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16
Mar

Part VI: VoIP Deep Dive – GoToConnect (formerly Jive)

For our sixth installment in our Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) blog series, we are evaluating Jive. In 2018, Jive was acquired by LogMeIn as part of a re-branding strategy. Jive has since been renamed GoToConnect and is a feature-packed offering in the VoIP space. As you look at the evolution of VoIP platforms, you …

16
Feb

Part V: VoIP Deep Dive – Nextiva

For our fifth installment in our Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) blog series, we are evaluating Nextiva. Nextiva is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and was founded in 2006. Nextiva’s service offering consists of three pricing levels: Essential (as low as $17.95/month), Professional ($21.95/month) and Enterprise ($31.95/month). The Essential level offers unlimited voice calling, unlimited internet …

15
Jan

Part IV: VoIP Deep Dive – Intermedia

For our fourth installment in our Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) blog series, we are evaluating Intermedia. Intermedia is based in Sunnyvale, California and was founded in 1995. Intermedia’s service offering is branded as “Unite”.  They offer two pricing levels; Unite Pro Plan ($27.99/month) and Unite Enterprise Plan ($32.99/month). Each offers a cloud-based phone system, …

29
Dec

Part III: VoIP Deep Dive – 8 X 8

For our third installment in our Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) blog series, we are evaluating 8 x 8. 8 x 8 is based in San Jose, California and has over 1 million users worldwide. 8×8 has multiple cloud-based services. Each offers a cloud phone, auto-attendant, voicemail, unlimited calling to US and Canada, team messaging …

30
Nov

Part II: VoIP Deep Dive – RingCentral

For our second installment in our Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) blog series, we are evaluating the leader in VoIP services, RingCentral. RingCentral is based in Belmont California and was founded in 1999. RingCentral is an easy-to-use cloud-based product that offers a cloud phone, team messaging, online meetings, and an online fax. A key feature …

20
Oct

Part I: Understanding the Benefits of a Voice over IP (VoIP) Solution

Converting from a standard wired phone system to a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution provides businesses with various advantages and efficiencies. If you have not yet switched to VoIP or if you are not taking advantage of all the features now available to you, this blog series is for you. Voice over Internet Protocol …

4
Sep

Part VI: Videoconferencing Deep Dive – High Five, AnyMeeting and Google Meet

This is the sixth and final installment in our blog series regarding video conferencing and collaboration software. Our first blog was a summary of the best feature of each of the offerings. Next, we took a deeper dive into Microsoft Teams, Zoom, BlueJeans and WebEx. In this installment, we review, High Five, AnyMeeting and Google …

22
Jul

Part V: Videoconferencing Deep Dive – WebEx

This is the fifth installment in our blog series regarding video conferencing/collaboration software. Our first blog was a summary of the best feature of each of the offerings. Next, we took a deeper dive into Microsoft Teams, Zoom and BlueJeans. In this installment, we review Cisco WebEx. Cisco WebEx has advanced security options that make …

14
Jul

Part IV: Videoconferencing Deep Dive – BlueJeans

This is the fourth installment in our blog series on video conferencing and collaboration software. Microsoft Teams and Zoom were our first two platforms, and now, we take a look at a lesser known but up-and-coming platform, BlueJeans. Developed back in 2009, BlueJeans might be the best videoconferencing product you’ve never heard of. My favorite …

19
Jun

Part III: Videoconferencing Deep Dive – Zoom

This is the third installment in our blog series about video conferencing/collaboration software packages. Last time, we took a deeper dive into Microsoft Teams, and in this installment, we review Zoom. Last October, Zoom counted over 10 million registered users. As COVID-19 chased many business professionals into their home offices, the subscription rate ballooned to …