Bay Area Internet Providers - Where Do You Start?
When it comes to San Francisco Bay Area Internet providers, there is a seemingly endless stream of carriers to consider. To help you make the most informed decision for your business, this blog post will outline and identify the major providers of business Internet services in the Bay Area. Further, I've categorized the leading Internet service vendors by the type of circuits that they provide and their ability to support VoIP.
Before we dive in, it's important for you to know that TeleDynamic has decades of experience with Internet carriers and this is how we are able to provide this “inside information". As a carrier agent, we provide professional consultation on the best choices for your specific business needs - not a cookie cutter solution. Engage with us and we'd be happy to gather quotes of reliable, leading providers and provide you a meaningful comparison. Before you ask, yes, this comes at no charge to you.Read More
Topics: Internet Circuits
Your Business is Now Magically Cloud Friendly
You’ve moved your business communications to VoIP, either through implementation of a Virtual PBX or SIP Trunking, saving money and providing your users with improved communications regardless of their location.
You had a solid hit here in getting rid of your old analog lines and PRI circuit, as well as your legacy data circuits. You now have an all-IP converged voice & data network. No more data and voice islands. Congratulations!Read More
Voice and Data Redundancy & Reliability
Voice communications have always been critical for businesses. Remember the time that voice was the only method of communication other than a face-to-face meeting? While there are now many methods of communications, business telephone calls are a bit less critical, but still quite important.
Somewhat the opposite, early Internet services were not reliable, nor was the business need very crucial. If the Internet was down for a few hours, business was still conducted. Today, Internet uptime is as important or more important than voice uptime.
So, we have two very critical business services in voice and data. One would think that much management attention would be given to the reliability of these services but unfortunately, most companies utilize “hope” as their strategy when it comes to reliability.Read More
This blog is our second blog post in a series of four posts called Bases Loaded: A Technology Grand Slam for SMBs. Click HERE to read the first blog post in the series
Your Monthly Phone Bill
In our last blog post, we discussed the costs of maintaining legacy business phone systems versus upgrading to new technology to improve communications. However, it's not just phone systems that need to be examined; legacy phone bills need to be viewed, too.
Monthly telephone bills typically include both voice and data services. Utilizing both services can lead to higher phone bills, but we've seen some outlandishly high bills for companies we've met within our market of the San Francisco Bay area. While there are potentially abundant savings available, many companies are accustomed to the old way of doing things.
Once an organization expects to get the same bill each month, they tend to pay it without thinking twice. As the price creeps up over time, the customer doesn’t notice the incremental increase.
Our team often sees several points of interest that your company should examine on your monthly phone bill. Let's get started, shall we?Read More
This blog is our first blog post in a series of four posts called Bases Loaded: A Technology Grand Slam for SMBs.
What is a Telecommunications Grand Slam?
Over the past few years, we have come across many customers who have found themselves behind the eight ball regarding technology trends. What started out as a conversation about buying a new phone system, moved into a more strategic discussion about preparing themselves for the future; a future that has already arrived for forward-thinking companies, leaving legacy voice and data technology behind and creating an affordable, nimble and reliable platform that makes the most out of the Cloud and VoIP.
So many customers have been so successful in embracing this ideology, that we thought we’d share the Grand Slam story!
In today’s marketplace, there are several types of premise-based business telephone solution providers. While every phone system creator has a unique offering, it is easy to categorize the providers into groups. Suppliers neatly fall into one of five broad classifications, and this grouping allows the phone system buyer to narrow their choices by determining which category fits them best and then explore the providers in that group. It’s a classic approach to narrowing a buyer’s choices and saving valuable time for both the buyer and the reseller. Lastly, it can help avoid making the wrong choices on a long-lived asset and critical business application, the corporate phone system.Read More
This is the fourth blog post of our 8 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.
Switchvox Business Phone System FeaturesRead More
Over the past few months, I’ve been diligently working on TeleDynamic’s business and marketing plans for 2015 to best serve our Bay Area business telecommunications clients. During this process, I've made several observations, which I believe will lead to a complete shift in business practices and technology. I’d like to share my predictions with you in hopes that they spur thoughts and internal conversations of how changes in business & technology can affect your organization in 2015.Read More
This is the fourth blog post of our 10 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.
What Is Switchvox?
As we discussed in our last blog, Asterisk is an engine. In comparison, Switchvox is a complete vehicle that anyone with minimal computer experience can manage. It's built for small to mid-sized businesses that need a powerful, business-grade phone system. In this blog post, we'll help you determine if Digium Switchvox is right for your company.
This is the second blog post of our 8 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.
What is Asterisk?
Asterisk is built by and for telecom developers and launched by Digium. Asterisk transforms commodity computers into powerful communications servers. It is free but requires programming expertise. Digium said it best when they said that Asterisk could be thought of as an engine.Read More