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The Best VoIP CEOs To Work For In 2013

The Best VoIP CEOs To Work For In 2013
Currently, there are a number of big named VoIP companies that generate buzz within the industry; however, of these names, which companies are truly the best to work for? Though compiling any “best of” list is highly subjective, there are a number of critical factors to look for within a company--i.e. job security, benefits (healthcare, perks, discounts, etc.), salary, time off, etc. Though these factors are important, perhaps the... Read More

InterOp 2013: Cisco Maps Future IT With App-Centric Infrastructure

InterOp 2013: Cisco Maps Future IT With App-Centric Infrastructure
Big changes are on the way for the future of IT. At least that’s what Cisco CEO John Chambers said during his keynote at InterOp (the annual IT tech trade show) this past Wednesday morning. During his presentation, Chambers outlined what Cisco believes to be the next major phase of the web—The Internet of Everything—as well as the company’s planned approach over the next few years—i.e. Application... Read More

STUDY: Tech Employees Willing to Take 7.9% Pay Cut to Work From Home

STUDY: Tech Employees Willing to Take 7.9% Pay Cut to Work From Home
In September 2013, GetVoIP posed the question to tech workers "How big of a pay cut would you take in order to work from home?" to learn how receptive the tech sector was to wage reduction in order to work out of the office. Tech professionals answered that on average, they would be willing to take a 7.9% pay cut in order to telecommute. 53% of Tech Professionals Would Take a Pay Cut to TelecommuteHow much would you pay... Read More

Yealink SIP-T46G Hands-on Review

Yealink SIP-T46G Hands-on Review
Good For: Small or Large BusinessesYealink’s latest release, the SIP-T46G, stands to be the manufacturers most elegant to date. With a complete redesign featuring a TFT color display, Yealink’s newest device packs in an impressive amount of functions and features without forgetting its primary objective—providing superior call/voice quality. More often than not, manufacturer’s try to cram in a number of... Read More

Comm100 Live Chat Review: Personality As Much As Performance

Comm100 Live Chat Review: Personality As Much As Performance
Live Chat tools can be very important to businesses for a number of reasons—namely to strengthen the relationship between (new and existing) customers and businesses. While there are a number of chat services and options, not all of them are ideal. So we decided to put Comm100 Live Chat software through the ringer to give an extensive review.Comm100 Quick Rundown:The Comm100 Live Chat service primarily serves as a customer service... Read More

How Rethinking Common Business Expenses Could Save You $20k a Year

How Rethinking Common Business Expenses Could Save You $20k a Year
In a competitive economy, many businesses turn to cost cutting methods to gain an advantage. The biggest challenge facing organizations looking to save money is how to maintain product quality and customer service. Or, the proverbial, how to do more with less. You could spend hours in meetings brainstorming for out-of-the-box ways to cut costs without cutting corners, or you could read this article for some actionable ideas that may help your... Read More

WebRTC Disruption Breeds Success for SMBs

WebRTC Disruption Breeds Success for SMBs
Since its initial introduction to the market, WebRTC has brought tons of divide and disruption. At its core, WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications) works to enable real-time communications applications over one’s web browser without any additional amenities—i.e. downloads, plug-ins and/or installations. With that in mind, the goal of the platform has been to advance and strengthen RTC (Real Time Communications); however, it has yet... Read More

Yealink VP530 Hands-on Review

Yealink VP530 Hands-on Review
Good For: Business Executives & ManagersYealink’s VP530 is an advanced, executive level IP video phone. As such, the phone works to include a variety of both standard and advanced functions and features while maintaining voice and video quality and relative affordability. Overall, the device is highly comprehensive as it is unified with both audio AND video, as well as fit with a host of applications. As such, the device is able... Read More

Polycom SoundPoint IP 550 In-Depth Review

Polycom SoundPoint IP 550 In-Depth Review
Good For: Any Size BusinessPolycom’s SoundPoint IP 550 is one of the most recognized premium VoIP phones on the market. Don’t believe me? Check most websites’ stock VoIP phone photos. You’re likely to find a picture of the IP 550. Though this notoriety might seem a bit gratuitous, it’s well earned. The phone system exhibits versatility and duality, as it includes a comprehensive portfolio of features while... Read More

