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Top Ten IT Strategies To Employ During This Economic Downturn

Published By: 123Together     Published Date: Mar 17, 2009
With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
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123together, it strategies, economy, stability, collaboration, green it, outsourcing, microsoft exchange, hosted exchange, mobile services, it spending, cloud computing, data center design and management, colocation and web hosting
    
123Together

The Small Business Guide to Big Business Email

Published By: 123Together     Published Date: Sep 19, 2008
Today's economy is especially hard on small businesses. How does your small business keep revenue coming in when your customers are spending less? How do you attract new customers in a cost efficient manner? How do you protect your businesses' valuable information assets without making a huge technology investment?
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123together, it strategies, contact management, email, economy, stability, collaboration, green it, outsourcing, microsoft exchange, hosted exchange, mobile services, small business networks, return on investment, collaborative commerce, content integration, information management, cloud computing, colocation and web hosting, content management
    
123Together

The IT Guidebook To Evaluating Hosted Exchange Providers

Published By: 123Together     Published Date: May 27, 2008
Email has become THE mission critical application for businesses large and small. As a growing business continually striving to increase productivity, collaboration and corporate success, you understand the important role that Microsoft Exchange Server plays in any profitable business. Small and mid-size businesses alike see the productivity benefits of utilizing an enterprise-class solution but since many do not have the financial or human resources to bring it in house, more and more of them are turning to a hosted solution.
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123together, it strategies, economy, stability, migration, collaboration, green it, outsourcing, microsoft exchange, hosted exchange, mobile services, contact management, human resources services, cloud computing, colocation and web hosting, content management
    
123Together

Empower Your Business with Continuous Communications

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Nov 10, 2016
Key technology trends and user preference shifts are changing the way businesses communicate and collaborate today. Enterprise solutions must be simpler to deploy, more intuitive to use, and must enable today’s mobile users the ability to collaborate effectively wherever they are. At the same time they must deliver a secure and seamless communications experience. Smart companies must catch on or be left behind.
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8x8 Inc.

5 Reasons PBX is Killing Your Business

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Nov 10, 2016
Your old PBX has served you well so why switch? After all, changing out your communications system is a big undertaking. However, it may be far riskier to stay with an out-of-date and under-performing onsite PBX.This free white paper explains 5 top reasons why businesses are leaving their PBXs behind and moving up to the cloud.
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8x8 Inc.

Your PBX Is Killing Your Business: 5 Reasons Why You Should Ditch It for the Cloud

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
This free white paper Your PBX Is Killing Your Business: 5 Reasons Why You Should Ditch It for the Cloud explains 5 top reasons why businesses are leaving their PBXs behind and moving up to the cloud. Download the paper and learn: 5 measurable business benefits of moving communications to the cloud How to rapidly scale communications as your business adds new offices and countries Why mobility and BYOD are must-haves for modern business communications How cloud solutions deliver disaster recovery benefits that onsite PBXs simply can’t Extra Bonus: Two free checklists: Evaluating Cloud Communications Providers: 8 Questions to Ask 8 Signs Your Legacy PBX Is Putting Your Business at Risk Get all the facts when you download this free white paper!
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cloud, pbx, communications, cloud solutions, byod
    
8x8 Inc.

Empower Your Business with Continuous Communications

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Enterprise conferencing and collaboration technologies today stand at an exciting crossroads. Solutions that were once considered consumer technologies are moving into the enterprise. Never has this trend been more pronounced than now, as consumerization of IT and mobile device proliferation increasingly break down the walls between business and consumer use. As a result, enterprise solutions must become increasingly simpler to deploy and more intuitive to use. At the same time they must deliver a secure and seamless communications experience. As the worlds of consumer and business communications blend, walking the line between the two has become top of mind for users and IT decision makers alike. Businesses must capitalize on these tectonic shifts in user preferences by deploying agile communications that today’s mobile users need in order to collaborate effectively wherever they are.
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continuous communication, consumer technologies, mobile device proliferation
    
8x8 Inc.

Taking Your Contact Center Global: Challenges, Obstacles and Avenues to Success

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
In our increasingly global economy, it’s no surprise that more and more businesses are going global with their contact centers. This trend is driven by many factors including international acquisitions and the availability of highly skilled, lower cost talent in many parts of the world. This eBook Taking Your Contact Center Global explains the top challenges businesses must surmount when expanding internationally and what they need to know to be successful. Download this complimentary eBook and learn: 4 challenges every global contact center will face Why cloud-based contact centers have the advantage Why not all cloud contact centers are perfect, and 3 things to watch out for How to get the upper hand when it comes to call quality, local numbers, and creating a unified, global contact center
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contact center, global growth, cloud-based contact, call quality
    
8x8 Inc.

