Construction companies are increasingly using hosted cloud phone systems to improve communication, track materials and coordinate designs between teams. This helps them manage projects better and keep up with the fast pace of the industry.Across the U.S., nearly 753,000 firms in the construction industry employ more than 7.8 million people. This includes carpenters, electricians, project managers, site managers, masons, plumbers, welders, glaziers, surveyors, engineers, architects, and the list goes on.  Collectively, they build over $1.8 trillion worth of structures each year.Strong, Ongoing GrowthConstruction projects which were canceled in the past have restarted. Low-interest rates mean the construction industry will keep...

Out With the Old A cloud-based telephone system provides numerous benefits over a premise-based phone system. Cost savings is the first and most notable benefit. A cloud-based phone system eliminates the need for on-premise hardware, as all communication takes place over the internet. This results in substantial savings on upfront costs as well as ongoing maintenance expenses. But that's not all. A cloud-based system - often referred to as VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol - provides added flexibility, scalability, and features compared to premise-based phone systems that simply can't keep up with the pace of business today. With a cloud-based phone...

At Carolina Digital Phone, we have been proudly serving customers for more than two decades. And one of the most frequent things we hear from our prospective customers goes something like this:  “We are really impressed by various aspects of your VoIP phone system, such as the cost savings, off-site system management, scalability, flexibility, and features. But we aren’t 100% sure about dependability, because we aren’t familiar with VoIP in our environment. So tell us, is VoIP reliable?” For Carolina Digital Phone customers, the answer to this pivotal question is an unqualified YES. Here are the 5 reasons why: 1. Is VoIP Reliable?...

It is no surprise that small and medium-sized businesses across the globe have suffered due to the global coronavirus pandemic. What is becoming evident, based on research, is that the companies that are surviving and prospering are making a concerted push toward upgrading their digital technologies to survive. This means survival of small business depends on digital. What the Experts say 2020 Small Business Digital Maturity study According to a new 2020 Small Business Digital Maturity study from IDC, 70 percent of small businesses are speeding up their push to switch to digital in the face of hurdles coming from the COVID-19 crisis....

As noted by GovTech.com, county governments across the country are increasingly leading the way when it comes to deploying advanced technologies that matter and make a difference to everyday citizens. And one of the most important ways they are demonstrating technological, governance, and civic leadership is by switching to a hosted VoIP phone system (a.k.a. cloud phone system).At Carolina Digital Phone, we have extensive experience working closely with both large and small county governments to help them reap the advantages of a hosted VoIP phone system. Here are some of the most compelling benefits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYCnyN6RxCQ1. Significant Year-Over-Year Cost SavingsAccording to a...

A survey by Consumer Reports found that a whopping 70 percent of customers become highly upset — and some outright hate it — when they hear the following phrase (or a variation): “I need to transfer your call.” - People hate having their call transferred.  What’s behind this dread and loathing? Surely, it can’t be the simple act of transferring a call. After all, customers don’t have to lift a finger, and transfers are instant. There must be something else that infuriates customers. It’s not that customers inherently hate having their call transferred, it’s that they hate what usually happens after their...

While there have been advances in the telephone industry over the years, the basic concept has not changed much for over a hundred years. However, in the 21st Century, a major shakeup in the business phone industry means you should seriously consider updating your business phone system....

With signs that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic may finally be receding into our rearview mirror, it’s time to focus our attention on restarting North Carolina’s economy. But where do we start on the roadmap to recovery? Certainly, we don’t want to do anything to fuel the second wave of potentially more severe infections or mortality. However, we need to recognize the catastrophic economic hardship inflicted on businesses and workers. A slow road into a recession is one thing. It’s different to go from a record low unemployment rate to slamming on the brakes and losing 36 million jobs...

If you are a business owner or executive, then obviously you want to find ways to save money — especially these days with so much uncertainty about the future. Switching from a landline telephone system to a cloud telephone system will save your business anywhere from around 20%-50% per year (and possibly more). Plus, your staff — regardless of whether they are in a home office or workplace location — will have access to a full range of enterprise-grade calling features like voicemail-to-email and auto attendant that will help them be more productive and efficient. On top of this, your customers...

Welcome to lockdown! This is a weird time for everyone, and that's putting it lightly/ so many of us are used to waking up early and rushing through morning exercise, breakfast, a coffee or two, and even kissing our partners on the cheek goodbye. Often, we may not see our family before leaving the house. However, with lockdown, everything has changed. Working from home is the new normal for many, and if you've never worked from home before, then it can be a challenge to adjust. To help you overcome this sudden and unexpected shift in your life, here are five...