9 VOIP security best practices to consider for your business

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Is VOIP secure? Can VOIP be hacked? Learn about why VOIP security is important and the best practices for your business to consider with our guide. The post 9 VOIP security best practices to consider for your business appeared first on TechRepublic. Security VOIP securit

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Ooma vs Dialpad: Compare VoIP solutions

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Ooma and Dialpad are two of the top-rated VoIP solutions. Learn about key features of these VoIP solutions in our head-to-head product comparison. The post Ooma vs Dialpad: Compare VoIP solutions appeared first on TechRepublic. Networking Software airdial dialpad ooma pots voip

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The beginner’s guide to VoIP voice quality testing

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What is VoIP? Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in basic terms, refers to voice being compressed and then sent over the internet to a receiver on the other end and decompressed back into audible voice. There are many benefits to utilizing VoIP instead of a traditional phone line.

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Social VoIP

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Group Calls Come to Social VoIP. Facebook Messenger recently debuted a new feature that enables users to launch group VoIP audio calls from any group chat. Facebook initially rolled out VoIP calling back in 2013, and within a year they were able to boast that Messenger calls comprised 10 percent of all mobile VoIP calls being made around the globe.

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Ooma vs RingCentral: Compare VoIP solutions

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Ooma and RingCentral are two of the best VoIP solutions. Learn about key features of these VoIP solutions in our head-to-head comparison. The post Ooma vs RingCentral: Compare VoIP solutions appeared first on TechRepublic.

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VoIP for 2018 and Beyond

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VoIP is an acronym that anyone who uses the internet probably knows or will see before long. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that turns a broadband internet connection into a regular phone line. That means you can make voice calls over your internet connection.

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RingCentral vs Dialpad: Compare VoIP solutions

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The post RingCentral vs Dialpad: Compare VoIP solutions appeared first on TechRepublic. While RingCentral supports a wider range of deskphones and offers more app integrations, Dialpad’s transcriptions and other AI-driven features offer intriguing innovations.

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3 Benefits of VoIP for Customer Service

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The global Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services market is expected to swell to $140 billion by 2021 -- up from $83 billion in 2015. Mobile VoIP and

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Back-Office Advantages of VoIP

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VoIP has been commercially available for over 20 years. What continues to be a solid selling point for VoIP, but is not often stressed, are the benefits for back-office workers. These are the people who design, install, support and maintain information-technology environments. What are the benefits for them and how do they contribute to the efficiency of the business? Design

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Migrating to VoIP

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The growth of VoIP and SIP. Global Market Insights suggests that by 2025 the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) market will have grown to $55 billion from approximately $20 billion in 2018. However, in the case of business organizations, the move to VoIP is often a strategic one.

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What is VoIP?

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But, have you ever thought about what that really means, and why so many people choose VoIP over standard telephony for their communication needs? You've heard the term before. But do you really know what it means? Sure, the acronym stands for Voice over IP, and through that acronym you can deduce that it allows you to send voice messages over the internet.

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4 New Trends in VoIP Technology

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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is quickly becoming the de facto communication tool for businesses big and small. Available in a variety of formats, including hosted and cloud, VoIP can be tailored to suit the needs of almost any company. As VoIP becomes increasingly popular Likewise, as an internet-based technology, the cost advantage of having one phone and data provider is often significant.

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VoIP in 2017 and Beyond: Big Changes Are Coming

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In the past, when people talked about the latest in VoIP technology, they'd discuss "must have" features like call routing or voicemail-to-email transcription. Today, trends in VoIP technology are pointing toward giving VoIP a new role in the business technology arena. The VoIP Industry Is Growing Rapidly. The VoIP in the U.S.

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Should Your Business Switch to VoIP

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s go over some of the benefits, which will help you decide whether you should switch to VoIP

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5 Innovative VoIP Features That Could Benefit Your Business

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VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a technology that has been around for some time, as mass market VoIP services were first launched in 2004. Basically, VoIP allows users to make and receive free voice calls over the Internet. More recently, providers have found increasingly innovative uses for VoIP technology that are helping businesses large and small to be more efficient, streamlining workflows

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6 Ways to Improve VoIP Call Quality

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A VoIP system facilitates telephone calls over the Internet, which delivers increased functionality for business communications. Here are six steps you can take to maximize the VoIP call quality within your business. But the quality of audio achieved is subject to several variables, and just one wrong choice of hardware or software can result in a disappointing connection.

