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  • 5 Signs That Your VoIP System is Hacked

    GetVoIP: Communications Solutions Guide
    Reuben Yonatan
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    When it comes to VoIP communication, there are many advantages to be gained, especially from a business viewpoint.  After all, VoIP services enable your workers and clients to stay in touch no matter where they are located, and best of all, you can enjoy reduced communication expenses.  But as with all aspects of life and business operations, there are drawbacks associated with... Read More
  • IBM Enlists First Partner in IoT Division: The Weather Company

    TMCnet-News
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    Weather events cost businesses big money. To help solve that, IBM has made its first strategic partnership in its new push into the IIoT: The Weather Company (TWC), parent to The Weather Channel. Together, they hope to study how connections between we???ather and business intelligences could save billions of dollars, while migrating all of TWC's data services to IBM's IoT cloud.
  • Getting "Back In The USA" Will be Faster

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    Andy Abramson
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    The U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement folks (not to be confused with Homeland Security) are making great strides to improve the "welcome home" and "welcome to the USA" experience. And, they're doing it with your smartphone and applications. For years we have been filling out a form as we land, and then presented it to the Immigration officer as we entered the USA. Along came Global Entry, where we insert our passport, present our fingerprints and allow a retinal scan to be taken. For those in Global Entry, the process dramatically reduces time, and if you carry on…
  • Spotlight: ShoreTel opens networking services to Sky customers

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    Chris Talbot
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    ShoreTel is expanding its networking services beyond its unified communications subscriber base.
  • UC Vendors Increasingly Turning Attention to SMBs

    GetVoIP: Communications Solutions Guide
    Our Guest Bloggers
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Telecommunications and IT platforms do not enter the mainstream in a consistent way. Large enterprises generally take the lead. It’s purely practical: Large businesses employ people who truly understand emerging trends and technologies and can more smoothly usher in the new approaches. SMBs don’t have the mindshare and generally are happy to follow. Vendors like it this way, too.... Read More
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    TMCnet-News

  • IBM Enlists First Partner in IoT Division: The Weather Company

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    Weather events cost businesses big money. To help solve that, IBM has made its first strategic partnership in its new push into the IIoT: The Weather Company (TWC), parent to The Weather Channel. Together, they hope to study how connections between we???ather and business intelligences could save billions of dollars, while migrating all of TWC's data services to IBM's IoT cloud.
  • Put the IoT in Your Pocket with New Smartphone App for Supply Chain

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:09 am
    For Savi Technology, the most powerful tracking device and reporting software available is already in almost every pocket in the world: a smartphone. Now, it's created an app to take advantage of that fact and bring those devices into the IoT for the benefit of shipping organizations.
  • Battery Concerns Could be a Thing of the Past, Thanks to New Futuretech

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    Battery life is the scourge of the mobile device epoch, in which we are only living in the genesis. This creates a real problem for M2M solutions, especially in the IIoT, because they are often too small or too inaccessible to be services conveniently. Well, now Atmal, a San Jose, California-based technology developer says it has an ARM-based microcontroller that will run at such low power that the battery life of some intelligent devices could last years on current types of batteries.
  • Post 'Clintongate': 3 Ways to Mitigate Shadow IT

    1 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    What can enterprises learn from 'Clintongate'? The first lesson is that unapproved use of technology within organizations is known as "shadow IT," and it's here to stay.
  • Openwave Announces Easier to Use Solution that Leverages RMail Service

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    Openwave recently announced that it would include RMail in a new messaging service that provides security features without many of the inconveniences that other systems impose on users. The end result is a solution that is more flexible and that will work with any email system.
 
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  • Getting "Back In The USA" Will be Faster

    Andy Abramson
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    The U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement folks (not to be confused with Homeland Security) are making great strides to improve the "welcome home" and "welcome to the USA" experience. And, they're doing it with your smartphone and applications. For years we have been filling out a form as we land, and then presented it to the Immigration officer as we entered the USA. Along came Global Entry, where we insert our passport, present our fingerprints and allow a retinal scan to be taken. For those in Global Entry, the process dramatically reduces time, and if you carry on…
  • Muni Broadband Still Mangled By Incumbents Political Clout

    Andy Abramson
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    If you look at the US Telecom preemptive lawsuit against the FCC's Net Neutrality action taken this week and then look deep enough at what is being done in Tennessee you'll likely see the same players working behind the scenes to limit muni-broadband providers expansion out of governmental footprint. The incumbents already have easements and rights of way, usually grandfather agreements dating back to the last century, where there was only one telephone provider, cable tv was a dream, not yet a reality. The cable guys had to fight, buy and struggle to get the same access, which they…
  • NFL to Stream A Game is a Big Deal

