The Best Cloud Communities on Google Plus

The Best Cloud Communities on Google Plus
We’ve written before about how cloud technologies are revolutionizing the way businesses are communicating and collaborating with their clients, their employees, and the world at large. It’s clear that the cloud is here to stay, and more and more small business owners are finding ways to integrate cloud computing into their daily operations with great results: the ability to centralize and streamline through cloud technology drives... Read More

RingCentral's Innovative Move Makes Enterprise Inroads

RingCentral's Innovative Move Makes Enterprise Inroads
RingCentral, one of the top names in hosted PBX and business telephone solutions, announced recently that they are expanding their offerings to enterprise customers. Specifically, they have a more powerful platform for those companies that can afford the features. The new enterprise platform is mobile-centric, offering telepresence-like features on both mobile devices and computers. The new feature set reflects the ever-changing landscape of... Read More

The History of VoIP and Internet Telephones

The History of VoIP and Internet Telephones
The history of Internet phones and VoIP dates back farther than you probably know, and moves faster than pretty much any communication technology, except maybe smartphones. VoIP has a rich history, with famous names, government agencies and educational institutions all making their mark on this wonderful technology.1928: The Roots of VoIP Are Technologically FormedIn 1925, AT&T, the only major name in telephone communications, opens... Read More

Business Traveler's Guide to Staying Connected

Business Traveler's Guide to Staying Connected
For business travelers, communications are essential. Those on the road need to stay connected and current at all times, which means users need a reliable, and secure Internet connection. However, with obstacles such as time zones, poor/limited Wi-fi connectivity, cultural issues, limited power, etc., staying connected while traveling can be a hard nut to crack. Luckily, the same dependency has also produced various techniques and strategies... Read More

New Research: Why VoIP Can Create Security Blind Spots For Your Network

New Research: Why VoIP Can Create Security Blind Spots For Your Network
Whether you’re just looking into VoIP or have been using it for a while, there are important security risks with this technology you may not be aware of. In this regard, you’re not alone, and my recently-published white paper sheds new light on an issue that is poorly understood and poised to become a problem for businesses that do not take proper precautions.Anyone managing a network understands the need to protect data and... Read More

Study: 37.5% of Americans Are Against In-Flight Cell Phone Use

Study: 37.5% of Americans Are Against In-Flight Cell Phone Use
2014 may see the end of the FCC’s twenty-two year long ban on in-flight cell phone usage. Earlier this month the FCC met to discuss the future of their self-imposed ban, which resulted in a 3 to 2 vote in favor of lifting the ban, or at least considering doing so. Though some welcome this change, and even deem it necessary, others reject it and call into question the practicality of this dissolution.While the federal commission has... Read More

The 20 Most Influential People in VoIP in 2013

The 20 Most Influential People in VoIP in 2013
2013 has been another banner year in Internet Telephony. Even as the year rounds out, VoIP continues to go strong, grabbing an ever-increasing market share and introducing innovations that make it easier than ever to utilize the technology anytime from anywhere. While the year was big for the industry as a whole, some tech giants pushed harder than others to truly advance the platform and change the way we see and value Voice over IP... Read More

The Biggest VoIP Stories of 2013

The Biggest VoIP Stories of 2013
As the year winds down, its important to take a look back and really take in the past year. While every year brings a number of new developments, 2013 seemed especially chock full. So, we took a look around and rounded up some of the biggest VoIP stories of 2013.FCC Ends Ban on In-Flight Phone Usage - December 12The FCC has voted 3-2 to lift the ban currently prohibiting travelers from making in-flight calls. Though the FCC has... Read More

10 Great Ways To Mix The Cloud Into Your HR Technology Arsenal

10 Great Ways To Mix The Cloud Into Your HR Technology Arsenal
Cloud communications is revolutionizing business interactions in some big ways. While this can positively affect your infrastructure in a number of places, none may be more notable than with your Human Resources (HR) department. In order for HR to be truly efficient, communications with employees must be easy and constant. Cloud Communications simplifies functions to allow for easier engagement with employees, as well as greater cost... Read More

