Messaging & Collaboration

The Office Collaboration & Messaging channel at is designed to help any size business work from virtually anywhere. Find the latest technology information and tips for creating a virtual office. Exchange calendars, spreadsheets, presentations, and project management tasks among multiple locations, employees, contractors and clients.Read in-depth and honest virtual office software reviews and tips on using messaging and other office collaboration tools. Managing editor Michele McDonough and her team of professional writers and business men and women offer advice and tips designed to bring your office productivity to new heights, even if your office is in your own living room.

Using Skype for Business – Is It a Good Idea?

Skype has been a mainstay for many in terms of connecting to friends and family over the Internet, but it’s not just individuals that can benefit from using Skype.

Businesses can reap the rewards of using Skype for conference calling, but this product may not be the answer to everything.

VOIP vs Voice for Handheld Phones

The phones we use at home were simple for a long time before the internet came into picture. With the use of internet, technology like VoIP has been introduced to change the way we talk on the phone or mobile and has the ability to completely transform the existing phone system.

10 Best Practices for Email Retention

Around 35 billion e-mails are generated on any given day, making storage and retention a nightmare. Increasing storage capacity to cater to increased volumes is shortsighted. The solution is a well thought out retention policy that archives only the most relevant emails and allows easy retrieval.

Simple Outline for Planning a Conference

Are you in need of a conference plan outline? Receptionists and department heads are usually tasked to set up conferences, but if you have no idea what you need to do, this can be an overwhelming experience.

Here, we’ll look at some of the ways in which you can get a head of the curve.

10 Free Tips for Small Group Planning

Collaborating and making decisions with a smaller group of people offers different challenges than with larger groups. A larger arena usually means a more set plan on how things will flow—a meeting agenda, so to speak. If your group consists of only a few, you can still plan to achieve your goals.