    Andy Abramson
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    The National Football League is going to stream a football game next season. On face this may seem more like an experiment as the game will originate in the UK as part of the NFL's global marketing effort. But OTT delivery of sports content will mean much, much more to the league and the broadcasting world which is why new startups like client, YIPTV are poised and well positioned for a new era of how sports is broadcast. That's why I think there's more to this, a point that is called out in the Wall Street Journal story. The "more to it" deals with the NFL looking to…
  • Traveling Without Luggage

    Andy Abramson
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    I stopped carrying any bag that I can't carry on a plane years ago thanks to Luggage Forward. The relationship with them began in 2007 when I had to get all kinds of things over to France for my wedding. I've been using them ever since. The last two trips though have raised my respect of them even more. I've always been a fan, but back in July and again this past trip, my bag was where it needed to be within two days of being picked up. What this means is the bag I left in Lisbon on Tuesday morning as I checked out of the Intercontinental arrived before noon yesterday. That's…
  • Wire Updates Their Mac App

    Andy Abramson
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    Wire, the app that is rapidly replacing Skype within the VoIP insider community including many of the VUC regulars, just updated to version 1.4. The new version adds some new ringtones, audio improvements-from guys who really do know audio, and some new messaging and ping sounds to make the app sound different. My experience with Wire has been more chat than talk, but that's the nature of the community that's active right now. 
 
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    GetVoIP: Communications Solutions Guide

  • UC Vendors Increasingly Turning Attention to SMBs

    Our Guest Bloggers
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Telecommunications and IT platforms do not enter the mainstream in a consistent way. Large enterprises generally take the lead. It’s purely practical: Large businesses employ people who truly understand emerging trends and technologies and can more smoothly usher in the new approaches. SMBs don’t have the mindshare and generally are happy to follow. Vendors like it this way, too.... Read More
  • 5 Signs That Your VoIP System is Hacked

    Reuben Yonatan
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    When it comes to VoIP communication, there are many advantages to be gained, especially from a business viewpoint.  After all, VoIP services enable your workers and clients to stay in touch no matter where they are located, and best of all, you can enjoy reduced communication expenses.  But as with all aspects of life and business operations, there are drawbacks associated with... Read More
  • The 25 Most Influential Women in Cloud in 2015

    Reuben Yonatan
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    The past two decades have seen a huge surge of women taking on key roles in the world of emerging technology. When we decided to put together this list, we were thrilled to discover dozens of outstanding candidates, and we have picked the top 25 female thought-leaders, champions, and innovators in the field. 1. Liz Centoni, VP/GM Service Provider Access at Cisco Systems, Inc Ms.... Read More
  • JustCloud vs Carbonite: Which is Better for Your Business?

    Reuben Yonatan
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    The percentage of people who will lose either personal or business data in their lifetimes is about...100%. Coffee spills, aging hard drives, moving, and thousands of other factors lead to a near certainty that something, at some point, will fail. Fortunately it's never been easier or less expensive to back up your data. When backing up data, it helps to follow the 3-2-1 rule: 3 copies... Read More
  • 10 Companies Putting Cloud-Based Artificial Intelligence to Work for You

    Reuben Yonatan
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    Until recently, the ubiquity of “Big Data” has had limited relevance to the average consumer or small business. While cloud technology is driving some of the most exciting innovations in data analysis and machine learning, those applications were mostly aimed at enterprise-level analytics, with business intelligence and sophisticated marketing techniques which didn’t really... Read More
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  • Skype and Western Union make it easier to help loved ones

    Bryan Steele
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    At Skype, we’re always looking for new ways to make your moments together even better. So we’re teaming up with Western Union to help make the act of sending money to friends and family even more meaningful. From helping out a loved one with groceries or a car payment to surprising Mom on Mother’s Day, every year, millions of people send money to friends and family through Western Union. Now, Skype is making these moments even better. Now Skype users have more options too. Customers can purchase Skype Credit at participating Western Union Agent locations and use it toward calling…
  • Skype in the Classroom partnering with TOMS

    Bryan Steele
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver at Toms shoes, knows a thing or two about social good. Read on for more. I am so proud to announce that students all around the world will now have a cool new way to get inspired, thanks to TOMS’ new partnership with Skype in the Classroom. TOMS and Skype in the Classroom are launching a program that will allow students and youth organizations to connect with TOMS Giving and Marketplace partners. Whether you are an aspiring change-maker, social entrepreneur, teacher or youth leader, this exciting new program will enable you to connect into the TOMS…
  • March Emoticon Madness

    Bryan Steele
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    This month, four of your favorite Skype Emoticons are stepping into the ring—gloves off. But don’t worry! We plan on zero punches being thrown. These match-ups tap into a much more eclectic skillset. Stares will be shared! Rock, Paper (and Scissors) shall be thrown down! Thumb wrestling will ensue! (Jello maybe included). Smile. Emo. Devil. And, of course, Puke. Three rounds. No mercy. Get all your best buds on Skype, cast your bets, and let the games begin. In case you missed the first two matches, here’s a brief rundown of who leveled who: Round 1: During this ultimate stare-down, the…
  • Welcome Skype for Business!

