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  • Single Source Solutions: How Managed Services Providers Save Time, Money & Headaches

    The benefits of managed services are well-established— the more you can outsource your core IT and communications needs, the more you can focus on growing your business. And in organizations with internal IT teams, the ability to free up those teams to focus on high-value differentiators is becoming vital to establishing competitive advantage....
  • 10 Reasons Businesses Are Switching To UC Cloud Services

    Cloud unified communications (UC) adoption is exploding, with experts predicting that the number of cloud-based UC platforms could jump from 15 percent in 2018 to 50 percent as soon as 2020. The market has been gradually shifting to adopt cloud services for several years now, but recently businesses have been making the switch in greater numbers....
  • How to Go Green and Mean It: Advanced Strategies for Making Your Business Green in 2019

    Updated on May 7th, 2019 You’ve already replaced your light bulbs, turned off your computer, and have even offered public transportation incentives to your employees. Your company is no stranger to going green, but you’re ready to take sustainability to the next level with more long-term, bigger investments. The upfront work to kick-off a larger sustainability strategy may be more substantial, but so is the payoff for both your business and the environment....
  • Unified Communications Trends for 2019: What To Know About UC This Year

    Over the last few years, we have seen a remarkable transformation take place in the enterprise communications arena, as businesses have migrated away from traditional phone systems in favor of IP-based communications. Today, the golden standard is Unified Communications (UC), a technology that combines multiple systems like voice, video, fax, presence, and instant messaging into a centralized, cohesive platform....
  • How AI and IoT Are Impacting Business Communications

    The global communications landscape is changing significantly, with the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) both growing at remarkable rates. If you’re not already familiar, IoT stands for “Internet of Things” and is the industry term for this era’s “smart” devices including smart phones, appliances, cars, and other items we use every day....
  • Cutting Your Phone Bill Costs

    Image courtesy of Pixabay Whether you’re a small startup or a colossal business with many years under your belt, you’re always searching for ways to save money. If there is a method for pinching some pennies, we bet you’ve tried it. One of the easiest places to save a few bucks is with your phone bill. All it takes is a few small changes to drastically alter your phone bill. No more gasping in shock when you see your bill every month!  ...
  • How to Stay Productive When Working Remotely

    If you have a job that allows you to work remotely, you understand how easy it can be to fall into a rut. While it’s important to have rituals, it’s also important to shake things up a bit to avoid falling into a hole of unproductivity. We’ve rounded up a few tips to keep you on track and focused as you work remotely. ...
  • The Evolution of Android vs. iPhone

    Apple and Android accounted for 99.6% of smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2016. That’s a pretty significant duopoly of the smartphone market! What makes these two maestros of multitouch screens the standouts? Evolution. Over the last 10 years, both Android and Apple have come a long way, consistently outpacing their competitors. For a more in-depth look at the latest generation of the iPhone check out our blog, What’s New With the iPhone 7?  ...
  • 8 Cures for Common Conference Call Problems

    After weeks of planning for your important conference call, you’re ready. You have a stack of notes filled with talking points, and you’ve managed to coax your biggest customers into clearing their schedules for this exact moment. With an exciting jolt of adrenaline, you open the conference call. But something’s wrong. You can hear your excited greeting echoing back at you, and there’s a persistent popping sound coming from one of the attendees. Worse, it sounds like one listener is sitting in rush hour traffic, and your boss just messaged you to say your volume’s way too high. How should you respond? ...
  • 10 Years of Giving Back: A Look at BetterWorld’s Charity Work

    BetterWorld Telecom (BWT) has been dedicated to being America’s leading B2B, full-service, sustainable communications provider since 2003. In fact, as a B Corporation, improving the environment and our communities is one of our top priorities.  ...
  • The Case for Buying Used Technology

    People often dismiss refurbishment when it comes to technology. Everyone seeks the latest and greatest tech products. Many people fear that refurbished hardware isn’t as reliable as a brand new product. However, refurbished technology has many environmental benefits. In fact, in some cases it can be even more efficient than recycling. TechSoup notes that it is “roughly 25 times more beneficial environmentally to reuse computers than to recycle them at 3 to 5 years of age.” Still need convincing? TechSoup refurbished technology for over a decade and compiled the impact of these actions into an infographic. Take a look at some of the most noteworthy insights they’ve discovered from their efforts. ...
  • Guaranteed Money Saving Tips for Every Entrepreneur

    Starting a new business is no easy feat and your bottom line is always a constant thought as an entrepreneur. However, for the new entrepreneur the thought can become a deep concern. Fortunately, with numerous options you can address your concerns before they become crippling. By thinking outside the box and implementing these tricks, you will grow your company’s profits.  ...
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