How UC Can Give Businesses the Benefits of a Mobile Workplace

With the move to the cloud comes a broader push among companies of all sizes toward increased mobility. Suddenly, organizations whose business was once limited to specific geographical sectors can enjoy a far vaster scope of operations. A mobile workforce enables workers to use the technology at their disposal in order to work anytime, from anywhere.

This whitepaper discusses:
  • The changing nature of the workplace
  • How the deployment of UC spurs mobility
  • Changes your business can expect when it becomes mobile
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5 Steps to a successful switch to VOIP

If you are like most people, you’ll participate in selecting and implementing a new business phone system only once or twice in your career. After all, most companies don’t keep a professional “phone system buyer” on staff. And if you're making the switch to VoIP that process can seem even more daunting. Where do you even start?

The truth is it's actually a pretty painless process – once you know what your needs are. Download our ebook "5 Steps to a Successful Switch to VoIP" for a simple 5 step process to help you get going as you manage uncharted territory. After reading it, you'll be better equipped to make a successful switch to VoIP.

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5 Signs you need to upgrade your phone system

Outside of the obvious dead air when you pick your phone, how do you know if you need to consider a new phone system? If you are like most people, you’ll participate in selecting and implementing a new business phone system only once or twice in your career. After all, most companies don’t keep a professional “phone system buyer” on staff. Where do you even start?

The Internet has completely redefined what it means to run a business. We now have access to an endless array of exciting tools for productivity and collaboration. And yes, we're still talking about phone systems. Download our ebook "5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Phone System" for a 5 step guide to what you should be looking for in a modern phone system.

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9 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Cloud Phone Provider

In today’s economy, flexibility and speed are essential to success. It’s no surprise that more companies are turning to VoIP phone systems to give them the freedom they need to grow and accommodate clients near and far. But, how do you know which VoIP provider is best for your business? To answer that question, first you must ask yourself if you want basic hosted VoIP or managed VoIP. Like the names sound, basic is a no-frills, DIY approach, while managed comes with all the latest features, including a team of experts to manage your system for you.

To make the best choice for your business and budget, download the e-book "9 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Cloud Phone Provider.”

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Brilliantly Simple Business Communications

Complexity is NOT synonymous with "sophisticated" - that's a myth the suppliers of complexity want you to believe so they can sell you a service to cope with it. Learn how to leverage the power of pure IP, to provide your organization with a brilliantly simple unified communications suite that will drive collaboration and enhance productivity. With ShoreTel, end users take control of all their communication methods (voice, video, IM) – regardless of location (office, home, Starbucks, Tahiti). The definition of office is no longer four walls, a desk and a telephone. Time and place is almost irrelevant now – workforces are demanding total versatility to work smarter, where they want, when they want and on whatever device they choose.
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Phone System Buyer’s Guide

If you are feeling the constraints of your current phone system, you may be wondering about the benefits of a new system (updating your current equipment or moving to a managed services model) and whether it can justify the expense. Since your last purchase, phone systems have rapidly evolved: no longer just a cost of doing business, the best systems now can substantially increase revenue and productivity. In fact, advanced systems offer over 90 features that help drive business by simplifying, coordinating, and expanding core communication needs.
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What are your VoIP options?

The versatility of VoIP has made it the leading choice for companies seeking an updated phone system that enables them to do more for less. Coming to the conclusion that you want VoIP is fairly simple; however, the next question you must answer is: which VoIP is best for my business? Download this e-book and learn the differences between basic and managed VoIP.
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Forrester Report: Build a Better Business Case for UC

This report details Forrester Research, Inc.’s recommendation for IT professionals building out a Unified Communications and Collaboration infrastructure within their business. The key to success of a UC deployment is delivering benefits to both users and business units. This report guides IT professionals through the key needs, drivers, and likely benefits of a UC deployment. The report also predicts and quantifies how a communications and collaboration infrastructure rollout can reduce overall IT cost, drive productivity, and improve collaboration across the firm.
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Business Telephony: The New Generation

Classic telephone systems, operated by the company itself, with long-term contracts are discontinued models. The high cost of installation and operation, and the limited scalability are no longer appropriate. Telephone systems, which are five to ten years or longer in use hold, with non-technical innovations and changing business requirements more step. The Innovation cycles in this field are now so short that technologies already installed stale immediately after the start. Although individual functions via firmware update can still be supplemented, but so are the technical possibilities largely exhausted.
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VoIP Vulnerabilities

Are you thinking of switching to or investing in a VoIP system for your company? VoIP offers numerous benefits -- ease of use and reduced cost being just two -- but with increased benefits can come increased risk. Our complimentary white paper will honestly and succinctly assess the vulnerabilities associated with VoIP systems and then provide you with security guidelines for avoiding security threats during use.

If you're thinking of purchasing a VoIP system, read on and discover exactly how you can get the most out of a new VoIP system, while protecting yourself from vulnerabilites and security threats!

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Signs You Need To Buy A New Phone System

The business environment is moving faster and growing more competitive every year. Companies have to do whatever is necessary to keep up. Phone systems are one of the most important technical products any business uses. So they're one of the first things you should consider upgrading.
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Infographic: The Life Span of a Phone System

Having issues with your current phone system? Could an outdated system be the issue? Or, are you considering which phone system will give you the most long-term value for your money? Our new infographic can help you answer these questions and will give you all the perspectives on phone types - PBX and VoIP - and their respective issues, benefits, and costs year-by-year. Lastly, we'll make sure to give you advice on when it might be a good time to consider switching or upgrading your phone system.
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Developing more effective mobile enterprise programs

This paper outlines practical "how-to" guidance to strategize and implement more effective mobile enterprise programs and details the robust capabilities that mobile enterprise partners can bring to the development and support of your corporate owned device or BYOD mobile enterprise programs. It focuses on mobile enterprise programs for employees, as opposed to customers.
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A mobile application development primer

Industries of all varieties have begun to realize that the target audiences for their business applications have shifted in massive numbers from the use of traditional personal computers, such as desktops and laptops, to using mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets for accessing the internet and for obtaining the information they seek. This applies if the intended audience for the application is a direct customer of the enterprise (Business-to-Consumer apps, or "B2C"). Across the globe, more people are now using mobile devices that they can carry with them wherever they go, and which are more user-friendly and intuitive to use, as their primary means of obtaining information and requesting services over the internet.
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