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Cloud Based Phone System Reviews | Provider & Price Guide  TechCo

A cloud telephone system, is a system hosted over the internet, off-site, by your provider. See if cloud communications are for your business in this guide.

Broadvoice Honored with 2018 Excellence Award by INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine  PRNewswire

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadvoice, an award-winning provider of hosted voice, unified communications (UC) and SIP Trunking services ...

Small Business UC&C: BroadSoft Hosted PBX Review  UC Today

UC Today reports on the latest Small Business UC&C: BroadSoft Hosted PBX Review news from around the globe. Read more UCaaS stories, reviews and ...

Best cloud phone system and PBX  TechRadar

Move your company's phone services to the cloud with our top picks for the best cloud phone system and PBX.

Fonality Reviews | Business Phone Systems  TechCo

Fonality was acquired by NetFortris in 2017. If you're looking for a business phone supplier, read our review of NetFortris, which has folded many of the Fonality ...

Microsoft Cloud PBX Gains Traction As It Bids Us Adieu  No Jitter

Cloud PBX might lack call features common in other corporate telephony platforms, but that hasn't stopped large enterprises from embracing it.

NetFortris Fonality - Review 2018  PCMag AU

NetFortris Fonality earns our Editors' Choice award because it embodies everything you need from a Voice over IP (VoIP) and Cloud PBX provider. From full-on ...

PCMag Startup Toolkit: December 2018

For companies looking to upgrade their tech in time for the new year, we've got a pile of great tool.

Best Business Phone System for Call Centers | Mitel Review 2018

Mitel offers cloud-hosted, on-premises and hybrid solutions. There are multiple *service* plans available for both the main phone system and contact center ...

Best Multi Line Phone Systems for Small Business - 2018 Update  TechCo

Multi line phone systems can add another dimension to your businesses communications processes, allowing you make more calls & answer more customer ...

Broadvoice Cloud PBX Review & Rating  PC Magazine

Broadvoice offers a solid SMB cloud VoIP *service* with lots of handholding, but it lacks enterprise features found in some competitors.

The Best VoIP Providers and Phone Services of 2019  PCMag

Landlines are not dead; they've actually boosted their *service* and changed up their wires. Here we review 10 Voice-over-IP (VoIP) offerings that provide key ...

Best Phone System for Small Business – 2018 Review  UC Today

Let's start by saying that choosing a new phone system for your business isn't an easy task. There are many phone system vendors in the world and this can ...

Best Business Phone System For Multiple Locations | Nextiva Review 2018

Businesses that have multiple locations have unique phone system needs. While you need phone *service* in each of your stores or offices, you don't necessarily ...

Best On-Premises Business Phone System | Avaya Review 2018

While small businesses like the simplicity of cloud-hosted phone systems, on-premises phone solutions are built to handle more of what larger organizations ...

10 Best VoIP Office Phone Systems for Small Business 2018 (Updated)  TechCo

We have reviewed and compared the very best VoIP office phones for small businesses, including models from Polycom, Mitel, Avaya, Cisco and more.

Jive Hosted VoIP Review & Rating  PC Magazine

Not to be confused with the business social network from Jive Software, Jive Hosted VoIP ($19.95 per user per month) is an easy-to-use voice-over-IP (VoIP) ...

Best SIP Providers Comparison | SIP Trunking Guide 2018 (Updated)  TechCo

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking allows a business to connect to other networks through the PSTN. Find out more information on our dedicated site.

Intermedia Unite Review & Rating  PCMag

Intermedia was already a PCMag Editors' Choice pick, but its Unite platform makes it an even stronger choice for businesses seeking a reliable cloud PBX with a ...

Best Enterprise Business Phone System | Cisco Review 2018

Cisco's phone systems are best for enterprises because they are available as on-premises or cloud-hosted solutions and can support thousands of employees.

How to Choose a Cloud PBX Provider  VoIp.Review

This article will assist you with a list of points to consider before choosing a cloud PBX phone *service* provider that meets your communication needs.

What is VoIP? How does it work? | Business Phones | 2018  TechCo

A guide to VoIP phones including: What is VoIP? How VoIP works, Top VoIP features, and everything else you need to know about "Voice over Internet Protocol"

Polycom IP Phone Review – Entry Level IP Phone with Enterprise Quality  UC Today

Polycom's journey as a telecoms product manufacturer has followed a similar trajectory to many of the most successful names in the industry. Starting out 25 ...

Best Business Phone Systems for Features and Tools | Jive Review 2018

Jive is cloud-based small business VoIP provider that offers a handful of powerful features and a simple setup for a fair price. It helps unify your employees to ...

Is Microsoft's Cloud PBX Ready for Business?  Redmond Channel Partner

Nearly a year after the release of the Cloud PBX Skype for Business option to Office 365, both Microsoft partners and telecom providers are eyeing what they see ...

