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TeleworkingFromHomeUnified Communications achieves a great deal in terms of allowing staff to work remotely – that’s if they choose to work. Even the best managers need retraining: so what are the pitfalls?

You come into the office and you see a sea of empty desks. That’s OK though because you’ve implemented flexible working and are using unified communications systems to ensure that everybody is working when they are supposed to.

But you’re suspicious that they might be enjoying the sun, watching the Wimbledon final on a loop…how do you know they’re not? More…

To get started, why not just use VBKTOWAV VoiceBridge voicemail forwarding. It’s quick, easy, it works, and many of our Users were motivated to install it so that they could work from home and easily stay in touch.

Give it a try. Why not indeed?

As we wind down through the remains of 2012, and you have decided to keep your Nortel (Avaya) BCM or Norstar Phone System(s), you are far from alone. Hundreds of thousands of Nortel BCMs and/or Norstars are still in full productive use every day.

Many of these companies are realizing that they can extend the lives of their Phone Systems by installing our Voicemail Forwarding and/or OnLine Voicemail software, on any Windows PC or Server, network-connected to the phone system. That dark cloud of User frustration will be gone and your Staff will see immediate productivity rewards from staying in touch with Clients, Suppliers, Colleagues and Family, from their smartphones.

Many are replacing their complex CallPilot Desktop software, in favour of a simpler, low-cost solution with a `set-and-forget` philosophy.

You can be up-and-running in about half an hour. No muss, no fuss. A 30 day trial is yours free. Just click on the green Download button in the right hand column of this page.

The Future looks brighter already!

From NBC News:

Governments big and small are embracing cooperation, consolidation and efficiency to wring a few more dollars out of the budget as the effects of the “Great Recession” linger.

In some places, it’s as simple as pulling the plug on thousands of unused telephone lines or installing software that automatically shuts off idle school computers to save on electric bills. Other places are doing such things as merging town fire departments, combining 911 centers or outsourcing collection of parking fines.

Around the country, governments big and small are embracing cooperation, consolidation and efficiency to wring a few more dollars out of the budget as the effects of the Great Recession linger.

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  • They understand the continuing value that their Avaya/Nortel (or British Telecom equivalent) Phone Systems deliver – Reliability, Cost effectiveness.
  • They all want to squeeze all the practical Productivity they can from their Phone Systems.
  • They want their Nortel Phone Systems to continue to perform reliably, for as long as possible.
  • Their Staff need to get their Nortel Voicemail messages on their smartphones, so that they can stay in close contact with Customers, Prospects, Colleagues and Family. This is the fundamental core of Unified Communications.
  • They won’t exchange their Nortel Phone Systems for new technology until a clear, similarly reliable winner emerges from the stormy sea of competing systems, “standards” and punditry.

If you would you like to get even more mileage from your Nortel Norstar/Callpilot or BCM Phone Systems, simply, reliably and affordably, please give our proven software solutions a Test-drive. We’ll give you 30 days of safe driving, for up to 5 passengers. Just click on the green “Download” button. No seat belts required!

It all happens so quickly. You’ve been planning a nice relaxing week off, centered around the 4th of July holiday, and as soon as you get to your “oasis”, you start fretting about what is happening at the Office while you are away. Did Ms. Jones call about the big new order that she’s planning for next week? Did Mr. Smith leave any messages from your 3 voicemails that you left him over the last 10 days? You know the drill.

With 40% of senior staff reporting that they’d rather work than take a vacation, because of the ADDED stress, we need to try to minimize the emotional damage to ourselves and our families, who expect us to relax along with them on the beach.

Let’s face the reality that we’d rather be notified of the long-awaited return call, so that we can deal with it, then get on with the relaxation process. Most of our Clients use our software to keep them fully connected to what’s happening all the time, even if it means the occasional interruption on their way to the boardwalk seafood paradise.

It’s good for you, and it’s good for your business. A winning combo indeed. Give us a try and enjoy that week off just a little more.

Many, many Nortel Customers are expressing their frustration with trying to keep CallPilot Desktop Messaging working, since Avaya / Nortel is winding down its Support for the older, yet very reliable Nortel BCM Systems.

If you have upgraded to Outlook 2010, you’ll probably be similarly frustrated.

Most people use CallPilot Desktop Messaging to be able to receive their voicemails in a timely manner, via email, particularly on their Smartphone, Tablets and Laptops. Well it’s bound to get increasingly difficult, time-consuming and costly, to maintain this key functionality for loyal Nortel Customers.

When you look at the CallPilot Desktop Messaging User Guide, it’s 70 pages long! The VoiceBridge Voice Message Forwarding Guide is 3 pages long (includes the cover-page). Download and installation takes a few minutes. The system is configured and live without taking down the phone system. The Nortel voicemails are converted from .vbk format and delivered as .wav files, attached to emails. Every smartphone can play the .wav files, usually from a single click.

You only need a SINGLE Nortel Unified Messaging Key (License) to support any number of Users.

The choice is easy, once you give us a comparative try, free for 5 Users, for 30 days. We look forward to supporting you and keeping you up-to-date. Yes we do continue to support Legacy Nortel (and BT – British Telecom) Customers for as long as you choose to keep using the rugged Nortel hardware.

In the words of a well-known online Bank – “Save Your Money”.

Yes, it’s official…On Saturday June 30th we’re getting an extra second tacked on to our busy lives!

Here in Canada, it means waiting a moment longer to enjoy Canada Day’s parades, barbecues and fireworks.

We hope you all make the best use of your extra Tick.

Don’t forget to adjust your Avaya / Nortel BCM and Norstar phone systems.

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