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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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Jive Expansion Reflects Business Growth in Silicon Slopes

by William Glade     Friday, March 17th, 2017.

Recently, CNBC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranked Utah as the No. 1 state in the nation for business. Jive Communications has been part of that business growth and people are starting to notice it. The Deseret News, KSL, and the Daily Herald all reported on the amazing success we’ve seen. With monumental expansion […]

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4 Reasons Your Remote Workers Will Want Jive Mobile VoIP

by Ryan Alleman     Thursday, March 16th, 2017.

Remote workforces are expanding, and incoming millennial workers view mobile VoIP and other work-mobility tools as a deciding factor between potential employers. With Jive Mobile, your mobile device can function as IP phone. And not just any IP phone. It mirrors the functionality of your office handset, giving you access to the same options you’d have if you were sitting on your desk regardless of your physical location.

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Implementing Your Jive System: "That Was Easy!"

by Ashley Call     Thursday, March 9th, 2017.

No matter how big your company is, deciding to change your phone system can be an intimidating process—which is why many companies never upgrade their phone systems. At Jive we know how intimidating this change can be, and that’s why we have a team committed to making your implementation as smooth as possible. Our Jive […]

5 Comical Tech Fails from US Presidents

by Ryan Alleman     Monday, February 20th, 2017.

When a sitting president makes a mistake, especially one involving technology, it reminds us that we’re all human, we all mess up, and we all wish we had a chance to do it over again. Here are five tech gaffes by recent presidents and what they can teach us about business communications.

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7 Common VoIP Security Threats

by Matt Peterson     Thursday, February 16th, 2017.

VoIP phone systems are becoming exceptionally popular in today’s business world. Not only are these systems extremely affordable, they offer a wide variety of productivity-saving features. Consumers can stay informed about any VoIP security risks and instead of assuming all VoIP services are at risk, they should stay on the look out for possible threats, which are similar to those posed to other forms of technology, such as computers and smartphones. Here 7 common threats to VoIP phone systems.

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12 Tips on How to Conference Call Like a Boss

by Ryan Alleman     Thursday, February 16th, 2017.

Even if you’ve been on conference calls before, does that mean you know how to conference call like an expert? Here are 12 tips to help you prepare for—and hold—effective conference call meetings that stay on topic and give all participants a chance to contribute.

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How to Write an RFP for a Hosted VoIP Phone System

by Ryan Alleman     Thursday, February 16th, 2017.

If you’re worried about how to write an RFP for a new phone system—well, you should be. Writing an RFP (request for proposal) can be time-consuming, involves technology details you’re probably not familiar with, and kicks off the arduous service-purchasing process. But it doesn’t have to be that way. At Jive Communications, we’ve drafted our share of RFP responses. We’ve also helped many organizations (or consultants they’ve hired) craft their own RFPs aimed at Hosted VoIP providers. That’s why we wanted to share this list of tips on how to write effective RFPs.

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10 Tricks to Managing the Mobile Lifestyle and BYOD Office

by Ryan Alleman     Thursday, February 16th, 2017.

Since the mobile lifestyle and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs arrived in the workplace, it’s never been easier to work on the go and stay connected to the office. That’s also the problem. It is possible to be “too connected,” and we’re starting to hit critical mass. Discover the top ten ways to regain your work-life balance in the midst of the mobile revolution.

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