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Homemade Spiced Rum Courtesy TeleDynamic Communications

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Dec 2, 2011 2:46:00 PM

Homemade Spiced Rum

With Christmas a few weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. And time for my annual tradition of making homemade spiced rum.  

I've never been a big fan of commercial spiced rum, 

such as Captain Morgan. It's cloyingly sweet and watered down to 70 proof. However, the idea of flavoring rum with spices is a natural, combining the buttery sweet flavors of gold rum with warm winter spices. 

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Get the IRS to Pay for 35% of your New Business Telephone System

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Dec 1, 2011 8:00:00 AM

As I recently wrote in an email to our customers, Congress doesn’t usually do much for small businesses, but for once, they’ve done us a big favor.I’m a phone guy, not a CPA, so here's a simple explanation.

You can deduct the cost of new phone equipment or lease for your business up to $500K. Telephone systems and Premise PBX both qualify; you just need to take possession of any equipment by December 31st. 

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Bad Weather's Coming - Time To "Winterize" Your Telephony System

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Nov 29, 2011 8:52:00 PM

With winter storm season approaching, it's that time of year again for TeleDynamic to encourage you  to establish a business continuity plan for your telecommunications system.

Unfortunately, disasters are a part of life. Earthquakes, weather-related disasters, computer viruses, Internet attacks and carrier failures - to name a few.

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Open Source VoIP

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Nov 21, 2011 5:30:00 PM

The title of this blog combines two of the most popular business technology buzz phrases today though some folks may view the intersection of open source and VoIP as two emerging technologies that aren't proven. 

On the other side of the fence, there are many IT thought leaders who declare that they are the only path forward for enterprise-level PBX solutions. In today's blog we'll try to answer the question of who's right.  

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Advantages of VoIP

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Nov 14, 2011 4:15:00 PM

As an owner of a company providing San Francisco Bay Area business communications solutions, the most frequent question I get from customers surrounds the advantages of VoIP:

 


Is VoIP the right technology for me?

How can my business use VoIP to save money or increase my productivity?

Is VoIP a good business investment for my organization?

 

In a striking number of instances, the answer is "yes", VoIP is right for almost every organization today.  

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What Is Internet Telephony?

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Nov 7, 2011 4:40:00 PM

In my day-to-day role, the most common question for people considering a new business telephone system in the San Francisco Bay Area is, "what is Internet Telephony and why is it important to me?" This question comes in many forms with customers using similar terms such as VoIP, Internet calling, and more.

What is Internet Telephony?

 Simply put, Internet Telephony is placing phone calls on a data network. In the days before the convergence of voice and data, phone calls were made on a separate network dedicated to voice. In the office, data traveled on special cable designed for data and voice worked on a completely separate cable. In the connection to the outside world, voice connected to dedicated circuits, such as analog lines and digital lines known as PRI. For a data connection to the outside world, businesses typically used DSL, T1 and increasingly cable circuits.

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