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. 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 it turns out, those companies that have already adopted digital strategies are much better equipped to...

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. 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. Your...

First things first: we all know that customers don’t like being placed on hold, and some of them downright hate it. But what you may not know is WHY customers find this experience so dreadful. As with many things in life, this reaction has less to do with reality and more to do with perception.It’s All in the MindResearch has revealed that what rankles people so much about waiting on hold isn’t actually waiting: it’s that they have nothing to do, which makes them feel that they’re waiting much longer than they truly are. For example, a customer who is...

With roots going back to the late 1980's, Carolina Digital has been a proud North Carolina Based company providing unparalleled customer service to customers big and small. Nicky Smith, our company’s founder and CEO, has always been very philanthropic and pro-North Carolina business. Our vast knowledge of the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) industry sets us apart from the competition. Other companies may venture into the VoIP world with little or no experience or poor infrastructure to support their service. At Carolina Digital Phone, VoIP is all we do. We have an extensive understanding of how the technology works, as well...

Picture the scene, a successful North Carolina based business owner wants to add some new features to her existing phone service. Her clients expect to be able to get in touch with her whenever they need to, so all she wants is out of hours call handling and calls to be forwarded to her cellphone. These services mean that she can keep her business moving and functioning to the best of its ability. Hardly a tall ask you may say. After all, she is a customer with a company that has needs.And after what seems like days on hold listening...

In the 21st century, communication is the key to success in business. Whatever the nature, size and scope of your enterprise you need to be able to make the outbound calls that secure new business and facilitate healthy operations while ensuring that when your clients need you, you’re never more than a phone call away. And in the digital age, more and more businesses are choosing to eschew traditional telecoms networks for VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services to facilitate their business communications.If you’re considering changing over to VoIP for the first time, you risk walking into a potential minefield....

Making the change to a cloud based service could be one of the best things you decide to do for your business. However, there are some business considerations you will need to make to ensure this is the right decision for you at this time.Do You Need More Flexibility?Compared to traditional phone lines, cloud allows for more flexibility. This is because cloud services enable just about any company to easily adapt to future changes. A traditional phone system will usually require the purchase of additional hardware, but a cloud system could safeguard you already.Do You Need Disaster Recovery?One of the...

If you are considering upgrading to a feature-rich and scalable hosted cloud phone system, then you will obviously want to know if you can use your existing phones, or if you need to purchase new phones. As with many questions of this nature, the answer is “it depends.” Before exploring this further, it will be helpful to quickly and simply look at how hosted cloud works.Understanding Hosted CloudOne of the most beneficial things about hosted cloud is that it does not need its own separate telecommunications infrastructure. Instead, it “piggy backs” on your existing IP network — which is the...

There are times when it makes sense to hop in the car and head to your nearest big-box retailer, such as when your kids (read: you) want the latest PS4 or Xbox One video game, or when you need to pick up a flash drive to store pictures of your “bucket list” dream trip to Augusta National (wait until you get to the glorious  13th hole).However, there are also times when big box retailers don’t have the solution you need — in fact, they will add to your problems. And this is definitely the case with a hosted cloud business...

One of the most popular and useful features of a hosted cloud system is video conferencing, which allows employees to connect and collaborate face-to-face, regardless of where they are located. Here are 7 reasons why your business — and your employees — will love hosted cloud video conferencing, and wonder how you ever managed to survive without it: 1. Dramatically Reduce Travel Costs Business Travel News’ Corporate Travel Index study reveals that the average cost of business travel in the U.S. — including meals, car rentals, hotels, and incidentals — has climbed to a whopping $325 per day. And this doesn’t even include...