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.

Online video chat enhances customer service

March 27th, 2017
Online video chat enhances customer service

Whether you’re a customer or a customer service agent, don’t you sometimes wish you could see the person you were talking to during a product or service issue resolution? Audio-only conversations can get the job done, but seeing the person at the other end of the line brings a whole new level of interaction that phone calls may be too limited to offer.

WebRTC: internet calls without the software

March 9th, 2017
WebRTC: internet calls without the software

Although some critics are labeling the newest tool in the internet-based telecommunications field a “VoIP killer,” nothing could be further from the truth. The reality of the situation is that this new technology, WebRTC, is here to make it even easier for customers to contact your business using the internet.

Do businesses need office phones any more?

February 20th, 2017
Do businesses need office phones any more?

The list of benefits that accompany a VoIP migration is long and conclusively proves that internet-based telephony is better than its analog predecessor. What is slightly less decisive however, is whether the liberating mobility of VoIP requires you to set up desktop phones at all.

Tips for a cloud-based unified communications

February 1st, 2017
Tips for a cloud-based unified communications

If moving unified communications to the cloud is such a practical and inexpensive communications solution, why hasn’t everyone done it yet? A cloud-based unified communications (UC) means user flexibility, reduced technical support, and cost-savings on communication systems.

Why you should update your SBC

January 17th, 2017
Why you should update your SBC

Malware delivered via email should be the least of businesses’s worries. Aside from common malware, businesses have to protect their VoIP systems from call jacking, eavesdropping, and denial-of-service attacks. So how exactly can you protect your business from these serious threats? The answer: a session border controller (SBC) with the latest security patches.

Skype launches new communication hub

December 27th, 2016
Skype launches new communication hub

In an effort to revamp its somewhat popular mobile app, Skype is launching Skype Mingo. The new version improves upon its predecessor’s shortcomings and aims to become an Android user’s ultimate communication tool. Whether or not Skype will succeed is still unclear, but the new app certainly looks promising.

Calling all VoIP users: CallKit is here

December 9th, 2016
Calling all VoIP users: CallKit is here

Over-the-Internet telephony systems, otherwise known as VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol), have made personal and business communications much easier since they were first introduced. Communicating via the internet is undoubtedly a viable, cost-efficient substitute for traditional telephone systems, and enterprises of all sizes are smart to adapt to it.

Skype users can join a new Insider Program

November 24th, 2016
Skype users can join a new Insider Program

One of the latest innovations from Microsoft involves various popular Insider Programs. The newest of these is a Skype Insider Program. Available for all desktop and mobile operating systems, this program will grant business owners and individuals access to more frequent updates and new, special features to one of the most important voice over internet protocol (VoIP) applications on the market.

The truth about Unified Communications

November 9th, 2016
The truth about Unified Communications

Unified Communications (UC) may be a solution to problems and potential issues a business may not even realize it has. The process of integrating multiple communications into a singular communication process can be both daunting and exciting. To determine whether or not UC are right for your company, learn more about their pros and cons by reading on.