Thursday, December 28, 2017

What To Expect From VoIP In 2018

It might be hard to believe, but 2018 is almost here! With each passing year, technology seems to progress quickly. The same is true when it comes to VoIP phone systems. Wondering what is next for VoIP in the new year? If so, continue reading to learn more.

The End Of Traditional Telephony
As time goes on, it is harder to remember when phones had copper land lines. It appears that the days of traditional telephony are fading into oblivion. In its place, more businesses are switching over to VoIP phone systems. These systems transform audio sound bites and videos into pieces of digital data. Then, they are transmitted over fiber, cellular, or WiFi networks. 

Enhanced Audio
If you struggle to hear clients or customers over the phone, there has never been a better time to switch to a VoIP phone system. After all, it's called Voice over Internet Protocol for a reason! In 2018, VoIP systems will bring voice to the next level. Sound engineers will be focused on delivering higher quality audio communications through VoIP phone systems.

Mobile Solutions
In this day and age, it is hard to go anywhere without seeing a person intently staring all their mobile device. There is no denying that mobile phones have disrupted the telephony industry in a big way. In fact, some businesses have switched over to VoIP phone systems for the ability to forward calls to their cell phones. Cell service providers are expected to dedicate more time and energy to VoIP mobile phone functionalities. 

VoIP is not just the best telephone system available; it is also improving year over year! If 2018 will be the year you cut the cord with a traditional telephone system, contact Reliable Voice & Data Systems. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (877) 385-6657.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

How To Switch Over To VoIP

There is a shift occuring in the telephony industry, and businesses are taking notice. If you are interested in making the leap from traditional telephony to VoIP for your business, continue reading! We can help you ease the transition.

Invest in Quality Equipment
Often times, you will hear the expression 'you get what you pay for.' This is especially true when it comes to investing in a good quality VoIP phone system! You may want to settle for a cheaper, less comprehensive VoIP system, but this decision could end up hurting your business in the long run. 

Allocate Enough Bandwidth
There is no sense in spreading something too thin. The same philosphy applies when it comes to your bandwidth. To err on the side of caution, make sure you will have enough bandwidth to run VoIP with your internet service provider. It is better to be safe than sorry!

Condense Network Maintenance 
Do you have a small room or closet that houses all of your phone and internet wires? If so, you will not need that anymore once you have a VoIP phone system installed. This will also help condense network maintenance for a small business.

When your business decides to cut the cord on traditional phone systems, contact Reliable Voice & Data Systems. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (877) 385-6657.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Benefits of Having Surveillance at Your Business Location

Business owners have a lot of things to worry about. Fortunately, when CCTV security cameras are installed at a business location, it is one less thing for them to fret about. Keep reading to learn about the ways business owners can reap the benefits of surveillance cameras.

Reduce Theft
Retail businesses are vulnerable to theft. When no one is looking, a thief may try to get a five-finger discount. However, if they spot a camera watching their every move, they may not commit the crime in the first place. In some cases, the thefts are even committed by employees. CCTV cameras can reveal which employees are stealing funds from the company.

Improve Productivity
They say that there is always room for improvement. This statement rings true when it comes to employees. With the use of CCTV cameras, managers can watch and analyze the behaviors of the employees. Ultimately, it can improve the productivity of each employee.

Increase Profits
It is no secret that business owners are always looking for new ways to increase their bottom line. CCTV security cameras can help them do just that! When a business owner has the peace of mind that CCTV cameras are recording the actions of their employees, they will have more time to use as they please. When time is utilized efficiently, it can result in increased profits for the company.

If you would like to have CCTV security cameras installed, turn to Reliable Voice & Data Systems. We offer a full line of video cameras. If you are interested in our services and want to learn more, give us a call at (877) 385-6657 or visit our website.

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Productivity Hacks For Remote Workers

There are plenty of people that telecommute in this day and age. This is due to the fact that a lot of professions just require access to a phone and the internet. However, working from home can lead to a loss of productivity. You may lack the motivation to get things done when there are distractions at every turn. If you can relate to this predicament, learn how you can increase your productivity as a remote worker.

Create A Home Office
First and foremost, it is imperative to set up an office in your home. While it may seem appealing to work from the comfort of your bed, it can cause you to take a nap. Clearly, this is not good in terms of productivity! Your home office will allow you to make a distinction between your work and personal life. Going from your personal space to your work space will make for a quick morning commute.

Listen To Music
Did you know that listening to music can increase your productivity while working? It is true! Best of all, it does not matter what music floats your boat. Some prefer fast music, while others prefer slow music. You just need to find what genre of music works for you. The right kind of music can inspire you to be more creative.

Dress To Impress
They say you should dress not for the job you have, but the job you want. When it comes to working from home, this philosophy still applies! It may be tempting to throw on sweatpants and a sweatshirts since coworkers will not be able to see your attire. Nonetheless, dressing for success can motivate you to get the job done.

