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The Evolution of the Business Phone System: Part 3

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Jan 13, 2014 9:59:00 AM

Since we opened our doors 30 years ago, the biggest changes have been in the speed of innovation. Buyers of business phone systems are hesitant to commit to anything – you never know when a new technology or will make its predecessors obsolete, and no one wants to be caught holding a large bill for outdated hardware. 

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The Evolution of the Business Phone System: Part 2

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Jan 8, 2014 9:59:00 AM

In our last blog post, we started to share some of the insights from a recent meeting with a client we have been working with for 15 years. In talking to the CIO, we reflected on how much telephone systems have evolved over the last two decades, and many of the criteria we used when selecting a business phone systems were no longer relevant.

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The Evolution of the Business Phone System: Part 1

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Dec 10, 2013 2:43:00 PM

Changes in Technology

The nature of telephone systems has changed a lot since Alexander Graham Bell; actually it’s changed a lot in just the past 10 years. Since we have been servicing businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1984, we have seen the evolution of business phone systems. The criteria today’s business shoppers use to buy new telephone systems change dramatically from the days of the old PBX phone systems.

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The Legacy of Steve Jobs Honored by Bay Area Business Hall of Fame

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Nov 26, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Since the days when what is now Silicon Valley was apricot orchards, the Bay Area has been home to innovation. The start of semiconductor manufacturing at Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 started an entrepreneurial boom that pushes the edge of disruptive technology ever farther. Today, that spirit of innovation has made the San Francisco Bay Area the incubator for innovation in all aspects of technology, and we continue to celebrate the pioneers who “think outside the box.”

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The New Normal: Business Phone Systems in 2013

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Nov 8, 2013 1:13:00 PM

There are numerous well-known business regions across the country. In California are the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Within this region alone, there are more than 198,000 small businesses with even more medium and large companies. All of them have various telecom needs.

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Rising Oaks Youth Apartments Opens in Oakland

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on May 7, 2013 1:14:00 PM

Rising Oaks - A Great Cause Right in Our Backyard

One of Teledynamic's long time Bay Area clients - the Fred Finch Youth Center - is about to open the latest chapter in their on-going efforts to help the disenfranchised youth of America - Rising Oaks Youth Apartments.

At an estimated cost of $8 Million, this brand new, 30-unit apartment complex will open at 3800 Coolidge Avenue in Oakland, CA on May 16, 2013.  

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The Rise of Mobile VoIP and How it Changes Everything

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on May 1, 2013 1:22:00 PM

Once upon a time in 2001, when cell phones still had antennas, and “tweeting” was still something only birds did, phone companies decided to marry Internet technology with mobile phone technology. A few years later, in 2005, mobile VoIP (also called mobile Internet calling) emerged. Now in 2013, Internet telephony options continue to assume the dominant place in the world of telecom.

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The Rumors of the Death of the PSTN Are NOT Greatly Exaggerated

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Mar 18, 2013 5:35:00 AM

Is the Demise of the PSTN Finally at Hand?

Sharp scissors in hand, traditional phone providers are more than eager to cut the telephone cord of the old PSTN system.

The PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) is the infrastructure behind the nationwide phone service that runs off of phone wires and telephone poles. The Technical Advisory Council estimates that only 6% of Americans will use the PSTN by 2018.

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The Real Reason AT&T Is Raising Their Prices for Analog Lines

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Mar 14, 2013 11:09:00 AM

Have You Checked Your Phone Bill Lately?

You may have heard about how AT&T is raising prices on their analog lines for businesses

This is very typical phone company behavior, and it goes something like this:

Analog lines are old. They're not digital. They're a legacy platform that's increasingly expensive to maintain, inefficient and based on old technology that's going away anyway. 

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Digium Switchvox Wins Coveted Frost & Sullivan Award

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Feb 5, 2013 4:25:00 PM

Digium Switchvox Wins 2012 Global Growth Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan

As the leading Digium Switchvox dealer in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was pleased as punch to see Switchvox win this award. 

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