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Cloud Phone Systems Deliver Beyond Your Office Walls

How many of your employees handle work-related tasks outside the office and/or beyond the famed 9-to-5 workday? Chances are they check in anywhere at anytime. But no matter what time and place they are working, they need the tools to complete their tasks and collaborate with coworkers or clients. Can this mobile functionality be provided without breaking the budget? It can, thanks to services from the Cloud. For example, with...
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3 Ways a Cloud Phone System Can Save Your Budget

As employees' personal technology usage advances, demand for advanced technology in the business increases as well. Yet IT budgets all too often decrease. The gap between what IT can offer and what employees seek continues to widen. Enter Cloud communications, which allows companies of any size to obtain phone and network possibilities that only big businesses used to be able to purchase. Even with advanced features, it can also introduce...
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Unified Communications as a Service – The PBX Journey to the Cloud

The Cloud has dramatically impacted how we do business, our infrastructure, our user access and security. Users can work anywhere at any time as applications break free from onsite hardware. And it's just getting started. Cloud treatment has reached business communications too, as users can access business phone system features and functionality anywhere. Not only can Cloud communications (also sometimes referred to as UCaaS, or Unified Communications as a Service)...
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Beat the Competition – Better Customer Experience From Your Phones

Consider Your Competition Most of us all have competitors; competitors who offer the same or similar products and service in our market. We have reasons we think our product is the best, but our competitors have reasons to think the same about theirs. Is it your product alone that makes your business stand out above the rest? In addition to the quality product and expertise, the competitor that delivers the...
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Why It Needs to Be in the Budget

Technology has changed the way our schools teach, the way our students learn, and the way our educators interact with the community. Equipment for wireless networking, audio/visual needs, and security all too often get nods for upgrades, but more frequently overlooked is the communication mainstay, the phone system. Understandably, budgets are tight. There just isn't always room for everything. But what arguments are there for the phone and communications network...
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Don’t Let Your Phone System Control You

You realize that your current phone system just does not cut it anymore for your security needs. So you do what any savvy IT professional or business administrator does - you research your options. You realize what's important is a system which will minimize disruptions to your office and integrate with your current custom applications, all at a reasonable cost. Most importantly, you want to be able to control how...
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