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How to test your Internet speed and know which speed you need
February 24, 2016
By Heather Gwaltney
Interested in knowing how fast your Internet is?  Learn how to test the speed, and how to determine which speed you actually need.  In just two clicks, take GTB’s Internet speed test and learn the pros and cons of six different types of Internet service.  Here’s how to get started: Conduct a speed test with two easy...
What Features to Look for When Buying Business Phones
February 3, 2016
By Heather Gwaltney
Before you select your next office business phone system, it is important to educate your self about hosted PBX and the features that will best serve you. There are new ways to deliver voice calls to and from your office and the services provide many new features to enhance your company productivity. Hosted PBX is a...
Best Way to Finance Your Business Phone System
January 6, 2016
By Dror Mei-Tal
Common reasons to need a new phone system Your business is growing and you need to hire more people. You are relocating your business as a result of a change in size of your company. You want to see if you can save money by moving over to a hosted PBX system. Your current phone system is outdated and you need more...
Hosted PBX vs. Traditional PBX
December 15, 2015
By Heather Gwaltney
As a small business, do you select a hosted or traditional phone system?  With limited resources, it’s important you have the information you need to make a strategic decision for your company.  This article provides a simple side-by-side cost comparison of both hosted PBX phones and traditional phone systems, as well...
Business Phone System
December 2, 2015
by Heather Gwaltney
All businesses need a phone system, but with so many choices, it’s hard to know which one is best for you.  –And if you’re a small or mid-sized business, you likely don’t have a designated person with ample time to take care of everything that goes into it; to include equipment options, and types of service and...
Hosted PBX: 10 Pros and Cons to Consider for Your Business
October 28, 2015
by Heather Gwaltney
Last month, GTB published an article with a comparison of traditional “on-premise” phones and hosted PBX or VoIP phones.  This month, we focus solely on the pros and cons of the hosted PBX. Hosted PBX pros and cons      The beauty of a hosted PBX phone is that it’s managed on the cloud, as opposed to the traditional...
4 VoIP Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
October 28, 2015
by Dror Mei-Tal
VoIP (Voiceover IP) is the fastest growing phone service in the telecom industry today. The number of business VoIP users is expected to reach 2.6 Million before the year 2018. The promise of cost savings As VoIP demand continues to grow, users are promised significant savings if they eliminate traditional legacy...
preparing for power outages
October 22, 2015
by Alex Simone and Heather Gwaltney
A power outage can mean that you lose phone service completely Recently, the news warned residents and businesses alike about Hurricane Joaquin.  As the winter months approach, we can expect rain, snow, and wind; the kind of extreme weather that causes power outages, and can affect your business. How do you prepare,...
Traditional Phone Systems (PBX) vs. VoIP: Advantages & Disadvantages
October 22, 2015
by Heather Gwaltney
As a small to mid-sized business, you are likely approached by numerous phone providers about a variety of phone technologies.  How do you cut through the clutter to select the service provider that is right for you?  This article provides a simple side by side comparison of the benefits and disadvantages of both...
October 13, 2015
By Dror Mei-Tal
Where the audio industry is headed When selecting or upgrading your phones, it's important to consider the audio quality you get with a VoIP and hosted PBX phone vs. a standard legacy phone.  Like television and video resolution, voice standards were first developed from analog; through digital and now into HD quality...

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