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Considering a Move to Microsoft Teams for Voice? – We Have Your Migration Strategies

Microsoft Teams users can immediately take advantage of nexVortex’s feature-rich SIP Trunking or migrate at their own speed With over 155 million active Microsoft Office 365 users, many companies are now considering adopting Microsoft Teams as their primary means of communication. Microsoft surveyed IT professionals and found that 41% expect their employers to move to Teams by the end of 2020.

nexVortex in Education – A Managed SIP Trunking Case Study

Telecommunication services don't have to take a back seat when budget constraints come to call Educational Think tank Manhattan Institute reports that America’s per-pupil spending on kindergarten through grade 12 education has nearly tripled in the last 50 years, and the country spends more money per student than any other major developed nation.

mSIP Trunking: Is it the Option Your Business Needs?

Managed SIP Trunking (mSIP) is a money-saving and scalable alternative to traditional service and it’s growing in popularity.   Perhaps you’ve decided that your Primary Rate Interface (PRI) service is way too expensive. Or maybe your service provider has decided to discontinue its legacy PRI offering.Maybe you’ve  already made the move to a SIP service but are looking for better performance and better guarantees for all your calls – including your IP to IP calls.
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Are You in Compliance with Kari’s Law for Emergency Calling?

Kari’s Law requires multi-line telephone systems (like those found on campuses, hotels, or office buildings) to enable users to dial 911 directly, without having to dial a prefix to reach an outside line.   Congressional Bill H.R. 582 of 2017, better known as Kari’s Law, became a legal requirement on February 16, 2018. The Act was a response to the murder of Kari Hunt by her estranged husband in December 2013 while she and her daughter Brianna were at a Texas hotel.
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

When disaster strikes, will you be able to maintain contact with your customers and support their needs? Business continuity can be the difference between your company surviving or shutting its doors after a disaster.   Many businesses aren’t prepared to deal with a disaster. And unfortunately, many kinds of  disasters close small businesses for good every year. If you can’t maintain contact with your customers through the worst times, your company could be in jeopardy.
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nexVortex Named to Inc. 5000 List for 9th Consecutive Year

nexVortex is proud to announce that we have been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the US for the ninth consecutive year. Yes, that’s 9 years in a row! A mere 0.5% of all companies hold this honor.
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Don’t Let Your Call Quality Suffer

Don’t settle for poor voice quality. In the early days of Voice over IP (VoIP), poor call quality was rampant.  There are several very valid reasons why this was true.
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How the Cloud Is Changing the Way Businesses Run

The cloud helps organizations move past rigid ways of doing business. The cloud has become an integral part of everyday life – both personal and business.  It has quickly moved from a medium which provides convenient storage and back-up, to one where business is transacted.
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Saying Goodbye to 2018

Looking forward to business advancements in 2019. We’re in the communications business because we want to see businesses succeed and make the most of their time. Our blog is one of the ways we help.
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4 Benefits of Employee Engagement

If your employees aren’t engaged, can you expect your customers to be? While the advantages of a caring workforce may seem self-evident — surprisingly — employee engagement has only recently entered common business nomenclature.
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Better Virtual Meetings

Clearer communication and energized engagement create a competitive edge. Many companies are embracing video as their go-to medium for meetings. It saves them time, money and nurtures greater engagement and collaboration.
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6 Common Video Conferencing Mistakes to Avoid

Don’t let these video conferencing mistakes paint you in a bad light. Video conferences have become a standard venue for conducting everything from job interviews to creative meetings.
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Do Value Added Services Really Work?

Assessing the benefits of value added services. Your competition is only a few simple clicks away from your customers – most of the time, less. What are you going to do about it?
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Value-Added 101
Some Things to Consider

Value-added services can give your product or service an edge over the competition, and while they are no longer a secret weapon, they can help cement your relationship with your customers.
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Great Businesses Know their “Why.” What is yours?

"People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it." Simon Sinek says this in his TED Talk, offering it as a model for inspirational leadership. It was recorded at TEDxPuget Sound in September of 2009.
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Making the Switch to Hosted Voice for Your Business

The days of traditional landlines might be coming to an end. A New York Post article sites a U.S. government study that found 50.8% of households use cell phones exclusively, surpassing those with landlines (45.9%) for the first time.

Employee Engagement Can Make or Break a Business.

Every member of your staff may do their job, attend meetings, and try to stay on level terms with their coworkers. But the real question is, are your employees engaged or are they faking it?
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Six Ways to Protect Your Business from Cyberattacks

Whether you realize it or not, your business is at risk. In 2017, 9.3 billion malware attacks were launched, and 184 million ransomware strikes were made against companies – 46 percent of which were in the United States.
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