Apache Cassandra is a massively scalable open source NoSQL database. Cassandra was designed to manage huge amounts of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data across the cloud. Facebook initially developed the solution for their Inbox Search feature, and OnSIP has utilized it to horizontally distribute our platform. Google, Cisco, Reddit, and Netflix are just a few companies who are also utilizing Cassandra.
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We’re happy to add Busy Lamp Field (BLF) support to OnSIP’s feature set. BLF offers employees a bird’s-eye view of which of their coworkers are taking a call. BLF works regardless of where a coworker is located (the office, the road, at home), and can be used with any VoIP phone. This new feature will prove instrumental for receptionists and managers with remote and multi-site workers.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 05:17 PM EDT
We’ve teamed up with Panasonic to offer businesses a complete hosted telephone system. As the first Panasonic SIP Hosted Preferred Partner, we’re providing our hosted PBX service alongside Panasonic’s high quality SIP phones. We’re happy to highlight Scobis Company's success with this program
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:03 AM EDT
For a long time now, office receptionists and call center managers have relied on phone sidecars and flashing buttons to get a bird’s eye view of which co-workers were on a call. The phone’s flashing lights, Busy Lamp Field, seems a simple enough feature. However, it’s not so simple in a world today as businesses increasingly need geographic flexibility, the ability to connect multiple offices, remote workers, and traveling employees with smart phones.
Today, businesses require phone systems that are just as complex as they are. But the fundamental need of being able to see when a co-worker is on a call has never changed. That’s why OnSIP has innovated its own Busy Lamp Field (BLF) support. It’s a technology that gives you an accurate snapshot of your phone system, regardless of where your co-workers are located or what phones they’re using.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 03:07 PM EDT
Team OnSIP woke up bright and early on Earth Day this past Saturday, April 20th, to give back to the community through New York Cares Day Spring. “I am so happy Team OnSIP participated again on Saturday,” said Vice President of Marketing Nicole Hayward. “Our seven volunteers tackled mulching, sweeping, and trash removal from Lookout Hill in Prospect Park. Altogether, we worked as many hours as 10 park staff employees work in an entire week.”
New York Cares Spring Day is a daylong effort that attracts over 4,000 volunteers to 70 of the city’s most utilized green spaces. Volunteers clean, mulch, plant, and paint these areas to help prepare them for the increased summer activity. “It was really fun,” said OnSIP Software Engineer Oren Forer. “We were part of a great team, and it felt good to work in a place that people would frequently use.”
Posted by Samantha Avignone at 01:10 PM EDT
Gavin Keiner, Director of Operations at three year OnSIP customer Sessions College for Professional Design tells us why OnSIP works for them.
What is Sessions College?
Sessions College is a fully online school of visual arts offering degree and certificate programs in graphic design, web design, digital media, and more. Founded in New York in 1997, the company is now headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. Thousands of students in the United States and abroad use Sessions College programs to earn credentials and gain the professional skills and portfolios required for careers in creative arts.
Posted by Samantha Avignone at 10:49 AM EDT
Every April, thousands of volunteers come together and give back to the community on New York Cares Day Spring, a one-day, citywide effort to clean up New York City's green spaces. It's estimated that the work completed by volunteers on this day alone would take city staff over 9 years (!!!) to complete on their own. NY Cares Day Spring 2013 will take place on April 20th.
On the last NY Cares Day Spring, a small group from OnSIP participated in the clean up of the Bartow-Pell Mansion. The team spent the day mulching, painting, clearing, and planting, and left the historical landmark better than they found it.
Posted by Samantha Avignone at 02:13 PM EDT
As a business VoIP provider that doesn't partake in the age-old practice of locking in clients with year-long contracts or phones that only work with our service, we know that our customer support makes or breaks us. We bet on trust to keep our customers around. Trust in our recommendations, trust in our product, and trust in our people.
Thankfully, we have an extraordinary Customer Success team that strives to go above and beyond the call of duty each and every day:
@3rdparty happy with OnSIP so far. Great support too.— Jason Fried (@jasonfried) August 25, 2010
Posted by Samantha Avignone at 12:57 PM EDT
Our team continues to grow. We are excited to announce that Kamran Raja has joined the engineering group as our new senior sys admin.
Kamran brings to the group his varied experiences in applied technologies. His background includes work in medical imaging, data analytics, high-performance FI/FX reporting, and e-commerce. Kamran first knowingly used Voice over IP back in 1999 to better communicate with his teammates in Starcraft matches.
We're looking forward to utilizing Kamran's systems administration expertise to build and scale the rock-solid infrastructure needed for a phenomenal end user experience. Welcome aboard, Kamran!
Posted by Samantha Avignone at 01:56 PM EDT
It's never too early to start planning for Halloween. OnSIP customer FrightProps, is a one-stop shop for all your Halloween needs and wants all year round. You can get anything from props, to pneumatics, to audio/video, anything you could possibly imagine!
Doug Anderson, Owner at FrightProps, shared his thoughts on OnSIP with us.
What is FrightProps?
FrightProps is the #1 online retailer for serious Halloween accessories. We supply professional haunted houses and Halloween enthusiasts around the world with products they need to create incredible props and attractions!
We're located just outside downtown Minneapolis, MN. All of our employees work at this location, which features a front office, fabrication area and storage warehouse.