Posts Tagged Under: voip

Hosted PBX – The Cloud’s Coolness Factor

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

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Everybody Wants Freedom

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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

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How to Rate Your Company’s Digital IQ

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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

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Communications Market Report Names the U.K. a ‘Smartphone Society’

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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.”

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How We Enable Crystal Clear Audio in VoipNow

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.

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FCC Outlines New Rules for Service Providers Retiring Copper Phone Lines

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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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VoipNow Mobile 2 Arrives with Video Calls, HD Voice, and Enhanced Privacy

VoipNow Mobile 2.0 is available

There’s an undeniable edge to bringing your own device (BYOD) to work. It makes everything more productive and less complicated, this is what company’s employees think. How about IT departments? When using VoipNow Mobile, they are all happy. And to make them even happier, a couple of days ago we released VoipNow Mobile 2.0 that comes with video support, crystal clear HD voice even in difficult network conditions, and enhanced privacy for both voice and video calls.

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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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New VoipNow Product Management Policy

VoipNow 3.5.0 GA will be released on Monday, 20 Apr 2015. It has been a very long ride for our most impressive release yet. We are very proud of it:

  • more than 2,000 JIRA issues solved (improvements, bugs, general tasks)
  • over 10k commits in the code base
  • over 40k hours of work

You will get a lot more details on Monday about the technical stuff. Meanwhile, you can get hot news from @VoipNowUpdates on Twitter.

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5 Clear Signs That Next-Gen Communication Is Ripe For The Picking

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VoIP has been around for decades, yet most SMBs (small and midsize businesses) are way behind the technology curve when it comes to business phone systems. If your job is to sell PBX services, this is probably the best piece of news you’ve heard this year.

Next-generation communications are getting more versatile by the day. While this is awesome for the industry, it’s also in conflict with SMBs’ views. The more advanced the features, the more intimidated they seem to be to give them a try.

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