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Choose Software-Defined WAN to Scale Business Growth

Business Growth

VoIP Education

Present-day enterprise IT infrastructure technologies are designed to enable hyperscale disruption by using software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) over traditional WAN technologies. Cloud computing empowers organizations to provision servers and compute highly scalable workloads on demand, while big data technologies help organizations access, store and process an exploding deluge of digital information to deliver actionable insights in real-time

2/23/2017 12:11:19 AM

VoIP Benefits for Remote Workers

VoIP Education

Business Growth

Two communication dynamics have taken hold in the 21st Century. VoIP solutions and remote workers have emerged to address the needs of our new burgeoning mobile society. As small-to-medium-sized businesses traverse today's digital landscape, they are experimenting with a good number of new tools that interface with VoIP, including cloud-computing, artificial intelligence, software-defined applications and social

1/13/2017 8:26:19 PM

Smartphone and VoIP Outlook for 2017

Business Growth

VoIP Education

Since entering our zeitgeist some 40-odd years ago, VoIP’s interface with the Internet disrupted what went before. Gone are the copper wires, telephone poles and all that hard-wiring that went into landlines. At the dawn of the 21st Century, we transitioned from a sedentary to mobile lifestyle. Instead of connecting with devices attached to stationary

1/3/2017 8:20:26 PM

New Advances in VoIP 911 Service

VoIP Education

We’re well aware that telecom technology has come a long way baby, and advances in VoIP 911 service takes it another step further. From the POT to VoIP [Voice over Internet Protocol] and smartphones, portable phones have just about become man’s most vital appendage. For us mere mortals, one doesn’t feel safe leaving the home or office

12/30/2016 3:31:06 AM

Telzio, Facebook, Deutsche Telekom at Telecom Infra Project

VoIP Education

At its inaugural Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Summit event at company headquarters November 1, Facebook announced the development of Voyager, a new data center networking hardware [also known as a ‘transponder,’] which takes packets from switches and routers and gets them ready to be sent out over fiber optic cables. Facebook intends to share the

11/15/2016 9:50:13 PM

VoIP Security Tips for Business Users

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VoIP Education

Cloud hosted VoIP [aka as cloud PBX] is the preferable telephone service option for the 21st Century. It’s extremely cost effective and can be accessed nearly everywhere, from businesses and at-home offices to mobile use on-the-go. Plus, it requires none of the hardware investments of the traditional on-premise POT systems of the past. However, since

9/21/2016 9:39:22 PM

Quick VoIP Terminology from A to Z

VoIP Education

VoIP has prompted new users to make the transition from legacy phone systems to utilizing the Web for voice transmissions. Those who are still on the fence as to whether or not to leave their POT comfort zone might be hesitant to do so, due to all of the new and sometimes confusing jargon and

9/1/2016 6:40:13 PM

How VoIP Modernizes Business Communications

VoIP Education

Business Growth

VoIP, the acronym for Voice Over Internet Protocol has become not only an essential service for small-to-midsize businesses [SMBs] and virtual workplaces, it’s cost-efficient as well. In addition to consolidating all your business communication needs under one umbrella, VoIP is exceedingly more affordable than landlines of the past and increases productivity in both physical and virtual

8/11/2016 1:20:32 AM

Advantages of Internet Based Phone Systems

VoIP Education

The Internet was the impetus for a lot of change in our lives over the course of the last two decades. From eCommerce to social media to crowd funding, every line of human communication has been enhanced, making this rock we travel around the sun on, a lot smaller! This includes Internet Based Phone Systems [aka

3/22/2016 12:13:23 PM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Strategies in 2016 for SMBs

VoIP Education

Business Growth

‘Bring your own device’ or BYOD has been around almost as long as the first iPhone. While nothing remains stagnant in the IT world, there are some changes afoot that will affect both the SMB employer and their employees pertaining to BYOD usage this year. And it’s unmistakable that this trend will gain more and