How the Right Contact Center Solution Helps Drive Customer Satisfaction

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
The right contact center solution should integrate tightly with your CRM solution and add value to it. Your contact center software should be able to capture all email, chat and standard telephone interactions and link them to the customer records database. Not only does this ensure continuity in all your customer communications, it gives the CRM database more information to use in constructing a better picture of your customers’ behavior. So how do you choose the right contact center for your organization? Following are three examples of forward-thinking businesses that found the right answer with cloud communication technology.
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contact center, crm, telephone interactions, communications
    
8x8 Inc.

Frost & Sullivan: Rethinking Your Contact Center - How to Engage the Modern Customer

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Feb 17, 2017
This Frost & Sullivan paper will outline the difficult challenges faced by all businesses—in a variety of industries and sizes—in creating an exceptional customer experience; discuss the value of a contact center that also supports all channels of choice, disaster recovery, data analytics, and leveraging back-office workers; stress the need for cultural change throughout the organization to truly meet today’s customers’ expectations; and offer best practices recommendations for taking the lead in creating a customer journey that engenders loyalty, delivers total satisfaction, and drives revenues.
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frost & sullivan, contact center, customer engagement, cloud, culture gap, scalability, omnichannel, digital tranformation, customer experience
    
8x8 Inc.

Unified communications for today’s business

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Some companies opt to deploy UC solutions on-premises, but the cloudbased model is gaining popularity. Cloud-based UC solutions are ideal for businesses that have limited IT staff, a distributed workforce and/or a desire for pay-as-you-go flexibility. By enabling diverse communication media to be carried over a common IP network, UC solutions make it possible to manage a full suite of capabilities from a single point—and use them with common devices. But what’s the best way to maximize UC capabilities for your specific workplace? Spiceworks surveyed IT decision makers to get their insights on identifying and deploying collaboration and communication solutions across their organizations. This white paper explores the survey results, including key concerns, pain points, and roadmaps around driving UC strategies.
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technology solutions, mobile workforce, interface optimization, 8x8, desk phones, internal collaboration, remote employees, cost reduction
    
8x8 Inc.

Transform your business with enterprise video conferencing & web collaboration

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
In today’s highly competitive business environment, top companies will be the ones that have developed innovative ways to create stellar communications experiences that keep the end users engaged—employees and customers alike. Video and Web conferencing have become well-established tools to drive rich internal as well as external communications. However, to make an impact, these collaboration tools must be reliable and intuitive to use. Continuous communication offers hassle-free integrated user experiences that fit today’s mobile work styles. Technology advancements and changing perceptions are opening up innovative opportunities, which offer businesses new avenues to create a competitive edge. Smart companies must catch on or get left behind.
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market shaping trends, consumerization, user-driven it, web conferencing, solution spotlight, 8x8 virtual office meetings, use cases, customer examples
    
8x8 Inc.

How Three Franchise Owners Reduced Complexity and Gained Flexibility with Cloud Communications

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Aug 09, 2017
Progressive companies of all sizes today are taking advantage of new, web-based technologies to reduce IT complexity and increase their competitiveness. Mobile apps and devices that provide anywhere, anytime connectivity and cloud infrastructure that enables seamless, scalable growth give them the speed and flexibility to grow quickly and expand into new markets. In this whitepaper you will find three examples of forward-thinking franchise owners and entrepreneurs that are growing their businesses and positioning themselves for the future with unified communications solutions. These franchises are: McDonald's RE/MAX Fix Auto Download now to learn more!
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franchise, mcdonald's, mobile app, positioning, communication solutions, 8x8
    
8x8 Inc.

Taking Your Contact Center Global

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Aug 15, 2017
In our increasingly global economy, it’s no surprise that more and more businesses are taking their contact centers global. This trend may be driven by several factors including entry into new markets and the consequent need to support customers and prospects in multiple regions or an acquisition that suddenly opens new geographies for business. This paper explores how a cloud contact center solution can help address key challenges of deploying a global contact center.
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contact center, global economy, customer support, cloud offerings, 8x8
    
8x8 Inc.

Rethinking Your Contact Center: How to Engage the Modern Customer

Published By: 8x8 Inc.     Published Date: Aug 15, 2017
This paper outlines the difficult challenges faced by all businesses in creating exceptional customer experiences. And discusses the value of a contact center that supports all channels, disaster recovery and data analytics. Contact Centers today must manage cultural change throughout the organization to truly meet customers’ expectations. Read on to learn best practices for taking the lead in creating customer journeys that engender loyalty, delivers satisfaction, and drives revenues.
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contact center, modern customer, customer engagement, customer experience, data analytics, disaster recovery
    
8x8 Inc.

