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Customizing a VoIP deployment for your multisite customer

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Oct 10, 2018 10:48:00 AM

 

Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at different ways to structure multisite VoIP deployments. The truth is, each business is unique and sometimes a customized architecture is needed. In this article we look at a hybrid solution. A hybrid call processing deployment allows you to craft a solution that is perfectly tailored to a specific customer’s needs.

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Topics: Network Design, Total Voice Solution, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Customer Service

Tips for streamlining dial plan normalization in multisite VoIP deployments

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 12, 2018 3:52:00 PM

Implementing telephony solutions in an enterprise environment can be daunting. The level of difficulty and complexity usually escalates with the number of end users. Implementing a telephony solution in a multisite environment takes the complexity to a different level altogether.

In this article we offer up some tips for streamlining the implementation of a multisite VoIP deployment so the company can derive the maximum benefit from the solution.

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Topics: Network Design, Total Voice Solution, VoIP, Business Telephone System, Customer Service

Take an inside look at Yealink’s education solutions

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 22, 2018 3:50:00 PM

If you work with educational institutions, you should know about Yealink and its communications solutions specifically tailored to the needs of the education sector. When you take advantage of Yealink’s Education Reseller Program, you will be able to deliver a robust and reliable solution at a highly competitive price point.

In this article, we review Yealink’s education solutions and what makes this manufacturer a great choice for learning institutions.

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Topics: Yealink, Total Voice Solution, Customer Service, Customer Success Story

The 3 most common hybrid deployments for VoIP-to-analog solutions

Posted by Guest Blogger on Aug 1, 2018 3:54:00 PM

By Brian Van Meter, Community Marketing Specialist, Grandstream Networks* 

Voice over IP delivers major improvements to traditional communication networks, and as a result legacy analog phone systems are on their way out. Ten years ago, 80% of homes had landlines, but today that number is down to 43%— and businesses are following this trend, as well. However much VoIP is becoming the go-to technology for communications, it is important to acknowledge that certain markets cannot fully convert to a total VoIP solution. Not recognizing this could lead to loss in potential sales against competitors. In these situations, a hybrid VoIP network can help deliver the flexibility and power of an IP solution while catering to the restraints of your customer. Below are some of the most common situations and their solutions.

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Topics: Business Strategy, Grandstream, VoIP, Customer Service, Business Telephone System

Worker overwhelm and the demand for UC

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jul 18, 2018 3:48:00 PM

We speak a lot about unified communications and how network convergence allows it. Getting your customers migrated to VoIP is the first step to introducing them to unified communications (UC). Once that is established, they will be much more likely to embrace UC if you can show them the business problems it can help solve.

In this article, we look at some of the key drivers of demand for UC, which you can keep in mind when selling systems upgrades to your customers.

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Topics: Customer Service, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Total Voice Solution, Software Integration, Productivity

TeleDynamics Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards

Posted by TeleDynamics on Nov 29, 2017 3:48:00 PM

TeleDynamics Think Tank named Blog of the Year

We are pleased to announce that TeleDynamics has been named a silver winner in the Blog of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards.

Launched in March 2016, the Think Tank blog leverages TeleDynamics’ in-house expertise in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and networking to create content that will help telephone systems channel partners build successful businesses.

 A Texas-sized thank you!

We would like to thank our customers, who by reading our articles and engaging with us through the blog have fueled its success. We are also grateful to our manufacturers and partners, who have contributed content as guest bloggers or have shared customer success stories and other content.

 “We created the Think Tank blog as a way to provide a valuable information resource for our customers,” said Maria Leyendecker, Director of Marketing at TeleDynamics. “Our relationship with our dealers is what matters most to us, and we have enjoyed leveraging this platform as one of many ways to engage with them.”

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Topics: Customer Service, News

Win the growth game with this scorecard

Posted by Guest Blogger on Nov 1, 2017 3:44:00 PM

Five Essential Sales Metrics

By Mike Schmidtmann, Trans4mers 

Many telephone dealers and ITSPs aren’t growing because they are breaking fundamental rules of sales. They don’t even realize it! How can you break the rules when you don’t know the rules? 

Here’s a metaphor to illustrate this problem and the solution. Imagine playing golf without a scorecard. Now imagine playing without knowing what “par” is for each hole. Wouldn’t that be a bit odd? Disorienting?

Your score in golf is always compared with par. If you shoot a “4” on a hole, you don’t know how good that is until you know what the par is. It could be fair, good, or great depending on whether it’s a par 3, 4, or 5. Of course, if you post a “Snowman," (an 8), that’s bad no matter what the hole is!

Many resellers play a version of this game with sales. How do we know if we are shooting bogies, pars, or birdies? Below, you will find five invaluable metrics that should be on every sales scorecard.

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Topics: Customer Service, Business Strategy

Insider's view: Last week at Astricon

Posted by TeleDynamics on Oct 11, 2017 4:02:00 PM

AstriCon, the longest-running event devoted to the Asterisk open-source communications framework, celebrated its 14th year in Orlando last week. Todd Baca and Mark Parker were there at the TeleDynamics booth speaking with Asterisk experts and telephone systems professionals.

According to the Asterisk website, more than a million communications systems in over 170 countries are based on Asterisk, and “almost the entire Fortune 1000 list of customers” use Asterisk. So, if you are in the telecommunications business, you need to know about Asterisk!

 

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Topics: Business Telephone System, IP PBX, SIP, Customer Service, Events

More efficient meetings across the USA thanks to Konftel

Posted by TeleDynamics on Aug 30, 2017 3:54:00 PM


How often have you led or participated in a conference call where a technician had to come in to set up the call or troubleshoot? Because many conferencing systems are not intuitive enough to be operated without some training and practice, they often go underutilized and the company doesn’t fully reap the productivity and cost-saving benefits that the systems are meant to provide.

Konftel has made this problem a thing of the past with its sophisticated yet easy-to-use conferencing solutions. Here we present a customer success story that demonstrates how Olsson Associates has been using its Konftel platform to improve and simplify the communications among almost 1,000 employees across some 30 offices in seven U.S. states.

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Topics: Customer Service, Customer Success Story, conferencing, Peripherals

Cloud and UC: Is Your Telephone System on Board?

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on May 31, 2017 3:43:00 PM

Part 1 of 2: The cloud-based UC trend and its business advantages

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Topics: Cloud, Customer Service, Outsourcing, Trends, VoIP

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