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Cloud telephony, a cutting-edge solution that migrates business phone systems to the cloud, is revolutionizing business communication. It offers a myriad of features, ranging from basic call routing to advanced integrations with business tools, at a lower cost than traditional telephony systems. The adoption of cloud telephony is driven by the shift towards remote work, the need for scalable solutions, and the desire for cost-effective communication methods. By effectively replacing traditional landlines, PBX hardware, and infrastructure with internet-based services, cloud telephony provides a streamlined, efficient, and flexible approach to business communication. This technology plays a pivotal role in improving customer...

The article delves into the shift toward remote working, emphasizing its numerous advantages like increased flexibility for employees, cost savings for companies, and significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint. It highlights how remote work aids in improving work-life balance, mental health, and overall productivity. However, the article also acknowledges drawbacks, scaling from social isolation for workers, the decrease in informal office interactions, a potential negative impact on company culture to adverse effects on employees' mental health if not properly managed. It concludes by stating the need for maintaining open communications, adopting appropriate technologies, and maintaining a healthy...

Carolina Digital Phone has been in business for more than 20 years. For very select companies in some industries, this is not an exceptionally long period. For example, founded in 1806, Colgate is still going strong and the legendary Pabst Brewing Company has been around since 1844. However, in the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) marketplace, 20+ years is an ETERNITY. You can probably measure the average lifespan of a VoIP company in months rather than years. We have seen so many companies come and go — a few because they were unlucky, but the vast majority because they did...

If you are researching business phone systems in Charlotte, then here are 3 things that you need to know NOW — so that you don’t regret your decision and investment LATER: 1. A Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system is categorically superior to a landline phone system. There are several reasons for this, including: Significant up-front and ongoing cost savings. While every business is unique, it is typical to save 25-50% (or in some cases even more) when upgrading business communications from landline phone systems to VoIP phone systems Access to a wide range of Unified Calling (UC) features like video conferencing, presence,...

What is Employee Efficiency? Employee efficiency is a crucial factor in the success of any organization. It refers to how long it takes an employee to perform a unit of service compared to the theoretical time it should take. This measure allows businesses to assess the effectiveness of their workforce and identify areas for improvement. Each company may have benchmarks for measuring efficiency. These are typically based on industry standards, best practices, or internal targets. These benchmarks serve as a reference point for evaluating employee performance. These standards vary depending on the nature of the work being done. Measuring employee efficiency enables businesses...

In today's agile business landscape, we cannot underrate the importance of a scalable system. It is not a question of whether you will need to respond to change. Rather, it is a matter of when, how fast, and to what extent.VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is becoming the go-to solution for businesses of all sizes. VoIP offers many benefits for organizations. These include lower costs, better teamwork, and scalability. This makes it possible to add or remove users as their needs change without interrupting service or adding fees.First, the Bad NewsTraditional landline phone systems are anti-scalable. This is true for...

As a business owner or other decision-maker in your company, you probably know that when searching for the best Greensboro Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider, sometimes Google isn’t your friend. Well, it is…and it isn’t. Google is friendly in that all you have to do is type “best Greensboro VoIP provider” (or something similar). Once you click search, you get many options that could be significantly better than traditional phone service. Googling is free, fast, and you don’t even have to say please and thank you. But, Google doesn’t do a great job when it comes to evaluating one business VoIP...

The financial services industry market in the U.S. is booming. Assets under management (AUM) are projected to hit $57.03 trillion in 2023 and show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2023-2027) of 9.12%, resulting in a market volume of $80.87 trillion by 2027. However, with more growth comes stiffer competition. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were more than 330,300 financial advisors in the U.S. in 2021. By 2031, that number increases by 50,900. That represents a 15% rate of job growth. That is much higher than the average growth rate for all occupations at 7%. As such, financial advisors...

Some companies believe customer service is merely one aspect of what they do. And then there are some companies whose commitment to customer service is part of their DNA. At Carolina Digital Phone, for more than 20 years we have earned a reputation for customer service that, from what our customers, partners, and peers tell us, is unrivaled in the marketplace. To us, delivering exceptional customer service is not just what we do. It is WHO WE ARE. At Carolina Digital Phone, we know that providing a smooth and memorable customer journey is crucial to our success. We strive to ensure that...

One of the most important investments a small office will make is a phone system. Make the right decision, and the path to value and ROI will be short and straightforward. But make the wrong decision, and get stuck with an expensive, inflexible liability. To help ensure that a small office phone system is profitable and rewarding -- instead of costly and regrettable -- here are 7 reasons why you should focus on Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as your choice for a small office telephone system: 1. Substantial Up-front and Ongoing Cost Savings For large multi-site enterprises, cutting costs is important. But...