The RingCentral and Avaya Partnership: What Does it Mean?

Recently, RingCentral announced that they will become the exclusive provider of UCaaS solutions to Avaya. They also announced plans to introduce a new solution: Avaya Cloud Office by RingCentral (ACO).   What does this mean? There will be some confusion in the marketplace until this all settles down, but in the meantime, I’ve summarized my […]

UCaaS

Cut Communication Costs with UCaaS

Unified Communications as a Service Combine your phone system with internet-based communications all managed for you by experts and think of all the ways you’ll save. Eliminate all your Capital investments (CapEx). No more buying and managing boxes and devices. Convert them to an Operating Expense (OpEx) and put the management overhead on someone else […]

Business Phone System

The Rental Economy Shapes Business Communications

Over the last 20 years, the disparate technologies that have powered business communications across industries are gradually merging. What used to be 10 different on-premise tools and systems are quickly becoming integrated into platforms with multiple apps that span your organization. These changes are leaving business leaders asking… Do I own it? Rent it? Partially own […]

Mitel Connect

What is Mitel Connect?

With the merger of Mitel and ShoreTel, there are a lot of questions around Mitel Connect. When we talk Mitel Connect, we’re usually referring to the Mitel Connect Client for Mobile Devices but the engine that facilitates the UCC functionality of Mitel Connect is the back-end server component. We’ll first take a look at the […]

SIP Trunking

What is SIP Trunking?

What is SIP? The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a communications protocol for signaling and controlling multimedia communication sessions. The most common applications of SIP are in Internet telephony for voice and video calls, as well as instant messaging all over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. The SIP protocol defines the messages that are sent between […]

Lifesize video collaboration

Video Conferencing Makes for Better Distance Business Communications

We talk with people every day, but how do we know we’re truly communicating and actively listening to each other? Traditional telephone-based conference calls are unable to capture the art of the conversation. The visual cues of facial expressions, body language and human inference only happen during face-to-face conversations. Not all is lost. Video conferencing […]

Tool Fatigue

Tool Fatigue – Side Effect of the Modern Office

If you have a work-related pain point, you can likely find all kinds of tools to “fix it” by searching the “symptoms” online. A shiny new tool, released within the last week.  When the average smart phone owner uses 30 apps per month, it is a little wonder that our phones, desktops and browser favorite […]

Outdated Technology

The Real IT Challenge Resulting from Outdated Technology

Does your network run at optimal capacity or do you find yourself working around disparate systems like the phone system, internal chat, video and countless other plugins?  You should have a technology partner that builds systems to enhance the way you run your business, not run your business around the technology. Read on to discover […]