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Private, public and hybrid cloud deployments for VoIP services

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Dec 4, 2019 10:46:00 AM

The cloud is used to offer services directly to the end user, as well as to provide a platform on which vendors can develop their online applications (including VoIP) for their customers. In a previous article, we covered SaaS, PaaS and IaaS as the three most prominent cloud-based models that are used to offer services to clients. In this article, we take a more in-depth look at the various cloud deployment models that are available (including private, public and hybrid) and how they are useful for businesses of different sizes. The article concludes with the factors to consider when choosing which deployment model to use when offering VoIP and other cloud services to your customers.

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Topics: Customer Service, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Total Voice Solution, Trends, Cloud, Business Strategy, Unified Communications

How virtualization revolutionizes VoIP deployment

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Nov 6, 2019 10:52:00 AM

Redundancy and scalability are important for VoIP systems. Virtualization makes both of these easier, less costly, and more efficient. Coupled with cloud services, virtualization has revolutionized how network services are provided, and in particular, how VoIP deployment is executed.

In this article, we explain what virtualization is, the trends governing its newest technologies, and how all of this can be leveraged for use with VoIP services.

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Topics: VoIP, Trends, Productivity, Network Design

How to optimize your WAN connectivity for VoIP

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 28, 2019 10:53:00 AM

The choice of WAN technology and how it is deployed have a huge impact on the reliability and quality of voice services. For this reason, precautions must be taken to optimize WAN services for voice. In this article, we review best practices for achieving this.

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Topics: VoIP, Network Design, SD-WAN, Unified Communications, WAN technology

VoIP products and services for micro-enterprises

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jul 3, 2019 10:48:00 AM

If you’re looking to grow your business, consider serving micro-enterprises with 1-20 employees. According to the Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, firms with between 1-20 employees made up 89% of all U.S. firms in 2016. While this has traditionally been an underserved market when it comes to VoIP telecommunications, more and more equipment manufacturers are offering products tailored to their needs. In this article, we review some cutting-edge devices that are ideal for micro-enterprises.

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Topics: Customer Service, SIP Phones, IP PBX, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Grandstream, Yealink, Trends, Mobility, Headsets, Leasing, Video Conferencing, conferencing, Android, Product Review, Business Strategy, Bluetooth, Yeastar, Avaya

How to troubleshoot VoIP problems caused by your firewall

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jun 5, 2019 10:44:00 AM

 

A firewall is a vital component of any enterprise network. But, it can also wreak havoc on the operation of VoIP implementations. In this article, we address the most common problems a firewall can introduce to an IP telephony network, as well as best practices for avoiding or remedying them.

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Topics: VoIP, Network Security, Troubleshooting, Network Design, firewall

Base your telephony network on Avaya J series phones

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on May 29, 2019 10:46:00 AM

Product Review

Avaya’s J series phones offer a wide range of options with four models to choose from. From the entry level J129 through to the high-performance J179, these phones are ideal for fulfilling the needs of virtually any enterprise user. The range of features that the J series phones deliver are sufficient for most businesses to base their entire telephony networks solely on these devices. This greatly simplifies implementation, maintains a consistency across the network, and allows you to take advantage of some of the most advanced features these phones provide.

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Topics: SIP Phones, VoIP, Product Review, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Avaya

Three elements of a great interactive voice response (IVR)

Posted by Guest Blogger on Apr 3, 2019 10:49:00 AM

Note from TeleDynamics: Allison Smith will be at our booth (#1472) at Channel Partners in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. to answer your questions about IVR best practices and about how to offer professionally voiced greetings to your customers. Also, get a free, professionally voiced opening IVR greeting for every IP PBX you buy from TeleDynamics through June 30, 2019. See details below.

By Allison Smith, The IVR Voice.com

When clients send me IVR trees to voice, the scripts are already written, usually very methodically crafted, and debated over – even hotly contested among groups of decision makers within companies. In extreme cases, the script has even made its way through the legal department for final approval.

It’s a rare thing when prospective clients approach me before the script is written. When they do, I implore them to be clear on a few things before they write the first word of their phone tree.

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

How IPv6 Benefits VoIP

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Mar 20, 2019 10:50:00 AM

Internet Protocol Version 6 is the next-generation protocol on which the future of the internet, and a huge part of telecommunications in general, is based. In this article, we review the characteristics of IPv6 and examine its benefits and challenges when applied to voice over IP, as well as suggest some practical tips for your deployments.

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Topics: VoIP, Trends

The missing piece in the phone system installer's puzzle

Posted by Guest Blogger on Mar 13, 2019 10:51:00 AM

Three reasons your customer should not be recording their own IVR greetings

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By Allison Smith, The IVR Voice.com

You’re an installer. You’re on the front lines of ensuring that companies – large or small – have their telecommunications systems installed, scaled to the appropriate size, and working seamlessly. You’re part engineer, part salesperson, and a huge part problem-solver in the installing and maintaining of telephony systems.

You’re actually putting together an intricate puzzle. But most installers don’t realize that a significant piece of that puzzle is missing.

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

VoIP protocols: H.323 and MGCP as alternatives to SIP

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Mar 6, 2019 10:52:00 AM

Part 2 of 2

When it comes to VoIP signaling, SIP is by far the most widely-used protocol. But, there are other protocols, as well, and being familiar with them is helpful when establishing interoperability between systems or deploying specialized installations. In this article, we’ll discuss the H.323 protocol suite and the media gateway control protocol (MGCP), and look at applications for which they are best suited.

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Topics: VoIP, Network Design, Gateway, Voice Protocols

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