Polycom SoundPoint IP 670 Hands-on Review

Polycom SoundPoint IP 670 Hands-on Review
Good For: Business Professionals, Executive Users, Detail Oriented BusinessesPolycom’s SoundPoint IP 670 is an advanced device fit with an array of SIP functions, features, and abilities. While it is a viable solution for any and all business organizations, the device is fairly more extensive than others; therefore, more experienced users looking for a more advanced device are likely to better utilize the device.The SoundPoint IP 670... Read More

Jive Communications: The Preferred VoIP Provider for Schools K-12

Jive Communications: The Preferred VoIP Provider for Schools K-12
As the demand for education continues to grow, school budgets retract. Still, the need for quality resources within school districts is crucial. While this seems contradictory, there is one service that increases functionality while decreasing costs, VoIP. VoIP is becoming increasingly popular in schools as it utilizes advanced features and functions while undercutting traditional phone line pricing. However, with a number of types of... Read More

Cisco SPA303 - Review

Cisco SPA303 - Review
Good For: Small Businesses/Home OfficesCisco’s SPA 303 is a good gateway phone in that is accounts for the major VoIP functionalities while also remaining basic and (for the most part) accessible. As such, the device is able to meet the general needs of business users; however, users looking for advanced function and feature may want to look elsewhere.The SPA 303 works as a 3-line business class IP phone and supports SIP (Session... Read More

10 Mission Critical Tools for Telecommuters

 10 Mission Critical Tools for Telecommuters
 As more and more businesses and career professionals try to find ways to work more efficiently, telecommuting has become a very popular option. The remote work scenario is changing the face of many industries and replacing the commutes of many hundreds of thousands of workers with a work at home model.In many cases, telecommuting wouldn’t be possible without a range of modern technologies that help salaried employees,... Read More

35 Powerful Cloud Tools for Modern Librarians

35 Powerful Cloud Tools for Modern Librarians
In a world where "everything is on the Internet," public perception is that libraries are antiquated. The reality is that in a world of information overload, libraries are a valuable resource to vet credibility and, often, are the only guardians of content created in the pre-Web world. Now more than ever, the job of Librarian is about helping people access information. Curation, cataloging, and discovery — librarians sift... Read More

Building Your VoIP Strategy: Exclusive Interview with Voxbone CEO, Itay Rosenfeld

Building Your VoIP Strategy: Exclusive Interview with Voxbone CEO, Itay Rosenfeld
With the VoIP platform growing increasingly popular, there’s little doubt that this mode of telephony is here to stay. Increased user acceptance and demand has lead to an influx of available services and providers. As such, it can be a little intimidating, if not harrowing, for new(er) [or less experienced] users to find/create the appropriate VoIP strategy. While research can be informative, a seasoned insight may help one better... Read More

Polycom Drama Roundup: What You May Have Missed in July

 Polycom Drama Roundup: What You May Have Missed in July
What began like any other month for Polycom concluded as anything but. The video communications provider kicked off July with a few announcements involving a new innovation (Around-the-Table Video Collaboration Experience Full HD, 360 Degree Panoramic Video), their involvement in educational programs with Cornell and Queens Universities, and their second quarter earnings—nothing too out of the ordinary, right? Well, not exactly.... Read More

25 Essential Business Phone Features for CEOs

25 Essential Business Phone Features for CEOs
One of the most appealing aspects of business VoIP and hosted PBX is the number of features that come standard with service. Typically, these features vary depending on the service provider, and in some cases the plan selected with the provider. While a number of these amenities are somewhat standard, it’s still important for users to consider what they’re getting versus what they’re not. This is especially true in the case... Read More

22 Top Presentations on Cloud Computing

22 Top Presentations on Cloud Computing
Supplementing information with media (i.e. pictures, videos, audio samples, etc.) is a great way to reinforce one’s idea(s), especially when dealing with more complex subjects. As such, slideshow presentations often prove to be very useful tools. This is because slides allow users to present information in a much more interactive and visual setting. Subsequently, this allows users to engage material directly and take more away from the... Read More

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