Unified Communications: How it can help your business

Unified Communications: How it can help your business

Efficient communication is urgently important to any business looking to succeed. Communication breakdowns lead to downtime and inefficiency, among other intangible expenses. Thankfully, all of that can easily be avoided with unified communications. What is unified communications? Unified communications (UC) allow you to manage all your communications from one architecture rather than separately.

VoIP Phishing: This is How Scammers do it

VoIP Phishing: This is How Scammers do it

Although many companies still use traditional phones, an increasing number rely on VoIP’s (Voice over Internet Protocol) multi-functionality, which allows employees to make voice calls, conduct video-conferences, and chat. Although many scammers send fraudulent emails to extort money or steal data from businesses, new ‘vishing’ campaigns are proving to be a more efficient way to […]

Hold messages: tips to avoid irking clients

Hold messages: tips to avoid irking clients

When your customers call your support hotline, they want to be connected to a helpful customer service representative, not experience another hassle. But when they get irked by your unprofessional on-hold messaging system, they can get doubly frustrated and become harder to appease. Here are some tips to make your on-hold messages pleasant to your […]

Alexa devices to become extension phones

Alexa devices to become extension phones

Alexa, Amazon’s counterpart to Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri, is an intelligent personal assistant that can perform various tasks for its ‘master.’ Based on a recently released patent, the eCommerce company is set to reveal a wireless phone system powered by this artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Here’s what you need to know. How it works […]

Do you have the right VoIP distributor?

Do you have the right VoIP distributor?

Because of its cost-effectiveness, VoIP is quickly gaining popularity among SMBs looking to upgrade their phone systems. However, this doesn’t mean you should contact just any VoIP distributor; you need to make sure they are able to meet your business’s requirements. Get the ball rolling with this checklist of the must-have qualities of any reputable […]

Avoid VoIP eavesdropping with these tricks

Avoid VoIP eavesdropping with these tricks

As of late, eavesdropping has been making the headlines due to the surge in frequency. Making it an ideal time to review how well your Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone systems are protected. However, this isn’t entirely new to VoIP, Vomit and Peskyspy are just some of the prolific VoIP eavesdropping attacks that have gained infamy since […]

Fake Skype ads lead to ransomware attacks

Fake Skype ads lead to ransomware attacks

Hackers have used Skype to conduct various phone scams; but this month, they have found a new way to exploit the popular video calling app. Ransomware, which has predominantly been distributed via email attachments and URL links, is now being delivered through fake Skype ads. The details below will help you avoid business-crippling ransomware. Initial […]

Personalizing service with video chat

Personalizing service with video chat

Whether you’re a customer or a customer service agent, don’t you sometimes wish you could see the person you were talking to during a product or service issue resolution? Audio-only conversations can get the job done, but seeing the person at the other end of the line brings a whole new level of interaction that […]

WebRTC vs VoIP: competing or complementary?

WebRTC vs VoIP: competing or complementary?

Although some critics are labeling the newest tool in the internet-based telecommunications field a “VoIP killer,” nothing could be further from the truth. The reality of the situation is that this new technology, WebRTC, is here to make it even easier for customers to contact your business using the internet. Let’s find out if it’s […]

VoIP call forwarding: Do you need handsets?

VoIP call forwarding: Do you need handsets?

The list of benefits that accompany a VoIP migration is long and conclusively proves that internet-based telephony is better than its analog predecessor. What is slightly less decisive however, is whether the liberating mobility of VoIP requires you to set up desktop phones at all. Read on for a few tips on making the right […]