UCaaS Project Step By Step - Part 1

Posted by John Teeling on Mar 1, 2018

Step 1 - Project Management

This 9-part blog series explores 9 different phases of the UCaaS project, ranging from best practices for the kick-off call through the provisioning and delivery phases of a project and to the point where you will take the project live and ultimately transition to support. 

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Tags: UCaaS, Customer Experience

Technical Assistance Center Experience

Posted by Rob Wells on Feb 20, 2018

What to expect from a Support Partner Technical Assistance Center (TAC)?

Being an official Support Partner for Mitel and other UCaaS vendors means being on the front line for the customers when they need technical assistance or help with their telephony system. Providing an exceptional Technical Assistance Center (TAC) experience takes more than just making your engineer resources available for a customer reach. We asked our TAC Manager Rob Wells to explain his vision on leading a Technical Assistance Center and providing the best customer experience along with top-notch technical expertise. 

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Tags: UCaaS, Customer Experience, Mitel

When you think you'd better work directly with the manufacturer... - Part 2

Posted by Martin Tracey on Feb 13, 2018

Myths about manufacturers' customer relationships

Last week, we shared and demystified several myths about the customer experience you may expect from direct relationships with the solution manufacturer or direct provider. We touched on several points that explain why manufacturers prefer to delegate solution sales, deployment and support services to their expert partners to ensure the best customer experience with their products. Today, we want to share four more myths about direct customer-manufacturer relationships.

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Tags: UCaaS, Customer Experience

When you think you'd better work directly with the manufacturer...

Posted by Martin Tracey on Feb 7, 2018

Myths about manufacturers' solution expertise

For as long as products and solutions have been sold, the customers have believed that working directly with the manufacturer or direct provider will guarantee the access to better expertise, faster resolution and more accountability. Although this may hold true in some instances, in most channels of distribution it does not. In the software and other tech industries, the requirement to operate within a larger solution or system takes away from the the sales and support experience that direct provider is offering to the customers. When it comes to providing the best solution experience from beginning to end, the biggest and best manufacturers and direct providers on the planet rely on a channel of expert partners.

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Tags: UCaaS, Customer Experience

The Value Of Good Partner Support

Posted by John Teeling on Jan 29, 2018

Enterprise Support vs Good Partner Support

For post-implementation and ongoing support of the UCaaS or CCaaS, a customer organization is usually presented with two choices which are Enterprise (Vendor) or Partner Support. While there are many examples of Enterprise Support providing customers quality support and good customer experiences, my main premise for this blog is to highlight the advantages of Partner Support. 

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Branch Router Configuration

Posted by Henry Roberts on Jan 16, 2018

SD-WAN as a branch router

Branch routers are expensive devices that can require very complicated command line configurations and manufacturer support for anything beyond the simplest deployments. When aging network infrastructure requires a branch router replacement, it can be a very long and complicated process. But there is a very easy way to configure your branch routing with an SD-WAN solution. Here's how.

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Tags: SD-WAN

SD-WAN For Ware Malcomb

Posted by Henry Roberts on Jan 5, 2018

Improving routing and QoS for 19 connected locations 

Established in 1972,  Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. Collaborating as one team and applying an integrated approach to their projects, Ware Malcomb provides effective communication to be able to increase accuracy, quality and efficiency for their clients.

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Tags: SD-WAN

Emergency Support Scenario

Posted by John Teeling on Dec 21, 2017

Mitel (ShoreTel) Phone System Redundancy During SoCal Wildfire Season

Emergency scenarios are one of those things that you plan for and never hope that you must execute against. It is why we build our solutions the way that we do and stay engaged with customers to understand their business and priorities.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Mitel

All Steps Of Cloud Deployment

Posted by Henry Roberts on Oct 9, 2017

How An Experienced Partner Will Treat Your Network Prior To Cloud Telephony System Deployment

When we are planning a cloud deployment with our customers we treat the network as the phone system. We start with cloud readiness testing tools and then move to discovery, planning, proper hardware, VLANS, QoS and SD-WAN.

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Tags: UCaaS

Get More With Connect Cloud

Posted by Henry Roberts on Oct 2, 2017

When you migrate to Connect CLOUD, you get it all in one package!

After the end of life (EoL) announcement for the obsolete 14.2 hardware in January 2017 and the Mitel acquisition of ShoreTel in September 2017, we are having a lot of conversations with our customers regarding the option between upgrading to Connect ONSITE and migrating to Connect CLOUD.

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Tags: UCaaS