Cloud computing is a complicated term used to describe a variety of paradigms. Its historical timeline is still hotly debated.In the world of IT, the industry seems abuzz with the phrase "cloud computing". In 2007, Dell tried to trademark the term (it was rejected by the USPTO) and Larry Ellison of Oracle said, "It's what we've been doing all along."So if it's not new and not novel enough to be granted a trademark to an individual company, what is it?For businesses, cloud computing permits the deployment of enterprise-level software and hardware applications - even those that were once prohibitively expensive for all but the largest companies.For consumers, cloud computing means that social networking, rich phone applications

Do these tasks each week and your small business will get new website traffic and customers.I know that many marketing and small business blogs these days have filler content that reiterates the obvious or advertises not-so-subtly. But I'm about to give you seven steps to get new customers for your business that not only have a high likelihood of success, but are relatively low-cost. This is advice that clients pay us thousands of dollars for, and it's yours for free.1) Get a Twitter AccountIn Website Magazine's recent "Year in Review," the editors passionately speak of ways that search engines are changing to include real-time search. What does that mean for your small business? For one, people are increasingly starting to

Call logs are a great way to monitor how business is doing. Would you like to know how many new leads you're generating? Count up the number of incoming calls to your number. How productive are your employees? Take a look at the telephone activity for individual extensions. All the data is there for you to see.For today's Tuesday tip, we'll show you how to have your company call logs delivered to you so you can get a regular snapshot of your business activity. Making adjustments based on telephone usage can go a long way to improving your overall business strategy.To receive regular delivery of your call logs:1. Log in to RingCentral2. Select Call Log > Delivery SettingsYour

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If you have an iPhone, have we got the treat for you—version 1.7 of the RingCentral app is out. It’s a free download that includes a host of new features like the ability to copy and paste numbers, a built-in company directory, Do Not Disturb toggle on every page, and (today's Tuesday Tip) push notifications.Push notifications send a message to your iPhone whenever you receive a voice or fax message on your RingCentral business phone system. They're faster than SMS and email notifications and let you see if you've received a message

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