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 If anything, Mitra suggests that the system is “outdated”.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 VoIP 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 [Infographic]

The Art of Miscommunication: When Web Conferencing Goes Wrong [Infographic]
As businesses lean more heavily on video and web conferencing solutions, 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 dialog. 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... Read More

Phone Power vs Vonage Comparison

Phone Power vs Vonage Comparison
The residential VoIP market is every bit as competitive as the business market. From both a hardware standpoint and a features standpoint, a home VoIP service is deployed differently. The biggest difference is that home VoIP services require the user to plug their existing phone into an analog telephone adapter, which ideally goes between the router and the modem, but can also go between the router and a computer. Since the connection is... Read More

The 10 Most Reliable VoIP Speed Test Tools

The 10 Most Reliable VoIP Speed Test Tools
When you trust your communication methods to business VoIP technology, you need to know that you can rely on your connection. The current generation of VoIP software and devices are the most responsive and user-friendly so far, but at the end of the day your call quality depends on the quality and speed of your internet connection. Luckily, with the right tools it’s easy to keep an eye on how your connectivity is performing from day to... Read More

RingCentral vs Jive Communications

RingCentral vs Jive Communications
Jive and RingCentral are well known in the industry as being solid VoIP providers with easy-to-use platforms. RingCentral is a more high-profile company, unveiling new toys and new plans, while Jive, although they keep a low profile, continues to rack up subscribers, particularly in the public sector, like schools. Today we are going to take a look at how RingCentral and Jive compare for Small and Medium-sized... Read More

10 Easy To Use Office Communication Tools to Boost Productivity

10 Easy To Use Office Communication Tools to Boost Productivity
Cloud technology has changed the face of communication and collaboration, within teams, between teams, and across client bases. Small business owners are beginning to look beyond email and phone calls to find more dynamic, efficient, and engaging ways of tackling communication tasks. But new technology comes with a learning curve, and the vast array of software, apps, and solutions out there can be intimidating. To help you find solutions... Read More

Communication Showdown: Just Pick Up The Phone! [Infographic]

Communication Showdown: Just Pick Up The Phone! [Infographic]
With all the communication channels available to us these days, how can a business decide the best way to deal with customer inquiries and requests? When it comes to customer service, studies show that people prefer to have a real conversation, with a real person, in real time. Voice calls remain the best way to provide the service your clients want.A phone call provides the benefit of direct human contact and offers a chance for immediate... Read More

RingCentral Office vs RingCentral Professional - Comparison

RingCentral Office vs RingCentral Professional - Comparison
For this head to head, we're going to compare two services from the same company: RingCentral Office and RingCentral Professional. Both RingCentral Professional and RingCentral Office connect to the same service, so the experience for the inbound caller will be much the same. Setting up and other tasks that use the computer will also be similar for the user. But the biggest difference is that RingCentral Professional is primarily to... Read More

Top 100 Cloud Professionals to Follow on G+

Top 100 Cloud Professionals to Follow on G+
Cloud computing continues to demolish all expectations, with exponential growth and across all sectors. Over 60% of business have adopted cloud technology, and by 2015, end-user spending on cloud services is expect to reach $180 billion. It’s an exciting time to be involved, and the relevance for your business is clear on the bottom line: last year 82% of companies said they saved money by moving to the... Read More

Yealink T48G Review [Hands-on Configuration, Photos, Videos, Testing, & More]

Yealink T48G Review [Hands-on Configuration, Photos, Videos, Testing, & More]
The actual build quality and layout of the soft and hard keys is great. All the soft keys are configurable in both order but also functionality even down to changing the icon also.Many of the nuances that are present in previous and lower levels have been resolved on this device presenting a very well rounded product.Features I personally love:ActionURL: (This feature allows you to configure URL's to be accessed from the phone... Read More

How to Give a Killer Webinar: Tips from the Pros

How to Give a Killer Webinar: Tips from the Pros
Webinars can be an incredibly powerful marketing technique for a lot of businesses. Regardless of your planned usage though, webinars are only as effective as they are quality. As such, it’s really up to presenters to prepare and create the best possible content and experience for the viewers. But what exactly is that?While there are tons of different ways to prepare and assemble your own webinar, there are some approaches that are... Read More

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