    Bryan Steele
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    At Skype, we want to create a world where people can make the most of their time and lead more fulfilling lives. A decade ago, we broke down the distance barrier by bringing people together from all over the world. Now, we want to reinvent productivity to enable you and your organization achieve more. Today at Convergence, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shared his vision for business transformation, including the role of tools that enable people to connect with each other for work. We are thrilled to announce a technical preview for the new Skype for Business client. As we shared in November,…
  • Truth or Dare is BACK (And it’s better than ever)

    Bryan Steele
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    You know the rules—cross your fingers and “spin” the truth or dare selector that we’ve posted on our Facebook, Vine, and Twitter channels. Wherever you land, your Skype-using loved ones are in for one hell of a surprise. Take a look at the full list of Truths and Dares below. You woke up like this. #Flawless Clumsy is the new cool. Right? We know you’ve been dying to bust out your Batman costume. An emoticon is worth a thousand words. Skydived? Conquered a cartwheel? Treated a stranger to a coffee? Tell us more. Awkward smile and acne much appreciated.   Consider cookies…
 
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    Send2Press Newswire

  • RingBoost Vanity Phone Numbers Provide Marketing 'Real Estate' for any Small Business

    RingBoost
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., March 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Vanity phone numbers offer a unique and easy marketing opportunity for small businesses. Once you acquire a vanity, easy to remember phone number from RingBoost, it's yours, a unique asset. Like a piece of property, no one else can own it. That proposition led Gregg Hamerschlag and Paul Faust to found vanity phone number provider RingBoost (http://www.ringboost.com/) 10 years ago. Offering vanity, easy to remember phone numbers has become a passion for the RingBoost team, which this year expanded from 12 to 30 employees. "Using easy…
  • 5 Bars announces Monnie McGaffigan as Senior Vice President of Business Development

    5 Bars
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    IRVINE, Calif., March 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 5 Bars(TM) a leader in wireless technology solutions, announced the appointment of Monnie McGaffigan as Senior Vice President of Business Development. 5 Bars is a premier neutral host provider of indoor/outdoor distributed antenna systems, small cells and Wi-Fi networks. The 5 Bars team designs, builds, operates and maintains wireless systems and has designed and developed over 500 wireless projects nationwide. As a 20-year technology veteran, McGaffigan has an extensive wireless background that includes experience with carriers and…
  • Worldwide Telecommunications Industry Revenue to hit $2.4 Trillion in 2020, says Insight Research

    Insight Research Corporation
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    DURANGO, Colo., March 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Research projects that telecommunications services revenue worldwide will grow from $2.2 trillion in 2015 to $2.4 trillion in 2019. Insight's newly-released market analysis report, "The 2015 Telecommunications Industry Review: An Anthology of Market Facts and Forecasts" includes regional and service forecasts, assessment of key growth drivers, analysis of industry trends, network infrastructure and access technologies, future services, OSS/BSS and capex spending, and enterprise telecom markets. Wireless subscriber growth…
  • MeetingOne Offering Audio and Web Conferencing Services Free for the Next 30 Days to U.S. Businesses affected by Snowstorms

    MeetingOne Inc.
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    DENVER, Colo., Feb. 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With snowstorms all across the United States, getting to the office has proven to be difficult and treacherous, says teleconferencing expert MeetingOne. With the roads becoming unmanageable, employees are working from home to wait out the storm. Breakdowns in communication with clients and co-workers will become challenging for many, along with delays in work productivity. MeetingOne is allowing businesses to take back their workday by offering audio and web conferencing services, FREE to any U.S. business for the next 30 days so that…
  • Certain Strategic Data Services Aimed at US Businesses Represent $160 Billion Opportunity over Five Years, says Insight Research Corp.