Do you manage remote workers at your business? If so, opt for our VoIP hosted solutions. That way, your remote workers will be able to have the same functionality as your local workers. No matter what your communication needs are, Reliable Voice & Data Systems can help. If you are interested in our services and want to learn more, give us a call at (877) 385-6657 or visit our website.

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Common Phone System Issues

Effective communication is essential for any business. If you do business over the phone, it is of the utmost importance. Many businesses cannot afford to have pervasive phone system issues. Have you ever wondered what the most common phone system issues are? If so, continue reading to find out what they are.

Phone System Outages
In the 21st century, consumers have come to expect constant communication. If they try to call your business and encounter an error, it is very likely that they will simply turn to a competitor to have their needs met. This is a worst case scenario for a business owner.

Limited Technical Support
In the event that there is something wrong with a phone system, it is imperative to have access to technical support. After all, that will help get your phone system up and running again. If your current provider offers limited technical support, your business can suffer from a loss of productivity. Everyone knows that time is money!

Service Disruptions At Your Physical Location
When a natural disaster sweeps through your business' physical location, it can disrupt service from your phone system. However, this is not the case when you have a cloud-based phone system. Your phone system will still be able to make and receive calls from a cell phone, smartphone or computer app.

When it comes to business phone solutions, we do it all. Turn to Reliable Voice & Data Systems for all of your communication needs. We provide total peace of mind with our unlimited quality technical support. If you are interested in our services and want to learn more, give us a call at (877) 385-6657 or visit our website.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

How To Keep Your Business Safe During The Holiday Season

'Tis the season for shopping and gift giving. However, this can also be a vulnerable time of year for businesses. After all, not everyone is in the holiday spirit. There are some grinches out there! If you own a business, find out what precautions you can take to keep your business safe during the holiday season.

Keep Hackers Out
In this day and age, businesses need to have a website. This is especially true for businesses that rely heavily on e-commerce as a main source of revenue. When people insert their credit card information onto your website, this data becomes very appealing to hackers. When a data breach occurs, it can tarnish your reputation or completely put you out of business. That is why it is so important to install secure software that is designed to keep hackers out. 

Install CCTV Cameras
If you only have a brick and mortar store, you still need to be wary of holiday shoppers. Some of them could be interested in a five-finger discount. Luckily, having CCTV security cameras installed throughout the store can prevent shoplifters from stealing in the first place. People are less likely to steal when security cameras are displayed in plain sight. If they steal from your store, the video footage from the CCTV can help you catch the crooks. It is a win-win situation! 

Reliable Voice & Data Systems can help keep your business during the holiday season and throughout the rest of the year as well. Our CCTV cameras allow you to take control of the security of your business' physical location. If you are interested in our services and want to learn more, give us a call at (877) 385-6657 or visit our website.

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Reasons To Opt For Structured Cabling

It is no secret that consistent and effective communicaton are essential to any business. If you are a business owner who is interested in enhancing your telecommunication infrastructure, structured cabling could be the best solution. Below are the reasons why more and more businesses are switching to structured cabling. 

Improved Organization
It is imperative for a business to be organized. This overarching concept trickles down to the wires that keep your computers up and running. If your computer cables look like a tangled mess, it is time to consider structured cabling.

Cost Effective
When it comes to key business decisions, the cost always plays a role. This is especially true for small businesses that have to spend each dollar wisely. At Reliable Voice & Data Systems, we offer competitive rates for structured cabling. Investing in structured cabling can help your bottom line!

Stay Connected
In this day and age, it is crucial for businesses to stay connected at all times. Our structured cabling services can help you do just that! 

Do you want to switch your business over to structured cabling? If so, we can help! We utilize only the highest quality equipment. Our goal is to always meet and exceed your expectations. To learn more or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (877) 385-6657.

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How To Use Technology To Improve Your Business

There is no doubt that technology is improving at a rapid pace. With such a saturated market, business owners might not know where to start. It can be hard to determine what will help a business succeed. Keep reading to find out what can help take your business to the next level.

A Cloud-Based Phone System

You may not want to have your head in the clouds, but we highly recommend having your phone system hosted in the cloud! That way, a power outage will not cause a screeching halt to business. Business owners will still be able to access the phone system from an extension on a cellphone, smartphone, or computer app. It is just one less thing to worry about!

Security Cameras

Business owners want to know what is going on at their business location 24/7, and with good reason! CCTV cameras can act as your extra set of eyes in the sky. Best of all, business owners can access footage remotely. Talk about convenience!

Strata Meeting

Do you have employees who work remotely? If so, you may conduct weekly calls with these remote team members. It is not uncommon to experience issues when trying to get everyone on the line. If you know this all too well, it is time to upgrade to Strata Meeting. This dial-in audio conferencing tool will allow you to host these audio calls with ease.

When you equip your business with the right technology, the sky is the limit. If you want to help your business grow and thrive, turn to Reliable Voice & Data Systems. To learn more about cloud-based phone systems, Strata Meeting or CCTV cameras, give us a call at (877) 385-6657 or visit our website.

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