Archive for May 2012

Insuring for the Inevitable – Disaster Recovery Planning

So, youbre convinced that you need a disaster recovery plan but you donbt want to bbreak the bankb with it.B If your house is worth $300,000 and you had to pay $100,000 per year to insure it, youbd likely say bIbll take my chances.bB With disaster recovery, […]

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Business Phone Services bIn the Cloudb

You donbt have to go very far these days to find a discussion related to bthe Cloudb-in this case business phone services.B There are many factors driving decision-makers to move to a VoIP PBX, but when does it make sense to move to hosted VoIP? One of […]

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All-in Cost of a Disaster…Evaluating Disaster Recovery

So, how much will a disaster really cost you?B There are many ways to approach this evaluation. Letbs take the most likely scenario-a server crash. If you canbt salvage your data (and your backup isnbt valid), losing your history could be deadly-or at least it will feel […]

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Managing Video Bandwidth

One of the biggest costs (that is most-often an afterthought) in deploying enterprise-wide video conferencing is bandwidth.B Even with the cost of bandwidth coming way down in recent yearsb&video can chew up all the savings and then some. You might think that your network handles this for […]

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The Cloud is Real

Back to the Gartner presentation for a few more observationsb& Cloud adoption is increasing rapidly.B In fact, just about everything is bin the cloudb now.B Moving your servers to a collocation facility to take advantage of improved infrastructure, security, and disaster recovery, put you in bthe cloudb. […]

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No Forklift Required

Herebs something you might find interesting.B All voice traffic travels over the bbackboneb using SIP.B Whether your bhandoffb is analog, digital, or SIP, once it leaves your office – itbs SIP. In our digital world made challenging with a sluggish economy, most companies are reluctant to spend […]

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Own vs. Lease?

As a CPA, Ibve been answering this question for the last 30 years.B The terms have changed a bitb&leasing is now typically referred to as bhostedb.B And, owning is sometimes referred to as bpremise-based or on-premb. While this discussion can apply to countless decisions, Ibm going to […]

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Will Your Upgrade Measure Up?

When youbre contemplating making a substantial purchase decision, how do you know whether it will cost-justify itself?B Well, I put together just this sort of analysis recently for one of our customers considering a new phone system purchase. Herebs a few suggestions for any thorough evaluationb& Make […]

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"Stuff Happens" – Disaster Recovery

I am an optimistic person-always seeing the glass half full.B But, even optimists realize that bstuff happensb.B And, if youbre at least somewhat prepared for it, whatever presents itself will be much easier to deal with. We are in the Nashville area and a couple of years […]

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Saving with SIP – Session Initiation Protocol

bSo, converting to SIP will save us a bundle – right?!b That is a question we answer often.B And, itbs not bcut and driedb.B There are many factors to consider.B Herebs just a few questions you need to be able to answer to evaluate the cost savings […]

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Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Consultant

01Mergers and Acquisitions
Sales is known as a high turnover profession, but the recent rash of mergers and acquisitions in telecom make it even more...
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