    Insight Research Corporation
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:42 am
    DURANGO, Colo., Dec. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Research projects that the aggregate market for a key group of data services will grow two to three times the rate for basic transport services, representing more than a $160 billion opportunity for carriers over the next five years. With many voice and legacy data services declining, these high growth areas targeted to U.S. businesses include business broadband, IP VPNs, Ethernet, IP applications in the cloud, and hosting services. Insight's newly-released market analysis report, "Strategic Data Services for US Businesses: IP…
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    The PhoneBoy Blog

  • PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 836: PhoneBoy_ebooks

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I set up a "fake" Twitter account a few weeks back based on the horse_ebooks account someone created a few years back. It's gotten a few responses, surprisingly. Links: parkr/ebooks · GitHub Horse_ebooks | Know Your Meme PhoneBoy Said So (@PhoneBoySaidSo) | Twitter Download the audio file. Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes. Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome! PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 836: PhoneBoy_ebooks
  • PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 835: Piracy: It's a Thing

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I'm not afraid to say it: piracy exists. It's out there, competing with legitimate methods of content distribution that are clearly not serving the needs of users. How come almost none of the coverage around "cord cutting" is willing to acknowledge this fact? How come the video content industry as a whole refuse to acknowledge the issue and actually try and address the problem the way the music industry has? Links: After Eliminating Music Piracy, Norway Hits 'First' Movie Site | TorrentFreak When Analyzing Cord Cutting Options, Most TV Analysts Continue To Pretend Piracy Simply Doesn't Exist…
  • PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 834: More Than You Bargained For

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    When you get that "good enough" phone, you may get some extra stuff you didn't expect. I'm not saying it's going to be true in every case, but it seems to happen more frequently on lower-end phones from unofficial sources. Links: Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone with preinstalled malware and much more Popular Xiaomi Phone Could Put Data at Risk Download the audio file. Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes. Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome! PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 834: More Than You Bargained For
  • PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 833: No Broadband In The Boonies

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Good luck getting broadband in the boonies. The companies that supposedly offer service there frequently don't and aren't exactly forthcoming about their inability (or rather lack of desire) to do so, as one man who bought a house in nearby (to me) Kitsap County, WA recently found out. Links: Comcast Screw Up Forces Washington Man to Sell His New Home; Quoted Him $60,000 Installation Fee New Homeowner Has To Sell House Because Of Comcast’s Incompetence, Lack Of Competition – Consumerist Download the audio file. Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and…
  • PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 832: WiFi Magnet

    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    One "flaw" in current smartphones: they prefer WiFi even when it results in a lower-quality experience for the end user. Links: Wi-Fi hotspots are a threat to my sanity Download the audio file. Visit https://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes. Donations of audio processing time from Auphonic are welcome! PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 832: WiFi Magnet
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    Alec Saunders

  • How Canadian Start-Ups Can Transform our Economy

    alec
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Text from a speech I delivered at the first annual National Crowd Funding Summit on Tuesday March 3. —- Good evening, and thank you all for sticking with me until the end of the day. And since I know that I’m the second last speaker between you and the cocktail hour, I will keep my comments brief. I live in Kitchener-Waterloo. Last Friday morning, this was the headline of our local paper, The Record. Schneiders – the meat packers that have operated for 125 years – are shutting down their Kitchener operation. John Metz Schneider founded the company in 1886 after an accident at the…
  • Jim Balsillie on Innovation in Canada

    alec
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Yesterday’s Globe and Mail published an op-ed by former BlackBerry co-CEO Jim Balsillie on Canada’s innovation economy.   Titled “A Tale of Two Economies and Two Headlines“,  Balsillie makes the case for why Canada needs different infrastructure to support commercialization of intangible products such as intellectual property – infrastructure that is different from that required to support resource and mineral commercialization. He writes: “In the past 32 years, growth in Canada’s commercialization of our ideas, often measured by “multi-factor…
  • Some answers

    alec
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:38 am
    First, thanks to everyone who wrote yesterday here, on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to say congratulations.  It’s exciting for me to be back to work, working for a company I respect and know, and working in Canada.  I’ve spent my morning at the Communitech Hub, and all morning long people have been dropping by to introduce themselves. I intend to spend most of my time interacting directly with entrepreneurs in the start-up community.  I don’t have an office, but you’ll be able to find me two or three days a week at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener.  Microsoft has…
  • My Next Chapter

    alec
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:19 am
    It’s a fantastic time to start a company. Whether you’re a kid with a laptop on a beach in Brazil building mobile applications, or a Silicon Valley student with access to a 3D printer, it’s never been less expensive to get going, and more efficient to reach global markets. At BlackBerry, I witnessed first hand the power of start-ups to effect transformation. I’m not just talking about the massive transformation that an Uber or Facebook represents. I met dozens of entrepreneurs around the world who all said the same thing — starting companies had changed their lives by creating…
  • bitHound wants to help you write better code.

