Bay Area Business Phone Systems Blog

Save Hundreds of Dollars Each Month on Your Business Phone Bill

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Feb 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This blog is our second post in a series of four called about the top four reasons to switch to a modern voice and data network.

In our first blog post, we took a look at the challenges of using a legacy phone system in today’s world of cloud communications and connectivity. However, there is more to the story than outdated legacy phones, but also the monthly bills for these systems should be examined in some detail.

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it

This could be the motto for many organizations. It is so easy to get used to the ‘status quo’ and to lose track of the potential savings that may be hidden in those stacks of monthly bills. Once an organization is accustomed to paying a particular bill each month, it typically will pay each month without a thought. Over time, the price increases incrementally, but most customers don’t notice the additional expense. The telephone companies have perfected the art of gently raising prices steadily without bringing attention to themselves.

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Topics: PBX, Virtual PBX, Administration, Internet Circuits

Learn How an Outdated Phone System is Hurting Your Business

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Feb 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This blog is our first blog post in a series of four posts called about the top four reasons to switch to a modern voice and data network.

Through our work over the past few years, we have encountered many customers who struggle to keep up with current business technology trends.

Our conversations about purchasing new phone systems often move into a more strategic discussion about how to prepare for the future.

A future – which for most forward-thinking businesses – has already arrived. 


What the Future of Business Communication Looks Like

Here is what a business gains when it leaves behind legacy voice and data technology for a modern voice and data network: A reliable and nimble platform that makes the most out of VoIP and cloud technology. And now for the best part, this new platform often costs less, (up to 40% less) than the legacy system cost per month.

In this four-part series, we’ll examine four specific technology challenges that many small businesses face.

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Topics: PBX, Virtual PBX, Administration, Internet Circuits

10 Things to Consider When Comparing Business Communication Solutions

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Sep 28, 2015 8:24:00 AM

Internet technology has revolutionized business communication and delivered amazing efficiency, power, and flexibility. However, this revolution has also created a lot of confusion for consumers. There are so many solutions to choose from, each with it’s own array of technologies and features, that it can be difficult to wade through it all to figure out which system is the best fit for your organization.

To help cut through the paralysis of analysis, we’ve put together the following top ten things you should consider when choosing your next business communication system.

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Topics: Administration, Virtual PBX Competitors

Why Should My Business Switch to a Virtual PBX

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Aug 11, 2015 7:09:00 AM

Companies are increasingly looking to the Virtual PBX for their business communications solutions. We have developed a comprehensive list of all the business reasons to switch to a Virtual PBX, otherwise known as a cloud PBX. After reviewing this list, it will become clear why your business might consider switching to a Virtual PBX system.

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Topics: PBX, Virtual PBX

Digium Switchvox: First PBX to Integrate WebRTC

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Jul 23, 2015 7:06:06 AM

With the recent announcement of the new Switchvox 6.0 software release, Digium is the first telephone systems maker to integrate WebRTC into their Switchvox Unified Communications platform. This is great news for the future of the premise-based business communications, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. 


What Digium Thinks of WebRTC

I had the chance to learn more about Digium’s embrace of WebRTC and how they see it coinciding with their overall strategy. Steve Sokol, Digium’s Director of Strategic Programs explains:

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Topics: Digium

3 Reasons to Change Your Hosted PBX Provider

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Jul 17, 2015 8:01:00 AM

Are You Unhappy with Your Hosted PBX Provider?
We Can Help!

The Virtual PBX, which many people refer to as Hosted PBX or Cloud PBX, has now been in the business mainstream for several years. You may now be reaching the point that you are out of contract, you're experiencing VoIP problems or are just looking for a San Francisco Business VoIP provider comparison. Much has changed since business VoIP first arrived in the market. Or maybe you are unhappy with certain aspects of your cloud phone system provider and need to change your Virtual PBX provider.

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Topics: PBX, Virtual PBX

New Digium Switchvox 6.0 Feature Deep Dive

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Jul 10, 2015 12:41:00 PM

In our last blog post, we introduced TeleDynamic customers to the new Switchvox 6.0 Software Release. It is a major upgrade of nearly all of the underlying technologies of Switchvox. What do these new technologies mean for you, the customer? It means you have a lot of powerful new capabilities that you’ll start seeing soon. 

Here is a description of some of the new features available in Switchvox 6.0, with the promise of many more arriving soon, once again propelling the Switchvox as the best in business communications solutions.

Spiffy New Switchboard

Switchvox’s Switchboard has been re-designed from the ground up to have a cleaner interface and provide more information to the user. Here are some of the new capabilities:

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Topics: Administration, Digium

Digium Asterisk vs. Digium Switchvox: Summary

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Jul 7, 2015 7:00:00 AM

This is the seventh blog post of our 7 post series on the subject of Asterisk vs. Switchvox phone systems. Subscribe to our blog by submitting your email into the box on the right to receive an email notification for each blog post in the series.

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Topics: Administration, Digium

Meet Switchvox 6.0 and Learn the Key Features

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Jun 30, 2015 11:01:00 AM

A Big Leap in Open Source PBX Technology 

The Digium Switchvox is the world’s most popular business communications solution based upon the Asterisk Open Source PBX. And it is overdue for a major overhaul.

Today, Digium announced that their Switchvox Cloud Virtual PBX has been upgraded to software release 6.0.  As they state succinctly on their website, the Switchvox Cloud is now powered by Asterisk 13, the current version of Asterisk. Previous to this upgrade, the Switchvox was based upon some very old Asterisk software.  Parts of the Switchvox code used Asterisk 1.4 that was released 2006 and Asterisk 1.6 which was released in 2008. It illustrates the technology lead that Asterisk open source software has over its commercial competitors. The Switchvox, based upon this 10-year-old software was still a heady competitor to the likes of ShoreTel, Mitel, and Avaya.

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Topics: PBX, Virtual PBX, Administration

Digium Switchvox 6.0 Features Explained

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Jun 11, 2015 9:16:00 AM


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Topics: PBX, Virtual PBX