Virtual Office Featured Articles
- Survey Finds Desk Phones Becoming Obsolete in Small Business World
A new report by AccessDirect claims that small businesses are making the desk phone a business tool of the past. The small business provider of virtual phone systems, including those that use solutions like Voice over LTE (VoLTE) claims that while there are fewer and fewer desk phones to be found in small business headquarters, the need for voicemail is still alive and well.
- Study Reveals Enterprise Struggling with Evolving Cyber Risks
The cyber risks businesses face today come from many different sources, including heavily financed criminal organizations and rogue governments. Using top of the line hardware and sophisticated software, they are able to eventually crack even the most fortified systems in the world. Enterprises are therefore extremely anxious when it comes to choosing the right solution, because at the end of the day there is no such thing as the right solution.
- Rise of the Machines at Work: The Ava 500 & Others Join the Work Force
Who out there hasn't at one time stared wistfully at the date and wondered, where are our flying cars? Where are our jet packs, holodecks and replicators? Why aren't we flying through space, seeking out new life and new civilizations? Perhaps most often, we wonder, where are the robots that were going to do all our drudge work? While we've made some progress on this front with things like the Roomba, we're also starting to see robots at work. Not just the giant industrial models that are so often seen as a way to make human workers redundant, but smaller, simpler models that help users be in more than one place at once like the recently unveiled Ava 500.
- Columbus Unveils Virtual Desktop Solution Options in New Regions
Virtual desktops have caught the fancy of both employees and employers in the last few years because they enable users to access their workstation operating systems and application from anywhere, from any connected device. This provides various benefits to both the employees and management and hence, an increasing number of companies have been adopting this practice.
- European Businesses Not Embracing Collaboration Tools and Tactics
The most prominent consideration, technological capability, is becoming increasingly important for companies, especially those that manufacture and deal with high-tech goods and services do not have a monopoly on knowledge. David Loseby, the chief procurement officer for transport group Arriva, says "nobody has all the wisdom that is necessary to make high-tech products." As products and technologies become more complex, collaboration becomes more important than ever.
Virtual Office Industry News
Phone.com Transforms Small Businesses Using VoIP and the Cloud: TMC podcast with Joel Maloff, vice president of Channel Development at Phone.com, about how to transform SMBs using VoIP and the cloud.
Changing the User Experience with HD Voice: There's lots of buzz about high definition voice, but what does it all really mean? TMCnet spoke with Alon Cohen, chief technology officer for Phone.com, a hosted IP-PBX and virtual office provider, about HD Voice and how and why it enhances the user experience. The podcast also features two examples showcasing the audio quality difference when using HD voice.
"I like that my pet sitters can call a client from the business number through their mobile phones."
"We don't have a physical office. Phone.com makes it easy for our company to have one number no matter where in the world we happen to be."
"Ability to have a unified phone system despite all employees working from separate home offices. Call handling rules allow each of us to always be reachable."