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Quality Assurance via Customer Service Call Barging

A set of interlocking gears symbolizes the integral nature of quality assurance.

Call barging is one of the features that can be extremely useful and effective for contact centers and sales organizations, where it sometimes becomes necessary to monitor phone calls. It can be used as a tool for supervisors and sales managers to keep track of how well new sales personnel are doing, it can be Read more

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Advantages of Using the Same Phone Number on Multiple Devices

Workplace habits and routines have evolved dramatically over the last few decades, to the point where presently some of the most desirable characteristics providing value to a business are flexibility and mobility. There are few work settings remaining where employees clock in at nine and clock out at five, and all thoughts about work are Read more

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Customer Acquisition: the Best Approach to Making Sales Calls

A successful customer acquisition occurs as the result of a phone call.

It’s natural to have a certain amount of dread or even fear when making sales calls for new customer acquisition, especially when those are cold calls which the prospect has not solicited, and which might potentially be unwelcome. However, there are a few things to keep in mind which can help you be much more Read more

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Marketing Trends for VoIP During the Coming Years

A graph shows the steady incline in marketing trends.

Global marketing trends indicate that voice over IP has enjoyed a meteoric growth following its introduction in the 1990s, to the point where today it can be considered more like mainstream technology than something new. Having established its dominance in the telephony field, it will undoubtedly now become the foundation upon which future technologies are Read more

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Cloud PBX: why you Should Invest in a Hosted VoIP Solution

A server room juxtaposed with clouds symbolizes a cloud PBX communication solution.

Investing in a cloud PBX hosted VoIP phone system is good for the business which implements it, as well as all those people who make use of it. One of the biggest buzzwords in branding and achieving a positive perception of a company is in providing the most enjoyable customer experience possible. That’s exactly what Read more

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Net Neutrality and how VoIP Will be Impacted by new Internet Taxes

A phone with a dollar sign symbolizes the increased cost associated with the repeal of net neutrality.

Some significant changes are on the horizon regarding Internet service, and those changes are very likely to have a major impact on VoIP service providers. With net neutrality rules being overthrown, the entire landscape of the Internet is likely to look at a little different in the near future. Net neutrality was the concept that Read more

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Sales Prospecting: What to do When the Trail Runs Cold

A stove burner control knob serves as an analogy for increased results when sales prospecting.

Sometimes in the world of sales prospecting, it happens that leads which were once promising and held the hope of customer conversion, can grow cold as ice and appear to be dead in the water. This can be very frustrating for a salesperson, and for management as well, given the fact that the cost of Read more

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Business Phone Systems: Should VoIP Be Implemented Gradually or All at Once?

An old-fashioned corded phone waiting to be replaced with new business phone systems.

As with any significant change to your business operations, making the switch to one of many VoIP business phone systems for your telephony service requires some planning and forethought. This is especially true given the fact that businesses are so dependent on smoothly functioning phone service. You need be able to maintain communications with customers, Read more

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Would a Toll-Free Number Benefit Your Business?

A series of sign posts direct a customer to the easiest path, namely the use of a toll-free number.

Customer service can be a big part of any company’s overall business approach. In a market where many of the products offered are similar, it’s often the level of customer service that serves as the differentiating factor. Some business owners and managers are keenly aware of this fact and make it a significant component of Read more

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Securing Sales Leads from Your Voice Processes

A graph tracks an increase in profitability as a result of qualifying sales leads.

Securing sales leads from your company’s voice processes continues to be one of the most effective and reliable ways of generating sales prospects, even while the business landscape continues to change, and while departmental workflows adapt to those changes. While other methods of generating prospects are certainly available, there’s still a comforting human aspect to Read more