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AUG 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:20 AM EDT

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OnSIP VP Discusses Female Leadership In Tech At 8th Annual Women in the Channel Networking Event, Cloud Partners 2014

According to a recent report, men outnumber women 7 to 3 in tech jobs in New York City (OnSIP's main office location). Last year, while women made up 53% of the college graduates, only 41% of the science and engineering degrees went to women, and men were employed at twice the rate of women in STEM occupations (men 31% while women just 15%) [Thinkprogress.org]. It's statistics like these that make Women in the Channel a vital organization with an important mission to support and inspire women in the telecommunications industry.

The 8th Women in the Channel (WiC) Networking and Enrichment Event will be held at the Cloud Partners Conference and Expo on September 7th 5:00 PM at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in the Starboard Ballroom. Nicole Hayward, who is both VP of Marketing and Product Management at OnSIP and a WiC board member, will moderate a highly anticipated panel entitled "Women in Leadership" to discuss what the challenges and opportunities are for future generations of female leaders.

AUG 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:53 AM EDT

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OnSIP Adds Panasonic KX-UTG300 to Boot Server

OnSIP recently added the Panasonic KX-UTG300 business VoIP phone to our configuration boot server. The KX-UTG300 offers a full 5-inch color LCD touch screen, and a user-friendly graphical interface like a smart phone. In addition to making calls, the phone allows users to check email and view schedules in a calendar, which gives employees a centralized communications experience. The device is designed to be fully interoperable with leading hosted and open-source telecommunication server platforms such as OnSIP. It is fully optimized for OnSIP's HD voice feature.

AUG 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 03:31 PM EDT

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VoIP and Teleworking: 6 Productivity Tips for Working at Home

OnSIP Director of Sales Tim Cleves spent the year working from home in Paris using OnSIP Business VoIP.

Nobody knows the ins and outs of working remotely quite like OnSIP Director of Sales Tim Cleves. Tim, who was recently quoted in Investor's Business Daily, has worked from home for over a decade. For the past year, he's been working remotely from Paris by using my.OnSIP, our integrated web app that allows users to establish voice and chat presence amongst their coworkers.

But his experience in France has not always been crepes and airy cafés! Tim has his own rules for remaining productive and effective while working remotely overseas.

AUG 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:50 AM EDT

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OnSIP Team Members Speak, Showcase, and Participate in WebRTC Events at ITEXPO 2014

Our team travelled to Las Vegas last week for ITEXPO, the country's premiere business technology conference. Team members spoke on panels, discussed our offerings, and showcased InstaCall and The OnSIP Network, our latest WebRTC solutions. The gathering attracted a range of service providers, carriers, enterprises, resellers, and developers of all molds, and it marked the final stop on our "WebRTC Event Tour" this summer. We were excited to be there, and here's what happened.

OnSIP CTO John Riordan grins in hopeful anticipation of the day's events
AUG 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 03:16 PM EDT

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OnSIP Engineer Takes Over the World with WebRTC Attack Robot

Last week at ClueCon 2014, OnSIP Principal Architect Eric Tamme wanted to show that our SIP platform can be used for functions beyond real-time communications. As a scalable, robust, WebRTC integrated architecture, The OnSIP Network is the perfect option for developers who want to connect people in innovative ways. But for once in his life, Eric was not interested in connecting people via real-time communications.

What Eric wanted to do was take over the world.

"I wanted to build something interesting and different," Eric said. "Everyone knows how WebRTC can be used for video chat. I hoped to build a project that would show how our SIP platform could be used for all sorts of stuff. That's how I landed on the concept of the Attack Robot."

Meet your doom, earthling! The WebRTC Attack Robot drives across the floor menacingly.
AUG 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 01:17 PM EDT

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OnSIP CTO and VP Talk WebRTC At Upcoming ITEXPO Las Vegas

We're excited to attend ITEXPO on August 11-14, the world's leading business technology trade show that attracts a range of service providers, carriers, enterprises, resellers, and developers. OnSIP CTO John Riordan will speak at ITEXPO's Smart Voice Conference on the panel "Service Providers and Smart Voice - How Do They Fit Together?" at 4:30 PM on 8/11 (Monday).

On the same day, OnSIP VP of Marketing and Product Management Nicole Hayward will also be speaking on the panel "What WebRTC Means to Your Enterprise Communications" at 2:30 PM. Other OnSIP team members will showcase our InstaCall solution at booth 200D in the Enterprise WebRTC Solutions Pavilion.

It's certainly a busy week for us! We're looking forward to sharing our solutions and experiences with other members of the business technology community.

AUG 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:55 AM EDT

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Customer Feature: Customer Adamson Associates Architects Talks London Bridge and Rebuilding World Trade Center

Adamson Associates' project in central London (Shown: London Bridge)

Adamson Associates Architects has planned and designed some of the world's most recognizable architectures. From commercial infrastructure to public mixed use projects, Adamson Associates has brought superior expertise, sound planning, and good taste to its architectural projects for over 80 years. With over 40 users, the company has been implementing OnSIP since 2009. We spoke with Adamson Associates' IT Specialist Rami Haddad to get the scoop on his organization's experience with OnSIP.

JUL 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:08 AM EDT

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OnSIP CTO John Riordan Talks WebRTC and The OnSIP Network at ClueCon 2014

We're excited to attend FreeSWITCH's 10th Annual ClueCon conference next week (Aug. 4-7), the yearly telephony and VoIP convention that attracts leading developers interested in telecommunications. Following last year's presentation, OnSIP CTO John Riordan will present once again at 11 am CDT on August 5th at the Intercontinental Chicago Hotel. This time around, John will discuss how to design and implement WebRTC and SIP-based applications, an issue we've tackled in the past year with InstaCall, The OnSIP Network, and SIP.js This is the fourth stop on OnSIP's "WebRTC Events Tour" this summer.

OnSIP CTO John Riordan presenting at last year's ClueCon conference
JUL 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 05:05 PM EDT

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Why Is Business VoIP Expanding Slower Than Residential VoIP?

The FCC released a comprehensive report last month that documents the steady growth of VoIP in businesses and residences across the country. The continued adoption of VoIP is a widely documented phenomenon that risks disinterest, but the metrics of this particular study garnered some finely detailed information about how different segments of America are adopting IP phone services. Perhaps most relevant to the work that we do at OnSIP, the study found that residential VoIP is growing at three times the rate of business VoIP, although both segments are expanding significantly.

As of June 2013, Residential VoIP adoption is growing at three times that of Business VoIP (Courtesy: FCC)
JUL 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 04:47 PM EDT

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Hosted PBX Meets WebRTC: Good Things to Come for America's 30 Million Teleworkers

InstaPhone blurs the lines between hosted PBX and OTT real-time communications

As we recently discussed on our blog, the boundaries between hosted PBX services (traditionally anchored by desk phones) and other OTT real-time communications services are quickly being redrawn by WebRTC. Hosted PBX staples such as the ability to answer work calls from home, video conference into a meeting room, and IM with coworkers have traditionally required desktop software clients, downloadable browser plugins, and/or conferencing equipment. Today, these capabilities are implementable in browser applications built with Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC), opening new doors for applications that cater to remote working.

The idea offers particular advantages to the country's burgeoning mobile workforce. According to Global Workplace Analytics, over 4 million people work away from the office on a daily basis. When the metric is changed to people who work from home in any capacity, the number balloons to 1/5 of the workforce (30 million people), a figure that has increased almost 80% since 2005. This has given workers unprecedented leeway in their work situation, but it also creates new technical challenges for those who want to remain productive, integrated, and fully functional members of the company.