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We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Teams is now integrated with CIRCLE Cloud Communications, Japan's fastest growing internet-based phone service. If you are currently using CIRCLE, you can now use existing Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, toll-free, 050 numbers or any other CIRCLE phone number you have. Why use Microsoft Teams and CIRCLE? Make and receive calls with your existing numbers so...

We are excited to announce the latest version of CIRCLE Cloud Communications is coming available!  It goes live on Monday, 1 November for all partner clients across Japan.  CIRCLE 5.1 is Japan's fastest growing cloud communications platform that gives you telephone, video, chat, fax (QuickFAX) and much more. With CIRCLE 5.1, you get the latest in technology for your team all included in...

CIRCLE Softphone For Mac or Windows If you're one of the thousands of CIRCLE users around Japan, you've probably noticed that you have received a notice on your Mac or Windows machine to update your CIRCLE Softphone. What's going on? A few weeks ago, AINEO Networks announced a new update for our popular CIRCLE Cloud Communications service in October (announcement here). This...

Year-end is a festive time around the world for those celebrating Christmas in Dec, and New Year's Day.  For team BQF (AINEO's team of bright, quick, and flexible people), the end of the year means a great chance for us to buff up our services after a year of busy work. From the night of 28 Dec, we will have three days...

Mobile phones are ubiquitous, especially in Asia, one of the fastest growing regions of the world.  In Japan, many business people carry two phones.  It started with those flip phones from NEC, Panasonic, Fujitsu, Kyocera, as well as international and other domestic brands.  With the entrance of the smartphone, started by Nokia but hit ‘out of the ball park’ by Steve Job’s Apple...

Since AINEO introduced CIRCLE Cloud in 2016, we’ve been running like wild horses to keep up with the demand.  We’ve focused on voice, video, and chat as our core.  But  repeatedly, we were asked to build a internet-based fax service.  Thanks to a great team, we were able to eventually help people with a fax service.  That was the beginning of QuickFAX.     This year, with our...

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If you’re not much into swimming, and you don’t like pounding your feet on the streets with running, you may find cycling a great way to exercise. Riding a bicycle is a great way to get your heart rate up regularly while enjoying your surroundings. There are many types and categories of bicycles. In Japan, we have the famous “Mama Chari”...

Tokyo is a major metropolis with some 37,393,129 people this year. This likely includes the surrounding suburbs. China’s Wuhan Corona Virus has had a dramatic effect the population and especially on businesses that support the people. The larger companies may have been able to shoulder the burden of a quarter with negative sales but the smaller businesses have been devastated....

First off, we have been exclusively using CIRCLE for all our communications for years.  telecommuting Last October when Typhoon Hagibis rocked most of Japan we tested our remote work BCP plan out of necessity which was a good drill.  Once Covid-19 worsened in March, management implemented our remote work plan 100%. Here’s what we’ve discovered. CIRCLE works really well. Here’s why: We make and receive calls from our business...

The AINEO team is back in the office and rocking with CIRCLE Cloud Communications. We sell cloud-based phone services that provide chat and video to our partners. We can work from anywhere. Why are we in the office? After weeks of daily check in meetings in the AM and PM, countless video meetings, and being bombarded by negative news from the...

Using Streams for Remote Collaboration With so many teleworking and collaborating on the cloud these days, breaks at the water cooler and chats near the copy machine are becoming less common. Most companies are utilizing some sort of instant messaging platform to chat with their teams and there are numerous reasons to do so.  There are lots of offerings in this space. Slack for example calls...

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