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Five reasons small businesses use VoIP phone systems

Five reasons small businesses use VoIP phone systems

Landlines are becoming a thing of the past as VoIP is quickly becoming the new standard of phone communication. Infonetics Research forecasted that the VoIP and unified communications market will be worth more than $88 billion by 2018 and grow more than 15 percent in the next few years? Additionally, their report states that the… Continue Reading

Top 5 telecom considerations before you move

Moving or relocating your business can be a daunting task. It doesn’t matter if you’re a sole proprietor or an enterprise business with hundreds of employees. Not only do you have to manage all the business operational changes of the move but the communications as well. During your move you will have to arrange for… Continue Reading

New VoIP product now available to local businesses

A new Voice over IP (VoIP) business communications tool, TDS® managedIP Hosted, is now available from BendBroadband. With managedIP Hosted, businesses can converge internet, phone and mobile services to improve call handling and call routing. In addition, area businesses can leverage nearly 50 other Unified Communications features and applications. Business owners nationwide have been using… Continue Reading

Office Madness!

Office Madness!

Office life is full of those little things that drive you crazy. (There’s a reason so many people choose to work remotely!) Fill out our Office Madness bracket and help us choose this year’s biggest office annoyance. Enjoy! And may your favorite office annoyance march through the tournament. Continue Reading

It’s NCAA Tournament time!

It’s NCAA Tournament time!

The teams have been selected, the brackets are set, and the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament starts this week! Games officially begin Tuesday with the First Four, and Thursday through Sunday brings the avalanche of hoops action known as the First and Second Rounds. The Final Four is scheduled for April 1 (no foolin’), and… Continue Reading

How Deschutes County got its groove back

How Deschutes County got its groove back

How has Central Oregon rebounded so quickly from the Great Recession? That’s the question the economic think tank the Milken Institute sought to answer when it commissioned a regional case study on the Bend-Redmond metro area. For four consecutive years, between 2005 and 2008, Bend-Redmond placed in the top three of the Milken Institute’s annual best-performing… Continue Reading

Bend-Redmond area tops Milken’s Best Performing Small Cities list

Bend-Redmond area tops Milken’s Best Performing Small Cities list

There’s no better small metro area in the country to do business than in Deschutes County, according to the latest Milken Institute study. The Bend-Redmond area topped the non-partisan, non-profit think tank’s 2016 Best Performing Small Cities index, moving up from eighth place a year ago. The Milken Institute’s index analyzes metrics such as job… Continue Reading