Study: 79% of Employees Don’t Text Their Boss

 Study: 79% of Employees Don’t Text Their Boss
As cellular phones and mobile devices continue to make communication easier and more available, the balance between work and life can be harder to maintain. While being available via phone call can be harrowing, where do employees stand on text messaging with their boss? Texting is done by thousands on a daily basis; however, is it a plausible means of communication between employees and their bosses?There are a number of factors to consider... Read More

20 Great Slideshows on Cloud Communications

20 Great Slideshows on Cloud Communications
Cloud based communications are becoming an increasingly popular mode of communications amongst businesses. As such, it’s able to provide tons of features, extended functionality, and overall greater efficiency. However, despite these pros, many businesses are still in the dark when it comes to cloud-based communications. Luckily, there are a number of resources available to shed some light on the topic. Amongst these, slideshows and... Read More

November's 30 Best Cloud Computing Stories

November's 30 Best Cloud Computing Stories
There was a lot to learn about cloud computing in the month of November. From stories about big data items like NSA spying and Healthcare.gov, to industry-specific stories on products and services like Salesforce, professionals can use this review of what went down to get a better vantage point for looking at everything that cloud computing offers. Take a look at Amazon’s entrance into the expanding, and emerging, “Internet of... Read More

SIP Trunking for Shoppers: 15 Terms to Know

SIP Trunking for Shoppers: 15 Terms to Know
When shopping for a service, it helps to know the lingo. Technical jargon can leave the average consumer confused and feeling like they are being taken advantage of. For example, SIP Trunking can be very helpful for businesses; however, the dense language can often leave shoppers feeling alienated and uninterested. To combat this, we've put together fifteen important definitions regarding SIP Trunking that can make you feel comfortable... Read More

Cisco vs Polycom: Company Comparison

Cisco vs Polycom: Company Comparison
In this edition of head to head comparisons, we are going to compare Polycom and Cisco. This review will not focus on one or all of the phones or other hardware, but on the two companies’ profiles as a whole, as well as what you can expect as consumer.Info ComparedCisco Systems, Inc.PolycomYear Founded19841990Stock... Read More

Can Technology Review Sites Be Trusted?

Can Technology Review Sites Be Trusted?
Reviews are subject to the individuals’ own ideas, preferences, and opinions; therefore, it’s important for you to find sources that are composed of proven and trusted professionals. Simple as it may sound, how can one do this?With tech review sites, users need to trust the publishing website as much as the individual reviewer. As such, factors like website affiliation, disclosure statements, number of reviews, and average review... Read More

Your Phone Number Can be Used Against You Like a Credit Score

Your Phone Number Can be Used Against You Like a Credit Score
TeleSign is a mobile identity company that helps businesses to know as much as they can about their users, as well as confirm valid identities, and relay essential communications. To better do this, the company has announced a new tool—the PhoneID Score, which the company describes as “a new reputation and scoring system that assesses risk based on a user’s phone number.” What exactly does this mean? Well, imagine a... Read More

STUDY: 34% of Employees Ignore All Phone Calls From Their Boss

STUDY: 34% of Employees Ignore All Phone Calls From Their Boss
With cell phones and mobile devices making it easier than ever to stay in contact, being available by phone has become an expectation rather than the exception. This expectation can make achieving work-life balance difficult for employees who may feel pressured to answer phone calls any time of the day or night.To find out how employees are responding to the new realities of an “always-on” society, GetVoIP conducted a survey of... Read More

Polycom VVX 600: 5 Great Features

Polycom VVX 600: 5 Great Features
Though the provider has since launched a slew of new devices, Polycom’s VVX 600 still holds as a superior business media phone. Released last fall, the VVX600 looked to carry on the quality tradition of the VVX line by injecting simplicity with reliability. As such, the phone is designed to provide business users with Unified Communications and desktop productivity solutions. In this regard, the phone succeeds very well.The VVX 600... Read More

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