Adding to the excitement of the evening, Pivotal Labs, an OnSIP customer that partners with clients to develop software that runs the world's most innovative business platforms, hosted the event. We were happy to see their impressive office— especially the regulation ping pong table. To kick the evening off, Zendesk provided dinner and drinks and Zendesk customers talked about how to maximize their experience with the customer service software.
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The following is a survivor's account of his experience with a mythical network of intertwined copper wire known as "Plain Old Telephone Service". The beast is purportedly enormous, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean and occupying vast portions of the forty-eight contiguous states.
I'm a Sales Representative, and I spend most of my days making calls on our company's hosted PBX platform. I couldn't imagine the world without VoIP. I've come to crave that smooth and clear call so much that I've installed my own residential and cellphone VoIP plans on my personal phones.
While I was on vacation with my family in the Grand Canyon, I had no choice but to use the "landline" phone in our hotel room. This was one of the most disturbing events of my life, and I'm surprised that I can write about it. The experience convinced me that "Plain Old Telephone Service" is actually just a network of injurious demons who have been placed on Earth to torture those of us who care about quality phone service.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 03:30 PM EDT
Trilogy Interactive is a full-service digital agency. They work on strategy, design, and technological implementation with a diverse range of clients in the political and non-profit sectors. Trilogy Interactive currently has 30 OnSIP users. We asked Senior Strategist Brian Sisolak what Trilogy's experience with OnSIP has been like.
Posted by Mike Oeth at 10:43 AM EDT
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back to High School, but knowing what you know today? I know I have. Last week, I received exactly that opportunity and it didn’t require a Delorean or 1.21 gigawatts. I took a vacation day and left my job as CEO to become a High School student.
It all started last year when I bid on an item at a silent auction fundraiser for my daughter’s High School, Germantown Academy (GA), in Ft. Washington, PA. The item was “Be a GA Student for the day.” I’m pretty sure I was the only bidder. Apparently no one else thought that being a High School student again, if only for a day, sounded like fun.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:58 AM EDT
As we've blogged about many times, WebRTC, an open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities, has the potential to change the way we communicate. This potential is recognized in the growing number of WebRTC events and media buzz, but WebRTC application development is only beginning to catch fire across industries. Today, OnSIP is happy to announce a significant milestone in product development with WebRTC: The relaunch of www.getonsip.com.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 02:50 PM EDT
I've written plenty about WebRTC and we've sent our employees to several WebRTC expos, and I believe it will be an integral part of the future of realtime communications. So I'm glad to see that WebRTC is gaining real traction with video chat developers. Three WebRTC-based video platforms were recently released for large scale use, and I took a look at all of them to see how they measure up.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 01:23 PM EDT
OnSIP engineers recently implemented Scrum, an agile software development framework. One of the primary requirements of Scrum is that participants in their daily processes. One of the primary requirements of Scrum is that participants in the development process occupy the same workspace so they can engage in crucial collaborative efforts together. Find out how we tackled it with OnSIP remote worker and Senior Software Engineer Eric Tamme.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:56 AM EDT
AdLarge is the fastest growing premium advertising sales representation organization in the U.S. It represents radio, digital, and mobile content providers. AdLarge has enhanced the traditional business model for advertising sales representation through strategic asset utilization of its partners’ content and technology. It currently has 25 OnSIP users. We asked Operations Manager Ilwira Marciszek what AdLarge's experience with OnSIP has been like.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:17 AM EDT
OnSIP CEO and Cofounder Mike Oeth won a Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year – Telecommunications on Monday at the 11th Annual American Business Awards. The ABAs are the nation’s leading business awards program. All businesses in the United States – public or private, for profit or non-profit, large or small - are eligible to submit nominations, and Mike was happy to compete in this selective field.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 01:17 PM EDT
As a leading business VoIP service, OnSIP offers users a feature rich calling experience. What would you say your favorite OnSIP feature is? We asked our own staff – engineers, marketers, support – to vote for their favorite feature. And without further ado, here are OnSIP's greatest hits.