The STUN (Simple Traversal of UDP over NAT) protocol is a standardized set of methods designed to help UDP packets make it across NAT devices safe and sound. Naturally, one of its key applications is to resolve connection issues in a SIP-based VoIP environment. As we all know, the Network Addressing Protocol (NAT) is a
Modern businesses and organizations stand or fall on their communications. Being reachable is essential. Effective communication, however, can be an issue for older organizations with outdated phone systems. How do we make an intelligent buying decision when it comes to communication system? This article is intended as guidance on how to buy a business phone
With the rise of new media communications, such as Skype, WhatsApp, and myriad other applications, it makes sense to wonder if video calling is worthwhile for your business. You can run a business using traditional phones. Most of the time, that’s the way it goes. In the 21st century, however, the way we communicate has
We are all used to the ease of ordering things online, tapping our way into a purchase. For many people, it’s less common to pick up the phone to purchase something. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen. It does, and here are a few examples of things that you can only buy
Voice Over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is popular in the world of tech and communications. It’s perhaps less thrilling to the general public. If you haven’t heard much about VoIP, that’s not because it’s not worth talking about. VoIP is well worth the conversation, especially when you are trying to find ways to streamline your
The more robust and effective your phone system is the more it will streamline business operations. This will cut down on wasted time and resources. Look for features like these to streamline and improve your business and your bottom line. Call Recording Call recording allows people to record and store inbound or outbound calls. It’s
DLS hosted PBX is effectively a SaaS and we find the same issue cropping up there. Since the product was released we’ve been pushing at least one major update and countless smaller ones, and yet when we visit with clients we find that they aren’t using many new features we built for them. This makes me sad because it’s a really great product and no one’s taking the time to learn what it can do now.
Not too long ago, any business that did business outside of their immediate area was known to have a toll-free number. That way, anytime a client or customer wanted to reach them, the company would get the call. It was good for business. Now that so many phone plans include long distance and even international long distance, does a company really need a toll-free number?
VoIP offers multiple benefits to businesses. These include cost effectiveness of scaling, better call quality when correctly provisioned and maintained, integrated communications features and more. However that doesn’t mean that the initial cost outlay to switch from a traditional line is low, or that reliability is necessarily better. VoIP offers advantages in many other ways.
Even as few as twenty years ago, nearly all sales took place face-to-face, with the salesperson traveling with clients to close the deal. Increasingly though, as technology continues to change all aspects of business, the sales model has flipped to often take place online. This has made business meetings more accessible, offering more opportunity for