Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) lets users make phone calls over the internet. It’s an alternative to traditional phone lines and mobile. These services allow you to use your existing work phone with new VoIP configurations. Here’s how to setup VoIP for your company to harness all the advantage it offers.
This article is a beginner’s guide to VoIP. Reading forward, you will find out what is a VoIP phone number. You will understand why so many businesses prefer VoIP over the old PSTN telephony. You will get familiarized with the terminology, discuss the differences between fixed and non-fixed VoIP and the benefits of each. Finally, you will find the answer to the most frequently asked questions. We hope that, by the time you are done reading, you will find it easier to determine if your business needs a VoIP phone number. And also you’ll find out how to choose the best service provider to meet your needs.
Working remotely is on the rise. More and more people want to work from a location of their choice. At home, wearing pajamas, on a flexible schedule. On a beach, next to a pinna colada.
Internet innovation drives remote work. Bundles of tech solutions. Long commutes in regular jobs incentivize it even further. Besides, research shows remote workers are more productive. They do more with less, which leads to work intensification.
To be fair, the reverse is nearly as likely. People that do remote work have to be productive to make the cut. The vast majority of people, however, have issues with getting motivated. Everything is so distracting. There are far too many sources for interruptions. From getting the wrong order in a coffee shop to a noisy scanner in a co-working space. While at work, you at least have a productivity benchmark. And teams to boost your morale. At home, you might get stuck in between the fridge and the couch while binging on Netflix.
New data from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) shows that companies everywhere are scooping up solutions like SaaS, IaaS and UCaaS to move their operations to the cloud – in part or in whole – marking an unprecedented uptick in adoption.
Industry analysts are baffled at the growth rate of the cloud industry in the past five years. In the UK alone, 84% of businesses have adopted at least one cloud solution to give themselves a technological edge. Five years ago, that number was 48%. Four in five companies have adopted two, or more such applications. These include
Thanks to digital, communications have undergone a massive upheaval. For the past few decades we have been using 1s and 0s to conduct any type of conversation. Most people agree that it’s been a life changer.
UK communications regulator Ofcom has commissioned an online survey to investigate how being “connected” at all times has influenced the way we build and maintain relationships using the Internet
Once upon a time you could start a business with your bare hands and rely solely on manpower to grow. Not anymore. Virtually every business today relies (more or less) on technology to stay relevant, increase awareness of its brand and sell, sell, sell.
In its 2015 Global Digital IQ Survey, consultancy firm PWC draws attention to what can be considered the 10 technological commandments for business – 10 attributes that fuel the digital growth engine of an organization
All the big research firms are focused on the United States most of the time, and for good reason too: it’s where all the technological action is. But Europe and the United Kingdom in particular are not to be overlooked. Especially when it comes to the communications industry.
Ofcom, a communications watchdog in the UK, recently published a report showing a considerable uptick in mobility. Nothing you wouldn’t expect, but the growth has been so massive in the UK that Ofcom calls the nation a “smartphone society.”
Being in the business of developing enterprise-class communication and collaboration software for over a decade, we know a thing or two about audio and video quality. User experience is crucial when it comes to UC&C solutions. You can have as many features as you like. What matters is to make the best of them.
Studies have shown that “user experience” tops the list of complaints among conferencing users. This includes both the visual experience and the audio experience. UC tools that mess up on these aspects are about as useful as an old fax machine. Without good quality audio and / or video, conferencing is more of a pain than a perk. This is why we’ve placed tremendous focus on the codec side of VoipNow.
The U.S. is ditching copper landlines in favor of IP telephony (about time!), but the FCC is requiring providers to notify customers of such plans three months in advance, as well as supply backup power sources needed in case of an outage. IP telephony has major advantages over legacy phone networks, some of which we will outline in this article.
The regulatory body issued its announcement yesterday, addressing service providers with the following claims:
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