What to look for in a VoIP distributor

What to look for in a VoIP distributor

With a quick Google search, numerous VoIP distributors instantly appear. The problem is knowing whether they will meet your business’s needs. To attract consumers, these professionals throw around superlatives such as ‘the best’ or...
Five tips to prevent VoIP eavesdropping

Five tips to prevent VoIP eavesdropping

Eavesdropping is the intentional act of secretly listening in on a conversation, usually not for the best of intentions. Although today the act also includes VoIP telephone systems, it’s not a recent trend. As exemplified by the SIPtap attacks of 2007 and the Peskyspy...
Ransomware traps Skype users with fake ads

Ransomware traps Skype users with fake ads

Skype has made many improvements to become the go-to audio and video communication tool. But as more people turn to Skype to conduct their business, hackers are sure to follow. Recently, Skype has been plagued with fake Flash ads, which if triggered, lead to...
Enhance customer service through video chat

Enhance customer service through video chat

Online video chat turns stiff customer service interactions into a more personal experience. Seeing the person you’re talking to makes for a more substantial conversation. With that in mind, businesses ought to integrate such a function if they want to make...
Is WebRTC a worthwhile addition for you?

Is WebRTC a worthwhile addition for you?

The VoIP industry is becoming increasingly hard to define. More and more are voice communications being made over internet connections, and sometimes you may not even realize you’re doing it. WebRTC is a newcomer to the internet-based telephony field. Read on to...
Do VoIP-enabled offices even need handsets?

Do VoIP-enabled offices even need handsets?

“Follow-me” features from VoIP vendors have revolutionized modern business telecommunications. Because internet-based phone solutions allow office workers to answer one phone number from multiple devices, companies can reduce costs and increase efficiency. But for all...
Moving unified communications to the cloud

Moving unified communications to the cloud

Migrating your organization’s unified communications (UC) to the cloud seems like a no-brainer: it’s practical, it’s cheap, it’s the future. Big-name companies such as Cisco, IBM, Microsoft and Verizon now offer Unified communications as a Service (UCaaS), and it’s...
How to protect against VoIP call hacking

How to protect against VoIP call hacking

VoIP has become the ultimate communication tool for enterprises, but it has also become another vulnerability that hackers exploit. Because voice is essentially transferred as data, the risk of digitized messages being intercepted and heard by unauthorized ears...
How Skype plans to revamp their mobile app

How Skype plans to revamp their mobile app

In a mobile communications space dominated by WhatsApp, iMessage, and Facebook Messenger, the voice and text messaging company, Skype, wants to be much more than just another mobile messaging tool. Earlier this month, they launched their new communication hub named...
Apple CallKit: what it can and cannot do

Apple CallKit: what it can and cannot do

VoIP technology has done wonders for business communications by simplifying the way business owners and staff communicate with stakeholders. VoIP apps compete for a big slice of the consumer spending pie and those who adapt well to developments are poised to succeed....
Skype Insider Program from Microsoft

Skype Insider Program from Microsoft

Microsoft has recently announced an Insider Program offering for Skype. This program will allow Skype users on Android, iOS, OS X, and Windows to access more features and updates to its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service and application. Read on to learn more...
The pros and cons of Unified Communications

The pros and cons of Unified Communications

When you run a business, having multiple communications streams and programs can be incredibly challenging and difficult. However, with Unified Communications (UC), there may be a way to combine all those communication streams into one. However, you may wonder about...
Denial of service attacks on VoIP systems

Denial of service attacks on VoIP systems

When most of us think of cyberattacks, we think of viruses, trojans, and ransomware. Unfortunately, those aren’t the only types of attacks you need to be on the lookout for. Companies that utilize Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems are also vulnerable to...
5 of the newest VoIP features for businesses

5 of the newest VoIP features for businesses

Do you want to cut long-distance costs and streamline your business? There is a remedy. With Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), you can improve your business operations, cut costs and add flexibility to your business telephony. This technology is always evolving,...
Engaging on-hold messages via VoIP

Engaging on-hold messages via VoIP

A lot goes into upgrading your phone system, and in cases where a traditional PBX system is being replaced by an off-site VoIP solution, there are many details to consider. One aspect often overlooked is the way hold music and messaging are set up; but this is...
Skype for Business and its benefits

Skype for Business and its benefits

Skype for Business (as hinted in the name), is the corporate-oriented version of Skype. Besides the snazzy title, Skype for Business possesses unique office applications that will benefit your company. Yet, many business owners pose the same question: how important is...
VoIP’s future is bright for businesses

VoIP’s future is bright for businesses

VoIP is the funny-sounding phone system that’s been around for over two decades. Though that may seem surprising, it actually makes sense, because that’s about how long the internet has been mainstream, and “Voice over Internet Protocol” needs internet in order to...