The evolution of telecommunication has transitioned from traditional phone services to advanced digital phone services, enabled by the proliferation of the internet and digital technology. This transition symbolizes a push for efficient and meaningful connectivity. Digital phone services, notably Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), offer numerous benefits such as cost efficiency, versatility, mobility, scalability, and improved call quality. These services not only provide voice calls, but also video calls, text messaging, voicemail, and file sharing. Although reliant on internet connectivity, the robustness of digital phone services is continuously improving. The future is likely to see further integration of these platforms...

The article delves into the shift toward remote working, emphasizing its numerous advantages like increased flexibility for employees, cost savings for companies, and significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint. It highlights how remote work aids in improving work-life balance, mental health, and overall productivity. However, the article also acknowledges drawbacks, scaling from social isolation for workers, the decrease in informal office interactions, a potential negative impact on company culture to adverse effects on employees' mental health if not properly managed. It concludes by stating the need for maintaining open communications, adopting appropriate technologies, and maintaining a healthy...

Effective performance management is essential to business success. And, in the long run, survival. Notes McKinsey: "Through both formal and informal processes, [performance management helps companies] align their employees, resources, and systems to meet their strategic objectives. It works as a dashboard too, providing an early warning of potential problems and allowing managers to know when they must make adjustments to keep a business on track." In this article, we dive into a roster of performance management metrics your management team can monitor and track through our powerful hosted call center solution. Performance Management Metric: Speed of Answer/Response Time This measures the average...

Things have been challenging — to say the least — for many small business owners over the last few years. But there is some good news that will improve everything from customer satisfaction to the bottom line. It is one of the most popular advanced features in our cloud-based (i.e., voice over internet protocol AKA VoIP) phone system: Interactive Voice Response (IVR). About IVR Even if you do not currently use IVR in your small business, you have doubtlessly experienced it many times as a customer, or when contacting a government agency. It works by asking you to press digits on your...

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic condition that affects 1 in 10 women between the ages of 11 and 44. PCOS causes a range of hormonal imbalances and metabolism issues. It’s also the most common cause of infertility among women of childbearing age.Typical symptoms include irregular menstrual cycles, excess hair (also known as hirsutism), acne, thinning hair, weight gain, darkening skin, and skin tags. Additionally, some of the symptoms can have a variety of potential causes. So, up to 70% of cases remain undiagnosed. Gaps in the management of PCOS Aside from the difficulty of reaching a diagnosis, there are other factors affecting...