Every successful business leader knows that “if we fail to take care of our customer, a competitor will.” Consider these eye-opening statistics: 17% of customers will walk away after just one bad experience, while 59% will leave after a handful of bad experiences. (Source: PWC)Companies that lead in customer service out-perform laggards by nearly 80% (Source: Forrester)Customers who rate a company’s service as “good” are 38% more likely to recommend that company to family members, friends, colleagues, and associates. (Source: Qualtrix XM Institute)  While there are many ways for organizations to improve customer service, among the most effective and most affordable is...

At Carolina Digital Phone, we take the safety of our customers VERY seriously. That is why we implement the following cybersecurity measures to protect our customers from cyberattacks: Our hosted cloud phone system runs on private and highly secure LAN data networks. These networks are protected by end-to-end encryption mechanisms. Including Transport Layer Security/TLS, Secure RTP for transmitting media, robust password protection for managed routers, and secure web-based dashboard access. In addition, our servers do NOT connect to the public Internet. Our expert team continuously installs and configures security patches and updates.We conduct 24/7 monitoring to proactively detect unusual or suspicious activity. Our...

Crystal Wright is the Office Manager at LDR & Co. Building Technologies which is actually multiple companies. One business, AirCon Carolina, is a leading design and build mechanical engineer firm. They specialize in biotech and pharmaceutical facilities, cleanroom technologies, and mission-critical sites. LDR Technologies is a licensed full-service mechanical contractor that specializes in providing industrial, commercial, and institutional service and unit replacement in North Carolina. While they provide HVAC installation and service, they are more specialized to work with hospitals and labs. Prior to coming to LDR & Co., Crystal worked at a construction company and said “We need to try...

In today’s uncertain, fast-paced, constantly-changing and relentlessly competitive business landscape, having a flexible workplace is crucial for success — and in the long run, survival. But how can organizations optimize workplace flexibility, so they can embrace rather than resist change? The answer is simple: upgrade to a cloud phone system. Below, we highlight seven critically important ways that a cloud phone system drives workplace flexibility: Location Flexibility The most well-known — and indeed, the most valuable — way that a cloud phone system makes workplace flexibility happen is by enabling employees to access the system from anywhere. For example, employees can use a...

There are a very few things that customers dislike more than being placed on hold. Research has found that 31% of customers will not wait on hold for more than five minutes.  Even worse, many of these unhappy customers are unlikely to come back and give a business a second chance. Separate research has found that after a single bad experience: 58% of customers stopped buying from the business.52% of customers switched to a different business for that particular product or service.52% of customers told others not to buy that particular product or service from the business. 48% of customers were unlikely...

Motivational and self-help guru Brian Tracy has said that to succeed, it is necessary to “be clear about your goal, but flexible about the process of achieving it”. Indeed, these wise words are as applicable to organizations as they are to individuals. This is more true than ever in today’s business landscape where a flexible workplace is not just a profitable competitive advantage, but a basic requirement for long-term survival.   Below, we highlight three essential tools for a flexible workplace that every organization needs to thrive instead of struggle:  Cloud Phone Systems for a Flexible Workplace A cloud phone system — also known...

Deciding to make the switch from a conventional phone system to a cloud (a.k.a. VoIP) phone system is a smart move when you consider all of the advantages, which include: Significant initial and year-over-year cost savings. A wide range of enterprise-grade Unified Calling (UC) features such as voicemail-to-email, auto attendant, live call transfer, and more.Seamless scalability.No maintenance, update and upgrade costs.No technical support costs.Reliability and uptime (if the power goes out locally, the system will automatically shift to another area of the state/country where power is operational). The freedom to provide employees with a softphone or a deskphone (or both). Below, we...

Greensboro, NC -- Carolina Digital Phone, a knowledgeable local leader in a cloud-based communications industry, continues to innovate with the implementation of STIR/SHAKEN technology to battle robocalls. In an effort to restore integrity in the United States public telephone system, the FCC is helping us fight against robocalls through a new set of rules and regulations: STIR/SHAKEN. Simply put, the new regulations help service providers verify whether the number the displayed on the Caller ID is accurate. Helping the callee trust that the call is not a spoofed call. A recent report from Truecaller reveals phone scams cost Americans over $10 billion...

It is widely understood — frankly, it is axiomatic by this point — that good customer service is important. However, the enormous impact and influence of customer service on today’s business landscape is truly eye-opening. Consider the following: 52% of customers have made an additional purchase from a company after a positive customer service experience (Source: Dimensional Research)On average, customers are willing to pay 17% more to do business with companies that have reputations for delivering great customer service. (Source: American Express) 61% of customers have switched brands due to poor customer service. And nearly 50% have done so within the last...

These days, the need for businesses to “do more with less” is not just important: it’s essential! And that’s why a growing number of companies — from small firms to large enterprises — are upgrading to cloud (a.k.a. VoIP) office phone systems. Here are the 5 biggest reasons why 1. No PBX Costs With Office Phone Systems Conventional phone systems require an on-site private branch exchange (PBX). These are extremely expensive. While the exact amount depends on the size of the organization, generally the cost is about $1,000 per employee. So, a company with 15 employees would have to spend $15,000...

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