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How Unified Communications & Business Automation Solutions Streamline Processes for MSPs & Customers Alike

Posted by Jeff Stormer on 8/5/20 4:45 PM

We’re all looking for ways to streamline our work – especially when it comes to the repetitive parts of our jobs. Luckily for customers, unified communications and business automation solutions can drive serious efficiency in companies of all sizes. The benefits shouldn’t stop at the customer: an effective UCaaS offering should provide new opportunities for efficiency for the channel partner as well.

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Tags: cloud communications

How Contact Center Solutions and Workforce Management Come Together to Improve Employee Training

Posted by Jeff Stormer on 7/29/20 4:30 PM

Well-trained contact center agents are a cornerstone of quality customer service. But how can businesses ensure agents have the right skills to address customer needs when call centers are notorious for their high turnover rates? The answer comes down to having the right contact center solutions and workforce management (WFM) tools in place to provide real-time support for employees.

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Tags: cloud communications

Identifying the Benefits of Unified Communications and How They Render ROI

Posted by Jeff Stormer on 7/22/20 4:45 PM

One of the most practical ways to sell a customer on a solution is to make them understand its return on investment (ROI). Luckily, when it comes to unified communications as a service (UCaaS), there’s no shortage of benefits to point to and ways this solution can pay for itself.

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Tags: cloud communications

Boosting Revenue and Streamlining Results Through Sales Enablement Solutions

Posted by Jeff Stormer on 7/15/20 4:30 PM

We all know technology is complex, and keeping up with innovation is a challenge. But for cloud service providers (CSPs), staying ahead of the curve while also managing the sales process can be a costly challenge. Luckily, effective cloud-based sales enablement solutions can help.

These tools automate essential elements of the sales process such as initiating and managing demand generation campaigns, distributing issue-oriented content, and delivering brandable sales collateral. This takes the burden off of channel partners so they can focus on what matters: pursuing qualified leads, closing deals, and adding revenue to their bottom line.

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Tags: cloud communications

How Contact Center Workforce Management Creates Higher-Performing Remote Teams

Posted by Jeff Stormer on 7/8/20 4:30 PM

Running a contact center is never easy, especially when you factor in the rapid shift to remote teams brought on by COVID-19. Where managers once trained and supported agents by walking the floor and observing staff, now they’re limited to what they can see onscreen, which often translates to clunky external spreadsheets and costly, “bolted-on” third-party solutions. Thankfully, there’s a solution that can help managers address this challenge: cloud-based contact center workforce management solutions.

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Tags: contact center

Uniting a Distributed Workforce: 3 Key Ways Cloud Communications Can Strengthen Remote Company Culture

Posted by Jeff Stormer on 7/1/20 6:03 PM

Though stay-at-home orders are beginning to lift, many employees are still working from home long-term, which can be taxing on company culture. Cloud communications can combat some of the disadvantages teams are facing when it comes to collaboration, cohesiveness, and employee engagement.

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Four Market Trends That Show Unified Communications' Role in the Remote Workplace

Posted by Jeff Stormer on 6/24/20 6:05 PM

Even as businesses start to re-open, Unified Communications solutions are going to play a key role in helping organizations optimize efficiency in practically every type of business environment. Let’s look at four emerging market trends that showcase how companies are integrating Unified Communications and remote teams into their long-term plans:

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The SD-WAN Opportunity: Helping Businesses Optimize Bandwidth for Voice Applications

Posted by Jeff Stormer on 6/17/20 4:46 PM

The rapid shift to remote work caused by COVID-19 has had no shortage of unexpected side effects. And even as businesses begin to re-open, there is one major challenge they’ll need to address: how to handle increased strain on network bandwidth without sacrificing the quality of voice communications.

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Why UCaaS Innovation is a Non-Stop Process

Posted by Jeff Stormer on 6/10/20 6:31 PM

We’ve all heard the saying, “The only thing constant in life is change.” When it comes to unified communications, no technology provider has the luxury of resting on its laurels. 

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Tags: unified communications, UCaaS

How Unified Communications Can Help Businesses Reopen After COVID-19

Posted by Jeff Stormer on 6/4/20 10:52 AM

As companies begin to face the task of reopening their businesses after the COVID-19 lockdown, many will be looking for technology to help them transition their staff back to the physical workplace.

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Tags: unified communications, UCaaS

Navigating the Transition to Remote Contact Center Operations

Posted by Jeff Stormer on 5/27/20 5:15 PM


As we continue to adjust the changes that social distancing has brought to our society, businesses have been compelled to embrace the idea of digital transformation. While many were hesitant to adopt these practices pre-pandemic, they now realize that many efficiencies can be gained through work-at-home implementations. This concept is especially true in a contact center, since the agents who provide customer engagement can often do so from anywhere. 

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Three “Silver Lining” Trends in Unified Communications

Posted by Jeff Stormer on 5/20/20 5:00 PM


Few would argue that 2020 has been a tough year, for reasons that are all too obvious. But the truth is, it hasn’t been all doom-and-gloom. In fact, there are some interesting trends emanating from the business sector, with many having to do with how companies are discovering the power of their communications solutions. Here are a few UCaaS gains that industry sources are attributing to the “new normal” of 2020.

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Tags: contact center