4 Must-have Items For a School Emergency Alert Message

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Great schools produce future leaders, thinkers, and problem solvers. A child’s school plays a very important role in his or her life, yet there are some key components every school needs in order to do its job properly, especially when it comes to communications. Schools not only play the role of educator, but in the case of a school emergency, administrators and teachers become responsible for one thing: protecting the students. Whether the issue is severe weather, fire, power outage, a campus intrusion, or other crisis scenario, schools depend on their phone system to alert staff and parents via calls, emails, … Continued

A Deeper Look into the Asterisk Training Classroom

Whether you’re just getting started with Asterisk or need help with a specific topic, Digium offers a variety of training options to meet your needs. Our online and instructor-led courses teach you how to install, configure, tune, and maintain a complete Asterisk system. Certifications are also available, allowing you to bring a new skill set to your career or company. I sat down with our Asterisk trainers to get an in-depth look into the Asterisk Advanced and Asterisk Fast Start course outlines, along with goals of the training for each course.

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UC For You: The IT Worker

Every job role within your organization has unique challenges and obstacles to overcome. Taking advantage of the right tools can make a big difference in helping your staff reach their goals, and in growing the business. Unified communications (UC) is one of those tools (or platforms filled with tools) that enable employees to deliver quality results through collaboration, mobility, visibility and much more. As part of our blog series, UC for You, we first took a look at how UC helps the office manager. This time, it’s all about another key staff member – the IT specialist or Continued

Talking UC at ITEXPO: Watch Digium Live in Miami [Video]

Last week, several of us at Digium had the great privilege of attending ITEXPO East in Miami Beach, Florida. Not only did we take advantage of the fantastic weather, amazing local cuisine and beautiful beaches of South Beach, we were able to connect with Digium customers and partners, along with other IT vendors and show attendees to talk about Unified Communications solutions and the state of business communications.  And we caught it all in this week’s edition of Digium Live!

Before we get to the video interviews, it’s only fitting to call out some other highlights during our time in Miami. We were … Continued

Cost Cutting Tips and Free Services for SMBs


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Small to medium-sized businesses are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs around the office. Overhead expenses cut into profit margins and can ultimately run your business into the ground if not allocated properly. Here are some money-saving tips, along with a brief list of free services to help boost the bottom line of your business:

5 Tips to Cut Costs in Your Business:

Buy Recycled Printer Cartridges*

Printer ink is one of the most expensive liquids on the planet, but you can cut your printer ink costs by up to 50 percent if you buy through a recycled cartridge supplier, … Continued