    alec
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    You may have seen last Monday’s announcement that Kitchener-based bitHound has taken $2 million in investment, led by Michael Wekerle. Monday afternoon I dropped by bitHound’s offices to meet with two of bitHound’s co-founders Dan Silivestru and Gord Tanner, and find out what all the excitement was about. bitHound’s value proposition is pretty simple. To quote from bitHound’s cofounder and CEO, Dan Silivestru: “It’s not hard to write code. But it is hard to write high-quality, maintainable software. Our goal is to become a trusted member of a development team, providing valuable…
 
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    Business VoIP & Virtual Call Center Providers - AVAD Technologies

  • Choosing a Business VoIP Provider

    avadtech
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    The decision to invest in a new business phone system is one of the most import decision a business makes. Every single employee and almost every single current and prospective customer will use this system. AVAD Technologies Guide to Selecting a Business VoIP Phone System is designed to help Small to Medium-Size Businesses understand and […] The post Choosing a Business VoIP Provider appeared first on Business VoIP & Virtual Call Center Providers - AVAD Technologies.
  • The FCC and VoIP: How Reduced Regulation Can Open More Customers Up to VoIP

    avadtech
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:45 pm
    As Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) continues to expand to more and more users, the telecommunications regulatory body known as the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has begun to take notice. They would like to regulate VoIP accordingly, but first they must figure out how to correctly classify the service. Both AT&T and Verizon recently filed […] The post The FCC and VoIP: How Reduced Regulation Can Open More Customers Up to VoIP appeared first on Business VoIP & Virtual Call Center Providers - AVAD Technologies.
  • Virtual Call Center

    avadtech
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Hosted Call Center Solutions Get the same technology used in million dollar call Centers. Affordable for call centers with as few as 5 agents. Prior experience managing call center technology is Not Required. Learn More Watch Video The post Virtual Call Center appeared first on Business VoIP & Virtual Call Center Providers - AVAD Technologies.
  • Dedicated Support

    avadtech
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Live US Tech Support Working with AVAD Technologies is like having a full-time in-house telecommunications department. Our job is to help your company maximize the benefits of our service. Learn More Request Quote The post Dedicated Support appeared first on Business VoIP & Virtual Call Center Providers - AVAD Technologies.
  • Hosted VoIP Phone Service

    avadtech
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Complete Hosted VoIP Phone System Get up and running quickly with a minimum upfront capital investment. No additional charges for tech support and customizations to your system. Plans & Pricing Request Quote The post Hosted VoIP Phone Service appeared first on Business VoIP & Virtual Call Center Providers - AVAD Technologies.
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    Communications Technology

  • Mobile Apps, Analytics, Code Halos and Mass Personalization

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    Kevin Benedict, moderates this panel of digital experience and mobility experts including Benjamin Pring, Ted Shelton and Jack C. Crawford as they review and discuss the findings of Ben Pring's recent study Putting the Experience in Digital Customer Experience.
  • 7 Tips for Selecting a VoIP Platform for Home-based Call Center Agents

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    The cloud and voice over IP (VoIP) telephony in particular are enabling more call center agents to work from home versus a noisy call center. Businesses save on real estate and infrastructure costs around call centers. Businesses can also now hire call center agents working from home across multiple...
  • The Power of VoIP in Disaster Recovery

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    Hurricanes, floods, and other acts of nature can inflict severe damage on a businesses, wrecking equipment, ruining office space, and displacing staff. Boston’s record snow season is just one example of unexpected weather playing havoc with buildings, with overloaded roofs collapsing, clogged ...
  • Still Using a Legacy Phone System? 4 Reasons Now Is the Time to Upgrade

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Telephony and communications systems for the business world are coming into their own, as unified communications (UC) vendors have started offering richer features and mobile access to their cloud platforms. Still others are beginning to look toward integrating their communications platforms directl...
  • Business VoIP Comes to Google for Work: 3 Things to Know About RingCentral Office

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:06 am
    Capitalizing on the growing trend of integrating unified communications (UC) into business applications, RingCentral has released an integration platform between its cloud UC product, RingCentral Office, and Google for Work. With this new venture, the California-based company is playing to its stren...
 
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    Voice on the Web

  • Experience Skype to the Max: 2nd Edition

    Jim Courtney
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:47 am
    So why has the widget in the Voice On The Web sidebar changed recently? August 2012 and I self-published Experience Skype to the Max, an Amazon eBook that pulled together all my experience of the previous six years using, and blogging about, Skype as my primary real time communications application on PC’s and mobile devices as well as the hardware that supported Skype. Last spring I was approached by Apress, a division of Springer – one of the world’s largest publishers of technical books, about authoring an updated version. Today I am pleased to announce the publication of Experience…
  • BlackBerry Classic–Beyond The Power of the Keyboard Upgraded

    Jim Courtney
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    BlackBerry Classic One of BlackBerry’s most widely received legacy smartphones was the BlackBerry Bold 9900 introduced three years ago. In the interim BlackBerry acquired QNX and developed a new, more robust and powerful operating system, BlackBerry 10. However, it launched on touch screen smartphones, such as the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Z30 and, more recently, a low cost version the BlackBerry Z3. BlackBerry 10 also is behind two physical keyboard devices, the BlackBerry Q10 and Q5 but while incorporating BlackBerry 10 software they lacked the familiar navigation buttons and…
  • What will Microsoft rebranding Lync as Skype for Business change, besides the name?

