Call it bad luck, poor timing, or just plain irony but Microsoft chose to announce that they will be shutting down their emergency response communication tool, Vine, on the day before the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Vine was created last year as a service to help people in emergency situations connect with their friends and family. Microsoft Vine was designed to keep people connected during times of crisis when communication infrastructure is down. The service will officially end on October 11, 2010.
The holiday season is filled with frenzy and excitement for businesses and consumers alike. Consumers prepare gift lists, compare brands and prices, and begin shopping with a vigor that is not present most other times of the year. For many businesses, the holiday season accounts for a large profit bump at the end of each year, and companies strive to exceed their goals and keep customers happy during this rush late in the year. more
There are a lot of possible reasons you might want to switch to a new phone system. The old one might cost too much or be too troublesome to operate and maintain. It might not be flexible enough. It might not be reliable enough. Or it just might not have the kinds of features and capabilities that you need in today’s competitive business climate. more
Did you know that according to 8x8, the tangible ROI of a unified communications solution for a 10,000-person enterprise is approximately $15.5 million? This isn't the only way unified communications can improve your business. more