Is your business ready to phase out landline phone systems?

  Slowly but surely, landline phone systems are being replaced. In some parts of the world, like the United Kingdom, there are even plans to phase them out entirely by the end of the decade. If your business still uses a landline – even if it’s worked great for you so far – there is a good chance you’ll feel the pressure from your vendors to move to a different voice system soon.  One of the many available options is a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone system. It might sound daunting to make the switch to a system that is out of your comfort zone. The best thing you can do is arm

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Networking in a Virtual World

If you’re not networking, you’re missing out on significant career-growing opportunities. It’s that simple. Building professional relationships can make the difference between staying professionally stagnant and climbing the career ladder to success.   As we continue to see activities slowed by the overwhelming disruption of COVID-19, and with social restrictions and regulations introduced to stop the spread, face-to-face networking has understandably taken a major hit this past year.   Many businesses require networking to function; the ability to forge new relationships with coworkers, customers, and potential clients during the pandemic has now become more of a necessity than an option. Although it

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Are You Falling Behind Without an E-Signature Plan?

When it’s difficult or unsafe to have an in-person meeting, digital solutions are crucial for the well-being of your business and the convenience of your clientele. One solution that is helping businesses run smoothly right now is eSignature. Not only do digital signatures cut down on your supply costs, but in general, they are a smoother process for customers who want to be able to conduct their business quickly and remotely. If you don’t have an eSignature option, it might be costing you. So what exactly is eSignature technology? Simply put, it streamlines the process of signing documents over the

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A Look to the Future: 6G

Advancement in technology is inevitable. From how we work, to how we play, to how we live our lives, technology has created a revolution that will continue to grow. As time passes and tech continues to improve, what was the latest and greatest yesterday, is considered old news today. As wireless communication becomes increasingly essential to our daily lives, the demand  for wireless connectivity is escalating at an exponential rate, and technologists  and engineers have already turned their attention to its newest incarnation: 6G. So, what is 6G and what will it look like? These are the questions everyone has

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The Difference Between Energy Distributors and Suppliers

Maneuvering your way through the different utilities terms and options can be confusing. From picking a supplier to monitoring your monthly bill to knowing what to do and where to turn when your power goes out, there are plenty of opportunities to get lost. Consumers who understand the relationship between suppliers and distributors can feel more confident that they’re making the right decisions regarding their utilities. To help you feel more confident during the decision-making process, let’s take a look at the difference between distributors and suppliers and the role they play in the energy supply chain. Distributors: Energy distributors

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How can a fleet card save your business time and money? 

In a nutshell, a fleet card (or fuel card) is a type of payment card that allows for easy management of expenses associated with company-owned vehicles. Unlike a corporate credit card—which can be used for a broad set of authorized purchases – fleet cards are designed to be used specifically for expenses related to managing vehicles. Businesses such as trucking companies, ridesharing services or delivery providers will often issue individual fleet cards to employees who use and operate corporate vehicles, to cover fuel, vehicle repairs and maintenance expenses.   This is an exciting time for the fleet card industry. Businesses are

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The Intersection of Tech and Utilities

Reliability is an essential component of good utility services. Homeowners and business owners alike need to be assured they won’t lose power unexpectedly and know that it will be up and running as soon as possible if they do lose power. From tsunamis, forest fires, and ice storms, extreme weather has proved to be the number one opponent of utility reliability, and it has only become a bigger threat each year since the early 2000s. New technological developments have played a crucial role in helping utility providers re-establish control over external threats and re-establish reliability. Here are a few technological

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Growing your Bottom Line by Minimizing Fuel Costs

Anyone whose livelihood depends on them being on the road for extended periods knows the costs associated with being away from home can add up quickly. Food, lodging, and especially fuel are significant expenses. Indeed, fuel is the top variable expense for any fleet – often equating to  more than 75 percent of a fleet’s variable expenses. A fleet of 500 vehicles, each driving 24,000 miles per year, accumulates 12 million total miles annually. With numbers this large, even a small change can mean big savings. In fact, if they could reduce their bills by a mere quarter of a

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The COVID-19 Impact on Global Energy Consumption

According to the International Energy Agency, electricity demand dropped significantly under lockdown, with the dramatic reduction in services and industry over the course of the COVID-19 outbreak only partially offset by a higher residential use. Additionally, across all major regions, the power mix saw a shift towards renewables following lockdown measures due to low operating costs and depressed electricity demand. Natural gas remained the leading source of electricity in the United States, but renewables, coal and nuclear power found themselves trading second place amongst themselves as lockdown measures ebbed and flowed and temperature averages shifted across the country. In general,

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Cutting Energy Costs with Smart Devices

For obvious reasons, you’re likely spending more time at home these days. That means you’re also likely spending more on your monthly household utility bills. Thankfully, there are several ways you can reduce your utilities spend – one of them being smart home devices! Smart Devices can be installed in practically any home, and they can greatly increase your energy efficiency by using sensors and automatic adjustments to meet your energy needs and avoid over-consumption. Most of these devices can also be installed in the office to reduce your spend there. Here is a look at some of these devices

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