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Desk phones that sit in the office are quickly becoming obsolete as many employees work off-site. Instead of traditional telephony systems, forward-thinking businesses are using softphones for most, if not all, of their communications. If your company hasn't already done so, here are five compelling reasons why you need to start using softphones.
Posted on Friday May 08, 2020 | cloud computing, social media, communication, video conferencing, remote work, covid 19, cloud hosting solutions, cloud based payment systems, social distancing, stay at home, video calls
The term "viral" has taken its original meaning, thanks to the novel coronavirus infecting millions and killing thousands of people all over the world. As it rages on, we can see how cloud computing is helping us push through these trying times.
Microsoft and Google have been competing on almost every front. Both have made huge strides in machine learning, cloud computing, and productivity software. In terms of VoIP solutions, the tech powerhouses are also neck and neck with Microsoft's Skype for Business and Google's Hangouts Meet. These VoIP tools have several calling and video conferencing features in common, but depending on your company's requirements, you may prefer one over the other.
There was a time when “voice” was the sole business communication solution. Then, we were introduced to emails, texts, and chats, all of which are extremely useful and are here to stay. But wouldn't it be nice if there was a communication solution that integrated everything -- voice, messaging, video -- into one platform? That's where unified communications come in.
There are plenty of VoIP solutions available in the market today, but the two clear standouts are Microsoft's Skype for Business and Google's Hangouts Meet. Each product offers stellar voice and video conferencing features, and rich integrations with other apps. So which solution is best for your business? To answer this question, you first need to understand the differences between the two.