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IT Services for Virtual Businesses–The Critical Basics

Between the mushrooming “gig economy” and huge advances in wireless and cloud-based technology, there are now more virtual businesses than ever before. Some 40 million Americans are now self-employed, many of them operating their own businesses with little more than a laptop and a smartphone. But even companies that are run remotely still need important IT services like reliable Internet and ample storage. If you’re a solopreneur or a small business operating remotely, here are a few critical IT basics you should consider.

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The Orange County Small Business Owner’s Guide to VoIP

For many Orange County small business owners, switching from traditional phone lines to VoIP makes a lot of sense. VoIP phone service costs considerably less than land lines, and you get a lot of additional features that would cost a small fortune to add to conventional phones. If you’ve never set up or used VoIP phone service before, the process might seem intimidating at first—so we’ve compiled this brief guide to help newcomers to VoIP handle the learning curve a bit better.

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Is It Time for Your Orange County Business to Transition to VoIP?

Your Orange County business is growing and flourishing; you’re seeing an increase in clients and revenue, you’re having to hire more staff to accommodate the work load. It’s all great news, but there are some growing pains involved with it. In today’s instant digital world, standard land-line phone systems can be cost-prohibitive and actually hinder you from staying competitive.

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How VoIP Services Can Boost Orange County Businesses

These days, Internet-based phone service (Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP) is rapidly transforming the way businesses communicate. By switching to VoIP, small businesses not only can enjoy a wide range of features, but they can also experience a noticeable bump in their bottom line. Let’s discuss some ways VoIP services can boost Orange County businesses.

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Prepping Your Accounting Firm’s Technology for 2019

Sometimes the rate at which technology evolves nowadays can feel downright dizzying—to the point that businesses can have a difficult time keeping up. 2019 promises to continue this trend as we expect a continued proliferation of “smart devices” and more integrations of machine learning and artificial intelligence in our hardware and software. That said, with a bit of advance preparation, it’s possible to get ahead of the curve, or at least keep up with it. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure your accounting firm’s technology is on track for 2019.

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The Explosive Growth of VoIP for Small Business

As technology makes advanced communications more accessible and more affordable to the public, Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) is seeing a remarkable surge of popularity, especially among small businesses. Indeed, these days it seems we’re hard pressed to find a company that isn’t going with VoIP, and that trend will only continue. Global News Wire projects that by 2021, the VoIP services market will hit $140 billion, up from $83 billion in 2015. Meanwhile, VoIP Review predicts a market value of $194.5 billion by 2024, reflecting an increase of more than 130 percent in less than a decade.

What makes VoIP so popular, even necessary, for small businesses? Let’s look a few factors that may be driving the market.

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A Short and To-the-Point Small Business VoIP Buyers Guide

So you’ve decided that a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system is the best move for your small business—but now the real decision making begins. In recent years, VoIP has become so popular that carriers and vendors have flooded the marketplace, offering a huge array of plans, equipment, accessories, etc. How can you figure out the best solution for your company’s needs?

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Limitations to VoIP and How to Overcome Them

For many small businesses these days, switching their phone service from the standard landline telephone to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) makes sense from both an economic and technological point of view. However, VoIP also has some disadvantages, and you may need to take steps to compensate until the technology catches up. Let’s explore three prominent limitations of VoIP and what you can do about them.

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Moving Your Business to VoIP Service: Pros and Cons

Internet-based phone service (Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP) offers a range of flexibility and features that aren’t available with conventional telephone service. However, you must be willing to deal with a few tradeoffs to get those added features. If you’re thinking about moving your business over to VoIP, let’s consider a few of these advantages and disadvantages.

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What Equipment Does My Business Need to Switch over to VoIP?

If you’re thinking about switching your business telephone service to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP, or phone service over the Internet), you might be wondering about the startup requirements. Will you need special hardware? What equipment will you need to make the switch?

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to setting up VoIP service. The primary need for any VoiP service is a high-speed Internet connection, which most companies already have in place. Typically, smaller businesses need only a minimal amount of additional equipment, especially for cloud-based VoIP where the servers are located offsite. If your business requires a larger premises-based service (PBX), you may need more hardware, more servers and additional infrastructure. Let’s look at a few of the more common scenarios.

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