Thousands of organizations across all sectors have already made the switch from an expensive, restrictive, and inflexible conventional landline phone system, to an agile, scaleable, feature-rich, future-proofed, and cost-effective VoIP phone system.  If your organization has wisely decided to upgrade to VoIP (or you are considering it), then naturally you want the installation and implementation process to be smooth and straightforward, and that you take the shortest path to value. To ensure that you get prepared and hit the ground running from day one, here are 20 VoIP setup-related questions:   VoIP Setup-Related Questions About Your Organization’s Goals  These questions will help refine and...

Pictured left to right: Daniel Parrish, Network & Systems Analyst, Davidson County and Joel Hartley, Chief Information Officer, Davidson County Davidson County, like many municipalities, had an issue that was slowing its progress. Their legacy telephone system - a combination of a digital system and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) integrated system - was almost 25 years old. The antiquated system was extremely complex and difficult to work with. Because of the complicated setup, to make any changes or do most anything within the phone system required special training and special expertise. Davidson County Was Just Done With It While the phone system...

When you ask Google to find “business phone providers near me,” then you will get plenty of options (possibly including one that brought you to this article!). Obviously, Google is helpful here — but there is MUCH more to the story that you need to know. Why? Because while Google (which is by far the most popular search engine on the planet) can list some “business providers near me,” it cannot go deeper and tell you which specific providers are trustworthy and credible — and which are not. In other words: just being in close proximity to a business phone provider...

Why Your IT Department Will Jump for Joy When You Switch to Hosted VoIPYour IT department is a vital part of your business. So, the fewer small fires they have to tend to, the more time they have to spend on those raging infernos that can bring any business big or small to a screeching halt.Imagine how unproductive your day would be if you had to troubleshoot issues for all of your co-workers. Unfortunately, this can be the rule rather than the exception for your IT department. They have to be responsible for keeping your company’s computer infrastructure up and...

An IP PBX is a private branch exchange (i.e. a telephone switching system within an organization), which allows calls to be placed and received over the internet. It uses an IP-based architecture to convert analog voice signals into digital, and routes calls to a VoIP Solutions Provider that is responsible for initiating and terminating each call.  Key Benefits of an IP PBX There are seven key reasons why a growing number of organizations across all sectors — health care, manufacturing, legal, financial services, IT, retail, logistics, etc. — have made the switch from a conventional on-premises PBX to an IP PBX: 1. Significant...

Everyone who knows me is aware that I love having fun with family, friends, colleagues, and customers. Heck, I love having fun with total strangers (that guy who is being super friendly to everyone in the airport waiting area during the flight delay — yup, that’s me!). And so, given my fondness for fun, it’s easy to understand why I also love holidays. When you’re a kid, you take holidays for granted. When you’re an adult, you learn to appreciate them more. But make no mistake: to me Memorial Day has never been a conventional holiday. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not...

School districts across the country are facing serious financial hurdles in the months and years ahead. Declining enrollment rates, mounting staff retirement costs, and widespread teacher shortages have added a whole new (and wholly unwelcome) meaning to the phrase “doing more with less”. Fortunately, there is a proven and cost-effective way for school districts to unify school district communications: upgrade from a conventional landline phone system to a VoIP phone system.  Here are four key reasons why an all-in-one VoIP phone system enables school districts to tie their school communications together:  A VoIP Phone System Connects All Staff Members and Locations Throughout...

Kellin Foundation winning a $20,000 award in the Future Fund of Greensboro competition Most of us are busy in our daily and work lives. Dr. Kelly Graves, Executive Director of the Kellin Foundation is no exception. So busy that the non-profit organization she co-founded in 2013 has grown 500% in the last five years! If you are not familiar with the Kellin Foundation, it is a Guilford County-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that strengthens resilience among children, families, adults, and communities through trauma-informed behavioral health services focused on prevention, treatment, and healing. The organization was also recognized as a National Child Traumatic Stress...

Your school (or school district) has decided to upgrade from a costly and inflexible landline phone system to an agile, feature-rich, affordable, and future-proofed VoIP phone system. Smart move. Or, as your students might say: “it’s a no-brainer!” Now, you need to carefully choose a vendor that is going to make your experience straightforward, safe, and successful. From initial implementation to ongoing support. Well, here is another no-brainer: that vendor is Carolina Digital Phone! Here are 5 reasons why we deliver the best phone system for schools: 1. We have in-depth experience serving schools. Unlike most other vendors, we deeply understand that...

Yet another indicator that across North Carolina, the work being done by economic development organizations is paying off. For the second year in a row, North Carolina was announced as the winner of Site Selection magazine’s Prosperity Cup.  The magazine is the official publication of the Industrial Asset Management Council. The Prosperity Cup recognizes state-level economic development agency success based on a 10-point index of criteria derived largely from capital investment project activity the previous calendar year. Watching North Carolina Bloom The fact that North Carolina has been selected two years running is not lost on Site Selection’s senior editor, Gary Daughters. Daughters...