It's all about the bundle

It’s All About The Bundle

Brett Harney Application Performance, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery, Cloud, Communication, Hosted Phone, Unified Communications, VoIP

I recently took a morning trip to McDonald’s to cheat on my 2019 Resolution, and ordered the standard Egg McMuffin, hash brown and a coffee.  When I arrived at the drive through window, the attendant told me my total was $9.23 and I was appalled.  I asked for the receipt and everything was ordered ala cart instead of the “Breakfast …

Remote Working

3 Ways to Keep Your Remote Employees Dialed In

Brett Harney Collaboration, Communication, Hosted Phone, Unified Communications

While sales people have been traveling on the road for years working from remote locations, the rest of the office has been expected to be at their desks during business hours. But why? If they’re at their desk they’re more productive, right? Not necessarily. Rather than just names you see online or voices you hear during your semiweekly check-in meeting, …

Unified Communications

Choosing the Best Partner to Guide Your UC Journey

Brett Harney Cloud, Collaboration, Communication, Unified Communications

While deciding on your business’ path to Unified Communications (UC), you face a full spectrum of needs and challenges. And there’s no shortage of parties knocking on your door and offering to solve your problems. You’ll have to determine what type of partner can provide the guidance and support you require. You’ll be approached by product vendors and systems integrators, …

Summary of the State of the Phone Industry

Brett Harney Communication, Hosted Phone

CONFUSION!  That is the word to start this blog.  The world of premise-based phone technology is in a state of absolute confusion. During the last three months, the playing field has drastically condensed with quite a few mergers and acquisitions. In the midst of this M&A free for all, Mitel is staging itself to “buy” the competition.  And one of their bigger plays (Avaya) …

hosted phone

How to Assess the Staying Power of Your Phone System Vendor

Brett Harney Communication, Hosted Phone

AT&T is on track to acquire Time Warner. Avaya files for bankruptcy. Verizon acquires AOL. Windstream acquires Earthlink. These communications giants are facing tricky times while demand for wireless service and connection speed increases in tandem with increased price competition. There is certainly a wind of change that is bringing with it plenty of mergers and acquisitions. With all the …