13 Best Hosted PBX Providers  Z6 Mag

All business users and employees rely heavily on phone calls for various purposes, whether it is to get more sales, coordinate on team projects or provide ...

FreedomVoice Review 2018

FreedomVoice is one of the best phone systems for very small businesses. It offers both virtual services and cloud-based phone systems designed especially for ...

Best Small Business Phone Systems and Services 2018  BusinessNewsDaily

Choosing a business phone system can be tricky. We researched and analyzed dozens of providers to help you find the right one for you. We've listed our ...

Vonex looks to shake up the telco space  Finfeed

Finfeed recently tracked down Matt Fahey, CEO and MD of innovative telco *service* provider Vonex.

The Great Desk Phone Dilemma | Insight for the Connected Enterprise  No Jitter

I received a curious question from a client last year after being engaged by the company for communications technology consultancy services. We were there to ...

Microsoft Calling Plans for Office 365 is Now Generally Available  CIO

Recently, Microsoft announced that as of May 1, 2018, Calling Plans for Office 365 are now generally available in Canada.

Best Business Phone System for Mobile App | Dialpad Review 2018

Dialpad offers an easy-to-use app that helps customers connect with team members and clients. Learn more here.

The business buyer's guide to VoIP  IT PRO

Traditional phone services are being discontinued. It's time to switch to VoIP - or perhaps to upgrade your existing PBX system.

ShoreTel Connect Cloud Review & Rating  PC Magazine

A mature player in VoIP PBX systems, ShoreTel Connect Cloud is the company's cloud-based unified communications offering that does a good job of focusing ...

What is UCaaS?  TechRadar

We discuss how Unified Communications as a *Service* (UCaaS) works and explain why businesses are turning to this cloud delivery model.

VoIP done right: 11 best practices for moving to cloud-hosted PBX  BetaNews

Too often, cloud hosted VoIP gets a bad rap on the internet. People bashing provider A because call quality stunk. Or giving provider B a tough time because ...

Hospitality Phone Systems 2018 | Hotel Phones Comparison  TechCo

Looking for the best phone system for your hotel or other hospitality business? Find everything you need to know, from model specs to free price comparison.

Citrix Grasshopper Review & Rating  PC Magazine

Citrix Grasshopper is definitely aimed at the small side of the small to midsize business (SMB) segment. But in that space, it's a solid contender with a good ...

Vonage Business Cloud - Review 2018  PCMag AU

Vonage helped pioneer Voice-over-IP (VoIP ) *service* in the home, but the company has put a lot of effort into attracting business customers, too, with its Vonage ...

Small Business Phone System Types (And Which to Choose!)  Small Business Trends

If you're looking for a small business phone system, we've broken down the three main types of available, including tips on which to choose. Happy hunting!

ShoreTel Phone System Review  TechCo

Find out in-depth information about ShoreTel Sky, including real case studies on our dedicated telephone systems guide - UPDATED Mitel Review now ...

Next-generation VoIP: Connecting up communications silos with the cloud  ZDNet

Company believes the new X Series is the next step to dominance in its fully integrated VoIP strategy.

RingCentral Office review  IT PRO

Easy deployment, low prices and classy features makes RingCentral Office the perfect cloud VoIP *service* for SMEs.

Google Chrome OS Review & Rating  PCMag

Chrome OS offers an inexpensive way to browse the web and run web apps and some Android apps. Windows 10 and macOS offer more polish, conveniences, ...

VoIP vs Landline Phones - Which is Better, Really?  TechCo

New vs old. VoIP vs Landline. Find out which business telephone system is right for your company, and how much you'll have to pay for the system.

Top 10 Benefits of Switching to a Cloud-Based Phone System  Small Business Trends

Adding more phone lines as your business grows is a necessity, here are 10 reasons to switch to a cloud-based phone system to accommodate the growth.

Small Business Phone System - We Review the Best for Overall Use  Business News Daily

8x8 is our favorite phone system for small businesses because of its features, reliability and customer *service*. Read our full review here.

Google Applies AI to Recruitment, Call Centers & Recommendations  Light Reading

Google is looking to smooth over roadblocks to AI adoption, helping businesses to apply the technology to specific needs. To that end, Google is debuting ...

Call Analytics 101 – UC Today’s Guide to Call Reporting Software  UC Today

To accompany our Call Analytics & Reporting Series for 2017 we thought it would be useful to create a buyer's guide, assisting you in upgrading your calls and ...

The Best Call Center Features for Small to Midsize Businesses (SMBs)  PCMag

Here are some ways in which advanced call center features can help your small to midsize business (SMB) improve its marketing, customer *service*, or helpdesk ... | Cloud-based Telephones | Greenboro NC | phone system | cloud based phones  Greensboro News & Record is a leading provider of USAC Category 1 eligible hosted telecommunications to K-12 schools in the Southeast United States is ...

