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What Does the Future of Business VoIP Look Like?

VoIP, or voice over Internet Protocol, is a technology that converts voice signals into digital signals, which are then carried over the IP-based network. Business VoIP systems offer a way … Continue Reading

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Using Google Voice for Your Business Number

Google Voice, Google’s VoIP telephone service, launched in 2009 and is now a popular service used by millions of people. But will it work for business calls? Here’s what to … Continue Reading

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Top 10 Features of VoIP Small Business Phone Systems

Five years ago, buying a small business phone system required purchasing thousands of dollars of special equipment (like a PBX), setting up a business calling plan with a major telecom … Continue Reading

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Going Virtual With Davinci

Virtual office services give small businesses and sole proprietors the resources of a large business space, including receptionist services, a business address, and live web chat capabilities. One of the … Continue Reading

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Business Phones That Are Actually Cool

I study, test and review business technology for a living. To most people, this is the most boring topic imaginable. In fact, it is so boring that when people ask me what … Continue Reading

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What To Consider If You’re Switching to a Telephony System

If you’re a small business owner considering a business VoIP system, you’re in good company: more and more businesses are turning to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) because it offers … Continue Reading

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Survey: Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Show Strong Support for BYOD Initiatives, but Limited Adoption of Management Technologies

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ChooseWhat’s Top 7 iPhone and Smartphone Apps for Small Business

Read about ChooseWhat’s favorite desktop and iPhone applications that boost productivity and help small business owners effectively manage their businesses.  We at ChooseWhat have used all of these applications at … Continue Reading

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How To Pick An Internet Fax Provider

If you’re a small business owner, there are tools you’ll need to expand your business and help you succeed. One of the most important resources for your business is an … Continue Reading

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Conference Bridge for Less than $10/ Month

If you’re considering getting a Conference Bridge for your business, but you’d like a less expensive option, or you’re looking to upgrade from a free service, but don’t want to … Continue Reading

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Virtual PBX Services That Include Online Fax

If you’re planning to get an online fax service for your business, you might want to consider a virtual PBX that includes online fax functionality instead. Question: Should I just … Continue Reading

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How to Get a ‘Portable’ Virtual Phone Number

For a small business, virtual PBX services are a godsend. They provide a small business with all of the bells and whistles of a robust, business-class phone system for as … Continue Reading

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VoIP Apps For iPhone

Business VoIP systems work by placing and receiving calls over an Internet connection rather than a traditional phone line. Not only are business VoIP systems more cost-effective than traditional phone … Continue Reading

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How Google Voice Stacks Up Against a Small Business Class Virtual PBX

Can Google Voice Work as My Business Phone System? In 2009 Google launched Google Voice, which provides free PC-to-PC voice and video calling to users worldwide, as well as free … Continue Reading

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How to Conduct a Successful International Conference Call

Conference calling has become essential to many businesses managing virtual offices and teams, many of which are now located abroad.  We talked to Subhi Khudairi, Vice President of the Khudairi … Continue Reading

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Should Your Office Go Virtual?

Earlier this month, Inc. Magazine published an article about its office’s experiment with going virtual for a month, meaning that for 30 days, the magazine’s employees went about their normal … Continue Reading

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Should Your Business Go Totally Mobile?

Well-known IT research firm, Gartner Inc., predicted last month that by 2011, mobile phones will completely replace desktop phones for the majority of businesses in North America (Gartner.com). This suggests … Continue Reading

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Nokia and Skype: VoIP and Smartphones Together At Last

Earlier today, at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona, Skype announced its partnership with the world’s largest cell-phone maker, Nokia. It’s a marriage made in business technology heaven—for … Continue Reading

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Ring, Ring, It’s Fring: VoIP on iPhone

Attention, iPhone users: Fring is now available for iPhone. What is Fring, you ask? According to their website, Fring is “a mobile internet service & community,” bringing PC-benefits to mobile … Continue Reading

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