    Phil Wolff
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    [Editor’s note: Today Microsoft’s Corporate VP for Skype and Lync announced a major change in its real time communications product branding. Phil Wolff recently made some comments in a Quora forum; I asked him to flesh out his points for a post. Here goes…] This is a second life for the “Skype for Business” brand. Back in 2009, Skype bundled multi-user account management and some network management before the Microsoft Acquisition of Skype (October 2011). Corporations showed huge demand. Sadly, Skype was still mostly a Peer-to-Peer Technology so Skype couldn’t…
  • BlackBerry 2014: Reaching Out in New Directions

    Jim Courtney
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with smartphone innovation. In peace there’s nothing so becomes a mobile As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the hardware keyboard; Stiffen the sinews, summon up innovative formats, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d communications process enhancements with apologies to William Shakespeare (and my grade 12 English teacher) Today marks the launch of an ambitious series of BlackBerry product launches during the 2014 fall season:…
  • Truphone World – My Universal World Carrier Experience

    Jim Courtney
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    Last spring Truphone, which has been developing both VoIP clients and multi-country SIM technology since 2001, announced its Truphone World plan, expanding the use of its SIM to seamlessly and transparently support wireless carrier voice and data access in 66 countries. During my recent 24 day trip across seven European countries I was able to obtain first hand user experience with this SIM. The Truphone SIM provides you with: Voice channel and data channel over carriers in 66 countries Local phone numbers in the eight Truphone Zone countries1 Seamless migration across participating…
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    Business News Holding

  • Investment Banker Appointed CEO of Australian Health Tech Start-Up Sonoa Health

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:10 am
    Sonoa Health, a health tech startup based in Melbourne, Australia, has developed an innovated consumer health portal, Health&, which brings together data from online health records, medication prescriptions, wearable devices and more. Yesterday, the Company appointed investment banker John Stewart as its CEO. Stewart brings to the table more than 18-years experience in investment banking and corporate advisory, which has included working closely with the biggest names in Silicon Valley. Sonoa Health was officially founded four years ago and ramped up production for its consumer health…
  • Speedflow Releases Updated CallMax Solutions

    admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Speedflow announced the availibility of a new version of the CallMax Solution. According to the company, CallMax v. 3.4.1 has been designed to make the Solution more convenient for end-users. The subscribers can now easily manage their accounts, review statistics having personal web access to the system. The optimized release contains the following additional features: New notifications for subscribers Aggregated CDRs Updated user-friendly interface The new version of the platform is said to allow VoIP companies to provide “high-quality, efficient, and competitive” IP PBX,…
  • Akamai Expands Business Operations in Canada

    admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:18 am
    Akamai, one of the world’s biggest providers of Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, is expanding its business operations in Canada. The company has just announced the opening of its Toronto sales and services office.  The new office will support employees focused on sales, services, engineering, and security, and will complement Akamai’s existing Ontario location in Ottawa. Akamai’s growth in Canada has expanded in the areas of financial services, media & entertainment, manufacturing, health care, public sector, and commerce, with Ontario being the province…
  • Survey: Website or App for e-Commerce? Depends on Your Nationality

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Different nationalities have different preferences in their method of online shopping – website/mobile site vs. mobile application, according to a survey conducted by OHT-Mobile. The survey, conducted in February 2015, was jointly carried out with Google Consumer Surveys based on a representative sample of 800 respondents – 100 each from the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan. 58% of all respondents worldwide answered that they prefer shopping using a website. In Canada 67% still prefer to shop using a website or mobile site but in the UK,…
  • Speedflow releases MediaCore 4.5

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Speedflow has just released a new version of its MediaCore Class 4 Solution. Available starting today, MediaCore v. 4.5 is said to work faster and be “more flexible than ever.” Having implemented a new calculating algorithm, the developers claim to have ensured thatfinancial summary report is generated significantly faster. Users can now review the most important statistical information in a quick and convenient format. Other important updates and new features in the new release include: - New dynamic routing algorithm with profit control - Brand-new financial report with an…
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    GetVoIP: Communications Solutions Guide

