solution, you need to know which deployment method will work best for your business — cloud-hosted or on-premises.

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.