If you thought ransomware was scary, now the world of cybersecurity is contending with an even more diabolical threat - killware. No, we’re not talking about SkyNet, the self-aware AI computer security network from the Terminator movies hell-bent on destroying all humans. But the idea of cyberattacks actually designed to kill people is, apparently, all too real. After the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack in the Spring of 2021 - which disrupted a major fuel delivery pipeline and resulted in the company paying a $4.4 million ransom -  companies large and small are on edge. And with good reason, according to Homeland...

When French West Vaughan in Raleigh, NC - the nation’s 15th largest independently-held public relations and integrated marketing agency -  needed to replace their 20-year old phone system they started doing some research. They had an outdated Nortel system that FWV’s Executive Assistant Sharon Kemp says just needed to go. Not only was it getting increasingly difficult to get replacement parts, but the cost was also outrageous. But what sold FWV on Carolina Digital Phone wasn’t just the hundreds of included features that make our phone systems extremely flexible or the money they saved moving their phones to the cloud. It...

Fleet-Plummer is a family business that was founded in 1949 as a hardware store in Greensboro, North Carolina, and remains one of the Triad’s oldest retail stores. Over the years, Fleet-Plummer has grown into an eclectic lifestyle retail destination that offers anything you need for gracious living with Southern style. While Fleet-Plummer offers everything from grills and patio furniture to greeting cards and jewelry, the one thing that Fleet-Plummer was lacking was a dependable telephone system and provider. So, when their telephone system was down for three days, they were desperately trying to find a solution. After a Google search on...

Mark Ledford, Director of Facilities at Christ United Methodist Church, a non-profit in Greensboro, NC, is singing the praises of Carolina Digital Phone. When it came time for the church to advance into the 21st Century and move its IT system to the cloud, it only made sense to include cloud-based telephones. That’s when the church chose to work with Carolina Digital Phone. Outside of working to provide the best possible digital phone system with 99.9% uptime and hundreds of free features plus unparalleled customer service, Carolina Digital Phone Owner/CEO Nicky Smith has always had a big heart for the church...

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...

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...

Here’s a fantastic service for anyone looking for professionally recorded business telephone system prompts, greetings, and more. Carolina Digital Phone has partnered with Snap Recordings, the leading online provider of professional voice recordings for business telephone systems. You can now order custom voicemail greetings, promotional on-hold messages, announcements, prompts, or any other type of telephone recordings directly from our website. Professional Voices Using the online wizard, create professional-quality telephone recordings, and establish instant credibility with your callers. Simply register for a free account, choose your voice talent and music, type or paste your script into our message editor, and pay securely online....

Why North State’s Merger with Segra is Great News for Shareholders — but Probably Awful News for Workers and Customers On December 9th, High Point, NC-based North State Telecommunications Corp. announced that it has agreed to merge with a subsidiary of MTN Infrastructure TopCo, Inc., which together with its other subsidiaries does business as Segra. This seems to be a classic case of a small, family-owned business selling to a much larger enterprise. As usual, there is a financial story, a worker story, and a customer story. The Financial Story: “We’re in the Money!” Charlotte, NC-based Segra has agreed to pay $80 in...

PRESS RELEASE - AUGUST 16, 2019 - Carolina Digital Phone a leading hosted cloud and telecommunications firm that serves businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions nationwide, is proud to announce that it has installed a state-of-the-art hosted cloud phone system for Graham County Schools, a K–12 graded school district serving Graham County, North Carolina.The installation included a total of 120 seats in Graham County Schools' central administrative office, and across its roster of schools including Robbinsville Elementary School, Robbinsville Middle School, Robbinsville High School, and The Academy.Commented Chris Villa, Major Account Director at Carolina Digital Phone: "I had...

A new report from market research firm Global Market Insights is projecting that the worldwide VoIP market will reach $55 billion by 2025. This represents a 175% increase from the current level of $20 billion.Analysts also predict that by 2025, the IT and telecom market will comprise more than 25% of the VoIP industry, with growth in North America leading the way. Key factors that will continue to convince businesses to migrate from traditional PSTN networks to cloud-based telephone systems include:Substantial year-over-year cost savings.The need to collaborate and connect with remote/mobile workers and distributed teams.Massive investments in telecommunications infrastructure that...