The Best Business VoIP Providers and Cloud PBX Services of 2018  PCMag India

We test and compare four business-class, hosted voice over IP (VoIP) solutions that bring the features and reliability of enterprise-level Private Branch ...

China Unicom, AliCloud Establish $51.4M Venture to Build Government Cloud Services  SDxCentral

China Unicom will leverage the cloud prowess of AliCloud as Google potentially makes a play to take cloud share from Alibaba in China.

Business Phone System Features | 6 Must Have Phone Functions  TechCo

Ensuring your office phone system has the features and functions most beneficial to your business needs can have a huge impact on both the efficiency of your ...

CoreDial Ready to Challenge RingCentral, 8×8, Vonage in UC  Channel Partners

CoreDial is launching its own CoreNexa branded offering to partners, and while the company previously offered a white label-only solution, partners now have ...

Net2Phone Review 2018 - Business Phone Systems  TechCo

If you're still using landlines, it's time to upgrade. Net2Phone can put your business communications on the cloud, just get a customizable quote today.

2018 Official Ranking: What You Need to Know about the Top 10 Business VoIP Phone Service Providers  Markets Morning

Comparatively speaking, it wasn't that long ago that all our phone calls were made on devices attached to the wall. Households might only have a single ...

Cisco Strives for Open Ecosystem with HCS | Insight for the Connected Enterprise  No Jitter

The evolution of Cisco HCS provides unprecedented opportunity for technology partners.

VMware Acquires Dell EMC’s Service Assurance Suite to Boost 5G Support  SDxCentral

VMware struck a deal to acquire Dell EMC's *Service* Assurance Suite platform. That platform includes software that monitors network health, performance, and ...

Salesforce Open-Sourcing Machine Learning Software Behind Its 'Einstein' AI  Light Reading

Salesforce is opening sourcing TransmogrifAI, key software behind Einstein, the AI that's strategic to the company's future in sales, customer services and more.

Industry Insight: How SMBs Can Implement Effective SEO  PCMag

Search engine optimization (SEO) tools help companies position themselves to get a favorable ranking in web search engine results. When considering search ...

Microsoft Skype for Business Review & Rating  PC Magazine

When it comes to online communications, Skype is the de facto method. The *service* makes it effortlessly easy to call other users and video chat. Despite its ...

Why a Virtual Phone System Is Important

If you're often on the move, having a virtual PBX is likely the best way to maintain a good “packaging” image in front of your clients.

Ooma Office review: This VoIP-based phone system makes small businesses seem big  PCWorld

It's a double win: Help your business project professionalism and competence while shrinking your monthly phone bill.

Dell Technologies, Others Invest $33M in Twistlock Series C  SDxCentral

Container security firm Twistlock added $33 million to its coffers in a Series C funding round led by ICONIQ Capital. It also saw participation from past investors ...

Casa Systems Revenues Rise 3.1% in Q2  Light Reading

Says higher sales attributed in part to cable network upgrades and demand for gigabit capabilities.

No Jitter Roll: Five for Friday - Post  No Jitter

A look at what's new from WhatsApp, Twilio, MessageBird, Ada, Genesys, Avaya, Facebook, and Cisco. In this week's No Jitter Roll, we look at announcements ...

Cisco Execs: Cryptomining, Election Security Threats Loom Large  SDxCentral

Cisco threat researchers and incident response say cryptoming and election security are the top 2018 threats.

India’s Sify Technologies Deploys Cisco SD-WAN  SDxCentral

The Indian *service* provider Sify is delivering a managed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) *service* with Cisco technology.

Coriant Deal and CenturyLink Spending Fail to Assuage Infinera Investors  SDxCentral

Infinera investors remained unimpressed with the optical networking vendor despite it posting a fifth sequential quarter of improved revenues, touting planned ...

The Best Video Conferencing Software of 2018  PCMag AU

Pros: A network with infrastructure in Europe, the US, and Asia. Very deep feature set of VoIP and business communication capabilities. New AI integrations.

How to Choose the Right Business Phone System  Business News Daily

Here is a guide to choosing the right phone system for your business needs. We explain key features and pricing, and answer common questions.

Broadvoice Wins 2018 INTERNET TELEPHONY Hosted VoIP Excellence Award  PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadvoice, an award-winning provider of hosted voice, unified communications (UC), and SIP Trunking services ...

Ooma Office Review & Rating  PC Magazine

Ooma Office (beginning at $69.99 for one IP phone and $19.95 per user per month for the *service*) aims its cloud-hosted PBX *service* (Private Branch Exchange ...

F5 Networks’ VNF Manager Scales Capacity  SDxCentral

F5 Networks introduced a virtual network function (VNF) manager to automatically scale capacity for a couple of functions in *service* provider networks.

