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Illinois Agrees to Chop Landlines

Illinois joined the "Death of the PSTN" club and decided to let go of the aging technology we all grew up with. Traditional landlines will soon go the way of Buggy Whips and 8 track tapes. ATT already has FCC approval in 19 of their 20 legacy states, CA is the only one holding out for [...]

By | 2017-07-10T21:35:20+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Death of the PSTN, General, landlines, Unified Communications, Voice|0 Comments

The Last PBX Guys Wave The White Flag!

The Hosted VoIP service providers have been in this battle for over 10 years! Most utilizing a Broadsoft platform. BroadSoft is the market share leader for cloud-based unified communications, with its open platform deployed by 25 of the world's top 30 service providers. These Service Providers have been working hard to educate the business community. The [...]

By | 2017-06-26T05:46:23+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Avaya, Broadsoft, Death of the PSTN, OTG, Unified Communications|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The OTG Consulting Process

The OTG Consulting Process is providing benefits for both SMB and Enterprise type clients! Who is OTG? The Team was formed by a group of industry leaders in order to fill a gap in the marketplace. The Partners at OTG have led the companies that have defined business communications to date. We are going into a [...]

Everyone and their brother are now selling SD-WAN

There is an avalanche of SD-WAN offerings flooding the market! SD-WAN will do to MPLS networks what hosted VoIP is doing to the PBX and PRI! It is just another one of those technologies, "leapfrogging" what is currently in the market. SD-WAN allows for the best disaster recovery I have seen to date. This is not simply [...]

Seismic shift in the 2017 UC Landscape

Wow, We  had the privilege of experiencing a seismic shift in the UC market this week.  Amazon has announced Chime, their Cloud communication service. Just by the nature of Amazon's marketing muscle (and market segment domination expertise), will cause major disruption in the marketplace. I have been using the Chime service for a few days and [...]

By | 2017-02-19T10:10:17+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Categories: Amazon Chime, Avaya, Broadsoft, Cloud, Death of the PSTN, Unified Communications, Voice|0 Comments

The Evolution of Communications

As we look at the Evolution of Communications here in the final days of the PSTN, it is important to look out to the horizon and where things are headed. The large telcos are shutting down traditional communications, POTS (Plain Old Telecommunications Service) lines and PRI. There is a big push underway to move business customers [...]

Avaya ran out of options, windfall for Broadsoft and others

First Nortel, now Avaya, the well know PBX providers are no longer in the mix.   Dave Michels made some great points in his recent blog below. Avaya's Bankruptcy and Broadsoft's move to serve additional customers will accelerate "the Hosted VoIP land grab" http://talkingpointz.com/avaya-running-out-of-options-to-avoid-ch11/ It's now a good time to take a hard look at Broadsoft [...]

By | 2017-01-22T13:32:28+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Avaya, Broadsoft, General, Unified Communications|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

When Old Friends Become Unrecognizable

Irrespective of age, almost everyone has had the somewhat disconcerting experience of running into an old friend – at the grocery store, a reunion, or a business meeting – and not recognizing them immediately. The passage of time changes us all and few of us appear as we were years ago.   The mind recalls others from [...]

By | 2016-12-09T14:18:19+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Categories: Unified Communications, Voice|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Broadsoft, Not just for Telecom Service Providers Anymore.

This is an industry changer, You can now receive Broadsoft services direct from the source! We are the only ones offering Broadsoft Business through a unique partnership with Broadsoft. "BroadSoft Business offers business customers the low-risk option for securing the most advanced suite of UC, team collaboration, and contact center applications available and delivered from the [...]

By | 2016-12-06T09:48:00+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Categories: Avaya, Cloud, Data, Unified Communications, Voice|1 Comment