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During the holidays, our focus tends to shift from completing the year’s goals at work and maintaining client interaction, to holiday travel plans, gifts and family matters. November and December are also important for completing business goals, setting new ones, and planning budgets. Keeping employees focused and connected during the holidays can be tough, so here are a few tips to help keep them on-task: (more…)

With all of the phone and video conferencing systems available today, staying connected with clients and employees has become easier than ever. During office meetings, you can have remote employees call in to stay updated even when they are away. For clients in different cities or states, these systems make it convenient to stay in touch when in-person meetings can’t happen. But how do you determine when to use video conferencing vs phone conferencing? Here…

October is here, which means the busy holiday season is about to begin. Employees will be leaving for vacations throughout November and December, and the general focus around the office will shift. If you haven’t already, now is a great time to examine your remaining budget and create IT goals for 2018. (more…)

The work environment can be an easy place for germs to gather where you would never think about them. Large offices, warehouses and schools have hundreds of employees interacting every day. As cold and flu season begins, companies should take extra measures to ensure their employees are safe and healthy – especially during the busy holidays when any absences are difficult to manage. (more…)

As more and more positions in today’s job market allow employees to work remotely, it is important to stay connected. Remote employees may often feel left out of office conversations or miss out on important client information if they are not actively engaged with coworkers. If your company utilizes employees that work remotely, consider these tips to keep your team connected: (more…)

Whether you are part of a company that strives to impress clients or a teacher at a school that wishes to really engage its students, your tools for giving presentations can make all the difference. As technology moves fast, more and more business and education tools are becoming available online. One way to harness what is available online while incorporating your own ideas to captivate your audience is to use an Interactive Whiteboard. (more…)

August and September may be busy months for students, but they are even busier for teachers and school employees. August prompts last-minute phone calls about registration, class schedules, and individual student needs. September brings calls about school supplies, schedule changes, books, and parent nights. If your school, daycare center or private academy has an older phone system, the influx of calls at the start of the school year can be tough to manage. Calls can…

What is your conference call experience usually like? Depending on the technology you use, you might experience audio interruptions, frozen screens, disconnected users, and other annoying limitations. Conference calls, especially video calls, have a mixed reputation, with some business professionals preferring traditional phone meetings because they require less fuss and seem to have fewer issues. Does this sound like you? If so, it's time to try StarLeaf Breeze. The StarLeaf video conferencing software is easy…

In our last blog post, we talked about the benefits of buying a used telephone system rather than one that is brand new. At BCS, we sell and stand behind both used and new phone systems, but acknowledge that different clients have different needs. While used business phone systems typically cost less, are more readily available, and act as a good starting points for many businesses, they also have their drawbacks. Cons Possible shorter lifespan. While all the used systems…