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Remote Work Infographic: Coffee Shop Essentials

By 2020, 34% of international business leaders believe over 50% of their employees will work remotely.

Accordingly, should companies meet the requests of their employees, the telecommute pendulum will swing closer towards that norm in 2019, and it won’t be just requests to work from home. In a survey of remote professionals, 27.08% say they prefer working from coffee shops over working from home or coworking facilities.

What’s not to love about coffee shops? Free wifi, cost-savings, and the aroma of freshly brewed cups of joe. Consequently, what makes coffee shops great can also make them not so great if you don’t come prepared. With our top 5 essentials, you can maximize your productivity and efficiency at your local coffee house.

Remote Work Infographic: Coffee Shop Essentials

Already a customer? You’re in luck! The VirtualPBX Web Phone is included for free with any business phone plan. Take a look at our Adding a Web Phone Guide for easy step-by-step instructions on setup.

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5 VoIP Terms you Should Know in 2019

VoIP TermsVoIP technology is constantly being developed and improved to meet the needs of modern enterprises. As we approach the new year, emerging technologies pose to disrupt and expand common hosted PBX terminology. Let’s examine 5 VoIP terms that will take on larger roles in 2019.

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  1. Stir/Shaken
    Spoof Calling, also known as Neighbor-Spoofing or Caller-ID Spoofing, is one of the deceitful ways telemarketers and scam artists trick people into answering unwanted calls. Stir (Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) and Shaken (Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) is a solution currently being developed to stop illegitimate callers. The Stir and Shaken method is able to verify the authenticity of the caller by placing a digital certificate on the call by a trusted authority. Can you say “Hasta la vista spam”?
  2. WebRTC
    WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications) is the cutting edge technology behind the VirtualPBX Web Phone. The powerful and versatile technology runs off javascript, API’s, and HTML5. The future of the Web Phone is very promising because it utilizes the technology you already have – your web browser. You won’t have to buy new desk phones or download apps in order to communicate again.
  3. SIP Trunking
    Expect to see more organizations switch to SIP Trunking in 2019 to take advantage of modern hosted voice technology. Not only can businesses get more features from their physical PBX system by bridging to the cloud, but they can also lower their operational costs and scale exponentially. SIP Trunk providers are not one size fits all. Before you select a provider, consider which pricing structure works best for your business. VirtualPBX SIP Trunking Plans start at 20 channels, come with 5 burstable channels, and give you the flexibility to add or remove channels at any time.
  4. IP Phones
    Many businesses still rely on ancient desk phones. Would you use a vintage Nokia for business in 2019? They are sturdy and reliable but lack the modern features that today’s IP Phones offer. Desk phones are powerful multi-tasking tools that are equally as important as your computer. Modern IP phones commonly feature HD voice, wifi technology, Bluetooth functionality for hands-free calling, and much more! As a result, IP Phones will continue to be relevant even with the rising popularity of Softphone and Web Phone usage.
  5. APIs
    API (Application Programming Interface) will continue to play an integral role in the future development of business functionality in online tools. In particular, larger businesses come to expect open APIs from enterprise-grade business telephone service providers. If your goals are to streamline your business processes with your telephone service, look no further than Dash Business Phone Plans as your bespoke voice solution. Integrate Dash Plans with your CRM Software or include Webhooks Integrations that work with as many as 750 of the most popular business applications through Zapier.

Want to gain a better understanding of VoIP technology from our experts? To learn more about other terms like Circuit Switching and Packet Switching, visit our VoIP resource guide.

Finally, did we miss any VoIP terms or concepts that will see a rise in popularity in 2019? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!

Choosing the Right Conference Phone for Your Meeting Space

After you’ve settled on a conferencing service provider it’s time to select the device or devices that you’ll use to actually conduct these calls. Conference phones are not one size fits all. Due to the advances in technology and increased use of teleconferencing, there have never been more options while choosing the right conference phone for your needs. But what to choose?

The most important factor to consider when choosing the right conference phone is where you’ll conduct your conference calls. Below, we break down the most common scenarios and spaces for conference calls and our top recommendation for each.

Choosing the Right Conference Phone for Your Meeting Space

Whether your calls take place in a boardroom, a home office, or a mobile office, we’ve got conference phone options for any business and any budget. Let us know the type and size of the conference room you use to conduct your meetings. Our experts are available via email, online chat, or by calling 888.825.0800 to help you find the perfect conference phone for your business.

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Call Center Script Do’s and Don’ts – Infographic

A call center script can be an excellent resource when training agents at your organization. Providing your agents with a call center script can guide them through answering difficult questions and turn unhappy customers into your brand’s biggest promoters. But, even in the most experienced of contact centers, having the perfect script doesn’t mean your work is done. In order to drive success in your call center, you must know the call center script do’s and don’ts.

Call Center Script Infographic

Searching for call center technology that compliments your call center script? VirtualPBX is your one-stop shop for all your contact center needs. Our industry-leading Business Phone Plans will improve your call quality, call efficiency, and give you a dynamic live-view into how your call center is performing. With a host of robust features like Call Recording, CRM Integration, and Real-Time-Monitor, your call center will be operating at peak performance 24/7.

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5 Ways to Check Voicemail – VirtualPBX Infographic

Is your business voicemail box nearing capacity or even worse, full? We get it, checking voicemail is not always the most convenient task in the world. Neither is having your customers listen to the dreaded greeting, “This mailbox is full and cannot accept new messages at this time. Goodbye.” As worker bees ourselves, we do practice what we preach. In order to guarantee we never missed an important voicemail again, we set out to create the least painstaking voicemail solution possible. In fact, our dynamic voicemail solution is so seamless, you’ll look forward to unwrapping your voicemail box full of leads. Best part? VirtualPBX Voicemail Boxes and Voicemail Notifications are features that are included with the award-winning Dash Business Phone System. Ready to never miss a lead again? In this infographic, we’ll show you the 5 ways how to check voicemail with Dash Plans.

5 Ways How to Check Voicemail – VirtualPBX Infographic

Already a customer? Take a look at our voicemail guide for step-by-step instructions on setup, shortcuts, and more. Furthermore, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive more Friday 5 tips like this one on how to check voicemail!

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