Have Traditional Phones Jumped the Shark? VoIP PBX Systems Featured on ‘The Office’
Pam saves her job on the hit show 'The Office' by not buying a VoIP phone system. Punch-key PBXs (traditional office phone systems with those old RJ-11 phone jacks) have officially crossed over into comedic territory. Most businesspeople now know that a VoIP-based phone system allows offices to be much more efficient, and a recent episode of The Office shows just how common this notion has become. The episode begins with a VoIP phone system salesperson soliciting Dunder Mifflin. Pam, the company's receptionist, soon realizes that the new phone system would do 90% of her job. She starts lying to the

We love dogs, and we love phones. But how well do dogs and phones get along? Spencer seems to confuse a phone voice with a small bird helpless on the ground :) https://www.youtube.com/v/zrZ6FtdC3vk This bi-colored Jack Russell desperately wants to answer the phone, if only he could open doors and pick it up. https://www.youtube.com/v/eYLdtRykxw8 This Yorkie has a promising future as a phone tree attendant: https://www.youtube.com/v/k0qIMAv1XGo Who can't help but feel sympathy for this loving lassie's desperate attempt to understand the phone: https://www.youtube.com/v/-k59uh3K4N4 I'm not sure this is 100% real ... but its 100% funny! https://www.youtube.com/v/PPLwCk7AQD4 What are your best dog and phone stories? Feel free to share in the comments section!

It’s 2009: Why Do You Still Use a Paper Fax?
Virtualization is hard to miss: It's the biggest trend in information technology. Amazon's cloud-computing service (known as Amazon Web Services) has taken the world by storm, as even enterprise buyers line up to consume virtual computing power on the fly. IT consumers are focused less and less on hardware and more and more on simply consuming computing services. Yet despite this revolution, some professionals still don't have an online fax service (you know who you are). Instead of using an email fax (or electronic fax) solution, they continue to receive paper faxes. The irony? Some of these people are reading the latest best-seller

One Phone Number = Increased Trust In the five years I worked as a professional telecommuter, my number one rule was always "be reachable." This meant almost always having my work phone number routed directly to my home number or cell. I remember one memorable nighttime call from an Australian coworker looking to leave me a voicemail. It was 1 AM EST, but I had to try my best to perk up my voice and answer intelligibly. While this extreme pursuit of "reachability" isn't for everyone, it made my coworkers much more confident in my commitment to the team and brought rewards at review time. And it turned out that many people found me easier to get


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