October 26th, 2015

In the 21st century, work is no longer a place you go, but a thing you do.  That’s the nature of the changing work place.  And your phone system needs to work with you – in multiple locations, with a mobile and growing staff, and a customer that demands high quality communications.  You do more.  Your phone system needs to support you, not hinder you.

As your business changes and grows, you’re likely hiring employees that will work remotely and flexibly.  You may have sales people who telecommute, consultants who are in the field or staff who work in remote offices.  You might be hiring millennials that expect to work with greater flexibility.  You are creating your workplace to meet the changing demands of your employees and your customers.

In fact, there are some estimates that up to half of workforces will be working outside of traditional offices by 2020.  And, if you’re trying to attract millennials to your staff, flexibility is key to them wanting to work for you.

Will Your Current Phone System Support this Changing Work Environment?

Today’s organizations must find ways to empower all of their employees to work effectively and efficiently from any location at any time. Thankfully, cloud technology is making this kind of flexibility a reality — allowing employees to access virtually any file, application, network, or communication service from any place with a secure Internet connection.

With a cloud phone system, you can hire staff wherever and whenever you need them, and ensure they will be able to connect consistently and professionally.

Meet Your Employees Where They Are

Cloud phone systems allow team members to receive company calls, access corporate voicemail, and setup virtual conferences from a basic Internet connection.  When employees step out of the office, calls can be forwarded and certain features can be accessed from their cell phone

Traditional phone systems, on the other hand, often hinder remote workers’ communication effectiveness because of their limited mobile capabilities.

This often results in lost money, lost productivity, and big headaches. Even worse, businesses often pay more for traditional phone systems in the form of equipment maintenance and outages.

Unified communication systems create an overall user experience that makes people feel like an effective part of the team, wherever they are.  At the end of the day, that’s good for your team, your company, and, most importantly, your customers.

If you want to unify your communications system with your business, employees and customers, then it might be time to consider making a change to the cloud.

January 28th, 2015

Verteks Consulting is proud to sponsor Angelbeat.  Come join us at one of our events – Tampa on Feb 3rd, Orlando on Feb 4th, and Jacksonville on Feb 6th.

The Angelbeat seminar “experience” is unique because of its focus on meeting the educational needs of the attendee. CEO Ron Gerber, a widely respected analyst/blogger (see postings below, click here to watch his youtube video on the Angelbeat experience), selects expert speakers who deliver concise, technical and complementary talks on security/compliance, cloud/virtualization/sdn, storage/backup/infrastructure, network/mobility/voip and big data/hadoop. Sales/marketing “fluff” and redundant content are eliminated, enabling attendees to learn about multiple subjects in a short period of time. There are lengthy breaks and live product demonstrations. CPE/CISSP credits are provided. Click on a city/date listed to the right to see the agenda, get full event details and register to attend.

Here is feedback from a Fortune 100 IT Director: “Thanks for hosting a very informative meeting with vendors that tied in well… it was an integrated picture of technologies that work together to create a complete infrastructure solution for the workplace.”

Event Details and registration:

January 12th, 2012

Microsoft is helping the public understand where technology is headed in the future in a new video posted on their website recently. The video is a fascinating 5-minute look into how the latest developments in technology today will possibly appear in tomorrow's workplace.

The video from Microsoft gives us a glimpse into a day in the life of Ayla, a travelling executive, her daughter Shannon, at home with her Dad, and Qin, Ayla's colleague. The video is the latest in a series from the Microsoft Office team. You can see past videos here, or view a behind the scenes video from Kurt DelBane, Microsoft Office Business Division President, who explains the technological concepts behind the video, such as collaborative technologies, data visualization tools, mobile technologies, and cloud computing.

Interested in finding out more? Check out the actual place where this technology is developed by Microsoft demonstrating some of the video's concepts in real life.

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