Category : Cloud

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In this cyber environment, business owners and employees must be aware of the horrors of an insecure system. Criminals can hack into corporate property and compromise customer information, sometimes even holding it for ransom. Methods such as these recently brought the entire city of Baltimore to a halt for multiple days. Although it’s everyone’s duty to assist their organization against targeted attacks and security breaches; the importance of cyber security should be strongly delivered from…

Your company doesn’t need to keep up with every tech trend, but sometimes there are advantages worth investing in. BCS helps firms to decipher what new technologies best suit them, particularly deciding between phone systems. Rather than sticking with traditional hardwired telephone equipment, we’ve found universal benefits by upgrading to a system based in the cloud. #1 Easy and Cost-Effective Install Implementing cloud communication is simple compared to a hardwired install. On-site phone systems take…

Business owners and their staff hear one question all too often, “Do you have WiFi?”.  Whether hosting a small business meeting or daily influx of customers, the need for visitors to connect is unavoidable. Granting unlimited access to everyone introduces many security issues, so consider establishing a guest WiFi as a solution. This practice accommodates visitors and protects your company’s network. (more…)

Mitel helps service providers streamline cloud communications and lower TCO with MiCloud New features expand on Mitel's ‘speed-to-market' advantages. Mitel has added new features to its MiCloud portfolio aimed at helping service providers quickly deliver cloud communications to their customers. Additionally, the latest release of the MiCloud solution contains a number of enhancements to help service providers lower total cost of ownership (TCO) even further. This coincides with news from Synergy Research Group that Mitel…

Benefits of a Cloud CRM Cloud computing has changed many aspects of business.  Some studies indicate that cloud platforms will dominate IT spending by next year, and half of all businesses will be using cloud-based software by 2017. Customer relationship management (CRM) software is frequently the first platform businesses move to the cloud.  Like traditional CRM software, these platforms track sales interactions and identify patterns.  Using a cloud-based platform has some particular advantages. 1) Cost…

Selecting the right business telephone system for your company can be a daunting task.  Over the years we've helped thousands of clients work through the process and have found there are some consistent questions and functions that need to be addressed, no matter what size the business. As a result of our experience and expertise, we developed a Guide to Choosing a Business Telephone System, available in PDF format.  Click here to download a copy…

Stephen Pritchard of ITPRO believes that the consumer cloud is experiencing a crisis of confidence and that this has implications for businesses who elect to use certain cloud storage services. In reference to the Google downtime earlier this week and other recent consumer cloud shutdowns (Amazon/Netflix and Microsoft in particular), Pritchard says, "Companies are increasingly allowing, or even relying on, the use of services such as Google Drive, or Microsoft's Office365....If businesses use these services to…

When on the hunt for a new business phone system, navigating the waters of technical jargon can be exhausting, limiting and just plain frustrating. Whether you are thinking of investing in a cloud-based solution, a premise-based solution or even one of our used business phone systems to pair with your existing infrastructure, we've compiled ten key industry terms to help guide your search. Auto attendant- a virtual receptionist that can run a phone system even in…

As a small business leader, we know that you don't always (read: rarely) get to operate on your own schedule or make decisions that align perfectly with your ideal. That's why a big part of our mission here at BCS is to bring you greater freedom in business communications with innovative things like Mitel AnyWare hosted telephone solutions. Unlike premises-based IP business phone systems, hosted telephone solutions are closely managed and monitored off-site by experts…