Have you ever looked at your desk phone and wondered why there is a blinking red light? Or maybe a flashing green light? I feel like when it comes to weird blinky things there are two different types of people. Either you just say “Ehh, it’s always been that way” or “why is this blinking! It’s never blinked before!”

Either way, if something is grabbing your attention, then it is probably a good idea to know what it is trying to tell you. Even if it means knowing how to make it stop so the guy next to you with OCD leaves you alone.

No matter what phone you have on your desk when it comes to notifications they are all generally similar. So let’s …

Statistically speaking, most of us will spend around 90,000 hours of our lives working. Some of us will spend most of that time in an office, or at a desk. What I can’t tell you is how much of that time you will spend daydreaming about being somewhere else.

While I’m sure it would add up to a couple thousand hours, one thing we can say for sure if that it is important to have things with us at work that remind us why we get up and go through the grind week-in and week-out.

Maybe a picture? Or a souvenir from a memorable trip? No matter what it is, you have to have a little bit of your own personality on your desk, but …

If you have a desk phone, then chances are you have a headset. I can’t even imagine someone who still uses their handset at work. It is a thing of the past, and honestly, maybe we should get rid of the handset all together.

Okay, maybe that is going a little too far, but having a headset for your desk is something everyone should (and most likely does) have. It is something that is relatively inexpensive and can make your day flow much easier.

There are all types of headsets out there.  Some people are fine with having a basic wired headset, while other people can’t live without the freedom of going wireless.  The preference comes down a matter of how often you get up

What if I asked you what your most important piece of technology is? You would have to say your smartphone, right? Smartphones have become an essential part of our lives. They are almost an extension of ourselves!

If know everyone, at one point or another, has had that sinking feeling when you reach for your phone and it’s not there. It has to be one of the worst feelings in the world! And thinking about how upsetting forgetting or losing your phone makes you feel has to make you wonder how we ever got through a day in our lives without one!

Now that I have you checking to make sure you have your smartphone on you, my next question is when is it hardest …

It is no secret that entry-level IP phones are packed with features. They even do more than regular analog phones, period. Even as you climb up the IP phone scale to an executive level phone, it always seems like the phone will have some features that you could never imagine using.

But as we all know, there will come a time where you will need to use something that you never thought you would ever use, and this doesn’t just apply to your desk phone! This happens all the time in our everyday lives. As much as I’d like to blog about the time I actually needed to use a check to pay for something, we have to stick to the world of VoIP!

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This day and age, it is hard to imagine a business that runs successfully without the Internet. It’s the lifeblood of any sustainable organization, and lately, it goes far beyond having a website and being able to send emails.

Most businesses need the Internet to function. If you are running an e-commerce business then having, or not having the Internet is life or death. If you are running a brick and mortar business, then chances are you use VoIP for your telecommunication needs.

These examples of how having the Internet for your business are extremely important, but the Internet dependability still goes even further! While the possibilities of what the Internet can do for your business are endless, this blog will stop at WiFi.

WiFi …

Everyone knows by now that the way we work has changed from the past. The days of having to be in the office all the time or waiting a full day for a response to an email are long gone. Now, more than ever, people are bringing their office with them on the go, and now responding to important messages can be almost instantaneous.

We are able to achieve this style of work largely because of the popular BYOD trend that has been taking over businesses. Tons of new gadgets are coming out faster than we can buy them, which has made working from home or on the road simple. It seems that even with all of these new toys there will always be some …

Different jobs come with different environments and with those environments comes many different people. No one is the same, so it is important that the tools we use every day have preference settings so that we can adjust them the way we want.

This is something that can help us make our day easier at work, and help assist us in performing our tasks better. If you work at a desk, then chances are the thing that you are going to be able to customize the most besides your computer, is your desk phone.

For this week’s basic “How-To”, we are going to go over how to define the backlight on your deskphone. Doing this is very simple and the way you do it is …

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Everyday it seems that the world of VoIP is expanding with innovation and new technologies. New phones, new headsets, and new appliances are constantly hitting the market and sometimes it can be hard to keep up!

And while we all want the latest and greatest for our desk at work, sometimes it can be overkill. Why have all of those flashy features when the job just doesn’t call for it? Besides, sometimes even the most basic VoIP phones can be extremely feature-rich and you might not even know it!

One thing that can be common amongst entry-level IP phones is shortcuts. These are ways to make our jobs easier by using your phone more efficiently. While there are the obvious shortcuts like dialing without picking …

These days, whether you like it or not, technology plays a huge role in our everyday lives. Things like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even smartwatches are used by millions of people every day and it is becoming harder and harder to remember life without these devices.

And while these devices play a huge role in our everyday personal lives, they have seemingly dominated the workplace as well. Hearing the term BYOD is nothing new and having the ability to use these devices for work is becoming the norm.

Being able to work away from the office and your desk is a great and freeing feeling, but sometimes you have no choice but to check in and set up shop for the day in your office.…