Is Your Favorite Gadget Getting Bigger or Smaller?

Is Your Favorite Gadget Getting Bigger or Smaller?
Over the past few decades, innovative gadgets have made their way into our lives. Some are necessary and others aren’t so essential. But it’s hard to imagine a world without our gadgets letting us know when our next meeting is or whether our road trip is being rerouted after that wrong turn a few blocks earlier.What has changed since the 1990s—when a lot of our gadgets began to truly pervade our every day— is... Read More

Grandstream GXV3275 Hands-on Review

Grandstream GXV3275 Hands-on Review
Good For: Business & Personal UseGrandstream decided to go all-in with their latest entry in the desk phone arena: the GXV3275. Most of the gripes we had with the product’s predecessor have been remedied with their latest device. For starters, one of the major critiques of the older GXV3175 was that the device’s default phone functions were cumbersome and difficult to use. You could only make phone calls from the dial pad, for... Read More

10 Things You Can Do With Jive Communications That You Can't With ShoreTel Sky

10 Things You Can Do With Jive Communications That You Can't With ShoreTel Sky
Hosted VoIP providers give many of the same PBX features associated with Fortune 500 companies. As VoIP becomes more and more mainstream, users have come to expect more from their VoIP provider. In turn, most providers step up and give more features at the same low price. Figuring out which provider is best for you can sometimes mean knowing the small differences between providers that have a lot of overlapping features and benefits. Jive... Read More

CEO Showdown: 6 Types of Toxic CEOs You Never Want To Be [Infographic]

CEO Showdown: 6 Types of Toxic CEOs You Never Want To Be [Infographic]
Landing the top job as Chief Executive Officer is a lofty goal for many businesspeople. With power, stratospheric salaries, and international influence on offer, the position of CEO is hugely attractive to many. But successfully captaining a company requires strong qualities of leadership, cooperation, wisdom, and vision. It’s a big ask for a big job, and that particular combination can be hard to come by, even with years of education and... Read More

WebEx vs. GoToMeeting: Better Buy For $50/mo

WebEx vs. GoToMeeting: Better Buy For $50/mo
Web conferencing has gone from being a luxury for businesses to being a necessity. In the traditional business meeting model, getting a team together required scheduling trips to that everybody could eventually meet up in one room. Over the last few years, however—with the advancements in technology and the rise of mobile—things are changing.Two of the major web conferencing service providers are WebEx and GoToMeeting. To... Read More

Top 10 Data Centers To Work For In 2014

Top 10 Data Centers To Work For In 2014
As the need grows for enterprises store their massive amounts of data, the demand also grows for the physical and virtual data centers that can house all this data. The growth seen in the data center industry is one that prospective job-seekers should pay close attention to; challenging, fresh opportunities abound if you know where to look.We've taken a look at Glassdoor to check out just what employees and insiders are saying about the... Read More

15 Great Presentations on Effective Business Communication

15 Great Presentations on Effective Business Communication
Communication can either be a company's spark plug for innovation or what throws it entirely off course. Leaders must know when to be thorough and when to mince their words. Luckily, there are plenty of resources available online that can help. We've put together a list of the 15 presentations that best explain what to look for in effective business communication.____________________________1. Effective Non-Verbal Communication... Read More

ViaTalk vs Vonage Comparison

ViaTalk vs Vonage Comparison
Vonage was one of the first major VoIP providers, having first introduced their service to the masses in 2004. But since then, other VoIP providers have come along looking to unseat the leader. Vonage faces a crowded market, but definitely has time and name recognition on their side. We're going to take a look at how ViaTalk compares to one of the leaders in VoIP.Services... Read More

50 Great Blogs CRM Professionals Will Love

50 Great Blogs CRM Professionals Will Love
Customer relationship management is becoming a more integral part of how businesses are run. Interfacing with customers has naturally evolved from post office boxes to email inboxes to social networks. Executing CRM effectively takes both hard work and the means to carry it out. Luckily, there are industry experts who have laid out the ins and outs of effective CRM practices. Whether you're new to this arena or are just looking to improve... Read More

