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VoIP for Business Survey smallVoIP software is not a new line of technology, with the release of the first official commercial Internet phone, VocalTec, in 1995. Today there are VoIP mobile apps, VoIP phones and you can find VoIP functionality in various web applications, such as Mikogo. Most importantly, VoIP systems are no longer limited to large enterprises with many small businesses opting for VoIP phones over landlines.

There is certainly a growing shift towards VoIP systems for businesses of all sizes, due to its affordability and reliability. So as a small business, what must you consider when switching to VoIP phones?
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hosting voip conferencesThanks to the Internet, professionals are not limited to just telephone conferences. VoIP conferences have steadily been gaining traction as a tool of professional communication. They give people more flexibility and control of the call, and there are increased opportunities for audience engagement.
However like with any area of business, hosting VoIP conferences requires proactive preparation and polished delivery. If VoIP conferences are a regular part of your work, this free VoIP guide will help take your performance to a new level.
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Businessman asleepRecent studies confirm a singular interesting, but not very surprising, trend that people on conference calls aren’t really devoting their full attention to the information at hand. According to an article posted by the Harvard Business Review, more than half of all people multitask in some capacity during a conference call. The most common activities were doing other work, sending an email, eating, and texting. Other people confessed to using the time to take a bathroom break, do some online shopping, or even… sleeping.
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Over the last couple of months we have shared some blog posts and handy tips for how to get the most out of your VoIP calls. These articles have been in light of the official release of Mikogo Version 5 with its voice conferencing features.
If you’ve been recently getting more acquainted with Version 5 and our voice conferencing features, you may have noticed that in addition to the VoIP feature we also provide a list of telephone numbers for multiple countries. We refer to these as the Mikogo teleconferencing numbers. And they can save you a fortune on your phone bill. Good-bye international conference call costs!
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Voice Conferencing Best PracticesIf you’ve read our previous two articles in this series, you already know a lot about the Dos and Don’ts of online voice conferencing via Voice over IP. You’ve got your hardware in place and have familiarised yourself with the features of your voice conferencing software – now all you need are some final useful tips and best practices. If you follow the advice from this article, nothing will keep you from hosting successful online voice conferences the first time, every time.

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