Posts Tagged: Business Phones

Software Defined Networking:
The uture of Secure, Efficient, Connectivity

Software Defined Networking or SD networking is expected to grow at warp speed in the next couple of years, and here’s why. Today’s current enterprise networks are becoming convoluted as many businesses continue building out their connectivity using legacy technologies (i.e., Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)), requiring additional hardware at each location to maintain network efficiency. Cloud and Managed Services have altered traffic flows within distributed organizations. Remote users require significantly more bandwidth (e.g., when using… Read more »

Case Study: How a Phone System From OTELCO Has Helped a Local Non-Profit

Eastern Area Agency on Aging - Maine

The Eastern Area Agency on Aging (EAAA) provides a variety of services to Maine seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers. Their services include Meals on Wheels, Medicare assistance, transportation, congregate dining, and much more. Based in Bangor, their coverage area includes Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, and Hancock Counties. As a non-profit, the organization needs to be mindful of its budget but also needed a phone a system that works throughout their offices in these counties, as… Read more »

Hosted Phones, a Tool for All Seasons; Play Hooky with Hosted phones

Some of you may remember last winter in Maine. We talked about the versatility of hosted phones and how they can keep the wheels of progress rolling, even when the wheels of your car are stopped by the weather. On one particular day, there were several of us working from home while seamlessly connected to our offices via hosted phones and the Internet. Maybe it’s best not to think of that right now, so what… Read more »

Hosted Phone Systems, Not Just for Offices

hosted phone system for cumberland county jail

We have talked at length about hosted phone systems for businesses of all sizes, how they can save money, streamline incoming calls, benefit call centers, and free up IT staff.  An installation we’re currently working on illustrates a whole new set of benefits to be achieved from a hosted phone system deployment. OTELCO is in the process of designing and deploying several different types of hosted phone systems at multiple Cumberland County, Maine facilities. Although… Read more »

Unified Communications Solution? Some Things to Consider

If you’re sitting with a little black book full of passwords for Skype, GoToMeeting, DropBox, Google, and more, a unified communications solution might be right for you.  If you’re using the premium paid versions of these applications, a single unified communications solution could save you time and money. When considering a Unified Communications solution, aside from its features, there are a few other factors to consider. Hosted or On-site? Not unlike PBX phones, you have… Read more »