Business phone systems may not attract the same attention or achieve the same acclaim that computers, smart phones and tablets regularly receive. You won’t hear of too many publicized conferences or Twitter trends but that does not negate their importance.
Internet service is the heart of any business today, powering everything from telephone service to videoconferences. Because so much of your business depends on a reliable, fast internet connection, it’s important that you choose the best internet service for your environment. With several different options, though, professionals can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the technical jargon.
One of the most fundamental aspects of marketing your business is having the right technology in place, And at the forefront of your technology hub should be a reliable phone service. Having a dependable phone network your company can is vital in more ways that one. Even in today's world of competing technology and emerging tech-trends, a proper phone system is the link that enables you to connect with anyone, from co-workers down the hallway to the business partner on the other side of the globe.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: May 07, 2018
Ready or not, the global mobility trend is forcing enterprises to enable a modern, mobile workforce with business productivity tools on any device, regardless of the underlying operating system. As enterprise users increasingly demand the ability to use their own mobile devices and desktops for modern work, IT is quickly impacted by end-user technology decisions. Enterprises can no longer ignore this reality, especially given the explosive global demand for mobile devices. Considering that smartphone adoption is expected to grow from 1.47 billion devices in 2016 to more than 1.7 billion in 2021, it’s clear that organizations need a comprehensive way to quickly onboard and secure a vast range of employee devices coming into the enterprise.
In businesses and organizations across the world, rooms once humming with wires, black boxes and blinking lights now sit empty. In a lonely phone closet, there’s only dust, a single lonely terminal, or perhaps a foosball table where IT pros can let off steam.
According to a recent survey, more than half of enterprise organizations now offer their employees the ability to choose what type of computer they use at work.
Of those organizations offering choice, 72% employees choose Mac
and 28% choose PC.**
As Apple device numbers rise in business and education environments
around the globe, it’s imperative that technology investments are
maximized so that organizations can leverage Mac, iPad, iPhone and
Apple TV to their full potential. This can put a heavy burden on IT
staff that are now tasked with managing this influx of new devices –
especially those in established Windows environments.
Download this Case Study to learn the value of Spectrum Enterprises and how Spectrum has helped Front Room Furnishings with:
- Their ability to use more Internet-based applications with confidence
- A real-time view of what’s happening throughout the business
- Greater control over systems, such as freedom from PBX phones
-Virtually limitless scalability in upgrading and adding locations
Published By: CloudTask
Published Date: May 11, 2018
As a B2B marketer, the process of nurturing and generating new leads is always tricky business. Chasing high quality and relevant leads requires a considerable amount of time, energy and resources to be invested into email marketing campaigns, social media management and educational content such as blogs, whitepapers and eBooks. While live chat support has been around for about a decade, only in recent years and especially in the age of the smartphone, are B2B companies capitalizing on it as a channel to generate and nurture leads.
For many B2B companies, the best way to generate new business is the old fashioned one – a team of telemarketers hitting the phones to make sales appointments for their more experienced colleagues.
But they are losing money every time a telemarketing agent calls somebody that doesn’t want to buy from them.
This ebook will explain:
• Why you could be wasting 97.6% of your time
• The root of telemarketing’s targeting problem
• A better way to classify companies; and
• A smarter way to go to market
Published By: 8x8, Inc.
Published Date: Jan 22, 2013
Traditional phone systems present two main problems for businesses: limited features and high costs. As a result, small businesses are migrating to Internet phone systems that deliver advanced communication over broadband connections.
Successful marketing is, at its core, all about collaboration. Yet working together—across teams, departments and agencies, as well as with customers and partners—is getting more difficult as the pace of business and the number of moving parts increase. Most marketers still depend on the same tools and methods they used 20 years ago: email, meetings, phone calls and desktop apps, leading to a lot of disconnects, inefficiency and pain. But change is finally at hand.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
A Practical Guide to IDF/MDF Infrastructure Implementation
Once relegated to early adopters and casual home users, VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) has matured. An essential element of any unified communications (UC) system, it is now the standard method of voice communication in business, education, government and healthcare. If your organization has not already migrated to VoIP, the question is not so much if it will, but when. Cost is the primary driver, since the data network performs double duty by carrying voice traffic as well. VoIP also offers capabilities that far exceed traditional phone systems, with unified communication platforms promising to integrate messaging, mobility, collaboration, relationship management, zoned security, intelligent call routing, disaster recovery, video, teleconferencing, status updates and other advanced features.
