When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced in February that Yahoo employees could no longer work remotely, the internet went up in flames with opinions over the change. Some applauded Mayer for her leadership decision while others saw it as a regression to a corporate ethic of long hours at the office and a disrupted work-life balance. We maintain that while a telecommuting program is not right for every company or every employee, it can afford…

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…

As a trusted hosted telephone solution provider in Hampton Roads, BCS is well-equipped to answer any question you may have about VoIP, Unified Communications, and more, because we've just about heard them all. We get this one a lot from clients: "I understand that VoIP provides lower ongoing costs, but what equipment do I need to make it worth my while? How much do other system components drive up costs?"    Here's our answer: First…

Your employees are more than just employees, but you knew that. They are people with multifaceted needs, including the need for a balanced, healthy life. Without that balance, your workers won't be able to do their jobs to the best of their potential. Since June is National Employee Wellness Month, we encourage you to consider what you can do to help improve your employees' mental, physical and spiritual well-being, and learn a bit about how…

  Summer is almost here and as the weather heats up, you and your team are sure to start dreaming of days spent relaxing on sandy beaches and maybe even putting in requests for time off to make those dreams realities. But before you pack the sunscreen and arm your email with an out-of-office message, remember that business doesn't slow down for summertime--and neither do IT demands. Could IT outsourcing be right for you? Trusting…

Concerning multi-party collaboration, clients come to BCS looking for a solution that is affordable and simple to use while still providing all of the high-tech capabilities of a dedicated multimedia business communication suite. Some might think that sounds like a tall order, but thanks to Mitel's UC360 Collaboration Point, we're happy to say that they are wrong. Mitel UC360 is a single device that is open and standards-based, meaning that it fits seamlessly into diverse…

At BCS Voice and Data Solutions, we believe that your business should be able to communicate flexibly, reliably and in a way that maximizes your bottom line. If yours is like many small to medium sized companies, you may find that managing a complicated, premises-based executive phone system can be anything but flexible and reliable and often  incurs extra (and unpredictable!) communication costs. Some of the more complex systems require a specialized IT staff to…

There comes a time for most businesses when growth and increasing success includes larger challenges--especially in the realm of IT. When faced with these technological complexities and strategic decisions, business owners have choices. They can develop and manage an internal IT department, or choose professional IT outsourcing services with a company like BCS. Which is the smartest choice? The answer depends on the size, staff structure and level of technological expertise of each individual company.…

Did you know that today, March 31, is World Backup Day? Well, if you didn't you do now, and it is time to take action! What better day than today to back up or plan to back up your important personal files and business critical data? After you're done with the egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, consider taking steps to protect your data. According to Worldbackupday.com: "More than 60 million computers will fail worldwide in…

Mitel 5360 IP Application Phone

As a certified Mitel Exclusive Business Partner, BCS Voice and Data Solutions offers Mitel's wide range of first-class business phone systems. From the basic desktop IP phone for small businesses on a budget to the cutting edge Windows screen-based soft phones for big companies with lots of mobile workers, BCS can provide you with the Mitel phone system that fits your company's needs, and then some. Mitel designs and produces four kinds of IP-based business…