The Direction of VoIP in the New Year

Posted by Kimberley Drobny, Vice President, Marketing

January 12, 2016; 3:30 PM

VoIP has become an essential way for businesses to communicate, and the technology surrounding it continues to grow and develop. In fact, it has grown to be one of the top performing business technology solutions for the past decade. And the technology is still very much in its infancy. 

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Topics: product development, Voice over IP (VoIP)

4 Reasons the Desk Phone is Alive and Well

Posted by Kimberley Drobny, Vice President, Marketing

January 5, 2016; 3:30 PM

In the past decade, the shift to a mobile working lifestyle has been nothing short of a global phenomenon. With a large part of the workforce migrating away from the office, one could easily assume that the demise of the desk phone is imminent. However, recent studies have shown that this isn’t necessarily true. 

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Topics: technology, product development

The Importance of Network Security

Posted by Kimberley Drobny, Vice President, Marketing

August 11, 2015; 4:00 PM

According to Bloomberg​ Businessweek contributor Paul Barrett, there are two types of corporations: "those that have been hacked and those that don't know yet they've been hacked." In the case of Sony Pictures, the former is the most applicable description. 

But this has not always been the case. Sony definitely didn't know when it was being hacked or for how long it had been happening when the company's IT department was found to be severely lacking in function and security. According to Gizmodo contributor Ashley Feinberg, one document leaked in the Sony Pictures hack revealed that there was serious concern - and little action - regarding organizational IT shortcomings.

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Topics: Cloud Communication, product development, mobility

Networks as strong as steel are required for companies

Posted by Kimberley Drobny, Vice President, Marketing

July 21, 2015; 4:00 PM

Downtime, due to businesses' increasing reliance on digital technology, is becoming a problem for all industries. While in the past the only way that work could be shut down would be a complete power outage, current conditions and standards of communication mean that everyone, everywhere has to be ready to go at all times. The upshot of all of this is that your company's networks need to be resilient. Can your network withstand an outage or other problems may be unleashed on it by the universe, or will it require more care to keep up? 

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Topics: product development, mobility

The Who and Product Development

Posted by Julia Kedward, Product Manager

February 11, 2014; 8:30 AM

Sorry to disappoint, but this post doesn’t have anything to do with Pete Townsend or Robert Daltry. The “who” I’m referring to are the people involved or targeted in the development of a product, feature or service.

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Topics: product development

This Data Is Brought to You by the Letters A, T, and T

Posted by Lorie Robinson, Product Manager

January 21, 2014; 4:01 PM

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held recently, and one company’s announcement caught the eye of the technology blogosphere. In a bold move, AT&T introduced its long-rumored Sponsored Data billing program. Mobile app developers and content providers can now pay AT&T to sponsor bits of data consumed by their customers, rather than counting it against the customer’s data plan.

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Topics: BYOD, technology, net neutrality, product development, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)