Understanding the Value of Remote Workers and How to Support Their Communications Needs
Are you reviewing and making the most of your business’ phone data? That is, analyzing all the metrics surrounding your business’ phone activity, such as wait time, call length, and number and frequency of inbound and outbound calls? Don’t worry if you hesitated, it’s a question that many businesses can’t answer because they honestly don’t know. In fact, many companies haven’t begun to prioritize analyzing their phone data- but it isn’t too late!
How to Ensure Productivity and Positive Culture Through the Use of Communications Systems
Thirty years ago, the concept that millions of workers nation-wide would work remotely was farfetched. But, with leaps and bounds in the technology sector, workers and companies alike have found increased flexibility, allowing many workers to spend at least some time working remotely. In fact, in 2017, it was reported that 43% of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely. When a group of hiring managers was interviewed, it was found that 38% of hiring managers predicted that their employees will work predominately remotely in the next ten years.
Introducing Vertical Communications
When people use the phone on their desk they often don’t consider how it got there or where the technology that allows them to communicate worldwide comes from. When you pause to consider it, the technology behind communications systems is fascinating, and the people who create it have their own story to tell. For instance, do you know how your phone provider, Vertical Communications, came to be?
4 Ways Using Chat and Unified Communications will Improve Your Business
Increased Communications through Chat
When many companies select a new communications platform, they primarily focus on the voice and video aspect of their company’s communications. In reality, there are many different modes of communication, and when organizations prioritize communications, barriers are eliminated in the work place. One under-used solution is chat. Many of us consider chat to be a tool used for personal or recreational use, but when it’s implemented in the work place, chat has demonstrated that it is a powerful tool in any company’s communications arsenal. Enabling company-wide conversations via chat can benefit your company in several ways.
Over the last two blogs we reviewed the benefits of buying a cloud-based system vs. a premise-based system. But you have one more option, keeping your existing system. But before you can make a purchase, you need to understand the pros and cons of this option. Read part 3 of the Choosing a Cloud-Based Communications Solution article to learn about keeping your current system.
Last week we reviewed the benefits of buying a cloud-based system. But before you can make a purchase, you need to understand all of your options and what phone system is truly the best for your company and needs. Read part 2 of the Choosing a Cloud-Based Communications Solution article to learn about premise-based systems.
Understanding the Difference Between Cloud, Premise, and Hybrid Communications Systems
The internet is full of articles, like this one, that offer advice on choosing your next phone system. Most of these articles are written by someone pushing one specific agenda. The author sells cloud service, so that has to be the answer. Or they sell a premise-based solution, so that’s always the right solution.
Voicemail gets a bad reputation these days. People look for immediate responses and voicemail is all about waiting. It is still a very important communications tool for business and there are a number of steps.
How Voice Quality Monitoring Guarantees Your Voice Quality
Voice over IP (VoIP) technology brings many benefits to the enterprise phone system, including lower maintenance costs, improved network integration of branch offices and teleworkers, and the ability to build distributed call centers. Telephony is mission critical for almost all businesses, and network managers expect their VoIP services to deliver the same quality, reliability, and availability as traditional phone service. The concept of shared services over a common medium introduces a myriad of contention issues, which are compounded by the real-time nature of the technology. Disruptions in voice quality can easily upset a business’s productivity and with any provider there can be problems.