Virtual Office Featured Articles
- Will HTML5, WebRTC Reshape the Virtual Office?
The media is buzzing, or at least trying to create buzz, around HTML5 being the next wave for telephony communications. Browsing through tech journals would lead one to believe that HTML5 is the new standard that's paving the way for video and audio communications, and to a degree, it's true. But, it's not 100 percent there just yet.
- SIS Group Launches New Custom Virtual Insurance Office
SIS Group, a Houston-based insurance agency, has announced the launch of its new website and interactive digital marketing campaign designed to more effectively engage customers in the region. Looking to offer specialized insurance options to a larger pool of clients, the group's new and improved way marketing initiative aims to provide greater accessibility to its customers.
- 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.
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."