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The Best Business VoIP Providers for 2020 - PCMag India

The Best Business VoIP Providers for 2020 - PCMag IndiaThe Best Business VoIP Providers for 2020 - PCMag IndiaCoeur d'Alene Press - Coeur d'Alene PressNorthside Computers Installs VoIP Systems to Help Local Users - OnFocus - OnFocusThe Best Business VoIP Providers for 2020 - PCMag IndiaPosted: 30 May 2020 04:00 AM PDTHow to Choose the Right VoIP & Phone ServiceBusiness phone service may look stodgy to some business tech buyers when compared with sexier technologies like video conferencing or team collaboration platforms. But while many technologies come and go, voice is one of those staples most every business needs to address, especially now that so many corporate work forces are being redistributed to home offices. Fortunately, modern cloud-managed voice over IP (VoIP) phone services can be easily reconfigured to support remote users and often they also offer integrated solutions for more modern communication capabilities, including both web meetings and team c…

Google Voice is Now GA For Canada - UC Today

Google Voice is Now GA For Canada - UC Today

Google Voice is Now GA For Canada - UC Today

Posted: 22 May 2020 02:32 AM PDT

Google Voice is Now GA For Canada

As companies around the world continue to search for ways to combine their collaboration and communication tools into a single pane of glass, voice is becoming a popular addition to productivity suites. Google recently released the Google Voice solution to help team members access business phone alongside tools like Google Meet, Docs, and more.

Google Voice has been rolling out gradually to more countries around the world, offering an alternative option to cloud-based telephony for companies that want access to flexible VoIP. Voice is now Generally Available in Canada, and you can sign up for it here.

Delivering Google Voice to the World

The Google Voice Cloud-based phone system is optimised to support businesses of all sizes, providing smart cloud-based telephony that can scale with speed. Customers can use Google Voice to deploy and manage phone numbers around the world through Google Cloud. The solution comes with access to simple management processes and provisioning tools for admins. What's more, Google has attempted to simplify adoption of cloud telephony by making Voice simple to adopt at scale.

Admins can contact Google Voice to learn about easy migration options. What's more, the new GA status in Canada means that Google Voice customers both in Canada, and other regions can now assign numbers with Canada country codes to their users. Customers will also soon be able to add existing numbers with Canada country codes into Google Voice too.

Google hasn't announced when the new number porting feature will be available yet but advises customers to follow the Google blog for announcements.

Where Can You Get Google Voice?

As well as offering General Availability in Canada, Voice is now available in another 10 countries, including the UK, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US. G Suite customers in Canada can now sign up and purchase an additional license for Voice within their G Suite package.

Google Voice will soon let you transfer calls to other people - Android Police

Posted: 21 May 2020 10:36 AM PDT

Google Voice has long been one of Google's most confusing and most useful products, and since becoming part of G Suite in 2018, it has started receiving a bit more love when it comes to updates. It gained a dark theme and support for VoIP calling last year. Now the service is prepping the ability to transfer ongoing calls to other numbers and contacts.

According to a newly-published support page, users will be able to transfer outgoing and incoming calls to another number. Once connected to a call, a new Transfer button will appear in call options, letting users select from existing contacts or enter new numbers.

After that selection is confirmed, Voice will connect the current caller with the new one. The documentation reports that initiating a transfer on Android will place the call on hold while the new selection is made, but doesn't confirm the same caveat for transferring via computer or the iOS app.

While there hasn't been any existing way to transfer calls like this, Voice has long supported the ability to move an ongoing call between your own Voice devices.

Proper support for transferring calls between numbers should be a useful capability for many people. Though the feature isn't live yet, Google has confirmed it will be coming soon.

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Google wins prestigious U.S. government Cloud project - The Hindu

Posted: 20 May 2020 11:44 PM PDT

Google, which was dropped out of the $10 billion Pentagon Cloud project that was eventually won by Microsoft in a bitter fight with Amazon Web Services (AWS), has bagged a Cloud project with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Thomas Kurian-led Google Cloud announced that it won a pilot project with DoD's Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to build secure cloud management solution to detect, protect against, and respond to cyber threats worldwide.

The multi-cloud solution will be built on Google's modern application platform Anthos, allowing DIU to run web services and applications across Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure, while being centrally managed from the Google Cloud Console.

"We're honoured to partner with DIU on this critical initiative to protect its network from bad actors that pose threats to our national security," said Mike Daniels, Vice President, Global Public Sector, Google Cloud.

Axios first reported that the contract was between $1 million and $10 million.

The secure cloud management solution will provide benefits such as better network throughput with virtual firewalls and auditing devices that scale to meet demand up to 5,00,000 concurrent users and 1 million endpoints, Google said in a statement on Wednesday.

It would reduce cost by eliminating excess hardware and servers as applications and services can now be scaled up or down in the cloud based on demand.

The solution would also provide support for roaming users on mobile devices, including telework scenarios, with minimal latency for teleconferencing and VoIP.

"This secure cloud management solution will help the DIU maintain vigilance, while also helping it seamlessly manage applications in service of its mission," said Beau Hutto, VP Public Sector, Netskope.


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