Archive Tag: ShoreTel


6 Reasons to Upgrade Your Business Phone System


Businesses replace their desktop PCs about every five years. Mobile devices are replaced more frequently, especially for companies that allow employee-owned devices, because many consumers upgrade their smartphones and tablets as soon as they qualify for carrier discounts. Yet many organizations tend to cling to old phone systems for 10 to 20 years. To give […]

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How Communication and Automation Improve School and Office Safety

Tragedies involving violence at our schools and places of work have made safety a top-of-mind issue across the country. Many states, counties and municipalities have passed or are considering legislation that mandates increased security measures and greater cooperation between schools, law enforcement and the community at large. Public- and private-sector organizations are dedicating budget dollars […]

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Ensuring Your Phone System Is a Business Enabler

If you make money using the phone, then your phone system needs to be a business enabler, not an inhibiter. It needs to differentiate your business from your competition. Your prospects must be able to reach you in a timely manner. Your customers need to find you wherever you are, at the front desk, in […]

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Public, Private or Puffy: What Exactly Is the Cloud, Anyway?

Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud adoption is on the rise, according to the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Report, which found that organizations are using an average of eight different clouds. Eighty-five percent of organizations have a multi-cloud strategy, with 41 percent of IT workloads in public clouds and 38 percent in private clouds. Multiple […]

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Turning Collaboration from Buzzword to Competitive Advantage

According to Techaisle’s 2017 Top 10 SMB (small to midsize business) Business Issues, IT Priorities and IT Challenges report, the No. 2 IT priority is collaboration, behind the cloud and ahead of mobility and security. That’s a pretty powerful statement. Smaller organizations, on average, are saying that the ability of IT to support business collaboration […]

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How Contact Centers Support Evolving Goals and Priorities in Healthcare

As healthcare providers become more patient-centric, there is an increasing need for solutions that enable these organizations to treat patients more like customers. Just as consumers have increased expectations for customer service, responsiveness and communication, patients have similar expectations for the quality and delivery of care, communication with health professionals, finding answers to health-related questions, […]

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Helping School Administrators Stay Connected on the Go

K-12 and higher education school administrators have become just as mobile as the learning environments in their schools. Administrators are constantly visiting classrooms and buildings, meeting with parents and teachers, attending professional development workshops, and collaborating with fellow education professionals. Administration is no more tied to a desk than a child’s education is. And like […]

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Savings & Growth: How 1 Easy Telecom Change Can Drive Both

Business demands are constantly changing. Between employee fluctuation and seasonal changes, it’s hard to not overspend on telecom. Analog technology or digital lines require additional wiring and installation if you want to scale and can quickly put a hole in your pocket. SIP trunking, on the other hand, has gained popularity over the years as […]

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