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25 November 2020

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Why Unified Communications Are So Important: 4 Unavoidable Truths

Unified Communications by Tom Collins

Unified Communications (UC) is the answer to a slew of problems that used to bedevil business communications. 

Can you remember a time when your voicemail, fax, email, video calls, and instant messaging were all on different platforms? It was chaotic and time-consuming to manage the disparate systems. 

Managing a complete communications solution meant purchasing multiple pieces of hardware and licenses for a dozen pieces of software. It also meant needing someone to supervise it all. And then everyone had to be trained!

Enter Unified Communications. 

Now, companies have the ability to package all of their communications needs in one place. While that feature alone should have you nodding in approval, this list will shed some light on why unified communications are so important.

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18 November 2020

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How Does eSIM Work: Adding Business Wireless to Your Personal Cell Phone

Business Wireless by Tom Collins

eSIM is opening some new possibilities with cellular telephone technology. 

Why? Because there are tremendous benefits that help make the decision easy to incorporate eSim technology in future mobile phone models. 

Imagine if you could save money, have a service that your team actually wants to use, and didn't sacrifice any of your phone's features. 

While the benefits are impressive, they carry more weight when you understand how the technology actually works. We've broken down how eSIM works, so you can be confident in the decision to adopt the tech.

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11 November 2020

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5 Small Business Phone Service Providers for Remote Teams

Business Phone Service by Tom Collins

When the pandemic hit, many companies started to experience the real value in remote phone services.

Businesses' capability to work remotely got tested, and in most cases, forced. Even with the world justifiably afraid of a virus, work still needed doing, and people still needed an income. However, many companies just weren't prepared.

Simple water-cooler conversations were out the window. More importantly, many companies didn't have the processes or technologies to stay in touch when everyone left the office. They found they needed more than their current setup because most of their structure was designed for employees to remain in the office.

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4 November 2020

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How Much Does Microsoft Teams Cost?

Microsoft Teams by Tom Collins

The true cost of Microsoft Teams boils down to the amount of value you extract from this very useful new platform that has become very popular since March 2020.

Some companies use Teams strictly for file management and collaboration. They have other tools and resources for the rest of their needs, giving Teams a price point that's easy to identify.

We've outlined the different Microsoft Teams plans, including cost and features, so you can see the key benefits you need and determine which level of service is right for you.

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28 October 2020

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The 4 Most Reliable Business Wireless Providers for Enterprises

Business Wireless by Tom Collins

Reliability can be hard to come by these days. With so much being mass-produced, how can we be sure what we're getting will meet our needs?

As an enterprise business, you're operating at a larger scale than most and can't afford to sacrifice quality. And, it's ok to demand the same thing from your business wireless provider.

We've compiled a list of the four most reliable wireless providers for enterprises, so you can find one that meets your distinct needs.

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21 October 2020

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How to Set Up Your Cell Phone for Business and Personal Use

Business Wireless by Tom Collins

Roughly 26% of US businesses provide company cell phones for their employees.

Cost is a significant barrier for most companies that are considering implementing mobile phones. In fact, over time, mobile devices can cost far more than a standard VoIP phone system.

Most companies aren't purchasing phones because they believe employees don't use them. However, 95% of Americans have a cell phone of some kind, and 71% of employees spend over two hours a week accessing company information on their phones.

Fortunately, new technologies make it easier to let employees use their devices while still connecting from a business line. We'll walk you through the primary options.

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16 October 2020

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UCaaS vs. VoIP: Which is Best for Business in 2021?

Unified Communications by Tom Collins

In a post-pandemic business world, connectivity and communication have never been more important.

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15 October 2020

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Atlantech Online, Inc. Lights 4601 N. Fairfax Drive

Atlantech Online Adds Another Building to Arlington Fiber Ring

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8 October 2020

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Enterprise Telephony Using Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams by Tom Collins

Teams is Microsoft’s fastest growing business application of all time. It should come as no surprise as since November 2019, the number of daily Microsoft Teams users grew from just 20 million to a staggering 75 million. Of course, the COVID 19 pandemic and the acceleration of work from home has dramatically driven adoption. It’s hard to ignore that nearly 260 million people around the world use Office 365 and now that Teams is included for FREE that this bundling will allow businesses to easily adopt Teams and implement it into their workflows.

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7 October 2020

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TDM vs. SIP: Which is Best for Business?

Business Phone Service by Tom Collins

Businesses that are looking to advance or scale their phone systems are facing a tough decision today. 

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