Posts Tagged Under: UC

3 Ways for Service Providers to Benefit from IaaS Market Trends

Cloud computing market is no longer a trend or a niche subject. Cloud seems to be here to stay and is slowly becoming the new playing field, shaping up industries as it grows and forcing them to adapt.

In a series of articles we’ll investigate how the cloud computing market is segmented, its growth rate and also what this whirlwind evolution means for service providers that focus on SMBs.

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VoipNow Changing the Communications Game for 8 Years

8 is definitely a lucky number. It signifies fortune and prosperity to the Chinese and wealth and abundance in Hinduism. For us, 8 is the number of years since VoipNow was born.

Today we’re celebrating VoipNow’s eighth birthday, together with our partners that use it to deliver Unified Communications services to more than 200,000 businesses around the world. Voxilla recently acknowledged it as one of the top-three call center solutions in 2014, while in 2014 TMC presented it for the fourth year in a row with the INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

Over the years, VoipNow went on a tremendous journey and it’s still evolving, staying true to its breakthrough status. Now we’re all looking forward to seeing VoipNow’s little brother come out and play nicely together. Any parent wants that for their children 😉 and we’re almost there!

On behalf of the entire 4PSA team, we want to thank our partners for entrusting VoipNow with the future of their business for all these years. On behalf of the founders, we want to thank our amazing team who made this incredible journey possible!

We look forward to our 9th year of existence, as 9 is heralded as bringer of great changes.
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No Winners in Spring Race II, Bigger Prize in Spring Race III

We’ve evaluated all the apps submitted in the Spring Race II hackathon, but unfortunately none of them solves the problem we proposed. You were supposed to create an app that could identify and score LinkedIn profiles, based on a particular set of provided info. The more the details, the better the match.

Since none of the apps we have received meets the requirements, we cannot appoint a winner in this race. The good news is that the US $1000 prize will be carried over to our last hackathon. Therefore, Spring Race III, which starts Friday May 16th, 15:00, will have a US $2000 prize. And we are very much looking forward to giving away this prize 😉

See you in the last hackathon of the series and may the best app win!

P.S. Please remember that you can always ask questions to better understand the app requirements!

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Spring Race II – Data Mining

Time for Spring Race II, a new chance to win another US $1000 prize!

The same terms and conditions apply, so we’ll spare you the how-to-enter-the-race details. What’s even more important than meeting the May 12th, 24:00 deadline is that you submit an original solution, designed and implemented for this competition. This is a mandatory condition to enter the race, so please keep it in mind. And of course, register your team first using this form.

Relevant People Data Mining

LinkedIn is used by millions of professionals in order to find potential business partners, new customers or talents for recruiting. While technically it is easy to search LinkedIn, even humans have trouble identifying the profiles that better match a set of criteria. For example, people with the longest LinkedIn profiles are not necessarily the best matches.

You must create an app that is able to identify and assign a score to the LinkedIn profiles based on input information. This input must be provided by the user, therefore the app must ask as many details as possible about the desired profile in order to find the best match. The app must mine LinkedIn and present a list of potential candidates ordered by a match score.

Enter the Spring Races

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Spring Race I – Cloud for a Better Life

As announced earlier, Spring Race I starts today. Before heading to the problem, here’s a quick step-by-step reminder.

  1. Read the terms and conditions.
  2. Fill in the form for you and/or your team.
  3. Make sure you have a Bitbucket account.
  4. Stick to the deadline – April 30th, 24:00 GMT+3.
  5. Use this article’s comments area to ask questions, if any.
  6. Push your project to the Bitbucket repository.
  7. Give 4PSA (username 4psa) the right to view your project.

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Get Ready for Spring Races

We hope you made the best of the Easter break and you’re in good shape. 🙂 Because tomorrow we’ll be kicking off Spring Races! All terms and conditions regarding our online hackathon are already available online. For a good start, we recommend that you read them already.

In the meantime, here are a few things we wanted to emphasize for you. For the rest of the information, please refer to the terms and conditions mentioned earlier.

UPDATE!

GalleryManager – Winning App in Spring Race III
Spring Race III Winner picks up his award
Spring Race III Winner is announced
Awaiting results for Spring Race III, which ended May 23rd, 24:00 GMT+3
Spring Races III Classification System for Pictures started May 16th, 15:00 GMT+3
No Winners in Spring Race II, Bigger Prize in Spring Race III
Spring Races II Data Mining started May 5th, 15:00 GMT+3
EduSoft – Winning App in Spring Races I
Meet Spring Races I Winners
Spring Races I Cloud for a Better Life ended April 30th, 24:00 GMT+3

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Goodbye Cloud Night! Hello Spring Races!

I’ve never had the experience of an internship. Back when I started, you’d work under somebody’s wing for a week a max and that was it. No real internships. And so, every time we have students in our office, like we did three days ago at Cloud Night, I get slightly curious and envious. 🙂 I wish I had that too. A company that would open their offices just for me, introduce me to its teams, show me what they do, treat me like a professional, pamper me a little bit. And all that for my own growth, which would eventually lead to the company’s growth. Looks like a pretty fair chance to me.

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How to Win SMBs Over to Cloud Communications

A recent IDC article stated that “There’s a $100B cloud in our future.” On paper, this looks like a huge opportunity and it’s backed up by big trends such as the distributed enterprise, the proliferation of devices needing to access enterprise networks, IT assets being managed remotely and big data and apps to mention just a few. While these opportunities are obviously real, when service providers try to sell to SMBs, the situation is not that clear-cut.

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The Magic Of Seven – 7 Years Of VoipNow

From the dust of old centuries until today’s computer-driven and smartphone-glued society, seven has always been considered a magical number. Many believe in the power of seven, be they sorcerers or mathematicians, historians or, in the past decades, even psychologists. Seven days in the week, seven wonders of the world, seven primary colors, seven notes in the musical scale, seven ages of man, Miller’s law on human brain’s capacity of processing information, and the list can go on and on.

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