Unified communications defined

Communications is an integral business component that no enterprise can survive without. At the forefront of modern business communications is the all-in-one, internet-powered communications solution: unified communications. What is unified communications? Unified communications (UC) allows you to manage all your communications as one piece of architecture rather than as several different components patched together. It […]

TDoS: An attack on VoIP systems

Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks are nothing new. But most businesses have no idea how to prevent this type of attack on their Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system. If you’re one of those businesses, we have everything you need to know right here. Denial-of-service attacks The end goal of any DoS attack is to overwhelm a […]

What is VoIP theft of service?

Despite often going undetected, theft of service is the most common type of fraud for phone systems that use the internet to make calls. How does it affect an organization’s VoIP network and how can businesses prevent or minimize the risk of this type of fraud? Let’s take a closer look. What is theft of […]

What you need to know about your VoIP’s QoS

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)  has become a popular communications solution for small- and medium-sized businesses. There are so many providers and services to choose from, but how do you pick the right one? One crucial factor you should look into is a vendor’s Quality of Service, or QoS. What is QoS? VoIP providers and […]

Mobilize your VoIP

VoIP solutions are a great way to save costs and increase productivity, especially when it comes to remote and mobile workers. With business trends like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, companies using VoIP in their offices needed to expand their remote communication capabilities in order to hold their own against competitors. But they may […]

What does the lifespan of a business phone system look like?

Although digital communication tools let businesses connect with customers and other stakeholders in an efficient manner, telephones are still used to communicate with important business stakeholders. And for many organizations, determining whether to use internet phones or legacy systems remains a concern. To help you decide, here’s a short guide on business phones and their […]

Successful cloud migration for unified communications

There are several benefits to migrating your unified communications (UC) to the cloud. These include better business agility, disaster recovery, greater mobility, increased efficiency and reliability, and better customization, just to name a few. To ensure that cloud migration is successful, your organization needs to do the following. Opt for a gradual transition Migrating unified […]

Improve communication by dealing with VoIP issues

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems are cheaper and more efficient than regular phones and businesses are jumping on board. However, transitioning without a plan can cause a range of issues that many business owners never expected. Here are a few you should keep in mind. Poor call quality Complicated and frustrating VoIP system […]

How much does a VoIP system cost?

There are so many VoIP phone systems in the market that you’re bound to come across a few with similar features and add-on services. This might tempt you to compare their prices and purchase the more affordable option. But don’t just look at the initial price of the VoIP system; you must also look at […]

VoIP and remote work: The perfect combination

Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) phone systems give employees the freedom to make and receive calls from any location. More importantly, a good VoIP solution allows you to enable work-at-home arrangements that will keep your workers happy and your company productive. So how exactly will VoIP and working at home equal to a more successful […]

5 Ways to benefit from VoIP phones

If you’re making or receiving Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls, you may gather a lot of valuable data without knowing it. Whether you’re still getting accustomed to your new telephone system, or you’re simply unaware of your VoIP data, here are five things you can do to benefit from it. Time/Date data The information […]

Advantages of call recording

Even the most attentive customer service representative can make mistakes; after all, he or she is only human. If your business uses VoIP as its telephony solution, errors can be lessened through call recording. Find out how this helpful VoIP feature can benefit your organization. #1. Improve customer service One of the most important reasons […]

VoIP hardphones or softphones for SMBs?

Your company has decided to avail of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and has given you the task of choosing between the two types of phones: traditional desk phones (hardphones) or software-based phones (softphones). To help you decide, we’ll break down the benefits of each type. What’s a hardphone? A hardphone is a desk phone […]

How to choose the best VoIP system for your SMB

Many industries now utilize Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for better communication quality with lower costs. And with the many options on digital communications, taking your pick could be overwhelming. This guide will help you decide which VoIP system suits you best. What are “proprietary” systems? When most companies release VoIP software, such as Microsoft’s […]

Which VoIP service is best for you?

Is it better for your company’s Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system to be on-premise or cloud-based? What’s the difference between a mobile VoIP client and a software-based application? What VoIP service is best for your business? The following compilation of VoIP options will help you answer these questions and choose the ideal service for […]

Include VoIP phones in your recovery plan

Businesses that focus heavily on sales and customer service need a reliable, efficient, and effective telecommunications system. If their services break down even for just a day, the losses will be significant, which is why a well-crafted disaster recovery plan should include protecting the company’s Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony system. Invest in VoIP […]

Scammers deriving new ways to scam via VoIP

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) makes business communications simple and inexpensive. However, scammers are still finding ways to exploit VoIP, such as through “vishing scams, a new type of phishing wherein fraudsters make phone calls, pose as a business or financial partner, and request private details. The best way to prevent yourself from being scammed […]

Battle of the VoIPs: Hangouts or Skype?

Microsoft and Google have been competing on almost every front. Both have made huge strides in machine learning, cloud computing, and productivity software. In terms of VoIP solutions, the tech powerhouses are also neck and neck with Microsoft’s Skype for Business and Google’s Hangouts Meet. These VoIP tools have several calling and video conferencing features […]

AI-powered VoIP: what businesses can expect

Automating business processes is a necessity for most organizations. While the human element is still important, automation increases time to market and saves money. And because telecom is an essential part of businesses’ operations, AI developers are introducing advances in VoIP telephony that will take automation to a whole new level. Contact center operations Highly […]

5G’s impact in the evolution of VoIP

Mobile connectivity is a top priority for personal and business users alike. 5G, or fifth-generation wireless systems, will change not only people’s daily routines but also the way small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) operate. Here are three main ways that 5G will change VoIP for SMBs. Improved Video Conferencing The major factor holding web and […]