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Tips for IT Directors Planning a 2018 Budget

by Hillary Gamblin     Monday, December 18th, 2017.

The 2018 projected IT budget is bountiful. To capitalize on this investment, there are a two things IT Directors need to do in their annual budget.

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7 “Last Jedi” Tricks: Small Business Tips from Star Wars

by Ryan Alleman     Friday, December 15th, 2017.

As a small business owner, it’s easy to feel like the Resistance or Rebellion squaring off against the Empire. You’ve got less people and fewer resources than the big guns, but you’ve still got to find a way to win. While you’re waiting to see “The Last Jedi,” here are a few Jedi-approved small business tips from Star Wars.

Our Business is the internet. What will happen if the FCC changes net neutrality?

What will happen to UC now the FCC changed net neutrality?

by Hillary Gamblin     Thursday, December 14th, 2017.

While we’re hearing a lot from the perspective of everyday internet users, we also need to consider businesses that make the internet. . . well, their business. To better understand the effects a change in net neutrality may have on internet-based services and industries, I talked to Matt Peterson, a Jive co-founder and current CMO, about Ajit Pai’s FCC proposal.

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Customer Service vs Customer Experience: Key Metrics for Success

by Ryan Alleman     Wednesday, December 13th, 2017.

Customers have gained so much power that business can’t get away with a “buyer beware” mentality anymore. To remain competitive, customer service must adapt to a more comprehensive view of customer care. This more holistic view of a company’s relationship with a customer is called customer experience.

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TCO Analysis for Mid Market Business Phone Systems

by Hillary Gamblin     Friday, December 8th, 2017.

Let’s talk TCO for mid market and enterprise legacy PBX systems and Hosted VoIP. What’s the true cost of an on-premises PBX system, and how does it compare to a cloud-based alternative?

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Jive Wins Recognition in Best CEO, Best Company Rankings

by Ryan Alleman     Thursday, December 7th, 2017.

Jive was busy last week, racking up several awards that ranked us among industry leaders across the nation. Comparably—a compensation, culture, and career-monitoring website—partnered with USA Today and Business Insider to publish several “best of lists.” Jive found itself on many of these lists, including “Best CEO,” “Best 50 Large Companies for Women,” and “Best Large Companies to Work For.”

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The Advantage of Holiday Ecards for B2Bs

by Hillary Gamblin     Wednesday, December 6th, 2017.

The Best Way to Spread B2B Holiday Cheer I personally prefer the tactile and sentimental tradition of sending holiday cards, but with a B2B business, printed cards aren’t the way to go. Here are some practical and exciting reasons why your B2B company should send digital holiday greetings this season. 1. Accuracy We almost exclusively […]

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5 Savvy Ways to Spend Your End-of-Year Budget

by Ryan Alleman     Monday, December 4th, 2017.

It’s great to have money leftover—and a pain, because now you’ve got to decide how to spend your end-of-year budget. If you’re having trouble coming up with ways to dispose of your excess budget, here are five suggestions.

Planning a Business Budget for 2018

Planning a Business Budget for 2018

by Jive Guest Author     Wednesday, November 29th, 2017.

Need to plan a business budget for the upcoming year? It’s not as complicated as you make think. Read this article so you can plan your SMB’s budget.

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2018 Business Predictions: 11 Trends Experts Say You Should Expect

by Ryan Alleman     Monday, November 27th, 2017.

At Jive, we’ve peered into our crystal ball to make some 2018 small business predictions. And by crystal ball, we mean we’ve asked leaders in business, technology, and marketing to share some insights for 2018. Here’s what they had to say.

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