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Giselle Camacho

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7 signs your small business needs to switch to VoIP

Posted by Giselle Camacho on Oct 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Many small businesses have switched to VoIP due to it being inexpensive and the 50+ feature available to users. There is still a large group of small business owners who have not switched because they are used to the traditional landline phone system. Everyone will have to make the switch to other phone systems due to the BT shutdown which means that landlines will no longer exist after 2025. Right now is the best time to switch because the landline is still functioning and you won’t be without a phone during your switch to VoIP.

Here are some points to consider the switch to VoIP.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

7 ways to manage teams working remotely with VoIP

Posted by Giselle Camacho on Oct 15, 2020 11:00:00 AM

With COVID remote work has become a normal part of life and it has taken some time to adjust to this new normal. Everyone is at home and the way teams work has had to change and be monitored. Luckily we have so much technology to make working remotely easily such as VoIP. VoIP is a phone system technology that makes calls over the internet and it has 50+ features to help run your business. 

Here are seven way to manage remote teams.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

What is Unified Communications?

Posted by Giselle Camacho on Oct 7, 2020 11:00:00 AM

When it comes to small businesses you can have many roles and responsibilities that you have to be prepared for at any moment. Unified communications help you connect with team members and customers from any location. VoIP is a tool that helps it all run smoothly by connecting your chat, calls, and video calls to one device. Business communication is important especially now where remote work is required due to the pandemic. VoIP helps keep you connected to employees and customers while offering many features. 

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

How to engage remote employees to provide better customer service

Posted by Giselle Camacho on Oct 6, 2020 11:00:00 AM

2020 has brought a new expectation for remote work. Due to Covid-19 nearly half of the UK workforce is working remotely. While remote work has always existed it was never required in the way that it is now.

Employees have had to completely change how they are communicating and working together. The main concerns of remote work are distractions, low productivity, lack of communication, difficult to manage, and security concerns. There are many things to help employees maintain their productivity levels and not feel disconnected from the rest of the team. 

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Topics: Small business tips, Latest

How to choose a VoIP provider for your small business

Posted by Giselle Camacho on Oct 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The use of traditional landlines has become obsolete due to mobile phones and VoIP. Due to the BT shut down, there is no other option to find a new alternative. You may have decided that VoIP is the best option for your small business but there are many VoIP providers.

Now it is time to choose a VoIP provider for your small business and things to keep into consideration when making this decision is the cost, reviews, customer service, and many other things that are important when making this decision.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

VoIP call quality – Is it as good as regular phones?

Posted by Giselle Camacho on Oct 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM

VoIP has amazing benefits from all the features it offers. However, a main concern about VoIP is if the call quality is as good as traditional phones. We weigh what could affect the quality of your VoIP phone but how it still is a better alternative for small business communications.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

7 ways to tell your small business communications are outdated

Posted by Giselle Camacho on Oct 1, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Many small businesses get used to the system they are using and don’t notice that their system is outdated. Now while everyone is expected to work from anywhere in the world you are expected to be reached at any moment. If you have weak business communication your business will be affected negatively and won’t grow.

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Topics: Small business tips, Latest

BT landline shutdown: what your small business should do now

Posted by Giselle Camacho on Sep 30, 2020 2:40:31 PM

BT has announced that traditional ISDN landlines will cease to exist due to high maintenace costs and outdated technology.  There are far better communication tools for your small business such as Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP). It's now time to plan for the future to allow for minimal disruption.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

Latest COVID-19 restrictions - what your small business needs to know

Posted by Giselle Camacho on Sep 28, 2020 2:34:13 PM

Recently the Prime Minister has made a statement announcing new Covid19 restrictions in England. The main advice is for those who can, to work at home for the foreseeable future. There are other measures that apply in England beginning Thursday 24th September. 

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Topics: Small business tips, Latest

Traditional landlines vs VoIP phone system

Posted by Giselle Camacho on Sep 23, 2020 2:34:17 PM

For startup and small business choosing a phone system can be the most important decision. Both VoIP and traditional phone lines have their own advantages in terms of efficiency and keeping in contact with employees and customers. Cloud-based technology is widely used in advancing communications today, but a landline phone can also still save well.

This blog outlines the advantages of both landline and cloud phones, allowing you to decide which will be best for your business.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

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