Posts Tagged Under: communication

Communication & Collaboration: Arts That Leaders Need to Master

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I recently stumbled upon some lectures that talk about communication & collaboration in business, explaining its crucial role in leveling the field for executives and floor employees alike, driving successful operations across an entire organization. They were great reads and I want to lay out some bullet points for our readers. If you own a business, listen up!

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Quote of the Day by H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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People with thick accents aren’t exactly well liked. Especially those who really cripple a language trying to convey their thoughts verbally to others. But according to H. Jackson Brown Jr., it’s not something to criticize.

I laughed when I read this:

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Technology Delivers Only When You Ask The Right Questions

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Is the product that you’re about to deploy user friendly, interoperable, scalable? Is your company waiting for others to take the plunge to consider new technology safe or viable? Does the product require radical infrastructure modifications to be deployed? These are just some of the questions that need to be asked when scouring the market for Unified Communications & Collaboration solutions.

What is Unified Communications anyway? Ask ten different people and you’re likely to get ten different answers. The reality is that UC has been waiting on the launch pad for well over a decade, and yet only a handful of industries have managed to wrap their heads around it. How did they do it? Simple. By asking these questions before buying.

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Mobility Nurtures Communication, And Teens Are Living Proof Of That

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What is social networking if not a giant fulcrum of communication? Even when we claim to be posting photos just to chronicle your trips, we all light up with joy when we see those virtual thumbs pointing upwards.

Posts and pokes, likes and dislikes, comments and replies, instant messaging, group messaging, forums, communities – all these mediums have one big thing in common: sharing information.

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Before Deploying Cloud Collaboration Software, Ask Yourself This

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Before Deploying Cloud Collaboration Software, Ask Yourself This

Service providers can no longer afford to keep their hands clean of any cloud business. Nor should they. In today’s competitive marketplace, moving operations to the cloud isn’t just worth considering. It’s a must.

Aggregated research from Infonetics shows that more than half of companies across North America will be running cloud-based UC software in one form or another by 2016. The research also includes a projection according to which the cloud PBX & UC segment will be valuated at $12 billion by 2018.

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Technology To The Rescue! Inefficient Collaboration Can (and Will) Endanger Your Business

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Lately, everybody speaks about how you can increase productivity with better collaboration. Let’s think about how we are used to work together: in-person meetings, one-on-one discussions, phone calls that never end etc. Remember those days when, if you stepped away from your desk phone for just a few minutes, you had every chance to miss a business opportunity, or play phone tag for the remainder of the day?! Well, not anymore.

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UC (Or How To Fit 6,207 Work Days In A Year)

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Most entrepreneurs will tell you that, while they love what they do, it is not easy to juggle the many responsibilities that come with the territory. If successful, staff will keep growing in numbers, and invoices – both issued and received- will keep piling up. How can the SMB owner make one’s  life easier?

New research indicates that a company with 100+ employees stands to reclaim the equivalent of 6,207 eight-hour work days over the course of a year by implementing Unified Communications (UC) solutions. In other words, SMBs are poised to reach significant growth by simply deploying new tech.

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A Word About The VoipNow Wiki and Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

The headline says it all. Our Wiki is now under the Creative Commons (CC) Attribution 4.0 International license, besides having a sexy new look 😉 The CC-licensed content is available on the end-user and developer resources spaces. We encourage you to use it if you offer VoipNow and DNS Manager’s extensive array of features to your customers. It’ll help them make the most of it, guaranteed!

So what does this stand for anyway? The Creative Commons Attribution license allows the most freedom for using a creative work. Here’s what you need to know about it as a service provider.

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Attend 4PSA Partner Meetup in Madrid to Accelerate Your Business

Two weeks ago we announced the 4PSA Partner Meetup that will take place in Madrid, Spain at the beginning of summer on June 1-2, 2015. We want to see you there, face to face, and chat the good old-fashioned way 🙂 You will also be able to meet with fellow service providers, exchange ideas, share experience, and have some drinks.

Besides the fun part, there are lots of reasons to join us there. In April we released VoipNow 3.5, in the following days we’ll be launching VoipNow Mobile 2.0 and VoipNow 3.6, and Hubgets is round the corner. With every new version, we are extending the feature set, creating new opportunities for service providers. We want to make sure that you know how to make money out of all the new stuff.

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If You Could Have Just One Connected Device, What Would It Be?

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The fine gents at IDC recently crunched some numbers and concluded that smartphone growth is poised to remain strong through 2019, chipping away at the PCs dwindling market-share. In just a few years from now, our pocket computers will reportedly make up 77.8% of the total smart connected device (SCD) shipments.

The IDC report says that the combined total market of connected devices – smartphones, tablets & 2-in-1s, and and PCs – is set to balloon from 1.8 billion units in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019. Smartphones for their part will grow to represent the majority of total smart connected device (SCD) shipments by quite a margin, according to the metrics firm.

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