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Month: March 2013

How Far is Too Far When Helping Clients in Tough Economic Times?

As a service provider offering essential phone service to our clients we need to make a lot of tough decisions regarding how we run our business, and that’s doubly true when our clients experience rough economic times. This is true not only for DLS but for many other smaller companies that develop close, personal relationships with their business clients over the years. On the one hand service pr...
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Listen to Your VoIP Service Providers Advice

Infoworld recently posted a great story detailing this exact problem and just how bone-headed IP telephony implementation can go, and how a simple mistake (like mis-calibration) can make an entire technology seem deficient. In the story a VoIP service provider was called in to an organization to check out their communication system. The organization had been experiencing a lot of crippling proble...
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Did Yahoo! Make the Right Decision Banning Work-From-Home Arrangements? (Pt 6)

There’s one more point deserving a quick mention in the discussion over Yahoo!’s decision to ban work from home arrangements and how this might impact the way other businesses approach the whole topic within their own organizations. The CEO Question A lot of the debate over whether or not Yahoo! did the right thing banning work-from-home arrangements has read as a debate over whether or not Yahoo!...
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Did Yahoo! Make the Right Decision Banning Work-From-Home Arrangements? (Pt 4)

However, just because other Silicon Valley companies have implemented remote work arrangements, that doesn’t mean every company allowing working from home takes a completely hands-free approach to the act, simply installing an IP telephony system and telling their employees to do their work whenever they want, wherever they want, as long as they get it done. In fact, the most successful companies ...
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Did Yahoo! Make the Right Decision Banning Work-From-Home Arrangements? (Pt 3)

The only response Yahoo! released regarding their work-from-home ban illuminates an important facet of the debate. After reaffirming the company’s commitment to not “discussing internal matters,” Yahoo!’s PR reps stated: “This isn’t a broad industry view on working from home- this is about what is right for Yahoo!, right now.” In other words, Yahoo!’s basically saying they aren’t laying down an ...
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Did Yahoo! Make the Right Decision Banning Work-From-Home Arrangements? (Pt 2)

The fact of the matter is- the way Yahoo! announced and implemented its ban on work-from-home arrangements, and the fact the company refuses to discuss the matter, is just as problematic as the actual logistical ramifications of the decision itself. The decision was sent via an internal memo to the company’s employees, a memo that was quickly leaked by disgruntled Yahoo! employees. Here’s what the...
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Did Yahoo! Make the Right Decision Banning Work-From-Home Arrangements? (Pt 1)

Over the last couples weeks a single piece of news has hit the tech world hard and been the focus of spirited debate, with different publications, bloggers and popular writers taking both sides of the discussion. In late February Yahoo! decided to effectively ban work-from-home opportunities for their employees. While it’s unlikely any other company is going to follow Yahoo!’s lead and put a stop...
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