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VoIP hardware provider pursues certification

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As demands for VoIP phones increases, platforms that offer customers device-neutral adoption and integration are working to support as wide a choice of hardware as possible. Yealink, a leading global unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, and Phonism a cloud solution for VoIP device provisioning and management, this week certified all Yealink desktop IP phones

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VoIP in Surround Sound

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Smart Speakers Deliver Multi-mic Multi-room Audio Platform Making a VoIP call over a speakerphone from a noisy environment doesn’t usually result in the best quality audio, but Qualcomm Technologies is working to change all that with the introduction of their new Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform.

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What Can VoIP Do for Your Business?

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Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP as it's better known, allows computer users and enterprises to make and receive calls over the internet. A VoIP system is easy to set up because all that's needed is a decent internet connection, a computer, IP phones, PBX server software andThis technology has many benefits. Here are some of them. Easy to Install.

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4 Benefits of VoIP and CRM Integration

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Voice over Internet Protocol, commonly called VoIP, lets businesses make phone calls from the internet. Companies that integrate VoIP with customer relationship management software could reap further benefits It boosts portability, cuts costs -- 99.9 percent of users see a reduction in their phone expenses, according to one report -- and provides more flexibility than traditional telecommunications.

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Breaking Up with Your Cloud VoIP Provider

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Your relationship with your cloud voice over IP (VoIP) provider, like all good things, will eventually come to an end. VoIP providers go under or are acquired. Because VoIP is the lifeblood of many businesses, you must prepare for the breakup. Prices rise. Major outages occur on a regular basis. Support quality drops. The day will come when you need to switch providers. So, you are enacting a plan

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Lessons for VoIP from online gaming communications

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A sector of trailblazers in the usage of VoIP technology has been the online gaming community: Its demand has always been for an effective VoIP technology platform that can best serve the varied requirements of tens of millions of online video gamers globally. In terms of community interaction, video gamers have consistently pushed the frontiers of what is practically achievable with VoIP long before

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Addressing the Top VoIP Implementation Challenges

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VoIP adoption rates remain high in the enterprise, with Frost and Sullivan predicting a $9.35 Your communications tools play a critical role in the enterprise's business processes, but you have concerns about VoIP implementation challenges. Learn how to identify common VoIP deploymentbillion market by 2019.

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Achieving the Best VoIP UX

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According to a Juniper Research report, there will be 1 billion voice over IP (VoIP) users by the end of 2017 , meaning that user experience (UX) must be part of the mix behind the success. It behooves enterprises of all sizes to make UX part of their VoIP requirements to ensure continued

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5 Ways to Combat VoIP Eavesdropping

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Phone eavesdropping is back in the headlines, making it a good time to review options for guarding your voice over IP (VoIP) phone system. There’s a rich history to VoIP eavesdropping, including such attacks as Vomit, SIPtap, and Peskyspy. That history is only going to

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No VoIP for Your Business? Why Not?

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Take, for example, VoIP. Innovations in technology come quickly in today's market. This always-shifting landscape can be daunting at times, and navigating through the rapidly changing innovations is challenging. It can be difficult to wade through all the choices. Unfortunately, this could mean you're missing out on a few technology gems that could really work wonders for your company.

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A road map for national VoIP success

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Making a VoIP service available nationally is the long-term game of many fast-growing telecommunications firms around the country. Frontier Communications has just achieved that goal, announcing last week that its VoIP service was now available in all 50 states. Called Frontier AnyWare, it is a virtual communications platform that relies on the cloud. The cloud-based component has

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5 Ways VoIP Can Increase Productivity

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One often-overlooked way to increase productivity is to use the benefits of voice over IP (VoIP) telephony. Businesses of all sizes and types are consistently striving to increase profits. Companies can reach this goal in a variety of ways—reduce overhead spending and waste, increase workforce efficiency—but one reliable way is to increase productivity in the workplace.

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VoIP: What's the Latest Word?

