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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

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

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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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

Business Growth

VoIP Education

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

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

Business Growth

VoIP Education

‘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

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

Business Growth

VoIP Education

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?

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VoIP Education

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

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VoIP Education

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

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

Business Growth

VoIP Education

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

Cloud Storage for SMBs: How to Beat the Costs

Business Growth

VoIP Education

With the technological advancement of cloud storage, saving a company’s data to a secured lockbox of sorts seemed to be a godsend, since we no longer had to be dependent on accessing our important docs from just one device. For SMBs, it was particularly important for those who worked remotely and needed to review uploads

6/12/2015 10:10:27 AM

SMBs Not Too Small for Big Data

Business Growth

VoIP Education

SMBs have envisioned Big Data as something analogous to the fictional Captain Ahab obsessing over how to wrestle with the mighty Moby Dick. But, dissimilar to the monomaniacal seaman navigating the Pequod whaling vessel, they don’t want to be taken down in its wake. While they’re eager to make the most of what Big Data

5/27/2015 11:55:41 AM