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Integrated Unified Communications: Why It’s a Smart, Cost-Effective Move

November 1st, 2021 by Function4

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Effective communication is a key driver for business productivity across all industries. Today’s business environment makes unified communications nearly an operational necessity. Small businesses (SMBs) may feel such use of technology...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Sustaining Business in an Uncertain World

October 26th, 2021 by Function4

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"The world of work cannot and should not look the same after this crisis." That's what the Secretary-General of the United Nations said recently. We all know the first chapter. When COVID-19 arrived, the business world had to pivot instantly and...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Why Cloud Phone Systems Are the Future

June 23rd, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

Why Cloud Phone Systems Are the Future

The modernization and digitization of communications accelerated in the last year. As companies had to shift to a remote workforce, they found that critical tools and platforms needed to be accessible from anywhere. That meant adopting cloud technology...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

Here's Where to Spend Your Money on Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World

June 17th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

It's safe to say that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for all of us — especially for organizations that were in the process of undergoing their own digital transformations as the lock downs started in March 2020. The need to use...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Stop letting money slip away: Making Collections Management Easy

June 8th, 2021 by Jon Seaman

Positive cash flow is what keeps businesses running smoothly, leaving it up to collections management to turn money that’s owed into money in the bank. Sounds easy, right? Not so much. Many AR departments continue to rely on manual methods in the collections...

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Posted in: Automation

Leveraging Microsoft Azure to Take Customers Into the Cloud Cost Effectively

May 31st, 2021 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Helps Local Companies Move From Outdated Servers With a Seamless Transition to the Cloud SUGARLAND, TX - Function4 a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP) is leveraging Microsoft Azure...

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Workspace Technologies: What to Expect in 2021

May 18th, 2021 by Nick Pegley

Workspaces are changing

The IT landscape is in a constant state of change. Whether it’s still seen as a supportive administrative function, an enabler of digital transformation, or an integral touchpoint woven within everyday interactions, it is critically important to...

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Posted in: Business Technology

HR Process Automation with Function4

April 5th, 2021 by Function4

HR Automation

Given the amount of information human resource departments are required to manage and secure, it is reasonable that these HR processes can become difficult to organize. Information management solutions provide tools that can assist in streamlining...

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Posted in: Document Management, Automation

COVID-19 Accelerates Azure Adoption Among Customers

March 31st, 2021 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider (MTSP) Reports on Spike in Cloud Demand from Small to MidSized Businesses (SMBs) SUGAR LAND, TX - Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the COVID-19...

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What is a Document Management System? And Why is it Useful?

March 24th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

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What is a Document Management System (DMS)? What is a document management system? Put simply, a document management system is an automated business software solution used to organize, secure, store, capture, digitize, and tag business files....

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Posted in: Document Management, Business Technology

A Closer Look at SaaS Print Management

March 4th, 2021 by Neil Thomas

SaaS

2020 has been a big year for organizations moving their business processes to software as a service (SaaS). Recent corporate surveys have indicated that 80% of all businesses were already using at least one SaaS solution. By the start of...

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Posted in: Business Technology

What Are the Key Components of a Serverless Print Infrastructure?

March 2nd, 2021 by Brian Wistisen

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As IT professionals look to move away from legacy print solutions, the idea of a serverless print infrastructure is becoming more widespread. That’s true even in large enterprise organizations, where print servers were a necessary evil for far too...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Cloud Solutions: Cloud Backup vs. Cloud Storage vs. Cloud Synching

February 18th, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

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Businesses that are still relying on old-school methods such as on-site servers for file storage and an on-premises legacy phone system for communications are taking a risk. Without the flexibility and efficiency of the Cloud, you’ll be choking on...

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Posted in: Business Technology, Phone Systems

Stop Money From Slipping Through the Cracks: Making Collections Management Easy

February 17th, 2021 by Jon Seaman

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Positive cash flow is what keeps businesses running smoothly, leaving it up to collections management to turn money that’s owed into money in the bank. Sounds easy, right? Not so much. Many AR departments continue to rely on manual methods in the collections...

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Posted in: Automation

What Happened to My Data? We Explain the Dangers of Insufficient Backup Procedures

February 15th, 2021 by Function4

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SUGAR LAND, TX - Today's businesses are operating at a blistering pace and IT infrastructure has become the backbone of small to mid-sized businesses across the nation. The complexity and strain placed on networks has exposed SMBs to greater security...

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Switch to Cloud-Based Phone Systems and Reap These Benefits

February 4th, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

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Every business understands the importance of communication. While there are many channels in which to do this, phone systems are still the most vital. Upgrading to cloud-based phone systems can provide your company with substantial benefits. It’s time...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

What Is Cloud Communications?

February 2nd, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

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Communication is one of the most important aspects of any company’s operations. Often, communication tools are not fully integrated, creating challenges for your team. By leveraging cloud communications, you can assure greater mobility and accessibility....

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Posted in: Business Technology, Phone Systems

Unified Communications for Small Business: 6 Features to Seek Out

January 28th, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

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Communication and collaboration are critical to any business. Enabling your employees to do both of these effectively requires the right tools. Unified communications provide small businesses with everything they need. If you are considering switching...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

On-Premise vs. Cloud : Which Phone System is Best for Your Business?

January 26th, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

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Host on-premise or on the cloud? This is a common consideration for many business owners and communication managers looking to upgrade their enterprise’s phone system in this digital era. To make the most suitable choice for your business, you’ll need...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

Helping Companies Transition From Old Phone Systems That Hindered Remote Worker Performance

January 13th, 2021 by Function4

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Leading MTSP's Cloud Voice Solution Maximizes Communication and Productivity of Remote Workers SUGAR LAND, TX - Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company is helping small to mid-sized...

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Helping Companies Transition to Remote Workforce

December 29th, 2020 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Company Giving Businesses the Capability to Work From Home SUGAR LAND, TX - Function4 a leader in managed technology services, announced today that the company is proactively helping small to mid-sized businesses...

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On-Premise Phone Systems vs. Cloud Phone Systems: Which is Best Suited for Your Business?

November 24th, 2020 by Kirsten Barta

Host on-premise or on the cloud? This is a common consideration for many business owners and communication managers looking to upgrade their enterprise’s phone system in this digital era. To make the most suitable choice for your business, you’ll need...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

How the Copier has Transitioned from a Commodity to a Vital Information Management Tool

October 27th, 2020 by Glyn Morgan

When I started in this industry, most copiers were still using liquid toner and premix. You could always tell who had utilized these devices by the stains on the carpet in front of them. Once copiers transitioned over to dry ink, people were delighted....

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Posted in: Business Technology

Cloud Voice Services for Small to Midsize Business: Features to Look For

October 26th, 2020 by Ed Hoffmann

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Communication and collaboration are critical to any business. Enabling your employees to do both of these effectively requires the right tools. Function4's cloud voice services (aka VoIP or Unified Communications) platform, Elevate, provides businesses...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

Storm Season Is Here; Are Your Phones Ready?

August 31st, 2020 by Ed Hoffmann

Cloud voice, your best weapon against unexpected outages

As storms continue to threaten the gulf coast region, now is the time to make sure you have a business continuity plan in place in the future. Don’t let a downtime event make your business a statistic. FEMA states that almost 40% of businesses that...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

9 Cybersecurity Solutions for Businesses

March 18th, 2019 by Function4

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It doesn’t matter if you’re running a small-town business or a large, multinational corporation. If you own a business of any size, you’re at risk for threats such as cyberattacks and data breaches. Cyberthreats do not discriminate. For a business,...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity