Business Mobility & Telecommunications Blog

Why Your Business Needs Unified Communications

Posted by carlos lahrssen on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

"Unified communications" is defined as all forms of call, multimedia, and message management controlled by a user, whether for business or non-business purposes. Unified communications systems transcend barriers including geographic and time barriers to facilitate communication. With a unified communications system, a business has a comprehensive enough approach to communication that there is far less time wasted waiting around for responses. 

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Power Combo: High Speed Internet for Business & a Hosted Phone System

Posted by carlos lahrssen on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 @ 01:24 PM

Before the internet, telecommunications was synonymous with phones run over copper lines. Today, "telecommunications" encompasses not only traditional one-on-one calls, but also conference calls, video conferencing, email, live chat, and more. In fact, the entire concept of telecommunications is now closely intertwined with internet technology.

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Use Small Business High Speed Internet to Maximize Collaboration & Communication

Posted by carlos lahrssen on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 @ 01:23 PM

Chances are you collaborate online frequently, even if you don't specifically call it that. Perhaps you've had a document emailed to you, which you edited and returned. That's online collaboration. And of course everyone uses online communication regularly, via email, online conferencing, and social media sharing, for business and personal reasons.

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Business High Speed Internet Providers Help You Maximize Cloud Apps

Posted by carlos lahrssen on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

A 2013 Gartner survey of 651 organizations found that 38% use cloud services, and 80% intended to use cloud services in some form over the subsequent 12 months. Another 2013 survey by SAP and the Knowledge@Wharton Group found that 85% of participants believed that cloud computing would transform their business and their industry.

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Top Benefits of High Speed Internet for Business

Posted by carlos lahrssen on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 @ 12:22 PM

Some startups start out using a residential internet connection. Perhaps that's because many startups begin in home offices. But sometimes new small businesses try to save money with a residential internet connection. Unfortunately, limited savings often come at the expense of capabilities that can help a business grow and thrive. 

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5 Tips for Selecting Small Business High Speed Internet

Posted by carlos lahrssen on Fri, Aug 8, 2014 @ 12:15 PM

High speed internet for business is no longer a luxury, but a necessity for businesses of every size, including those that don't do e-commerce. Not only does every business need a website, an increasing number of them have social media marketing programs that leverage social media platforms to drive traffic to their websites and raise their online profile.

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5 Things Top Business High Speed Internet Providers Can Offer

Posted by carlos lahrssen on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 @ 12:13 PM

Most of us would be lost without the internet in our personal and professional lives, and even businesses that do all their trade in brick and mortar establishments understand the necessity of a reliable internet connection. A small startup may try to get by with a residential internet connection at first, but it doesn't take long for this type of connection to demonstrate its weaknesses in a business environment.

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Want a Successful Business? You Need a Hosted Phone System!

Posted by carlos lahrssen on Mon, Aug 4, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

It's all too easy to take your business phones for granted. Mark Twain was one of the first Americans to have a phone, and phones have been a part of the business world for over a century. With the great variety of technologies with which we surround ourselves every day, it's easy to lose sight of the many ways phones can contribute to a business's success.

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7 Things a Hosted Phone System Can't Do

Posted by carlos lahrssen on Fri, Aug 1, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

Hosted phone systems are the first choice of an increasing number of businesses. Small start-ups appreciate the affordability and connectivity they offer. Larger, established enterprises like the flexibility offered by hosted phone systems when their landline PBX system becomes obsolete. 

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Understanding Hosted Numbers: Do You Need One?

Posted by carlos lahrssen on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 @ 02:53 PM

Before voice over internet protocol (VoIP) was common, you set up your office phone system and were assigned a local phone number in your local area code. There's nothing wrong with that, but the concept of hosted numbers lets you do things you couldn't do in the era of the copper wire public switched telephone network (PSTN). 

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