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VoIP. Think for a minute: Do you think of anyone who doesn't have a mobile phone? Chances are you can't. Our mobile phones are always with us, but that doesn't mean our phone service is always there. We've all experienced the "no service" on our screens or that call we've been waiting for dropping after the first 10 seconds. There is a better way to communicate.

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4 Tips for Securing Your VoIP Environment

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Voice over IP (VoIP) can be a major boon to businesses. It’s cost-effective, provides flexibility for growth, and offers a variety of helpful features that boost productivity. As any IT professional knows, however, once you bring a critical business system into the digital sphere—and that is most certainly the case with any phone communications traveling over an IP network—security

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How Businesses Can Successfully Implement VoIP Services

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Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony services provide businesses with a host of benefits. VoIP implementation can take a bit of work, but as long as a business utilizes the following tips, the transition can be seamless. From lowered costs to increased security, the advantages over legacy phone systems are numerous. Of course, these benefits don't simply materialize overnight.

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Protecting Your VoIP System from Security Threats

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Breaches are common and can be a disaster for companies, and securing VoIP lines is no exception. Let's take a look at some of the common issues that arise with cloud-based phone systems and how you can protect your VoIP system from security threats. In today's technology-driven world, a major concern for many IT departments is securing confidential and important business data.

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Latest softphones crash the mobile-desktop VoIP barrier

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Are we coming to the end of the service war between mobile operators and VoIP providers? The soft phone company is recognized in the VoIP industry for its pioneering role in launching VoIP communication apps in 2003. Zoiper thinks so. Its desktop and mobile platforms are now called on by more than 10 million people. Zoiper provides service-independent softphone apps via both desktop

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Low-cost wins from VoIP advances

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The evolution of VoIP communications is having a major impact on the development of on-site solutions that match security hardware with VoIP technology. A case in point is last week’s release of a free software download by CyberData Corporate, allowing companies to use CyberData’s SIP-enabled Outdoor H.264 Video Intercoms without requiring a VoIP system or new VoIP

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How Will VoIP Support Your Business Better Than Other Phones?

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This post looks at how VOIP for business could be your best choice

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Minimizing Jitter for VoIP calls

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To most organizations, Voice Over Internet Protocol or VoIP mobile services are a perfect option. While VoIP has many important aspects, one of the most widespread and common problems that it faces is Jitter.

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Context warns of VoIP wars at Black Hat USA

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A lack of understanding of modern VoIP and unified communications security opens many service providers and businesses to cyber attack, a Context IS researcher warns at Black Hat USA

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VoIP vs. UCaaS: Understanding the Differences

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With some vendors offering hosted voice over IP (VoIP) communications, there has been some confusion over whether UC or UCaaS is the better solution. Cloud technology has led to just about everything being offered up as a service , and unified communications (UC) hasn’t been left out. The result is UC as a Service (UCaaS). To determine which solution makes more sense

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Answering Your Top 5 Questions about VoIP Telephone Systems

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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone systems are becoming more popular for both home and business use. Find out if VoIP is right for you by reviewing these answers to the top five most commonly asked questions. How Does VoIP Work? For businesses, the advantages over traditional telephone systems include more features and flexibility, as well as lower cost.

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Why you Should Use VOIP for Business Phones

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This post looks at using VOIP for Business

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How VoIP Will Revolutionize Your Business

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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) allows you to make phone calls over the internet instead of over a regular phone line. According to the Federal Communications Commission, you can use VoIP to call any mobile, long distance or international number. Because of this, VoIP is now on the cusp of becoming a huge business. In fact, according to Toolbox.com, many experts believe that, by 2020, "the global

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Can you anticipate VoIP network issues?

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As more businesses migrate and make the transition to VoIP, the pressing issues of network performance and reliability continue to rear their sometimes not-so-pretty heads. For example, as a business expands, will its unified communications network, in which VoIP often plays a key role, be able to hold up? One answer to is to introduce active monitoring of the network in order

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VoIP, mobile emergency call volumes soar

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A recurring theme within the rapid evolution of VoIP technology is its impact on the ability of emergency services to respond. On one side, older fixed wire communications employed by emergency services are being phased out and being replaced by VoIP. On the other, as entire counties begin moving away from PBX communications to VoIP, regulators and local governments worry about how emergency services

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