Virtual Office Featured Articles
- Phone.com Snags Patent for Cost-Saving SMS Conferencing Innovation
Phone.com, a company that provides cloud-based phone, fax and SMS services for small businesses and entrepreneurs, has just won a patent for its SMS conferencing methodology. The patent, entitled "Method and Apparatus for Conferencing of Text Messages," gives conference operators permanent, direct room dial-in numbers or SMS chat rooms.
- Evolve IP Acquires Paragrid
Evolve IP, a provider of cloud communication services, announced that it has acquired cloud computing company Paragrid. Paragrid is a Cleveland-based virtualization company that provides shared and private cloud computing services to government, education, healthcare and corporate clients. Paragrid's cloud services include server hosting, disaster recovery solutions, virtual desktops, and hosted private cloud solutions.
- Have a Browser? Welcome to Your Virtual Office
Setting up an office once meant finding a location, negotiating rent, securing a phone system, picking out office furniture, installing the right IT system and signing a lease. It was quite a lot to do before the business owner could bring in a single dollar of revenue. Moreover, the official business location was essential, however, if the business owner wanted to be respected as a competitor in the desired field.
- Unified Office Appoints Daniel E. Smith, Jr. as New Director
Unified Office Inc., a New Hampshire-based managed services provider offering virtual office solutions, announced that that Daniel E. Smith, Jr., former co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Sycamore Networks, has joined its board of directors.
- Why Every Company Should Have a Virtual Office
Do you have a virtual office? Could you set one up quickly if you needed to? While it sounds a bit futuristic, it's a reality for many companies that don't wish to lose work time, or leave customers hanging, should there be a power outage, weather disaster or simply an overload of phone calls and e-mails.
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."