  • UC Vendors Increasingly Turning Attention to SMBs

    Our Guest Bloggers
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Telecommunications and IT platforms do not enter the mainstream in a consistent way. Large enterprises generally take the lead. It’s purely practical: Large businesses employ people who truly understand emerging trends and technologies and can more smoothly usher in the new approaches. SMBs don’t have the mindshare and generally are happy to follow. Vendors like it this way, too.... Read More
  • 5 Signs That Your VoIP System is Hacked

    Reuben Yonatan
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    When it comes to VoIP communication, there are many advantages to be gained, especially from a business viewpoint.  After all, VoIP services enable your workers and clients to stay in touch no matter where they are located, and best of all, you can enjoy reduced communication expenses.  But as with all aspects of life and business operations, there are drawbacks associated with... Read More
  • The 25 Most Influential Women in Cloud in 2015

    Reuben Yonatan
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    The past two decades have seen a huge surge of women taking on key roles in the world of emerging technology. When we decided to put together this list, we were thrilled to discover dozens of outstanding candidates, and we have picked the top 25 female thought-leaders, champions, and innovators in the field. 1. Liz Centoni, VP/GM Service Provider Access at Cisco Systems, Inc Ms.... Read More
  • JustCloud vs Carbonite: Which is Better for Your Business?

    Reuben Yonatan
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    The percentage of people who will lose either personal or business data in their lifetimes is about...100%. Coffee spills, aging hard drives, moving, and thousands of other factors lead to a near certainty that something, at some point, will fail. Fortunately it's never been easier or less expensive to back up your data. When backing up data, it helps to follow the 3-2-1 rule: 3 copies... Read More
  • 10 Companies Putting Cloud-Based Artificial Intelligence to Work for You

    Reuben Yonatan
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    Until recently, the ubiquity of “Big Data” has had limited relevance to the average consumer or small business. While cloud technology is driving some of the most exciting innovations in data analysis and machine learning, those applications were mostly aimed at enterprise-level analytics, with business intelligence and sophisticated marketing techniques which didn’t really... Read More
 
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    WhichVoIP.com Blog

  • New Tricks for sipXecs

    Nick
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    The post New Tricks for sipXecs appeared first on WhichVoIP.com Blog. Among our favorite things regarding work in the Internet telephony business is the hands-on fun with equipment. Falling in this spectrum of hands-on joy is building telephony solutions with freely available platforms in the market. Until recently, we have focused on Asterisk based systems such as 3CX for Windows, FreePBX and Elastix, to name a few. Owned by Digium, Asterisk is the preferred open technology for VoIP systems. Because various companies develop unique solutions with this technology, it is the most popular…
  • Top 4 Leading Providers of Gigabit Internet in 2015

    Andy
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:10 pm
    The post Top 4 Leading Providers of Gigabit Internet in 2015 appeared first on WhichVoIP.com Blog. How fast is your Internet at home right now? If you’re like most Americans, it’s probably right around 10 megabits (10 million bits) per second. While that’s fast enough to browse the Internet and download files, it’s a speed that is only marginally better than it was a few years ago. What if you could have Internet that is 100 times faster (1 billion bits per second). That’s a pretty big jump, right? Several companies have been working hard the last decade to lay the framework for a…
  • Consumer Electronics Show 2015 – VoIP Goodies

    Nick
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    The post Consumer Electronics Show 2015 – VoIP Goodies appeared first on WhichVoIP.com Blog. Every year, the occurrence of a few annual events will slow a person’s productivity to a halt. For gamers, the Electronic Entertainment Expo – better known as E3 – convinces some men and women to consider writing Santa Claus a Christmas list for the next few years’ worth of stocking stuffers. The Consumer Electronic Show (or CES) is another such event highlighting the next wave of devices to put a nice dent in your salary. For CES 2015, a few different devices utilizing VoIP made…
  • 10 Questions for Soundcurve COO Lou Balsamo

    Mike
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:54 pm
    The post 10 Questions for Soundcurve COO Lou Balsamo appeared first on WhichVoIP.com Blog. Introduction Soundcurve is an up and coming business VoIP phone service provider, founded in 2010 and based in southern California. We contacted Soundcurve and spoke with Lou Balsamo to find out a little bit more about them. Question #1 WhichVoIP: What is your title and what are your typical day to day roles at SOUNDCURVE? Lou: I am the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and I oversee SoundCurve’s day to day operations. I work with each department within our organization to continuously improve our…
  • Power up Elastix with OpenFire

    Nick
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:40 pm
    The post Power up Elastix with OpenFire appeared first on WhichVoIP.com Blog. Recently at WhichVoIP, we have been writing detailed guides for on-premise based PBX phone systems so that businesses or tech hobbyists can get up and running quickly. Building a system in house can save considerable amounts of money even when compared to most hosted services. Generally speaking, the core components of these services revolve around voice and supplementary elements like IVR menus, voicemail, call queues and so on. Yet some, with a little extra time, provide additional features like those commonly…
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    Slingshot VoIP » Business VoIP Blog

