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Top 12 Tips for Managing Remote Teams

November 8th, 2021 by Function4

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In the past week, I heard from several former colleagues who contacted me for advice on managing remote workers. As companies around the globe grapple to address coronavirus and the workplace, managers who have never led distributed workforces...

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Helps Local Companies Move From Outdated Servers With a Seamless Transition to the Cloud SUGARLAND, TX - Function4 a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP) is leveraging Microsoft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

February 11th, 2021 by Adam Vervaeke

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For many companies, in as little a few days, business models shifted from tried and true operations to everything happening over the phone. We are all in uncharted ground, where distancing has become the prime directive and in-person interactions are...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

How Can UCaaS Enable Greater Employee Mobility?

February 9th, 2021 by Darcy Mekis

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The idea of flexible work has become a competitive advantage in business. This flexibility facilitates employee mobility, supported by technology. Now, it’s likely that most of your workforce must be mobile. That’s due to not only the shift to required...

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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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5 Reasons to Start Using Cloud Communications Today

January 21st, 2021 by Adam Vervaeke

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Cloud communications adoption was already on the rise even before 2020. The year-over-year market growth rate for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) from 2018 to 2019 was 17.7 percent, with global revenue reaching $10.4 billion in Q4. Today,...

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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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Five Key Trends for the Display Industry during the New Normal

January 5th, 2021 by Mehryn Corrigan

Five Key Trends for the Display Industry during the New Normal

The display industry was already going through considerable changes when COVID-19 hit. Now, the pandemic has accelerated that innovation. The following are five key trends based on our new environment that companies in the display space should keep in...

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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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6 Realistic Time Management Tips for Remote Workers

December 15th, 2020 by Darcy Mekis

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You’re working on your monthly sales target report when your youngest barges into your bedroom, screaming her lungs out because the brother just took her toy. Now you have to pause working and solve the sibling rivalry. Or, you’re busy working on that...

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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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Providing Customers With a Technology Plan for Continued Operations

November 16th, 2020 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider (MTSP) Helps Businesses Owners Persevere Through the Pandemic SUGAR LAND, TX - Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company is building technology...

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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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Document Management Improves Critical Business Processes

March 4th, 2019 by Function4

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No matter what type of business you're in, managing information requires a good portion of your team's time. A robust document management solution can replace ad hoc strategies that take too much time and don't work well in today's information-saturated...

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3 Ways to Become More Efficient with Document Management

February 11th, 2019 by Function4

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Is your organization 20% less efficient than it could be? It is if you're tied to paper-based business processes. From losing track of critical documents to essential processes that take far longer than they should, a paper-dependent office is a productivity...

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3 High-Value Document Management Benefits

January 7th, 2019 by Function4

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We've all experienced the frustration of trying to locate a lost document. Sometimes lost paperwork is just a hassle, but when a critical business document can't be found, the stakes may be much higher. Here's how a document management system can make...

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Tips for How to Approach Your Document Management Transition

November 5th, 2018 by Function4

If you're adding a document management strategy to your business, it's important to realize that it won't be a one-step process. You'll need to decide which department could see the most immediate benefits and also understand that company-wide deployment...

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Posted in: Document Management, Automation

Banish Paper Clutter With Document Management

October 15th, 2018 by Function4

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Look around your office and make a mental list of the things that bother you the most. For many people, it's paper clutter, lack of space, and constant reminders of how behind they are that causes the most frustration. Moving to a roomier office may...

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3 Processes Streamlined by Document Management

May 7th, 2018 by Function4

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Document management can help your company in countless ways. It saves time, money, and stress, all by streamlining and strengthening the ways you deal with paper—but that's a pretty general statement, isn't it? Today we'll look at three specific...

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