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Toshiba Closes Its Telecommunication Systems Division along with its Toshiba IP PBX

The Best Alternative for Your Toshiba IP PBX

by William Glade     Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.

If you’re using a Toshiba IP PBX system for your telecommunications solution, you probably have heard by now that they’ll be discontinuing their telecommunications systems division. Between TSD being closed down and Toshiba possibly posting what could be a record 9 billion dollar loss, you may be wondering where to go from here? So what […]

what is web conferencing

What Is Web Conferencing? 10 Reasons You’ll Want It

by Ryan Alleman     Thursday, April 13th, 2017.

What is web conferencing? And how is it different from video conferencing and a regular conference call? Discover why conferencing technologies have become so popular with businesses, and the particular advantages web conferencing offers over video conferencing and conferencing calling.

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Forbes Spotlights Jive and Silicon Slopes

by Ryan Alleman     Tuesday, April 11th, 2017.

Forbes recognized the rise of Utah’s Silicon Slopes tech companies, including Jive. For a long time, Silicon Slopes startups flew under the radar of investors who had their eyes on nearby Silicon Valley. But that’s changed in recent years thanks to a few key factors that have fueled the Rocky Mountain tech hub’s rise to prominence.

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Jive for K12 [Infographic]

by Ryan Alleman     Friday, April 7th, 2017.

In a school district, the kids are the priority: educating them, and keeping them safe – all on a budget. As the national leader in hosted voice for K12, Jive understands the demands on districts. We’ve created K12 communication solutions to combat common district problems like student safety, phone system management, and reliable communications. See what a K12 school district gets with Jive service with this infographic.

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Simplify Office Phones: 5 Benefits of Jive’s Online Portal

by Ryan Alleman     Wednesday, April 5th, 2017.

At Jive, we designed the online portal, or the Administrator Portal, so businesses could manage their office phones with as little time, trouble, and budget as possible. The portal is browser-based, easy to use, and gives you control over all system features and functions, so you can customize every aspect of your hosted services.

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Extension Dialing: Connect Your Offices in 5 Digits or Less

by Ryan Alleman     Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.

Growth is good—until you have to set up extension dialing for all the new employees and departments. Maybe you’ve outgrown your office or hired someone out of state. Or maybe you’re going BIG and opening up an out-of-state office, or acquiring another company. This is exciting, but also brings a new set of headaches with it. At Jive, we’ve been there. A lot. We built our products to help unite your offices so your communications are easier to manage and so your employees work more effectively together.

Jive hits 500 employees

Jive Celebrates Hitting 500 Employees

by Ryan Alleman     Monday, March 27th, 2017.

Here at Jive Communications, we’re proud to announce a critical milestone in the company’s progress: we hit 500 employees! We see this as an important step in our growth as a company and a forecast of future successes to come.

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Jive for Dental Offices [Infographic]

by Ryan Alleman     Friday, March 24th, 2017.

For any dentist, your phone system is critical to winning and retaining patients. Most patients’ encounters with dental offices start with a phone call. Check out this infographic and see what Jive-supported dental offices look like!

True Cost of Business Phone System

The True Cost of a Business Phone System

by William Glade     Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017.

Have you ever considered what your business phone system truly costs? If you have thought about this, have you ever asked yourself if there’s a better, cheaper way? For such a basic utility, phones can be surprisingly expensive to install and maintain. It’s estimated that an on-premises phone system—commonly called a Private Branch Exchange or PBX—can cost an average of $1,000 per seat to install, not to mention the cost year after year that you’ll incur for maintenance. Here’s a quick cost breakdown of some hidden fees that will crop up when you install your own PBX system phone system.

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How to Use Your Phone System as an Effective Sales Tool

by William Glade     Monday, March 20th, 2017.

Providing your sales team with effective tools can make the difference when converting leads. Learn what questions to ask as you determine how to leverage your phone system as a sales tool.

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