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

The Top 50 VoIP Experts to Follow on Twitter

The Top 50 VoIP Experts to Follow on Twitter
At this point and time, it’s pretty clear that VoIP is destined to usurp traditional landlines as the dominant form of telephony. Every year a number of market research firms, industry analysts, and other experts and groups produce forecasts, statistics, and reports that dictate the rising dominance of VoIP—i.e. the increased number of users, mobile adoption, increased revenue, etc.Here are some current forecasts... Read More

25 Great Video Collaboration Tools for Business

25 Great Video Collaboration Tools for Business
Video Collaboration tools can be integral to a business as they can provide greater personability, flexibility, and cohesion amongst multiple parties. Though many tools and solutions bear similar functionality, there are still a number of importannt differences present. As such, we’ve put together a list of the 25 best video collaboration tools to help you make an informed choice. Free Options1. Skype: Skype is both a... Read More

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
The SIP-T46G utilizes interoperability and customizability to the utmost extent. As such, the device supports a variety of provisioning methods, including: FTP, TFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, PnP; BroadSoft Device Management; Zero Touch Provisioning via Yealink’s RPS Service; Support for TR-069 and SNMP; and Redundant Provisioning Server Support. In doing so, the phone is able to flex to meet specific requirements of different service providers. In... 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

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