Business VoIP Blog

Last month, I participated on the second segment of the “Business Processes, the Ultimate Competitive Advantage” webinar series alongside Brittany Whitmore from Procurify.com.  The segment titled “Time to Kill the Office” where we discuss what it takes to transition your company to a mobile workforce. But before getting to a mobile workforce, we thought it …

5 Essential Things You Need for your Home Office

I have worked from home and maintained a home office for 10 years now.  Besides answering the obvious question: “Edwin, how do you work from home?  I would find it very distracting!” With my standard answers: It’s not easy, you need a lot discipline.  Trust me! Yes, it is hard!  But I love the freedom …

Are you StartUp Ready? “The Part-Time StartUp”

I took part of a Google Hangout, titled “Starting Up Part Time” that by Intuit Canada for their StartUp Ready campaign.   It was chaired by Sean Stanleigh, Small Business Editor at the Globe and Mail.  Along side me was David Thomas Intuit Canada,  Brandon Waselnuk, Co-Founder of Tattoo Hero,  Karen Holman, President of Countryfield Clothing, and Victoria …

I’ve spent many years helping business owners with their telecommunication services.  Many of them are very resourceful and tech savvy who do everything, or at least knows how to do most tasks within the organization.  From getting sales, providing customer service, doing IT support, and sometimes, even taking out the garbage. But when it comes …

Slingshot is excited to announce a partnership with Vancouver-based startup accelerator GrowLab.  GrowLab helps entrepreneurs build great companies through seed funding, mentorship, collaborative workspace and 3 months of intensive programming.  GrowLab brings together the best and brightest entrepreneurs from the world, and connect them with our global network of top tier investors, mentors and partners. …

What is your BYOD Communication Policy

A study by BI Intelligence states that 1 in every 5 people in the world own a smartphone, and 1 in every 17 own a tablet.  With the rise of smartphones penetration we see that more organizations embracing bring your own device (BYOD) programs allowing for the use of personal devices. As more and more …

Slingshot, a leading provider of VoIP services and cloud communications platform announced the addition of a call announce/screen feature to all of their service plans. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Press Release) – Jan. 31, 2014 -Slingshot, a leading provider of cloud communication services announced the addition of a call announce/screen feature that will be included as …

How does your phones system’s UI/UX stack up?

When it comes to web and app design, besides development languages, you tend to hear terms like user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) – but what does that all mean?  So, without getting into a heated debate whether UI prevails over UX, or vice versa;  let’s say UI is the ease of use where …

We are happy to announce that we will be participating in a Webinar Series called Business Processes: The ultimate Competitive Advantage. The first webinar  will be held on January 30th, 2014 and is titled How the Cloud can help your Business Survive and Thrive when Disaster Strikes Guest speakers include: Ryan Lazanis from Xen Accounting …

Is your phone system BYOD ready?

The workplace as we used to know has forever changed as remote and mobile workers become the norm, not the exception.  Along with the workplace, the laptop-toting road warrior has been replaced by more smartphones and tablets.  These users no longer power up a corporate laptop to read email, check the status of an order …