Two-thirds of Americans partook in spring cleaning last year, yet 54% admitted it was hard to get motivated and figure out where to begin. Does this sound familiar for your business?
The representational state transfer (REST) API has emerged over the years to become a critical Web development tool for innovating UX, CX and more. The REST API is simply one of many ways to interconnect computer systems, and there are thousands available for use. Consider, for example, the WordPress REST API or Facebook’s GRAPH API.
Looking to identify unique new revenue streams? Foster more innovative partnerships? Better differentiate? If so, you’ve probably already heard of Communications Platform-as-a-Service (if not, click here). Companies are adopting the technology in droves to reimagine business outcomes and service possibilities.
Walgreens. Foursquare. Pitney Bowes. Ticketmaster. These are just a few of today’s top brands enabling third-party developers to flexibly build communication applications to dynamically drive business. This development is made possible using Communications Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS), a cloud-based platform that enables developers (or anyone, for that matter) to embed real-time communication features like voice, video and chat directly into apps using open software development kits (SDKs) and application programming interfaces (APIs).
The ‘Discovery’ is the most important step in your VoIP sales process, and it is often the most taken for granted. Sales Discovery is so vital because it sets up every other step for success: The Demo, the Proposal, and the Close. A good discovery will position your entire pitch to help the prospect understand why they need to buy from you. It will position your pitch’s strengths against any competition involved. The result will be a higher close rate and a higher contract value on your proposals, both of which add up to more business. If you're interested in learning how to measure the results of your efforts, check out our Webinar on Building your Sales Dashboard.
Communications Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) has knocked down the door of possibilities for creation, but what if you’re stuck on ideas? Consider these five classic starters for driving business:
Imagine a world where literally any communications solution is possible. That’s the promise of WebRTC, which allows real-time communications to be embedded directly into applications and services. The market is expected to grow from roughly $1 billion in 2017 to $6.49 billion by 2022, representing one of the greatest compound annual growth rates in recent tech history.
In today’s digital era, we hear so much about the evolution of communications beyond voice. While it’s true that communication has matured through the years—hundreds of millions of texts, live chats and social interactions now occur each day—voice isn’t out of the picture yet. If you ask us, it never will be.
Every day, countless phone numbers are purchased by VoIP companies to drive business. This is done using Direct Inward Dialing (DID), a service that allows them to allocate a range of numbers across one or more phone lines. They can assign personal numbers to individual employees that connect to the PBX, without needing a separate physical phone line for each.
VoIP fraud is no joke, especially around the holidays (the number of fraud attacks on domestic holidays increased by 79 percent from 2015 to 2016 alone). So, what can your VoIP business do to protect itself? Gauge your current level of fraud detection by taking a quick pop quiz. A “YES” answer gives you 2 points and a “NO” answer gives you 1 point.
Tally up your points and see what your score is below: