The spring equinox has a way of bringing out the spring cleaning urge in many people, and often that urge can extend to cleaning up the other messes in life, including messes that keep our businesses from running as efficiently as we need them to.
Business Mobility & Telecommunications Blog
Successful businesses run like precision machines in some ways. People understand their role in the organization, ask for help when they need it, and deliver what they're supposed to when they're supposed to. For this to happen, employees must communicate effectively, so small misunderstandings don't proliferate and problems can be fixed while they're small, rather than worsening.
To the user, a cloud-based phone system works just like any other phone system, only better. With the office phone systems of yesterday, cabling and trunks took up space, were cumbersome to reconfigure, and required the service of a trained technician for upgrades. If you needed a dozen new lines because your company was growing, you often had to wait weeks for installation.
School systems are no different from enterprises in their need for a reliable phone system with a range of useful features. Many elementary, secondary, and higher education facilities are turning to VoIP phone systems to take care of their communications needs. VoIP phone systems are affordable, easy to install, configure, and maintain, and have a strong return on investment.
The number of landlines in the US reached its peak of 186 million in the year 2000 and has dropped steadily ever since.
Visual voicemail is a feature on some business telecommunications systems that automatically transcribes voicemail messages into text using voice recognition technology. With visual voicemail, people won't miss messages and gain several options on how to deal with them.
When planning your business communications system, whether you have a new business or an established one, perhaps you should consider investing in a personalized toll-free number. These are toll-free numbers where the numbers spell something meaningful to customers and potential customers (like 1-800-flowers), and the cost is more reasonable than you may think.
Topics: business productivity
Many if not most professions are no longer tied to office cubicles and desks. In fact most office tasks can be accomplished from any number of locations if workers have mobile office capability.
A 2013 report from a European study by the Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) said that worker productivity has grown by 84% since the 1970s. Productivity directly related to information and communications technology (ICT) was reported to have grown by 480%.
IBM was not the first big company to embrace cloud technology, but the company now appears to be trying to make up for its tardiness by making a major push for cloud services - for itself and its customers. The company says it plans to invest an additional $1 billion in cloud technology through 2015, which represents a significant increase in cloud investment over the past two years.