Unified Communications Features for Manufacturing Employees

industry workers people in factoryThe manufacturing industry has a unique set of expectations to ensure innovation, production, and timely delivery of quality products. The pressure to innovate is met with the challenge of cutting costs, and the threat of competition demands productivity to remain high at all times.

With instant access to employees, specialists, managers, customers, and information, manufacturing companies that deploy a Unified Communications (UC) solutions can save time and money by streamlining communications and keeping their supply chain kink-free.

Switchvox is more then a simple phone system for the receptionist; it is a full UC solution with features that benefit all employees … Continued

5 Tips For Keeping Your New Phone System Project On Track

The process of evaluating, choosing, and deploying the right phone system for your company can be extremely time consuming and overwhelming.  Your company’s communication system is a major factor in the success of your organization, and a good purchase decision can give you a competitive advantage.   With these high stakes riding on a quality decision, many individuals and groups need to be involved, and dozens of options need to be considered- which can complicate the process.  Implementing a new phone system requires proper planning, which includes thoughtful feedback and careful consideration of all options.

To help ensure that your current … Continued

ITEXPO & Asterisk World coming to Fort Lauderdale

ITEXPO EastThe month of January is an exciting time for those in the communications industry. While the rest of the country slowly freezes over, everyone from engineers and IT/telecom managers to C-level execs and business owners will gather in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the highly anticipated ITEXPO- the only event dedicated to communications solutions for the enterprise mid-market, resellers, and service providers.

From Monday to Thursday, January 25-28, educational keynotes, training sessions, and workshops will take place at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center for ITEXPO 2016. Some hot topics this year include Cloud, data, security, and WebRTC. … Continued

An Unbiased Look at the On-Premises vs. Hosted Phone System Debate

Benefits of a hosted IP PBXThe debate focused around which phone system deployment method is preferred, a hosted PBX (aka Cloud-based solution) or on-premises, is one that has been building for years. With the rise of software-as-a-service (Saas) options and more SMBs considering them, the argument of hosted verses on-prem has become more intense. Unfortunately, like most debates, the responses that you will hear are varied, complicated, and oftentimes very biased. Many articles on the subject are written by phone system vendors that offer solutions focused around only one deployment method, and therefore favor it in all of their publications. Other articles give a … Continued

AstriCon Videos Now Posted – See you at Asterisk World!

Now that the AstriCon 2015 videos have been added to the Official Asterisk YouTube channel (you can see them and subscribe to the channel here), I thought it would be good to reflect on some of the great sessions that occurred in Orlando last October, and to look forward to Asterisk World later this month (January 26-28) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Thumbnail AstriConAstriCon 2015, Orlando
The Asterisk Community came together for 3 days of showing, telling, sharing and caring last October and so many different countries and regions of the world were represented – from Africa to Asia and Australia … Continued