Carolina Digital Phone’s Hosted Cloud Phone System for the Roofing IndustryAccording to research by IBIS World, the market size for roofing contractors has surged to $41.9 billion a year, which represents a 5.2% increase from 2014 levels. What’s more, the industry is projected to grow 2.1% through 2020, and a survey by RoofingContractor.com found that 82% of both residential and commercial roofing contractors anticipate higher sales over the next three years. It’s a great time to be in the roofing industry!Communication ChallengesDespite the optimistic outlook and strong, growing demand — especially for storm-resistant, durable, and energy-efficient roofing solutions — many...

Across the U.S., nearly 700,000 firms in the construction industry employ more than 10 million people — carpenters, electricians, project managers, site managers, masons, plumbers, welders, glaziers, surveyors, engineers, architects, and the list goes on — who collectively build over $1.3 trillion worth of structures each year.Strong, Ongoing GrowthMany of the construction projects that were stalled or cancelled during the Great Recession have since resumed, which combined with historically low interest rates are fueling ongoing growth and expansion. According to ResearchAndMarkets.com, the U.S. construction industry is expected to enjoy a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% through 2023, at...

October 9, 2019: Today Spectrum has experienced a nationwide outage effecting millions of businesses and residential customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Ohio and many mid-western states. When calling Spectrum their Tier 1 Support Team will deny they have a problem, but after being transferred to a higher level technician they will tell you they are having a massive outage and do not have an estimated time for recovery.A recent Tweet from @Ask_Spectrum says they "do not have an estimated time of repair".Additional Resources can be found at https://outage.report/us/spectrum and also https://downdetector.com/status/spectrum/map/...

It’s NOT Too Good to be True: Why Cloud Phone Systems Cost So Much Less than Conventional On-Premises Phone SystemsThough we’d rather not admit it, we’ve all suffered the misery of purchasing something that was so inexpensive that it seemed too good to be true — but we went ahead and bought it anyway, only to discover that the little voice in our head was 100% right.For example, how many of us have bought an ultra cheap toaster, only to have it break down in a matter of months, weeks — or sometimes even days? And how many times have...

Hosted Cloud Frequently Asked Question: What is IP Strobe Lighting and How Does it Work?Recently, we looked at the basics of IP Paging, and how it is ideal for organizations such as corporations, schools, retailers, manufacturers, and more that need to broadcast announcements to multiple employees in one or more areas. However, what if your organization operates in a noisy environment such as a warehouse or call center, in a noise sensitive environment such as a courthouse or hospital, or needs to ensure compliance with ADA and OSHA regulations? That is where IP Strobe Lighting enters the picture!What is IP...

Back in 2015, North Carolina approved a second area code (743) for Piedmont Triad. This was primarily down to the fact that there was no more availability for (336) numbers. In North America, each three-digit dialing code can only be used approximately 8 million times. The trouble faced by most states is simply that they have exhausted the options for the initially designated area code.Since the introduction of the 743 dialing code, there has been a prolonged rate of adoption, and it’s not difficult to see why. We are going to take a closer look at the people most affected...