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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…

If you're a startup with limited capital or a business owner who is simply looking to save a little money, you may be thinking about purchasing a used business phone system instead of buying brand new. When big companies liquidate, they often upgrade their phones and sell the old system to be refurbished and resold. This gives buyers major cost advantage and is often quite quick and convenient. At BCS, we sell both new and…

It seems like business technology is always moving forward. The frequent innovation and development can make "keeping up" feel like a real challenge for business owners. Since most business owners are solution oriented people, they are always looking for ways to improve their processes and efficiency. One way to help make this happen is to focus on cleaning up and reinforcing technology infrastructure with an organized structured cabling system. Structured cabling systems may all look similar…

Has your business technology kept up with the needs of your workforce? Many small-to-medium sized businesses stick with what they know over a period of years because updating technology seems like an overwhelming investment of both time and money. This leads to network downtime, lost productivity, and in some cases, frustrated employees. Our advice is to make the following upgrades piece by piece. It doesn't all have to be done at once, but here are a…

Did you make any resolutions at the beginning of the month? Maybe you want to lose a few pounds, spend less time on your phone, or save up for that vacation. Whatever you resolved to do, we're at the point when you may be slipping on those resolutions (no judgment here!). One way to regain control over the positive changes you want to make is to get an accountability partner. This person can help keep…