The transition to VoIP presents a number of challenges, including
assessing the ability of your network to handle not only additio
Technology has had a profound impact on society, influencing everything from the way we communicate with each other to how we conduct business transactions. In the financial services space, technology has brought banks closer to their customers, offering a wide range of online services to appeal to a population of consumers who now view their smartphones as something they can’t live without.
In the process of shifting their practices to accommodate this new generation of customers, banks are transforming and reinventing themselves from the corporate office to the branch office through innovative services and technologies that take banking beyond the traditional experience. Networks are playing a central role in this transformation.
Published By: Cloudroute
Published Date: Jun 01, 2016
Office 365 is the #1 Business productivity solution and the leading collaboration tool in the world. Yes, you are familiar with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the rest of the Office Suite, but Office 365 is much more. Office 365 includes OneDrive for Business that offer 50GB per user for email and 1 TB for file storage. Combining OneDrive and SharePoint allows for real-time collaboration for employees in any location using any of the Office applications. Collaboration is further expanded as a tool to improve productivity and communications with Skype for Business. Skype for Business supports VoIP and Wi-Fi calls over a laptop, PC, Tablet or smartphone. It also provides conference calling to engage your employees, partners and, most importantly, customers.
Published By: Black Box
Published Date: Nov 24, 2015
Black Box can help you get the most out of your technology investment. We partner with customers to identify the right solutions for strategic IT needs that add value to your business. Our portfolios of Wired/Wireless, UCC, and IT Service solutions, and our depth of expertise, deliver positive business outcomes for evolving IT business scenarios.
Black Box takes a vendor-independent approach to deliver the right solution, on the right network. Our long-term, established relationships with best-in-class IT technology providers allow us to offer objective, vendor-neutral solutions designed to meet a broad range of IT requirements.
With more than 4,000 team members & 200 offices in 150 countries, we offer global capabilities with local expertise, and are committed to driving business success through IT excellence. Our passion to IT communications is unsurpassed, and we will work with you to find the ideal solution for today’s challenge while helping to anticipate tomorrow’s needs.
Customer relationship management (CRM) systems are being implemented by a variety of companies looking for a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Without customer loyalty, many companies won’t be able to thrive and grow. Today’s consumers are more demanding because they have a greater variety of choices, including doing business on the Internet and via automated phone systems. Many expect access to customer service 24 hours a day.
Learn more about Business Intelligence for the iPad and the iPhone. Discover how beautiful dashboards display brilliantly in an instant. Gain quick access to key insights that you can share with your colleagues to drive better business decisions. Learn more.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
With the increase in mobility and the growth of distributed teams, it’s essential that you select audio devices that offer the best flexibility, quality and reach needed to support collaboration anywhere on any device.
To meet these requirements, Polycom offers a broad selection of easy-to-use, high-quality desk phones, conference phones, and applications. The phones support crystal-clear conversations and seamlessly integrate with a wide range of communication environments including open-SIP and Skype for Business and Office 365.
This comprehensive guide will provide you:
Guidance on selecting devices for different workspaces
Information on the newest collaboration features and benefits
Overview and comparison of the latest Polycom desk phones and conference phones
In a world where traditional tethers to the central office have all but vanished, enterprises that operate vehicle fleets require constant and dependable mobile Internet connectivity to keep up. Businesses, organizations, and public agencies with vehicle fleets find productivity gains and improved fleet management by deploying dependable mobile connectivity in vehicles. Additionally, travelers and mass transit commuters now expect constant connectivity, and not just through their mobile phones.
Mobile device management (MDM) tools allow companies to connect their employees securely to basic corporate network resources. Enterprise mobility management (EMM) goes a step further by enabling secure mobile versions of business-critical applications and data loss prevention to protect corporate information. But in today's workplace, employees and businesses deal with a vast variety of devices with different operating systems and form factors, from PCs and laptops, to tablets and smartphones, and now, increasingly wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints. The solution is unified endpoint management (UEM), which enables organizations to take a consistent approach to manage and secure every endpoint, any app and content, and across deployment use cases from a single holistic platform. Read this whitepaper to uncover VMware AirWatch®'s leading UEM approach that is benefiting organizations tremendously.
Apps have become critical to small businesses’ success. Small businesses are increasingly using apps in their daily operations. According to a recent survey, nearly three-fourths (72%) of small businesses are using apps on smartphones or tablets for their business and 38% report they could not survive—or it would be a major challenge to survive—without apps.
Talk just got cheaper. Thanks to the Internet, you no longer have to invest in expensive business PBX phone systems or pay handsomely for long distance calls. Internet phone systems can provide you with the same features you are accustomed to at a fraction of the cost. And they can go even further, enhancing your productivity and giving you new ways of getting your work done.
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