You have your landline, your cell phone and your home phone. Can you use an IP phone, another one of the many technologies that are being made available to businesses?
Of course you can. An IP phone can replace all your other existing phones for your business, effectively unifying all your communication devices under a single phone number. Instead of getting another number and adding it to your already long list of contact details, your IP phone number will be your main number. It has the ability to connect to any of your existing phones through call forwarding and answering rules.
It's undeniable that the Internet has the capacity to make any business better, faster and stronger - if you know how to use it, and if you actually use it - for a very modest price. This is why more and more companies rely on it for the purpose of connecting and communicating. And the increasing dependence on this technology has led to telephony's integration with the Internet. Today, organizations can make and take calls using their Internet-connected devices. You can also send and receive business faxes virtually through the World-Wide Web.
But wait! Isn't faxing via the Internet pretty much like email? So why shouldn't you just use email? Everyone has email today, right?
Well, that isn't exactly true. If you think that email and Internet fax do the exact same thing, you may be losing out on something that helps your business operate more efficiently.
Not everyone has email - or at least, not everyone relies on email. It may be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that everyone uses this communication tool and relies on it exclusively today. While it is shrewd for businesses and their employees have email accounts dedicated to businesses, they may still not feel that it's a secure enough channel for important business documents and prefer using fax instead. This is where Internet fax comes in handy - you can generate a soft copy of sensitive business documents and send it through a secure online connection that can be received by the other party. Whether the other person has a traditional fax machine or a fax account online, they will receive an uncorrupted copy of that document.
And if you happen to be using RingCentral Fax, you can receive notice via email or text message that your fax has been received; this means that you won't be worrying about that essential document being blocked or stuck in limbo. You can concentrate on the work you're supposed to be doing to grow your business. The same is true for receiving documents - you get an email or text message whenever you receive fax from a business partner or client. From there, you can either check your email for a copy of the document, or just find the document in your dedicated online fax account. No special devices, no need to stick to one place, no insecure connections, and no risk of getting hacked.
That is not to say that email is inferior - email is very important for business as well. But for the purposes of a more secure and private document exchange channel, Internet fax is your best bet.
To learn more about how Internet fax can help the efficiency of your business, dial the RingCentral hotline.
In an progressively competitive business world, every minute and every second counts. That's why mobile phones and smart phones have become very valuable assets to professionals - these allow them to take and make important calls while they're performing tasks outside the traditional office. It's also one of the reasons why RingCentral rose to the top of the heap: RingCentral provides its clients with an intelligent cloud-based PBX system that includes a centralized business number to which you can integrate your existing phone devices and phone numbers.
The possibilities of this advanced technology goes beyond simply having access to your phone system wherever you are and whatever the time may be as long as you have strong internet connection on your side. As a VoIP phone system provider, RingCentral ensures that you will be able to continue your business operations as normally as possible even when the circumstances are far from normal.
A great example would be a natural catastrophe. The last decade has shown that calamities can occur at any moment with hardly any warning. With RingCentral, you will still be able to send and receive business-oriented communications because your business phone system will not rely on wires that can be affected by flooding, fires or earthquakes. Provided that you find yourself in an area with internet connection, you can even modify the greetings of your business automated attendant so that it will inform your callers of your situation and apologize for any effect the circumstances may have on their customer experience. You can also temporarily route all calls to voicemail, creating a greeting that explains the state of your affairs. If you have temporary lodgings that has a landline, you can also make use of that as a temporary extension to your business phone system.
A less severe example would be moving from one base of operations from another. In the past moving your office from Texas to California may mean being "incommunicado" for a few days or even a few weeks, depending on the size of your operations. But again, because your office phone system is virtual, you can still go about making business deals with clients as you cross state lines. All you will need is your computer and your mobile phone or smart phone, and you'll stay in business.
RingCentral presents to you the ideal business phone. With a complete set of features at very affordable prices, you can have the dream office that you have always wanted, and more.
RingCentral Office works by unifying all your existing phone numbers through a single main local or toll free phone number. The connections are hosted by RingCentral so you would not have to install physical connections and maintain phone units. All you have to use are your current phone units and your existing Internet connection. The phone number that will be given to you by RingCentral is activated as soon as you get it, letting you use it immediately.
You get access to an online dashboard which lets you configure your settings and use your main number for your business. You can set your call forwarding settings and modify your answering rules based on the phone that you using at different times of the day and days of the week.
