Posts Tagged: Business Phones

Preparing for your HPBX Installation

HPBX Installation

Once you’ve made the decision to go hosted, even with a full service provider, there are a couple of things that you can do to be sure that the HPBX installation goes smoothly. Network preparation is important to the quality of your VoIP calls.  Your full service provider will work with you to conduct an assessment, but it’s best for you to have at least a general understanding of how your network operates and its… Read more »

Hosted PBX: to Self-Install or Not to Self-Install

Where Hosted PBX is concerned, sometimes it’s OK to listen to the little voices in your head. Now that you’ve considered the logistical and financial pros and cons of a hosted vs a premise-based phone system, you’re ready to purchase and install your hosted PBX system, right?  Not so fast, even though you’ve made the decision to go hosted, you still have one more decision to make. Full Service or Self Service? Many hosted providers… Read more »

Comparing Total Cost of Ownership: Premise vs Hosted IP Phones

Polycom VVX-400 Hosted IP Phones

When choosing between a cloud-based technology and an on premise technology, it’s usually necessary to weigh up-front costs vs. recurring costs over a period of time.  Premise based and hosted IP Phones are no different. Invariably, you’ll pay a bit more on a monthly basis for hosted IP phones, but when you consider the up-front and hidden costs of premise-based phone systems, you’ll usually save with a hosted solution over time. To help you do this… Read more »

Defining Your Requirements for a New Business Telephone System

Business telephone system

Recently, we posted an article about how to know when you need a new telephone system.  Once you’ve made the decision to buy a new phone system, your next step is to determine what you need that system to do for your business.  Today’s IP business telephone systems offer features and versatility that were virtually non-existent 10 years ago. Your first step should be to compile a list of all your staff along with their… Read more »

How to Know it’s Time for a New Business Phone System

Businesses are run by people, and unfortunately, while most of us will get pretty excited about a new PC on our desk or a new smartphone to take on the road, only a very rare breed of person gets excited about a new landline phone on their desk at work.  For most businesses though, a good business phone system is still among the most important business tools we use to serve our customers and manage… Read more »