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5G Networks and Spectrum Policies

Posted by Scott Resnick on Tue, Sep 12, 2017

In June 2017, the White House hosted a “Tech Week” with a focus on determining how the United States could remain one of the world’s tech leaders. Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer at T-Mobile, said that America could stay in the forefront of technological innovation by developing and deploying 5G networks as soon as possible. Although 5G will take over phones in years and not mere months, the policies that will affect the development and implementation of this new system are already being considered.

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Topics: Telecommunications, Cloud Communications

Why Phone Calls Still Matter for Today's Businesses

Posted by Scott Resnick on Thu, Aug 24, 2017

In 2017, the majority of businesses are focusing on social media for building relationships with customers. They spend thousands of dollars on marketing experts, who create the most dynamic websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts for them. Instead of a phone hotline on their "Contact Us" pages, you'll find an email address, a forum to fill-in, or an in-website chat messenger. There isn't a phone number to be found!

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Topics: Telecommunications, Business Phone Systems

5 Best New Smartphones for Fall 2017

Posted by Scott Resnick on Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Leaves aren't the only things tumbling from the sky after summer ends. The next generation of Androids and iPhones are also dropping into electronic shops near you. Prepared to be wowed with this collection of the top five smart phones for this year's fall.

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Topics: Business Phone Systems, Cloud Communications

4 Reasons Why Businesses Stop Using Analog and Digital Line Service

Posted by Scott Resnick on Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Analog and digital line service, commonly known as landlines, are quickly fading from businesses across America. In 2017, most companies are opting for modern, versatile solutions like cloud-based, PBX phone systems. They're fast, reliable, and portable enough to work from anywhere in the world. So, if you're a small or medium-sized business that's still relying on landlines, we're going to tell you four convincing arguments for cutting the cord. 

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Topics: Business Phone Systems, Cloud Communications

Fast-Tracking the Future with 5G Networks

Posted by Scott Resnick on Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Right now, your cell phone is no doubt connected to the 4G LTE network. While the service is reliable and fairly fast, you better hold on tight because 5G is speeding toward you in 2020! Despite its launch being several years away, 5G networks were all anyone could talk about at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress in March 2017. Why the big fuss? Well, 5G is far more than just the 5th generation of high-speed wireless networking. It's going to be lightning fast, extremely versatile, and unshakably stable. Keep reading to find out the rundown on 5G networks.



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Topics: Telecommunications, Business Phone Systems

Security for your Telecommunications System

Posted by Scott Resnick on Tue, Jun 27, 2017

According to a 2015 survey, companies' brand reputation fell by 81% if information was compromised through a cyberthreat. When a company falls prey to a cyberattack, allowing hackers and other cybercriminals to steal information from customers and employees, it calls into question its reliability and standing.


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Topics: Telecommunications, Business Phone Systems

FCC Deregulation: The Effect on Telecommunications

Posted by Scott Resnick on Tue, Jun 13, 2017

In June 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continued its goal to eliminate net neutrality. What is net neutrality exactly? Net neutrality considers the Internet to be a public utility, operated in the same way that power and water are by the government. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says that net neutrality is a “government overreach” that needs to be deregulated.

If these deregulations do happen, what will be the impact of deregulation on the telecommunications industry?

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Topics: Telecommunications, Business Phone Systems

3 Myths That Keep Companies From Buying Cloud Computing Services

Posted by Scott Resnick on Tue, May 30, 2017

According to the head of the Defense Information System Agency Cloud Portfolio Office, John Hale, buying cloud services can be difficult for companies. Some of the biggest difficulties stem from the fact that companies don’t have the infrastructure in place for scalability, while others find it unusual to invest a service that they cannot own and operate in their own data centers.

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Topics: Office Management, Cloud Communications

Preparing for Hurricane Season with a Mass Notification System

Posted by Scott Resnick on Thu, May 18, 2017

The National Weather Service says that any 50-mile stretch of the Texas coast can expect a hurricane once every six years. That means that it’s not a question of if the next hurricane is coming; it’s a question of when. If you don’t have an emergency notification system (ENS) in place, though, an emergency can turn into a catastrophe. Without proper notifications, employees may not know where to go, how to stay safe, or even that an emergency is occurring in the first place.

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Topics: Office Management, Business Phone Systems

How the Right Technology Facilitates Working from Home

Posted by Scott Resnick on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Working from home might seem like a luxury, but in fact, it has serious benefits for both employees and employers. Plus, working from home is simple these days with cloud solutions that foster communication across cities, states, and the entire country.

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Topics: Business Phone Systems, Cloud Communications

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