Hosted PBX

Many areas of IT and Technology in general are geared toward making your job easier and potentially saving you money at the same time.  But what about your phone system? It might feel like a necessary evil, a system that simply is what it is and will always cost more money and trouble than it’s worth. But that’s not true anymore. Traditional phone systems required the “brains” of the system to be placed at your location often filling up the wiring closet with large and unsightly equipment. That on-site PBX (Private Branch Exchange) controls all your call routing and dictates which feature set is available to you.  When you want to add a new feature or upgrade the existing firmware on your system it often requires an on-site visit by a technician who’s likely there as part of a lengthy and pricey maintenance contract, or an even pricier out of contract visit. That’s where Hosted PBX starts to differentiate itself.  What we mean by Hosted PBX is simply that the configurations all come from our Metaswitch here at DRN ReadiTech office.  To the customer this means that the only equipment that is onsite is a small switch in the wiring closet and the actual phones on the desks.  All the upgrades are taken care of behind the scenes automatically.  No need for a technician to come onsite and interrupt service at your location.  And because it comes right off our main switch you will have access to the entire gamut of features that are available now or will become available as technology changes. Here’s just a few of the...

Procrastination

Good morning from a frigid North Dakota.  Hoping you all had a very wonderful and safe Christmas and New Year’s.  Today I’m going to talk about procrastination and how it’s not always a very good decision. I’ve been selling Security, Surveillance, and Home Automation systems for almost 8 years now.  I’ve seen all the positive results that come from letting technology help us in our everyday lives.  Anywhere from helping the rancher avoid losing new born calves to keeping potential burglars from breaking into some of our finest eating and drinking establishments. I have installed cameras in my barn and around my yard and many times have reaped the benefits from having an extra set of eyes when I couldn’t be around.  I’ve used them during lambing, calving, and for seeing what exactly happened to the package that FedEx said they delivered to my house. Here’s where the problem comes in.  For years now I’ve pushed off installing the home security system in my house.  I’ve been as far as having the order in the system and ready to go, just to decide that I really didn’t need it quite yet.  After all, for years we didn’t even know where our house keys were!  Well, it finally caught up to me last week.  I came home from work and could swear that I heard water dripping from somewhere.  After opening the door to our basement, I found where the “dripping” sound was coming from.  Much to my dismay I was staring at 10” of water in my basement.  I’m sure you can all imagine how much fun it is...