The Land Line: Are Its Days Numbered?
There was once a "Dilbert" comic strip in which Dilbert, feeling his technological superiority over the common man, saw a business card and noted that the number on the card was a landline. Dilbert observed-not without a hint of smugness-that such a thing "must be handy for when someone calls from 1993." Dilbert's disdain for the landline isn't limited to this, however, and there are a growing number of folks that seem to agree. It's getting to the point where some are asking if the landline's days are numbered. [Read More]
Schools Transition to VoIP Ahead of Federal Funding Cuts
VoIP services allow businesses to communicate over a network that is increasingly reliable, offers crisp audio quality, and is easily integrated with other business solutions, whether they are hosted or supported onsite. Because they operate over IP-based platforms, business VoIP systems can also offer users a host of other features such as video and voice conferencing. But businesses aren't the only ones adopting VoIP technology-more and more schools are making the switch these days too. [Read More]
Don't Forget to Call Your Customers This Holiday Season
The holidays often put a crimp in business. While we may appreciate the break on a personal level, there's no doubt that holidays and employee time off - or too much merry-making - can put the brakes on even the most serious business. Perhaps it's a good thing: it's a way to refresh employees and help them get ready to start the new year. But this isn't to say that there aren't some advantages to the holidays from a business stand-point: they're a great excuse to pick up the telephone and reach out and build good will with your customers. [Read More]
Barry Moltz: Featuring Peter Shankman When Self-Promotion is done right, it's not Self-Promotion: It's Help. Peter explains why the new rules of Self-Promotion start with helping, and end with other people doing your PR FOR you!