Vonage Review & Rating  PCMag

Vonage is probably the best-known name in Voice-over-IP (VoIP). The appeal of Vonage (which begins at $9.99 per month for the first year) is built on its ...

Can Office 365’s Skype for Business replace your PBX system?  CIO

Microsoft has introduced a feature in Office 365 that could allow you to replace your landline for good. Does it deliver as promised?

Guides and Reviews

We've collected and organized the best business tools and articles to help guide you through many of the decisions that you will need to make when starting and ...

What do you mean by a VOIP hosted contact center?  KnowTechie

VOIP is the latest technology which has transformed the ways of voice calling. It made voice calling cheaper and often free depending on your communication ...

Microsoft Skype for Business Online Review & Rating  PC Magazine

If you're already involved with Office 365, then Microsoft Skype for Business Online might make sense for you. But those looking for a vendor-neutral ...

Take communications to the next level with Cloud PBX  KnowTechie

Cloud computing has become a huge part of having a proper functional internet presence these days. With the boom in popularity of internet services and the ...

Tivo Issues Q2 Results, Updates on Strategic Alternatives  Light Reading

Says a 'significant acquisition' currently is not best way to deliver value to shareholders.

MyNetFone offers unlimited calls on new Virtual PBX plans  BIT

The communications provider offers another reason to upgrade from an old PBX phone system.

16 Ways a Virtual Phone Service Can Help Your Business  Small Business Trends

You'd hate to miss even one call, right? That's where a sophisticated, yet affordable, virtual phone *service* enters the picture.

Check Point: Cryptominers Oust Ransomware as Most Prominent Malware  SDxCentral

Check Point's mid-year report on cyber attacks found that new (and old) strains of malware are targeting the cloud, mobile devices, and more.

Deciphering tech jargon: Terms you need to know before buying business phone service

When it comes to 21st-century telephone systems, there's no shortage of cryptic acronyms and confusing terminology. Having the right technology is critical to ...

Business Choice Awards 2017: Voice over IP (VoIP) Systems  PC Magazine

Communication is an essential element of conducting business, and Voice over IP has rapidly become the technology of choice for making and receiving voice ...

Meeting Room Trend Fueling Mic Market Growth | Insight for the Connected Enterprise  No Jitter

As part of my enterprise communications and collaboration markets coverage, I had the chance to take a deep dive into the role of professional and commercial ...

CallTower Cloud-Hosted Lync: PSTN-enabled VoIP UC without the mess [review]  BetaNews

A few weeks back, I finally had a really good chance at stress testing our company's still-*fresh* hosted Lync solution from CallTower. Merging calls. Transferring ...

RCom launches hosted enterprise telephony solution ‘IP Centrex’

Reliance Communications on Wednesday launched its hosted enterprise IP telephony solution 'Reliance IP Centrex' based on the IP Multimedia Subsyst..

Altice USA Ad Unit, Inscape Forge Smart TV Data Deal  Light Reading

SAN FRANCISCO -- a4, the cross-screen addressable media company launched by Altice USA in 2018, has partnered with Inscape Data Inc., the leading ...

Lumina Networks Helps Cable Operators via OpenDaylight Software  SDxCentral

Lumina Networks is using its OpenDaylight expertise to help cable operators manage quality of *service* across their cable modem termination systems (CMTSs) ...

Quality of Experience Is What Distinguishes SD-WAN Products, Says NSS Labs  SDxCentral

According to testing of a small sample of SD-WAN products by NSS Labs, the areas of primary differentiation for SD-WAN products are quality of experience ...

Top 10 Best Google Voice Alternatives 2018  TechCo

This comparison guides looks at the best Google Voice alternatives currently available, reviewing each in detail and highlighting their best features.

How Much Does VoIP Cost? 2018 | Compare Prices  TechCo

VoIP Cost Guide: Is VoIP a good deal? We break down what VoIP providers charge for, and the impact VoIP could have on your business.

VOIP is the future of business communications - WhaTech  WhaTech

The supporting technologies for ISDN are fast nearing end of life and businesses should heed the warning and make the switch to a cloud PBX and VOIP a ...

Choosing Collaboration Tools to Empower Your Company | Insight for the Connected Enterprise  No Jitter

The agile company is one that can quickly turn its attention to initiatives and tasks and respond to customer needs and market challenges. Technology solutions ...

Best phone service for business in 2018  TechRadar

The top choices for a digital phone *service* for your business.

Instana Tailors Its APM to Each Enterprise User  SDxCentral

With the increasing complexity of architectures, more users are becoming stakeholders in apps. Instana built a tool into its APM to serve every user.

Moving your communications to the cloud – What's holding you back?  ITProPortal

According to Gartner, more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be affected by the shift to the cloud by 2020. From this, it appears that most companies have ...