Worst Office Fashions

Posted by Amber Newman

Jul 18, 2014 2:08:00 PM

We live in an age when workplace fashion operates more or less in an "anything goes" mentality, which we - and our favorite college sweatshirt - are eternally thankful for. Sure, there are still offices where you have to knot up everyday, but they're gradually being superseded by the blessedly wide-ranging office style we call Casual Chic. However, this sartorial freedom wasn't always the case, and many were the days that America's office workers sweated through baggy suits, restrictive dresses and choke-hold bowties as they braced the 9 to 5. In honor of this bygone era of rigid standards of office dress, we thought we'd highlight some of the absolute worst items from workwear history:

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Topics: Just for Fun

Some Businesses that Meet a (Highly) Particular Niche

Posted by Hope Davo

Jul 16, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Some businesses aren't for everyone. For instance, while we recognize that Cabela's is a great place for those hunting enthusiasts among us, it's not exactly where we'd choose to spend a Sunday afternoon. But sometimes we hear about companies whose business is so specific - whose clientele must be so particular - that we feel it needs to be broadcast to as many people as possible. That is to say, we're thoroughly impressed with the following enterprises - impressed that they ever managed to get off the ground, and, more astoundingly, that they've remained in business:

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4 Key Benefits of Online Meetings

Posted by Amber Newman

Jul 14, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Ah, the old office meeting. Love them or hate them, they're a staple of any enterprise. Regardless of the industry you work in, there's bound to be a moment - once a month, or perhaps even once a week - when the entire office crowds into a small, claustrophobia-inducing room to take tabs on what everyone's doing. As you sit and listen to each facet of the company report its status, you wonder, desperately, if there's any alternative to these interminable and unremittingly boring excursions into corporate routine. Fortunately, a much better option does exist: online meetings. With unified communications, online meetings can become a viable opportunity for any company, with many advantages. Here are a few of them:

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Topics: Collaboration

3 Tools Every Small Business Can Use

Posted by Katerina Roemer

Jul 11, 2014 1:57:10 PM

We all know how important a unified communications strategy is for boosting small businesses. I mean really, barely a day goes by without some news headline highlighting what a burgeoning and unstoppable entity UC is. Today, that headline comes from a MarketsandMarkets report, which projects that by 2019, the Unif​ied Communications-as-a-Service market will grow to $23.34 billion. So there's no denying the power of UC as the ultimate SMB resource. But here are some other small business tools that may provide some much-needed changes around your workspace:

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Topics: Small Business

4 things you can do now that you've got unified communications

Posted by Katerina Roemer

Jun 26, 2014 12:50:00 PM

You're an employee at a small business that's recently decided to expand. As part of that expansion, the business has implemented a unified communications solution. At first you had no idea what that even meant but now ... Woah! Everything's moving so much faster! Suddenly you feel so much more connected to everyone else at the company and, more importantly, to your clients, with whom you can chat at the click of a button. Here are some of the things you can look forward to doing with this shiny new UC system:

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Widespread nature of cybercrime means businesses need to prepare

Posted by Katerina Roemer

Jun 26, 2014 12:45:00 PM

Cybercrime is impacting businesses in waves more powerful than ever before. The hacker can no longer be thought of as an isolated person scribbling out code in some rank apartment. Instead, the virtual crime sector is a thriving industry that's experiencing an unprecedented degree of growth, in large part due to the fact that many businesses lack the defensive measures to keep intruders out. Whether from arrogance or ignorance (or both), a large number of enterprises refuse to take steps that could help them be more secure.

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Topics: Small Business, Toll Fraud, Cyber Crime

World of coding, meet world of women. Time to merge

Posted by Katerina Roemer

Jun 25, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Sure, Yahoo has a female CEO, but to say that the appointment of Marissa Mayer to one of the most coveted executive seats in the virtual world somehow solves the shortage of women in the tech sphere would be an enormously short-sighted statement.

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Holograph screens are the new thing

Posted by Amber Newman

Jun 24, 2014 12:40:10 PM

Touch screens schmutch screens - if a new holographic technology comes to fruition, then the days of padding at keyboards with our fingers may rapidly be drawing to a close.

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Do you have to be a jerk to run a company?

Posted by Amber Newman

Jun 18, 2014 1:47:10 PM

Is kindness a virtue that gets you to the top of the corporate ladder? Stereotypes would lead one to believe otherwise. Here, for instance, are some brief composite sketches of some unfortunate people who manage to find their way into corner offices:

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Topics: Management

4 Tools to Building Partner Success

Posted by Hope Davo

Jun 5, 2014 6:14:05 PM

A successful channel partnership is critical to business success. We understand, here at Fonality, our partners are a huge piece of our success in reaching the marketplace for unified communications software. Here are four tools we recommend to help drive partner success.

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