Office 365 + Skype4B: Ready to Sit at the Adult Table?

Office365 + Skype4B

By now, analysts and industry pundits have weighed in and had time to review Microsoft’s latest (albeit limited) deets on adding enterprise voice to Office 365 with Skype for Business (formerly Lync). It’s…

Use the Cloud to Ride Out the Storm and Get a Rainbow of New Possibilities

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It’s rare in the IT world that things turn out much better than you’d hoped—usually Murphy’s Laws govern the world of the CIO—and everyone else who has to keep technology running smoothly. That’s…

McDonald’s Franchise Expands—With ‘Invisible’ 8x8 Phone Service

McDonald's franchisee selects 8x8 cloud phone system

It would be hard to find an environment that’s tougher on phone systems than a restaurant like McDonald’s. In the kitchen area, lots of busy, hurried people are focused like a laser beam on…

Ask the Pros How to Cope When Bad Weather Strikes

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When disaster strikes and outages happen, how do the pros keep businesses going? Just ask the people whose job it is to MAKE it happen, no matter WHAT happens. They’ll all tell you…

Helping the Non-profit Helpers Who Give People a Hand Up

OHDC helps farm workers

Sometimes, it’s an honor to be of service to those who serve others. I feel that way about many of the service organizations who use 8x8 to stay connected to their stakeholders and…

Feds Send Educators Back to School to Get New E-Rate Funds

E-Rate phone service for schools

The Federal government handed educators a big pink “While You Were Out” memo in late July, with FCC authorization for additional money for schools to improve their communications and infrastructure.  The new rules…

Who’s Your Company’s Best Friend? 5 Ways 8x8 Gives Fluffy a Run for the Money

Maja Bogey 8x8 - 7-17

Move over Scruffy! You’ve got competition. Dogs may be man’s best friends, but 8x8 business phone service could be your company’s best friend. Here are five good reasons why. 1. You can trust…

Branch Out, Move Up, Stay Connected

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Managing branch offices is often a problem for expanding businesses. Until recently, your best choice was to have calls go to the main PBX and then transfer them to the other departments. Many…

A Working Parent Begs K-12 Schools: PLEASE Get E-Rate Phone Service!

E-Rate phone service for K-12 schools and libraries

If you’re a working parent—and I’m not sure there’s any other kind—think about this the next time you try to communicate with your kid’s school or school district. It could be SO much…

Why Accountants and Businesspeople LOVE Cloud Unified Communications

Cloud Unified Communications: Gold Coins in cloud

The world is full of companies who will gladly help you engineer a tornado to leaf-blow your lawn. But when it comes to running the unified communications of an organization, it pays to…

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