  • PoppenWorks Helps Small Business get an Online Presence

    Slingshot News
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Name Mark Poppen Company PoppenWorks Location St. Isidore-de-Bellevue, Saskatchewan Website www.poppen.ca Tell us about your business. PoppenWorks is a small web design, development and hosting company, focused on getting new and small business an online presence. Why did you start your business? I started my first business with a partner in 2003, when I was 23 years old, while building websites as a side job. That’s when I knew I wanted to be the only boss I’d ever have. Unfortunately, that business failed, but instead of seeing it as a failure, I took it as a learning…
  • Slingshot partners with Voices.com

    Slingshot News
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO ON, MARCH 15, 2015 – Slingshot, a cloud-based telecommunication service provider, announced a strategic partnership today with Voices.com, the industry-leading website that connects businesses with professional voice talent. Slingshot will leverage this new partnership to upgrade and enhance its current platform. Through the partnership, Slingshot’s users will have the ability to easily add a professional voice to their phone system and enhance their customers’ first impressions of their company. Many times, the first interaction with a customer is…
  • The 6 Best Case Scenarios to Switch to Business VoIP

    edwin
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    “I’m going to switch to business VoIP today” There comes a time when you are growing your business when you come to a specific problem or crossroads. Whether it involves hiring staff, looking for a new office, or maybe putting aside budget for next quarters digital marketing spend. Whatever the case, I like to call these “good problems” in business. When your business is growing, you will most certainly be faced with new challenges and obstacles that you have never encountered in the past. Enter the case of business VoIP. I recently wrote about the 11 key benefits for…
  • 11 Key Benefits of Business VoIP

    edwin
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    1.  Instantly Save Money with VoIP Making the switch to business VoIP can immediately lower your operating costs by  simply moving away from traditional “ma-bell” telecommunication carriers that only offer analog lines at high monthly fixed cost. Business VoIP has lower monthly costs because the service comes through the internet versus dedicated telephone lines.  VoIP is not limited to the number of telephone lines that a company has. For example, a company with 10 business lines has a maximum of 10 concurrent phone calls.  What would happen to the 11th call?  Not only that,…
  • Holiday Season Reminder

    edwin
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    The winter holidays are upon us. Whether you celebrate it or not, the business world has certainly slowed down.  Many executives, managers, and employees take the slow period as an opportunity to take time off work to spend time with family.  It is a wonderful time of the year. With that, have you prepared your work communications to ensure that all customers and stakeholders are aware of your schedule over the next couple of weeks?  Information that should be included are: whether  you are working or not when you will be returning messages who your backup is if there is an emergency how…
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    Nextiva Blog

  • Using Adventure, Even Danger, To Improve The Customer Experience

    Micah Solomon
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Customers of all ages, from older “bucket-listers” to the young and increasingly important Millennial generation of customers, crave adventures and discoveries, whether epic or everyday. The more stimulating and surprising an environment, an experience, a “movie” you can create for your customers to engage with, the more your customers will want to text, Facebook, and talk about your business. Virgin America: Consciously […]
  • Developing Your Marketing Plan

    Melinda Emerson
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Marketing is one of the most critical components of your business’ success. You may have a fantastic product or service, but if customers are not aware it exists, there’s no point in continuing the line of work. In order to make sure your product is exposed to your target customers, you need to develop a […]
  • Nextiva Tuesday Tip: Are You Really Satisfying Your Customers?

    Rieva Lesonsky
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    While consumers’ expectations of customer service are rising, very few brands are keeping pace, a new study by Accenture reveals. Mobile, social and digital are converging with traditional channels of doing business, and customers are eager to take advantage of this omnichannel world. But only 11 percent think companies are doing a good job of […]
  • Mondays with Mike: 10 Crazy and Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

    Mike Michalowicz
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m always intrigued to research the offbeat business concepts that find success in the increasingly popular crowdfunding arena.  It’s an endless supply of inspirational stories, as well as encouragement to find ways to follow your dream.  Here are some of my favorites: Chatype.  If you have any doubt that people have visceral, emotional relationships with […]
  • 10 Trends in Customer Expectations

    Micah Solomon
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here are 10 trending ways that customer service, customer experience and, most of all, customer expectations are changing. Customers’ definition of what’s fast and what’s not has grown more extreme on an almost daily basis. An escalating expectation of timeliness doesn’t just apply to product and services delivery (where amazon.com has so dramatically set the […]
 
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