Tools of the Road Warrior
As incredible as 21st-century communications can be, sometimes there's just no substitute for meeting someone face-to-face. Whether that someone is across town or on the other side of the continent, you can't afford to be unreachable. Taking your office with you is vital, especially if you're going to be gone for more than just a day. The basics, of course, start with your phone. With modern call forwarding and call waiting, there's no reason your clients can't reach you wherever you are. To ensure constant connectivity, your cellphone does need to be connected to a

Your Business Needs More Than Google Voice
Google Voice is a neat addition to the world of online telephony. It offers a wide range of features that have either been out-of-reach for the home telephone user or difficult to implement. The ability to listen in on a screened call or record calls are features that might not have daily applications but are highly practical and convenient. It wouldn't be at all surprising to see a number of these features become standard in the near future for residential use. For businesses, however, they're more a case of almost-but-not-quite. Without the flexibility and features of a full business package, Google Voice doesn't quite deliver everything most businesses require. A proper communications

Telecommuting’s Time Is Now
For years, it's seemed as though the telecommuting revolution has been just around the corner. The truth is, many people are making telecommutes work today, and the technology for telecommuting's widespread adoption does exist. But there are some powerful social factors holding it back. Probably the strongest hurdle telecommuting has to face is the micromanaging supervisor. Some in middle management feel it necessary to watch their subordinates like a hawk - and while there certainly are employees who need to be closely managed, micromanagement is rarely the best managerial strategy. Already, corporations are outsourcing business processes to cut costs; as outsourcing gains traction, resistance to

If you are leaving your home office for a corporate location or moving your growing business to a larger space, you'll spend some time in transition. Everything needs to be moved over and you need to make sure you don't lose anything along the way. Most importantly, customers need to be able to find you and reach you if needed. Using virtual PBX for your new office phone line can help. Not only can old numbers be quickly forwarded, but your system can be set up in much less time than traditional phone infrastructure requires. You can minimize downtime and put customers in touch with your employees with the services provided by RingCentral. This way you won't be missing anything

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