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The Critical Nature of Your Online Reputation

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(Featured in the National Association of Legal Professionals publication, "The Docket Magazine.") Internet reviews and rating sites have empowered consumers with the final say in how successful a professional can expect to be, regardless of their actual professional acumen. This is why managing your online presence is so vital to a firm’s ability to attract and retain clients. Accessibility ...
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Data Sovereignty and International Law Gets Complicated

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As a business owner, you may well feel that you are the rightful owner of your data. While true in some sense, you should be aware of international laws that exist now and take a look at the tangled web of international regulations still to come which promise to make the situation far more complicated. Data sovereignty laws govern all digital information that has been stored which in a specific...
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Winning Campaigns with Hosted PBX Systems

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Wars are won through effective communication and managing logistics. Political campaigns are no different. Effective campaign managers, like generals, must have an ability to rally staff to execute on an established plan with a central goal in mind. While political campaign battles are waged with words, the technology used should be just as cutting edge and tactical as modern warfare. A Hosted ...
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Call Routing Rescue for Business

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Call routing for your business is critical to retaining happy customers and doing it the right way increases your satisfaction ratings. What could possibly be worse than getting stuck in Answering Machine Hell when you're trying to call a business to secure a service or purchase a product? Well, the truth is, a fast busy tone or endless ringing without an answer is much worse. Customers rightfull...
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Clinicians and the Personalized Economy

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Get more clinical care work accomplished without expanding your workforce while streamlining processes and redirecting clinician time to high-value tasks.  Do what works and get ahead of the new Personalized Economy. History Reimagined for the 21st Century We're in much the same position now that Henry Ford discovered when he started out.  He stood at the confluence of three requirements: de...
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Tech Advice for Legal Professionals

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Are you apprehensive about incorporating mobile technology into your work or frustrated with colleagues reticent to try anything new despite the promise of greater efficiency? A little social therapy may help. A trusted blog for legal professionals helps readers safely explore new options and share ideas on what works with strategies for effective usage - iPhone J.D. (www.iPhoneJD.com). This infor...
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DLS Internet Services Races to Help Car Outlet Get Back to Business

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At 3:20 a.m. one morning in March 2014, business as usual stopped for Total Finance, the loan division of Car Outlet, one of Chicago’s fastest growing aftermarket car dealerships and financing groups. Nearly 100 firefighters responded to the fire on West Irving Park Road that had engulfed the company’s offices, causing the entire roof to collapse. Lance Seamans, CIO for Car Outlet remembers it al...
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Will New Net Neutrality Rules Have any Effect on Hosted VoIP?

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New net neutrality rules were passed into law by the Federal Communications Commission on February 26, 2015, creating legal provisions that require U.S. based Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to provide equal access to content and applications for anyone who uses their services. The new regulations treat the Internet’s infrastructure or networks in the same manner as public utilities, allowing th...
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Voice Communications: Understanding Value Proposition and Cost

Voice communications are an essential part of any business. In the age of messaging, email, and social media we continue to rely heavily on our phones. Keeping current with the technology is important but companies don't typically upgrade essential pieces of their communications infrastructure on a whim. Most business phone equipment upgrade decisions are driven by one or more of the following rea...
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Enhanced 911 Spelled Out

While first implemented by AT&T in the late 60’s, 911 didn’t become a standard channel for accessing emergency services in the United States until 1972, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recommended that 911 be implemented nationwide. The 911 service initially included basic routing of calls to local police departments, but in 1975 Bell Labs was granted a patent for “an emergen...
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