Six Ways Your Small Business Can Save with Internet Phone Service

Published By: 8x8, Inc.     Published Date: Jan 22, 2013
Traditional phone systems present two main problems for businesses: limited features and high costs. As a result, small businesses are migrating to Internet phone systems that deliver advanced communication over broadband connections.
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internet phone service, small business, traditional phone service, 8x8, voip, pbx phone, business technology, telecom
    
8x8, Inc.

More on Extended Validation SSL Server Certificates: Where is the Growth?

Published By: Aberdeen Group     Published Date: Jun 01, 2011
Aberdeen's research and analysis indicates that the strongest near-term growth for EV SSL Server Certificates will come from Small businesses (<$50M in annual revenue), particularly in the EMEA and Asia / Pacific geographies.
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aberdeen, ssl server certificates, ev ssl server certificates, ssl, network security certification
    
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Private Cloud for Dummies e-Book

Published By: Aberdeen Group     Published Date: Sep 11, 2012
This book helps put the private cloud model of computing into perspective for both businesses and technical leaders, providing valuable insight on how to make cloud computing an integral part of your business.
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cloud, computing, aberdeen, technology, ibm, cloud, private cloud, business, business technology, application integration, data center, cloud computing
    
Aberdeen Group

Private Cloud for Dummies e-Book

Published By: Aberdeen-IBM     Published Date: Sep 12, 2012
This book helps put the private cloud model of computing into perspective for both businesses and technical leaders, providing valuable insight on how to make cloud computing an integral part of your business and more.
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cloud, computing, aberdeen, technology, ibm, cloud, private cloud, business, business technology
    
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Speeding the Search for Offshore Developers

Published By: Accelerance     Published Date: Feb 01, 2008
Companies exploring offshore software development often find an overwhelming array of options. For example, is India the best choice? What about China, Russia or Brazil? Time, distance and language barriers also make it difficult to assess the quality of offshore developers. How can businesses reduce the risks of offshoring?
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offshoring, vendor selection, offshore, outsource, outsourcing, india, development, developer, programming, programmer, accelerance, software development, software outsourcing, spend management
    
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The Power of Employee Appreciation

Published By: Achievers     Published Date: Aug 16, 2019
A Guide to Making Recognition a Core Part of Business Strategy Workers have many choices of where to lend their talents. In today’s employee-centric world, it’s imperative for businesses to reaffirm every employee’s decision to work for them. Because employee appreciation is more than a day–it’s a long-term investment your workforce and your company’s bottom line. Download this to learn the three foundations of healthy employee appreciation
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Backup for Dummies

Published By: Acronis EMEA     Published Date: May 18, 2015
This book is a guide to modern data protection for IT professionals that covers the simplest file backup scenarios to comprehensive protection strategies for businesses with complex IT environments.
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backup, data protection, data security, protection strategies, recovery, cloud computing, virtualization, backup types, recovery tools, data backup, anti spam, anti spyware, disaster recovery, database security, data warehousing
    
Acronis EMEA

Best Practices for a Lead Management Strategy

Published By: Act-On     Published Date: Jan 08, 2015
New customer acquisition is the lifeblood of many businesses, but it can be costly. Comprehensive lead management strategies have been developed to maximize lead value and bring order and efficiency to the top of the marketing funnel. Such strategies emphasize quality, precision, and the increased probability of conversion. When well-executed, lead management strategies can produce significant savings, reduce time spent in the funnel, and bring sales and marketing into closer concert.
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marketing automation, marketing, roi, benefits, grow your business, lead generation, social media, lead management strategy, content marketing, marketing strategy
    
Act-On

10 Things B2B Companies Should Be Doing on LinkedIn

Published By: Act-On     Published Date: Oct 09, 2015
LinkedIn has evolved into a powerful lead generation tool for many businesses. Its features, like Publisher and Groups, lend themselves well to connecting businesses with prospects. With so many great features, it can be quite challenging to figure out how to use the ones that best fit your needs. To help you navigate your way through LinkedIn, we’ve put together 10 things you should be doing today to make the most of LinkedIn.
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reachmail, linkedin, b2b best practices on linkedin, b2b companies
    
Act-On

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Small Businesses Make Trying to Generate Leads

Published By: ActionCOACH     Published Date: Apr 18, 2013
Finding, developing and cultivating leads are vitally important for small businesses to survive and thrive. Unfortunately, many businesses make mistakes when deciding how to go about generating leads and once the mistakes begin, they can snowball, leading to bigger problems. Download this whitepaper for a closer look at some common mistakes and how you can avoid them.
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lead generation, actioncoach, customer acquisition marketing, small businesses
    
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