Cloud Computing For The Telecommuter Telecommuting is the new way of working. The days when people had to be physically present at work are far behind. Working from home is a more cost effective, efficient, and easy option. That is why many companies have adopted it fully or partially. Cloud computing helps telecommuting to be effective because there are so many applications hosted online you can use to work efficiently from home. Managing projects The life of a telecommuter can be hectic. You probably have different current project, briefs, timelines, and so much more. This means that if you don’t
How Cloud Services Keep Your Business Running At All Hours Of The Day In the near future, more and more businesses are going to realize that the cloud is going to be where most of the work is done on a daily basis. Cloud services are already immensely popular, and this trend is only going to continue as smartphones become more advanced and tablets become more powerful. When you consider the fact that everyone in your business can talk to each other via video from their mobile devices at any time, it should make you wonder why anyone is still
How Cloud Computing Is Threatening Traditional Telco The standard AT&T small business phone plan (unlimited local and long-distance calling) costs about $50 per month in most areas of the US. The plan comes with a basic set of features—e.g., call waiting, caller ID, and call forwarding—but does not include advanced features, such as voicemail transcription, voicemail and email mailbox integration. Neither does it include the ability to use your phone service anywhere there’s an Internet connection. Unlimited calling for $50 per month certainly beats the era of $0.20 per minute long distance, but it’s nothing compared to what the cloud
No Smartphone? Never Fear – Apps For All Are (Hopefully Soon) Here Explicating the trendiness and popularity of intelligent mobile devices these days, smartphones such as the iPhone and Android smack of technological superiority. They flaunt generously sized display touch screens; only they are entitled to the Internet-surfing speed and power of the 4G network; those who shell out the big bucks to buy them can also enjoy new video conferencing features, such as FaceTime on the iPhone. But easily the clearest indicator of status change between a smartphone and a lesser “dumb phone” entity is the capacity to delve
Cloud Computing Is Now One Million Strong Via MarketWatch, Insight Enterprises, Inc., just distributed a press release celebrating a milestone for both the business itself and the entire cloud community: it has just sold “more than 1 million seats in various cloud offerings.” By seats, we presume they mean to represent units sold of their cloud-enabling products and devices. Apple should really be the company to trumpet such a headline. After all, they’ve probably sold a few more than 1 million of their flagship items, like the iPad and MacBook Air, both of which can claim to have some stake
5 Low-Cost Cloud Phone Service Providers Here is a small list of 5 low cost cloud based phone services. Some new and some more established. 8×8 8×8 Inc. is a communications technology company and one of the largest Cloud based VoIP service providers in the US. Ringcentral RingCentral provides cloud computing based business phone systems designed for the mobile and distributed business world. Skype Skype has been a pioneer in creating rich, meaningful connections among friends, families and business colleagues globally. With 170 million connected users and over 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations in 2010. (Source: Wikipedia)
Microsoft to Acquire Skype For $8.5 Billion REDMOND, Wash., and LUXEMBOURG – May 10, 2011 – Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype. The acquisition will increase the accessibility of real-time video and voice communications, bringing benefits to both consumers and enterprise users and generating significant new business and revenue opportunities.