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guide to moving to the cloud
August 24, 2017
Written by Katie Kregel, Director, Global Corporate Marketing
If you’re planning to move your telecommunications to the cloud, you may be feeling a little stressed. That’s especially true if you’re transitioning from a legacy on-premises phone system. But have no fear. These seven steps will help you become familiar with the process and alleviate any...
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phone system scalability
August 17, 2017
Written by Katie Kregel, Director, Global Corporate Marketing
In fast-growing companies, agility is much more than a buzzword – it’s an organizational imperative. With every new contract, businesses must determine if they need to add resources to deliver quality goods or services on time. Without this kind of agility, you can’t meet rising customer demands or...
switching to a cloud phone system
August 15, 2017
Written by Katie Kregel, Director, Global Corporate Marketing
On the fence about switching from an on-premises phone system to cloud communications? Although an increasing number of businesses are grappling with the same question, many others have evaluated both options and decided to adopt the cloud. Here’s why they say the switch makes sense. 1. Simplifies...
cloud based phone system
August 09, 2017
Written by Katie Kregel, Director, Global Corporate Marketing
Most enterprises are leveraging cloud services in some capacity. Among the most common uses is data storage, but what about communications? Recent research from IDC finds that while IT spending for on-premise infrastructure is still high (above 50% in 2016), it’s declining as more enterprises shift...
mobile enterprise
August 03, 2017
Written by Katie Kregel, Director, Global Corporate Marketing
When you’re evaluating your company’s business phone system , productivity might not be one of the factors that receives a lot of weight. But if efficiency is lagging, you should look closely at your communications technology for opportunities to improve employee performance, especially as the...
8 Reasons You Need a Session Border Controller
February 14, 2017
Written by Steven Johnson, President, Ingate
Session Border Controllers (SBCs) are crucial elements of ShoreTel SIP trunking deployments. But what is an SBC anyway, and how is it different from an enterprise SBC? Why is an SBC important? What is an SBC? An SBC is used to provide a secure entry point for unified communications, and to make a...
Tags: SIP trunking
VIP Treatment Image
February 09, 2017
Written by Pam Bednarczyk, Content Marketing Manager, ShoreTel
Smart businesses know that today’s VIP customers aren’t simply a select group of people. They include every customer. That premise presents a new set of challenges that requires businesses to consistently deliver high-end personalized service to every person who engages with their contact center ...
Embrace Change Image
February 07, 2017
Written by Pam Bednarczyk, Content Marketing Manager, ShoreTel
Change in business has always been a constant, and getting employees to embrace change within the workplace has never been easy. But thanks to the acceleration of technological advancements, change is more rapid fire than ever before. Innovations in technology force businesses to adopt new...
Arrow blowing in wind
January 31, 2017
Written by Pam Bednarczyk, Content Marketing Manager, ShoreTel
At first glance, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) may seem far removed from daily business activities. But, in truth, many of the technologies showcased there each year eventually find their way into the workplace. That’s because consumer technologies have a track record of driving...
Tags: tech trends
Woman looking at screen
January 30, 2017
Written by Pam Bednarczyk, Content Marketing Manager, ShoreTel
A decade ago, executives looked on video conferencing as a way to reduce escalating travel costs. Today, more compelling reasons to embrace video conferencing are gaining attention: organizational growth and competitiveness. CEOs are now looking at a mix of markets for expansion opportunities...

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