America is a very different place than it was just a couple of weeks ago. When the COVID-19 virus first emerged, we were all told to wash our hands properly and follow typical guidance for stopping the spread of viruses. Now we’re told to stay at home. While there have been many crises over the years, this has changed life as we know it significantly, and all in a short space of time. It’s truly an unbelievable turn of events. But as with any crisis, we will make it through the other side. The lessons learnt at this time will …

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Right now, we are living in uncertain times resulting from a global pandemic. There is fear and even panic resulting from this virus and the resulting aftermath. Many are sick, some have died, many more are at risk, food and savings are scarce for some people, some have lost their jobs or at least their income, and schools are shut down. No one is unaffected by the turmoil. While we are struggling through the changes and adjustments needed to fight this virus, we may have difficulty seeing an end. We may be longing to go back to a time before …

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Whether you’ve recently launched a startup or you’re the CEO of an established organization, these unprecedented times caused by COVID-19 have erected several unique obstacles. On a brighter note, though, it also creates the perfect landscape for opportunistic entrepreneurs that are willing to go the extra mile. With the right strategy in place, your business can thrive during these difficult times. Focus on the 10 pointers below, and you won’t go far wrong. 1| Positive Communication “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” – Zig Ziglar. Great communication sits …

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In today’s hyper-competitive business landscape, consistently delivering exceptional customer experience (CX) isn’t just important — it’s essential. Consider these eye-opening statistics: One-third of customers say that they would consider switching companies after just one instance of bad customer service. (Source: American Express) 56% of customers say they have stopped doing business with a company because of a poor customer service experience. (Source: Microsoft) 40% of customers who receive poor customer service say they actively try and prevent others from choosing the offending business. (Source: Dimensional Research) The Growth of Contact Centers To ensure they deliver customer experience that is remembered …

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Back in 2015, North Carolina approved a second area code (743) for Piedmont Triad. This was primarily down to the fact that there was no more availability for (336) numbers. In North America, each three-digit dialing code can only be used approximately 8 million times. The trouble faced by most states is simply that they have exhausted the options for the initially designated area code. Since the introduction of the 743 dialing code, there has been a prolonged rate of adoption, and it’s not difficult to see why. We are going to take a closer look at the people most …

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Affordable Cloud Hosted PBX for Businesses Small businesses are continuously devising strategies to gain an edge over their competitors. Technology has taken leaps and bounds in recent times, making things easier and delivering quicker results to people. VOIP hosted phone systems have a lot of benefits in comparison to the traditional hard line phone systems. Cloud Hosted PBX is shaking up the On-Premise PBX arena. It provides a definitive replacement solution. Here are six reasons that stand-out to embrace a cloud-based PBX for your business: 1. “Outdated” Does Not Exist in the Cloud There are big problems businesses face with …

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Now that it is integrated with G Suite, there is a lot of buzz these days about using Google Voice as a business telecommunications solution. Unfortunately, some businesses that have headed in that direction have found the experience frustrating, costly and regrettable. Here are 10 key reasons why: 1. No Business Caller ID Every business knows that caller ID is an absolute must have feature. In fact, it shouldn’t be even called a “feature” at all. It’s a basic staple that simply can’t be an option. This is not 1992 anymore. There are three major problems with Google Voice caller …

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While a lot of business communication these days has shifted to email, chat and instant messaging, rumors that the phone has died have been greatly exaggerated. Here are some eye-opening statistics: Calls to businesses are expected to surpass 169 billion per year by 2020, and are 10-15 times more likely to generate a successful sale or follow-up activity vs. digital form submissions. (Source: BIA/Kelsey) 65% of customers prefer to contact a business by phone, while only 24% are satisfied with only a web form. (Source: Invoca) 75% percent of customers believe that calling is the most effective way to get …

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Carolina Digital Phone a leading hosted VoIP and telecommunications firm that serves businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions nationwide, is proud to announce that it has installed a state-of-the-art hosted VoIP phone system for Graham County Schools, a K–12 graded school district serving Graham County, North Carolina. The installation included a total of 120 seats in Graham County Schools’ central administrative office, and across its roster of schools including Robbinsville Elementary School, Robbinsville Middle School, Robbinsville High School, and The Academy. Commented Chris Villa, Major Account Director at Carolina Digital Phone: “I had the pleasure of meeting Robert …

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