Business Solutions

How to Choose Communication Solutions for Your Business

Today’s society may be built on technology, but human society has always relied on communication. According to a study published by SIS International Research, businesses lose 17.5 hours of productivity per employee every week due to poor communication, and whether your business has eight or 800 employees, those hours add up to serious revenue loss. Upgrading your communication solutions could help you reclaim your company’s much needed time, but with the number of options on the market, it’s difficult to even get started.
Phone Systems
If your phone system is prone to downtime, unclear call quality, or routing difficulties, it’s probably doing more harm than good. Not only does an unreliable phone system give a poor impression to customers calling in, it also reduces the effectiveness of company communications.

Solution: A VoIP upgrade, whether hosted, premise, or hybrid, can help your employees get the information they need whenever and wherever they need it. Features like find me/follow me call routing ensure that calls can reach the right person even when they’re not at their desk, reducing downtime — and panic — when a timely answer is needed.
Messaging Tools
Email has been a mainstay in business communications for almost two decades, but by today’s standards, it can be slow and bulky. Wading through the spam, reply-all chains, and forwards to find the email you need takes time, and opens you up to a plethora of distractions.

Solution: As a part of unified communication solutions, instant messaging (IM) and chat tools can be a company’s internal communications …

Does More Technology Really Improve Business Productivity?

For many business owners, and senior executives, the thought of embracing the latest business technology can be daunting for numerous reasons. Reason being, making a significant technology change can quickly impact how the entire organization gets work done – so it must be carefully executed. So, the first logical question posed is: will these investments truly improve team productivity?

The second consideration involves the financial expenditures needed to fund these changes effectively. In this type of situation, stakeholders need to feel comfortable with the cost and benefits as it relates to their ROI.
Technology Should Make Work Easier – Not Harder
It’s important for management to understand how investing in new technologies can not only improve ROI but also enhance the overall workplace environment and productivity. For example, having an employee utilizing numerous applications on different devices that aren’t synced with one another can cause that employee to spend more time trying to track down just to get one piece of information they need.

Cloud VoIP solutions are helping to solve these types of problems by providing access to big IT without the headache of setting it up internally. Many technology companies offer services that are already linked together with advanced productivity applications and tools. These services also come with additional security features and updates – another line item that can relieve concerns for top executives.
The New Standard For Business
In today’s competitive business environment, there’s a massive shift taking place toward cloud VoIP solutions. …

10 Time Saving Tips for IT Directors

Time, it’s the only asset we can’t seem to get more of. And in the world of IT, you’d probably pay good money to get a little bit more of it. From outages to repairs and system updates and upgrades, the list of tasks can seem endless. Although you may think there’s no way to simplify the situation, there are some timesaving solutions IT Directors can implement to take some pressure of the clock.
Tip #1: Set One Major Goal a Day
Duncan Bannatyne, the Chairman of Bannatyne says, “One major goal at a time is enough. If you try to do too many things at once, you’ll end up failing on several fronts. I try to focus on big decisions and eliminate trivialities.” Start the day putting energy and focus on a single goal, and if you succeed at that, move on to the next project or goal on your list.
Tip #2: Keep Lists
Implement a goal list with that first major goal at the top and the other tasks descending in priority going down the list. After you accomplish your one major goal for the day, you can then establish a new goal based on your prioritized list.
Tip #3: Take Work With You
If your business has not implemented options for working remotely or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), they likely will be soon. Having instant access to email, calendar, voicemail, chat and conferencing can provide a significant increase in productivity. Answering a …

Tips For Creating a BYOD Solution and Security Policy

Bring Your Own Device, or “BYOD” as it is more commonly referred to, is dramatically shifting of how companies today do business. Because of this mobile shift and dependency, the desire and ability for employees to work from anywhere is growing rapidly. Many companies that wouldn’t dream of allowing sensitive company information on a personal device just 5 years ago are now reaping the many benefits of having a mobile workforce. However, these organizations are also taking protective steps to ensure their data is protected with the implementation of a BYOD Security Policy.

The Benefits of BYOD Solutions

The shift to a BYOD world is happening because of a number of benefits a mobile workforce can provide:

Worker Satisfaction: Many employees today prefer to work on the devices they know and love. Your organization will also draw in better applicants because they are drawn to companies providing the ability to work from anywhere.

Increased Productivity: When employees are using the devices they are also using for personal connections, they are likely to respond faster to work-related items on that same device.

Cost Savings: A BYOD solution can take away a number of expenses for the business. Costs for the hardware and service can be transferred from the company to the employee.


Creating A BYOD Security Policy

Threats like viruses, Malware, unsecured devices, and theft all put sensitive corporate data at risk. In order to prevent these problems, a BYOD security policy should be created, monitored and enforced within the organization. …

Our Trusted Millennia Partners: Meet our Friends at Meru Networks

There is no secret that today there is a rapidly growing number of mobile users who are demanding the same type of quality-of-service (QOS) that they would expect if they were connected through a wired connection. Because of this high demand, companies are seeking solutions that offer them unlimited connectivity, speed, and security. That is why Millennia Technologies has partnered with Meru Networks to provide this seamless connectivity.

Who Is Meru?

Meru’s vision focuses on an all-wireless world. They understand that network edges shouldn’t need wires and that a wireless LAN should support the enterprise. They build reliable wireless networks so it is as easy as possible to access all application and content that is needed to conduct business. Additionally, they ensure that IT managers are empowered with everything they need to prepare and assist with the network through mobile applications. This is all done through a unique network architecture that’s free from any client-control limitations. Everything Meru does has mobility in mind.

Solution Provider

Meru creates wireless LANs that are designed for the environments where there’s high-density traffic being generated by critical business applications. IT managers today are finding wireless networks demanding and not capable of meeting their needs because they were designed for lower traffic. High-bandwidth applications are now demanding more and more of the resources. Scaling up old networks to accommodate the needs of the traffic coming from the main location and remote sites has become daunting and difficult, so …