RingCentral vs OneBox Comparison

RingCentral vs OneBox Comparison
VoIP has been a game changer when it comes to price. Although every worker has a cell phone these days, using a cell phone for business purposes does make it harder to reach employees that aren't in the office. Fortunately, VoIP providers offer business models that make it easy for a business owners and customers to connect to remote workers as easily as if they were in the same room. Per-minute plans, sometimes known as Entrepreneur... Read More

10 Disruptive Cloud Innovations for Schools

10 Disruptive Cloud Innovations for Schools
I watched a video recently that made me think hard about the future of education. In it, education researcher Sugata Mitra calmly posits that the education system we see around us- the one that’s often casually referred to as “broken”- isn’t hopeless at all. If anything, Mitra suggests that the system is “outdated”. And I agree with him. Schools have long been reliant on the proximity of its... Read More

Zoiper vs Bria Softphone Comparison

Zoiper vs Bria Softphone Comparison
A softphone is any software that can do the same thing as a phone. As our would has become increasingly connected, while at the same time, our computing capacity has expanded, softphones have expanded as well. Today's softphones are capable of communicating over the web or to the PSTN, transmitting not just voice, but through paperless fax and IM. Many softphones incorporate sophisticated features like voice recognition, CRM integration,... Read More

Ooma vs VOIPo Comparison

Ooma vs VOIPo Comparison
Ooma and VoIPo are two prime examples of the flexibility that residential VoIP offers to consumers. Ooma has always set itself apart from traditional phone providers and other VoIP providers by having the customer pay upfront for the hardware and pay little for the service. If you want, you can get their service for no more cost than the monthly taxes, or you can pay a little extra and get Premier, which has more features. VoIPo also gives... Read More

Top 10 CRM Companies to Work for in 2014

Top 10 CRM Companies to Work for in 2014
The Customer Relationship Management field is an exciting one to be plugged into. Growing exponentially over the last several years, Gartner expects CRM to become a $36 billion market by 2017. This growth bodes well for prospective job-seekers in the industry; there will be room for employment, growth, and advancement. You'll just need to know where to look for the opportunities.We've taken a look at Glassdoor to check out just what... Read More

Cisco Live 2014: Our Key Takeaways

Cisco Live 2014: Our Key Takeaways
Cisco Systems hosts their Cisco Live conference in different locations every year as a way to educate and train attendees on technologies introduced and championed by Cisco and other industry partners. This year’s US conference came and went last week in San Francisco. And there was a bit of an added buzz in the air this time around. Sure, Lenny Kravitz and Imagine Dragons were there to bring the house down. But this year also... Read More

Dropbox vs. Box for Business: Which Is Better?

Dropbox vs. Box for Business: Which Is Better?
Cloud hosting services have evolved in recent years to become major players in the business sector. Not only have they pulled us away from a flash drive-driven world, but the alpha dogs in the industry are raising the stakes as they file for IPOs, grappling to stay atop the new world order. The two major players in the game are Dropbox and Box, both of which have received ample press for their billion dollar valuations and publicly-declared... Read More

Top 10 VoIP Industry Rising Stars of 2014

Top 10 VoIP Industry Rising Stars of 2014
There has been an evolution of sorts in the business telephony industry in recent years. But the plethora of options that exist can be a bit daunting to most users. What separates one service from another? Does your SMB need to jump on the hosted PBX bandwagon?We have decided to compile a list of the 10 providers that are making waves in the industry despite being relatively young. We consider them to be “rising stars” and... Read More

The Art of Miscommunication: When Web Conferencing Goes Wrong

The Art of Miscommunication: When Web Conferencing Goes Wrong
As businesses lean more heavily on video conferencing, there is often a disconnect between what is communicated and how it is communicated. Things can occur over the course of a face-to-face conversation that can compromise the entire dialogue. While the communicator's words and use of inflection are two of the more obvious things to pay attention to, often, however, the old adage rings true: actions speak louder than words.... Read More

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