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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...
Best Cloud Backup Service
September 28, 2015
by Heather Gwaltney
With multiple priorities vying for your attention, backing up your data can be one of those things you neglect to do.  -And even if it’s something you decide you need, there are so many backup service providers; how do you know which one to go with?  Why care about data loss? Let’s first review the costs of data loss...
moving your business
September 3, 2015
by Alex Simone and Heather Gwaltney
Congratulations! Your company is likely growing, you’ve outlived your lease and you are ready for a fresh start.  Naturally, you need a savvy Real Estate Agent, but here’s why you also need a Telecom Consultant – even if you already have phones and internet.  6 Reasons to consult with a telecom expert Real Estate...
High Speed Internet
August 24, 2015
by Dror Mei-Tal
Shopping for high speed Internet access is not an easy task – particularly when there are so many internet providers vying for your attention and asking for your business.  Wherever you work (or live), Internet providers offer an overwhelming number of different packages, speeds and security features. Prices vary...
VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)
August 10, 2015
by Heather Gwaltney
Why care about VoIP? Companies embrace VoIP or Voice-over-IP service providers because, frankly, it’s usually less expensive.  For business, telecommunications has historically been a significant expense – particularly with traditional calling plans, up-front equipment costs and ongoing maintenance. VoIP defined...

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