Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Enabling greater flexibility and productivity without the need for large capital investment, the benefits of Cloud Communications enable businesses to free themselves from the limitations of traditional, office-based phone systems.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Jun 14, 2017
Many premises-based phone system (PBX) manufacturers claim that the five year costs of their systems are lower than an equivalent cloud alternative. What the premises guys don’t tell you about is all the extra little hidden costs that come as a result of the limitations of the hardware and software in their systems. This guide will provide you with useful questions to ask your PBX manufacturer to ensure that you're getting the full picture on the cost of their system.
Questions to Ask During an Evaluation:
• Have you sized this system for my peak demand?
• Have you factored in the cost of site redundancy?
• How many hours of call recording are included?
• How is mobility supported? Do calls route in an out of the PBX for call treatment?
• What are the annual maintenance costs of the hardware and software in this system?
• Which third party systems have you integrated this PBX with?
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Do attitudes to IT adoption vary depending on your seniority within a business? And could this be holding back adoption of technology? These are key questions explored in this paper, which compares the views of mid-level ‘hands on’ IT managers with those of senior directors within British companies.
Across both groups, there is a sense that UK business in general is too wary of implementing new technology.
But there is a significant divergence of opinion when it comes to a range of factors, such as the extent to which companies invest in new technology, stay on top of the latest tech, and understand its importance to the success of the business.
A pattern emerges, whereby the senior leaders within companies are far happier than middle managers with the status quo around technology adoption. And IT managers even suggest that this might be driven by self preservation on the part of senior leaders.
Quickly see differences between brands like Avaya, Mitel, Cisco, ShoreTel, 8x8, Panasonic, etc and compare over 94 phone systems by 52 brands for small to big business. Our latest Spring 2010 edition of the chart also compares PBX and Business VoIP systems side by side so you can make an educated comparison of your options. This analysis is prepared in an easy to use Excel spreadsheet so you can edit and add information to suit your analysis and presentation needs.
This comprehensive PBX Buyers Guide explores the PBX technology (both hosted and traditional) and empowers the mid to enterprise business PBX buyers with critical information necessary that is helpful in selecting the right phone system for any business.
Your customers are demanding better answers, faster-and social media gives them a louder megaphone. Meanwhile, Management is pushing you to reduce support costs and increase team efficiency.Our panel will discuss practical advice and proven strategies for integrating Social into your organization's customer service ecosystem, followed by a live audience Q&A session.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Nov 10, 2016
For the 5th year in a row, 8x8 is a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide. See what makes us different and why you should consider the cloud to expand or replace aging, inadequate business phone systems, meeting services, & contact center equipment.
Mobility and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) have transformed the idea of a 9-to-5 workplace. Employees now check their email first thing in the morning and expect to stay connected whenever and wherever they go throughout the day.
With today’s ‘touch of a button’, always-on lifestyles, consumers expect information to be quickly accessible to customer-facing staff. They expect the same efficiency they get from their own phones or devices. Yet all too often business data is mired in outdated, slow systems and applications. These systems are difficult to work with, making each call or transaction slow to process as a result. This impacts customer satisfaction and reduces throughput. It affects productivity.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Oct 17, 2016
Video conferencing, like other technologies such as smartphones, has become an essential tool in your business toolbox. Finding the right system for your company is easy once you understand the basics of video conferencing. Take your time, plan, and soon you will find that video conferencing will make a positive difference in your bottom line. Download this white paper to learn more!
Business phone systems may not attract the same attention or achieve the same acclaim that computers, smart phones and tablets regularly receive. You won’t hear of too many publicized conferences or Twitter trends but that does not negate their importance.
One of the most fundamental aspects of marketing your business is having the right technology in place, And at the forefront of your technology hub should be a reliable phone service. Having a dependable phone network your company can is vital in more ways that one. Even in today's world of competing technology and emerging tech-trends, a proper phone system is the link that enables you to connect with anyone, from co-workers down the hallway to the business partner on the other side of the globe.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jul 30, 2014
Video conferencing is rapidly moving out of the conference room and onto the desktop, smartphone, and tablet. Thanks to inclusion of video as a core UC component, enterprise technology leaders are increasingly deploying video to individuals as part of their unified communications initiatives, while integrating personal video into room systems, and enabling conferencing beyond the enterprise.
Published By: 8x8, Inc.
Published Date: Jan 22, 2013
Traditional phone systems present two main problems for businesses: limited features and high costs. As a result, small businesses are migrating to Internet phone systems that deliver advanced communication over broadband connections.
Published By: Black Box
Published Date: Nov 24, 2015
Black Box can help you get the most out of your technology investment. We partner with customers to identify the right solutions for strategic IT needs that add value to your business. Our portfolios of Wired/Wireless, UCC, and IT Service solutions, and our depth of expertise, deliver positive business outcomes for evolving IT business scenarios.
Black Box takes a vendor-independent approach to deliver the right solution, on the right network. Our long-term, established relationships with best-in-class IT technology providers allow us to offer objective, vendor-neutral solutions designed to meet a broad range of IT requirements.
With more than 4,000 team members & 200 offices in 150 countries, we offer global capabilities with local expertise, and are committed to driving business success through IT excellence. Our passion to IT communications is unsurpassed, and we will work with you to find the ideal solution for today’s challenge while helping to anticipate tomorrow’s needs.
Customer relationship management (CRM) systems are being implemented by a variety of companies looking for a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Without customer loyalty, many companies won’t be able to thrive and grow. Today’s consumers are more demanding because they have a greater variety of choices, including doing business on the Internet and via automated phone systems. Many expect access to customer service 24 hours a day.
If your company relies on passwords to prevent unauthorized computer access, or low-tech memory cards (e.g., swipe cards) for facility access, you have security on par with the average 1980s car. Smart credentials — embedded in plastic smartcards, USB tokens or mobile devices — offer companies advanced and versatile user authentication features.
This white paper discusses the advantages of using smart credentials for multifunction access; describes the hardware and software components used in a smart credential environment; and provides questions to ask when searching for a smart credential solution provider.