Include VoIP phones in your recovery plan

Include VoIP phones in your recovery plan

Businesses that focus heavily on sales and customer service need a reliable, efficient, and effective telecommunications system. If their services break down even for just a day, the losses will be significant, which is why a well-crafted disaster recovery plan should...
Scammers deriving new ways to scam via VoIP

Scammers deriving new ways to scam via VoIP

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) makes business communications simple and inexpensive. However, scammers are still finding ways to exploit VoIP, such as through “vishing scams, a new type of phishing wherein fraudsters make phone calls, pose as a business or...
Battle of the VoIPs: Hangouts or Skype?

Battle of the VoIPs: Hangouts or Skype?

Microsoft and Google have been competing on almost every front. Both have made huge strides in machine learning, cloud computing, and productivity software. In terms of VoIP solutions, the tech powerhouses are also neck and neck with Microsoft’s Skype for Business and...
AI-powered VoIP: what businesses can expect

AI-powered VoIP: what businesses can expect

Automating business processes is a necessity for most organizations. While the human element is still important, automation increases time to market and saves money. And because telecom is an essential part of businesses’ operations, AI developers are introducing...
5G’s impact in the evolution of VoIP

5G’s impact in the evolution of VoIP

Mobile connectivity is a top priority for personal and business users alike. 5G, or fifth-generation wireless systems, will change not only people’s daily routines but also the way small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) operate. Here are three main ways that 5G...
Is your VoIP distributor right for you?

Is your VoIP distributor right for you?

Because it is cost-effective, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a popular choice today among small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to upgrade their phone systems. But before you contact just any VoIP distributor, make sure you are dealing with a...
Don’t be a VoIP eavesdropping victim

Don’t be a VoIP eavesdropping victim

In the digital world, eavesdropping is a form of cyberattack where voice over internet protocol (VoIP) phone calls are intercepted and recorded, usually to glean personal or business information. Since it does not affect call quality, it’s hard to tell if you’ve been...
How to prevent VoIP threats

How to prevent VoIP threats

Now that digital collaboration is an integral part of any business, VoIP has become indispensable. Unfortunately, as it becomes more widespread, so do the threats against it. These attacks may not be as serious as ransomware or phishing, but they’re just as dangerous...
Unified communications explained

Unified communications explained

Many business owners are in the dark about unified communications (UC) and don’t know how it will help their bottom lines. To end your doubts and breathe new life into your business, read this. Companies in the United States and the United Kingdom have lost a total of...
Irate customers? VoIP features can calm them

Irate customers? VoIP features can calm them

When customers call your help desk, one of the the first things they hear is your automated on-hold message. This message can either uplift or worsen their moods, so you should choose wisely. Follow these simple steps to ensure you don’t frustrate your customers more...
Top 3 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to VoIP Now!

Top 3 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to VoIP Now!

VoIP, also known as Voice over Internet Protocol, is a telecommunication system that uses the internet rather than traditional telephone lines. Since 2004, VoIP has been improving call quality while also reducing the overall cost. Here are the top 3 reasons why you...
Utilize these VoIP features more often

Utilize these VoIP features more often

Voicemail, Do Not Disturb, and call recording are some of the obvious reasons why companies choose VoIP services for their communication needs. But other VoIP features are often underutilized, like customizable hold music or in-call coaching. For a more efficient work...
How your business can prepare for VoIP

How your business can prepare for VoIP

Companies that want to stay ahead of the curve are switching to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions to drive productivity and mobility. To get ready for the upgrade, you need proper planning and network preparation -– here are the most critical...
4 apps that offer the ideal VoIP experience

4 apps that offer the ideal VoIP experience

If you wish to bring down your wireless bill, download and use a VoIP app for making calls instead. Most apps are easy to use, and are low-cost or free depending on how you make your calls. Here are four of the best VoIP apps in the market today. WhatsApp The...
Call-quality issues for internet phones

Call-quality issues for internet phones

The earliest phones had power and leakage issues surrounding the wet cell batteries. More recently, cell phones have had their failings as well, such as dropped calls and short battery life. Today, VoIP technology has to deal with some minor complications, too. The...
How to ensure collaboration tools adoption

How to ensure collaboration tools adoption

Businesses continue to install tools like Skype, Slack, Yammer, HipChat, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Teams, but many struggle to get users to adopt them. Adoption, however is not something that comes overnight; it requires in-depth strategies. Here are ways to...
Why VoIP is best with remote workers

Why VoIP is best with remote workers

More and more Americans are working out of the office than ever before. A Gallup poll revealed that since 1996, the number of remote workers increased fourfold, with 37 percent of Americans working from their homes, coffee shops, or coworking spaces. Remote working is...
How long should business phone systems last?

How long should business phone systems last?

The phone remains one of the first points of contact businesses have with their customers. That’s why so many companies are upgrading to affordable and hi-tech “VoIP” systems. Voice over IP solutions are a smart investment given their longevity and more....
Preventing theft of service in VoIP

Preventing theft of service in VoIP

VoIP phone systems use the internet just like any PC. Therefore, hackers can gain access to your servers and data network through VoIP phones. Understanding how to combat theft of service in VoIP is critical, and if you want to learn how to do it, read on. What is...
4 things to do before deploying Skype

4 things to do before deploying Skype

From instant messaging to video conferencing, Skype for Business offers many communication features many companies need to be productive. But before you start making calls on Skype, there are four things you should do to ensure crystal-clear quality. #1. Conduct a...