2/18/2016 2:11:04 PM

VoIP Provider vs Telecoms for SMBs

Business Growth

VoIP Education

The major telecom companies that are still offering landline service in addition to cloud-based voice over IP (VoIP) have shifted their focus to working with large brands versus small-to-midsize businesses. This provides certain VoIP providers with a prime opportunity. This David-vs-Goliath dynamic persists even though surveys and statistics indicate the SMB market is one that’s

2/4/2016 11:14:32 AM

IoT and VoIP Are Talking To Each Other

Business Growth

VoIP Education

The creation of the Internet was a very complex and revolutionary invention dating back now fifty years. It’s changed our lives in so many ways, and it’s not over yet, as this particular man-made communications system continues to evolve as we speak. As noted in my last blog, the ‘smart office’ has arrived. And with

1/21/2016 1:00:06 PM

VoIP Cloud Telecommunications has Sunny Outlook for 2016

VoIP Education

Business Growth

Cloud telecommunications has been slow to gain real traction due to costs and the perceived headaches attached to transitioning from one’s legacy IT hardware. But, as we move into the New Year, things might be changing as more and more firms learn of the advantages. According to Erick Winfield at cloudwedge.com, he sees the “Cloud” as “a

12/28/2015 8:57:31 PM

VoIP Wearables?

VoIP Education

Business Growth

Wearable technology pertains to clothing and accessories worn on the body that can collect and/or transmit data. In recent years, there’s been a lot of speculation whether or not wearables are going to be compatible with Voice over IP [VoIP] and unified communications [UC] platforms? The idea certainly conjures up images we’re all too familiar

12/18/2015 10:35:00 AM

Softphones for VoIPing

Business Growth

VoIP Education

If you haven’t made the switch from legacy plain old telephones [aka POT] to a Voice over Internet Protocol [aka VoIP] network, the new line of softphones that have hit the market might make change your mind. With this new technology, you can have a VoIP softphone running on its own device, smartphone, laptop, tablet

11/25/2015 2:14:50 PM

What to Do When a Carrier Refuses to Port Your Number

Business Growth

VoIP Education

Tools and Tips

Phone companies are required by law to port your number out when you start service with a new carrier. According to the FCC, a company can’t refuse to port your number even if you have an outstanding balance or unpaid termination fees. Still, in some cases, service providers reject porting requests, taking hostage of a phone number you thought you

10/30/2015 9:26:32 PM

IT Consultants Make The Best VoIP Resellers

Business Growth

VoIP Education

When it comes to deciding on the best VoIP service for a small-to-midsize business, owners have found that the most effective influencers are not on their payroll — but rather an outsourced IT consultant. Why? Because they are SMBs themselves. They’ve walked a mile in their shoes and understand their needs, as they pertain to

10/19/2015 7:47:13 PM

VoIP Growth Addresses SMBs Trends & Needs

Business Growth

VoIP Education

The voice over IP (VoIP) service space is growing more profitable with each passing year. According to most reports, mobile devices are winning the phone war battle handily over the dwindling legacy technology of the past . . . namely, landlines. According to a recent Transparency Market Research report, the global VoIP market is projected

10/9/2015 11:04:28 AM

From VoIP to EoIP

Business Growth

VoIP Education

Still in its nascent stage, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as a cutting-edge technology has only been around for the last few decades. In the commercial world, businesses were eager to transition from legacy phone systems [aka POT] to telecommunications that could be transmitted digitally over the Internet. The services of VoIP providers like Telzio

9/11/2015 12:14:13 PM

Millennials Poise ‘BYO PBX’ For Growth

VoIP Education

Business Growth

While the term ‘BYO PBX’ has not yet been entered our lexicon, or even the Urban Dictionary for that matter — it’s the belief of ChannelPartners Senior IT Editor Ellen Muraskin that Millennials have already added it to their vernacular. Definition, please? But what does this acronym stand for, and why are the youngest members

8/24/2015 11:54:32 PM

Today’s Digital Business Built on Disruption

Business Growth

VoIP Education

Disrupt or be disrupted. Succeeding in today’s ever-evolving business milieu, you need to be either the disrupter or the disruptee. Today, change is more a constant — no longer an occasional blip on the technological radar. In fact, the new laws of the digital jungle may be the only certainty business types can depend on

8/10/2015 1:07:07 PM