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PBX, traditional phones, VoIP

VoIP vs PBX

With the rapid growth and improvement of technology, companies are changing the way they do business by updating communication methods. Computers, handheld devices and even “work phones” are evolving to add to business and nonprofit growth. Private Branch Exchanges (PBX) are the traditional phone systems used by many workplaces around the world. Traditional landlines are…

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Professional new year’s resolutions, 2017, goals

Your Professional New Year’s Resolutions

Personal New Year’s resolutions such as eating healthier or getting more exercise aren’t the only type you and your employees can make this year. In fact, professional development can soar when goals have an action plan. 2017 can be your best year yet with these tips for making use of the new year’s fresh start.

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Telecom Trends, 2017, 5G, security, Virtualization

3 Telecom Trends Coming to 2017

2017 is so close we can almost feel it, and with the new year comes changes for businesses in every industry. What food trends will be on people’s plates this year? What fashion trends will take the world by storm? What will be the next big development in technology? Even the telecom industry will have…

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Office decor, creativity, productivity

Office Decor: How to Foster Productivity without Stifling Creativity

When it comes to office decor, it can be hard to keep your employees focused while simultaneously fostering creativity. Many difficult questions arise when it comes to selecting an office setup and decor. Should it be open concept? Should the walls be brightly colored or neutral? All of the decisions you make combine to set…

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Office apps

Best Office Apps

Technology in the workplace can help you and your team be more efficient during the workweek. This can help with productivity and even improve your bottom line (see more ways to increase office productivity here). When it comes to tech options, new apps are continuing to pop up every day. The biggest benefit of using…

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2017, new year, business, tips

Business Tips Before the New Year:

Getting Your Organization Ready for 2017 No matter how 2016 treated your business or nonprofit, the best part about the new year is a fresh start. Whatever struggles you may have encountered, 2017 can be your time to turn up the heat and start working on your business’ challenges and turning things around. However, you…

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Giving season, giving, sustainability, volunteer, child, playing

Ways Businesses Can Participate in the Giving Season

The giving season isn’t just a time for individuals to give back to their communities. Businesses and nonprofits can get involved together for the greater good as well, all while helping to foster company-wide health and happiness. Take a look at some great ways to participate in the giving season with your business or nonprofit…

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Remote, Overtime, telecommuting

Monitoring Remote Workers’ Overtime

With a new federal overtime law coming into effect on December 1, some are worried that the new way of doing things may reduce telecommuting options. However, even with the new law in place, the many benefits of “Why You Should say ‘Yes’ to Employee Telecommuting” as detailed in another Betterblog, are still clear. If…

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Office communication, meetings

Improving Office Communication

In today’s world, we have so many ways to communicate with each other and this is no different in a business environment. However, what methods you use to communicate in your personal life are less important than in the business world where time is money. By improving office communication, productivity will also drastically improve (for…

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Office morale, employee

Improving Office Morale

Your employees are the backbone of your business or nonprofit. Though offering competitive wages is important, it’s not the only factor for attracting the most skilled workers. Employees care about more than just salary when looking for the right fit. Some strongly value a work environment that allows them to have a nice work-life balance…

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Paperless, sustainable business tips

Tools for Going Paperless

Whether your business or nonprofit is already partially paperless or is only at the beginning of your journey to becoming paper-free, there are tools that can help with the transition. Sustainable businesses are more productive and are better for our world, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to implement sustainable initiatives. Without the right tools…

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Galaxy Note 7, phone

The Galaxy Note 7 Recall

Everything you need to know if you’ve been relying on this device for business or personal use. The Galaxy Note 7 has officially been recalled because of a glitch that has caused many of these mobile phones to explode and cause fires. This technology blunder has become well publicized, so much so that even President…

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