“Silicon Flatirons” Symbolizes Startup Success in Boulder, CO

One of the country’s hottest high-tech startup communities sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains and world class rock climbing and hiking trails.

For entrepreneurs, Boulder, Co. almost has it all – a concentration of national research labs, energy and high-tech companies and lots of outdoor recreation, sustainable living industries and film festivals. Continue reading

What is PBX?

PBX or private branch exchange is a sophisticated phone system that allows switching of internal lines, and is commonly used in business. A limited number of external phone lines are shared amongst those users in the business. Local lines provide a private telephone network within the business. Using a PBX allows a business to save money by investing in a limited number of external lines instead of one for every user. Continue reading

What is Spam?

Spam is a relatively new term that has come about since the dawn of the Internet age, or for about the past 20 years. It is essentially the sending of the same message to a number of Internet users who have not chosen to receive it. While there are many ways to reach your audience, sending unsolicited messages to them by email or by any method of communications is not an effective one. Continue reading

Boston: A Business-Friendly City that’s Easy to Navigate

Home of the Boston Tea Party and American Revolution, Bostonians have a long history of doing business their way.

But over the centuries the city has shifted its emphasis from unfair taxation to innovation and sophistication.

Boston ranks third in the nation for its pedestrian-friendly nature and its transportation system known as The T, the nickname for its efficient subway and mass transit. It also offers Boston Commons, the country’s oldest park. Where else can you ride a Swan Boat on your lunch break? Continue reading

What Is SMS?

SMS is the acronym for short message service, but today it is most commonly known as text messaging. Essentially a telephone keypad or an on-screen keyboard is used in order to type a message. The user then hits send and the message is almost instantly received by the cellular phone it is destined for. A short message service center is the intermediary to the transmission of these messages. Continue reading

How Do Free Conference Call Companies Make Money?

Ever wonder how free conference call companies can offer their services without charging customers? It actually dates back to regulations and fees that were put in place when the parent Bell Company was forced to break up. Smaller phone companies entered the mix of phone service providers. Realizing that there were higher costs associated with serving rural areas (lower call volume, while still needing as much or more equipment), higher fees were paid to calls ending in rural areas. Continue reading