Moreover, you can also send and receive faxes through your RingCentral Office account. With advanced Internet fax which you can access anytime and anywhere, you can provide excellent documents to your clients and partners. You also get to use the iPhone application that is free and exclusive to all RingCentral subscribers.
Subscribe to RingCentral today and get the best office phone system for your business.
The the business world is becoming ever-busier, and it's more important than ever to stay connected with the people that can help your organization move forward. Thankfully, more and more gadgets and software are being developed to help you manage all your activities - both personal and professional. Flawlessly integrating all your communication functions into a single device that you can carry around, these new developments allow you to work as flexibly as possible without sacrificing the quality of your performance.
If you've noticed that this blog has gone a bit iPhone crazy, it's because RingCentral is celebrating mobile mania. In honor of all the mobile businessmen and professionals out there, we're sharing with you the RingCentral Mobile add-ons programmed to make your ever-useful smartphones even smarter. In no particular order:
As was mentioned in two recentposts, RingCentral Mobile offers the RingCentral Mobile iPhone App. Downloadable for free when you subscribe to a RingCentral phone system for business, this app can be used not only with your iPhone, but also your iPod Touch and your iPad. Be advised that you need at least iOS 3.1 for this app to function optimally.
For those of you who prefer the more business-oriented BlackBerry, there's the RingCentral BlackBerry App. Also a wonderful support application for your RingCentral business communications system, it is likewise downloadable for free. You can definitely run your business better with this application for BlackBerry.
While not nearly as competitive as the iPhone and the BlackBerry in previous years, the Android, is coming in on its own and has a steadily-growing fan base. The newest app in the RingCentral Mobile roster, the RingCentral Android App. Downloadable for free via your Android phone's Android Market, this application helps you streamline your business communication.
For most businesses, professionals, students and practically just about anyone, the iPhone is their best friend and companion. From entertainment to business and office applications, everything can now be done through this seemingly small but highly powerful gadget.
RingCentral brings you the Mobile app for your iPhone. It literally transforms your personal iPhone into a complete business phone system equipped with all the features you need to take your office communications anywhere you go.
The RingCentral Mobile iPhone app is free and exclusive to all RingCentral subscribers. It lets you dial, answer calls, receive faxes and listen to your voicemail messages without having to stay in the office. Ideal for mobile professionals and business owners who are on the go, this application ensures you and your business contacts that you can be reached anytime and anywhere you are.
Load up your iPhone with the RingCentral Mobile application. Project a more professional image and achieve more for your business by downloading the app today.
It really doesn't matter what size the business you're running is; today, being a local business is considered a very good thing. This is because most people identify better with local entities than national entities. In their minds, the local business is "theirs", and no one else's. To them, the people who run and work for that company is one of their own. And if the business does in fact deliver quality goods and services, the locals make an extra effort to support it: it's a matter of local pride, especially in a time of economic turmoil.
Of course, as "big" as being local is today, there are some perceived drawbacks, not the least of which is the lack of a reliable and stable phone system. While some of the older businesses stick with the "old system" of using traditional phones and fax lines, the newer businesses often start out by using home phones, mobile phones, and non-secure virtual phone lines when communicating. Those communication tools, while valid, can also be quite unwieldy and will likely be detrimental to the way a person does business.
The virtual nature of the RingCentral system also ensures that entrepreneurs have a phone forwarding system that can include mobile phone numbers and residential phone numbers in the loop of exetensions without crediting to those accounts. What this means is that calls can be forwarded to a personal mobile phone from a local business phone number without incurring extra charges - it will always be credited to the RingCentral account and nothing else. The system is not only efficient, it's affordable too.
If you're running a local business and want to improve the way you work through communication, check out the services offered by RingCentral today.
The iPhone is a small and powerful gadget. With the large amount of applications which you can use for entertainment, work and education, you can turn your phone into a powerhouse.
RingCentral knows how convenient and intelligent the iPhone is, so it created the RingCentral Mobile iPhone app. Free and exclusive to every RingCentral subscriber, it enables users to use their RingCentral phone number as well as all the features that go with it, right on their personal iPhone.
Aside from receiving and making calls, you can also receive your voicemails and faxes on your iPhone, using visual voicemail. Similar to an email inbox, you can see the messages that you received, and then select whatever item you want to read or listen to. Updated in real time, the RingCentral integration with the iPhone visual voicemail lets you listen to voicemail messages similar to how you listen to the music in your iTunes, and view your faxes in the same way that you view images in your iPhone.
Maximize your iPhone and experience an advanced and comprehensive phone system from RingCentral today!