FluentCloud

Feel free to ask us questions or give us suggestions.   FluentCloud is a cloud communications service designed with the needs of the small to medium and growing businesses. We've got lots of features, affordable pricing, no contracts, and our support rocks! Feel free to check us out at FluentStream Technologies and FluentCloud.

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    FluentStream and Our Company Culture →

    Check out our new blog about our company culture and how we foster creativity. As always, we would love to hear your thoughts and opinions! Tell us about your company culture.

    — 2 years ago with 8 notes

    #company culture  #start up  #tech  #entrepreneurship 
    emergentfutures:

How the Millennial Generation Uses Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

Millennials — that is, American consumers between ages 18 and 34 — are a mobile generation
Full Story:Mashable

    emergentfutures:

    How the Millennial Generation Uses Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]


    Millennials — that is, American consumers between ages 18 and 34 — are a mobile generation

    Full Story:Mashable

    (via futuristgerd)

    — 2 years ago with 75 notes

    We’ve got the pink ribbon up for Breast Cancer Awareness!  

    We’ve got the pink ribbon up for Breast Cancer Awareness!  

    — 2 years ago

    #breast cancer awareness 
    Using FluentCloud from a Sales Perspective

    At FluentStream, we like teamwork. Recently, our very own Sales Executive, Josh Ellis, wrote a blog describing how he uses FluentCloud.

    “I am in sales so obviously I spend a large majority of my day on the phone.  I would like to share a few quick reasons why the FluentCloud platform makes my job easier, resulting in a larger pipeline and better close ratio.  When pitching a hosted VoIP solution to a potential prospect, the last thing I need is poor call quality, dropped calls, or echoing and lag in the call.  To date, I have yet to experience any issues on my calls.  Frequently, I am asked from the other party if I am using our system because they are impressed with the clarity of the call.  It can make for a quick closing of the deal if I am speaking with someone who has call quality issues with a competitor of ours.

    Internally we use Sugar as our CRM (customer relationship management) tool.  Not only am I able to click-to-call through Sugar, but incoming calls will tag the caller ID, match it up with the account in Sugar, and create a screen pop.  This saves me time when outbound dialing, and allows for more effective inbound calls when I can see the record of who is calling.  Call records are automatically created in Sugar and notes can be added to the record as well.  This functionality can be added to various CRMs, web-browsers, and email clients.

    Another feature that helps me out daily is our call reporting capabilities.  With the possibility of creating reports over 50 metrics deep, I can more effectively manage other sales individuals in the organization by viewing number of calls, time on the call, and various other reports.  Call recording is also another available feature.  Anyone in sales knows that listening to yourself on a call is one of the best ways to improve your craft.  Out of the box, all calls are recorded, easily accessed, easily transferred and playable through our web portal.

    Working in sales can grant me some freedom out of the office when traveling, meeting with clients, and occasionally working from home.  I run a softphone on my laptop that allows me to make calls via a computer phone and a USB headset from anywhere I have internet connectivity.  No matter where I am at in the country, I am connected to the phone solution and can extension dial other employees, receive routed calls from the auto attendant, and check voicemail.  Our Find Me/Follow Me feature is enabled to forward out calls to my cell phone if I am not available at my desk phone.  My cell phone will display our FluentCloud caller ID letting me know it is a business call.  It could be a new hot lead or a new customer ready to sign up, so I certainly do not want to miss these calls.”

    We’d love to hear about how you would use FluentCloud and what features are the most important to you. Check out our website to learn more.

    — 2 years ago with 39 notes

    #fluentcloud  #sales  #tech 
    thenextweb:

Irvine, CA-based startup Drumbi is today launching its new iPhone and Android app that wants to revolutionize the phone call. With Drumbi you’re now able to specify the topic of a phone call, as well as the location from which you’re calling before you place it. You can also designate the urgency of your call, so that when the recipient answers they’re well aware of the context and other relevant information you would have had to explain anyway. (via Drumbi: Reinventing phone calls by giving them a subject line - TNW Apps)

    thenextweb:

    Irvine, CA-based startup Drumbi is today launching its new iPhone and Android app that wants to revolutionize the phone call. With Drumbi you’re now able to specify the topic of a phone call, as well as the location from which you’re calling before you place it. You can also designate the urgency of your call, so that when the recipient answers they’re well aware of the context and other relevant information you would have had to explain anyway. (via Drumbi: Reinventing phone calls by giving them a subject line - TNW Apps)

    — 2 years ago with 113 notes

    #apps  #mobile  #calls  #iPhone  #Android 

    Some photos from our Employee Fun Day at the Boondocks in Northglenn,CO last week. We believe that encouraging our employees to have days like this builds teamwork and a friendlier work environment.

    — 2 years ago with 14 notes

    #fluentcloud  #employees  #fun 
    "A successful business isn’t the product or service it sells, its supply chain or its corporate culture: It is a group of people bound together by a common purpose and vision."
    — 2 years ago with 7 notes

    The Value of Cloud Communications

    Recently, the United States experienced earthquakes in the East Coast and the Midwest. Then there was Hurricane Irene, which made its way up the East Coast over the weekend.  When disasters strike, usually one of the first things most people want to do is contact friends and family. This can create chaos in terms of call capacity. When call volumes are higher than usual, people can have trouble connecting to whom they’re calling on the other end.

    Traditional phone systems can not typically handle these types of call volumes, but cloud-based communications systems can.  Even call centers, with large volume calls, have made the switch to cloud-based phone systems. But, call capacity isn’t the only thing attractive about a cloud-based phone system. There are a lot more advanced features that come with such a system. These features coupled with an advanced phone system provide the best disaster recovery and business continuity in the industry.

    Customers will never hear a busy signal and will be able to leave voicemails. On the other hand, you, as a business owner can have your calls routed to your personal cell phone or any other device. This means no more missed calls. And as a business, these benefits can draw the line between losing customers and keeping customers loyal. 

    — 2 years ago with 17 notes

    #hurricane irene  #cloud communications  #fluentcloud  #tech  #disasters  #voip 
    mothernaturenetwork:

Could your shoes power your cellphone?‘Reverse electrowetting’ could harvest enough energy from your walk to charge your phone or laptop.

    mothernaturenetwork:

    Could your shoes power your cellphone?
    ‘Reverse electrowetting’ could harvest enough energy from your walk to charge your phone or laptop.

    (via thenextweb)

    — 2 years ago with 394 notes

    #science  #shoes  #energy  #power 
    oatmeal:

A piece missing from Apple

    oatmeal:

    A piece missing from Apple

    (via thenextweb)

    — 2 years ago with 531 notes

    #apple  #steve jobs