Managing End of Life for Your Phone System

What to Expect When Your Phone System is Obsolete You may be reading the signs. Your current phone technology has been in use for a while now. The need to make updates and fixes is happening more frequently, and you’re starting to realize that the features you are limited to are not exactly cutting edge. It may also be the case that finding support for your system is also becoming a bit of a hassle, [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:34:45+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Unified Communications|0 Comments

Why Not Upgrading Your UC System May Cost You

Don’t Be Caught Short There’s an old business adage, penny wise and pound foolish, that never seems to go out of date. The reason is simple – it’s as true today as when it was first written. At present, many managers of older unified communications systems are hesitant to invest in new equipment, citing budget as their major concern. If this sounds familiar, then it’s time to analyze the cost of remaining static versus the value [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:35:03+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Unified Communications|0 Comments

Dealing with Common Objections to Cloud Communications

While the cloud model is gaining popularity as a business communications solution, there remain a number of key objections that can postpone or disrupt cloud migration. Some of the common objections revolve around uncertainties related to cost, time and the scope of implementing a cloud-based solution. When making the decision to upgrade, it’s helpful to weed out some of the misconceptions floating around. So here are a few of the big ones. 1)  Migrating to [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:35:11+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Collaboration Technology, Unified Communications|0 Comments

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Business Communications Solution?

Outdated Technology May Be Limiting Performance Changes in business technology are so fast paced and constant that staying current can seem futile if not impossible. As a result, it’s tempting to conclude that when something’s not broken there’s no need to fix it. Why commit scarce resources to upgrade or replace a phone system that appears to be functioning? The answer is really quite obvious – you don’t want your company to lose its competitive [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:35:55+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Collaboration Technology, Unified Communications|0 Comments

Is Cisco’s Cloud Based UC Solution Right For You?

In the IT industry, Gartner guides the way. Especially for mid-sized and public sector organizations that can little afford their own technology futurists, Gartner’s analysis can offer a flashlight in the dark. In this leadership brief, we leverage their excellent perspective on Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration technology (HCS) to explain why NWN’s hosted voice and video solution is a leader in the field. Is HCS right for you? from NWNCorporation on SlideShare

By | 2017-09-19T13:37:28+00:00 October 8th, 2014|Unified Communications|0 Comments

NWN Joins Cisco’s Intercloud

When it comes to hosted voice and video, NWN Corporation has been at the forefront for years. We’ve recently added hosted contact center to our NWN Communications platform. And today, we joined Cisco’s Intercloud—a federated group of 250 cloud providers. We did it for our customers. They will find it easier than ever to integrate their communications infrastructures with other cloud services now that we’re part of the Intercloud group. Our Vice President of NCloud [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:37:28+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Cloud Technology, Unified Communications|0 Comments

Schools and Libraries – It’s Time to Modernize Voice Systems

This may be your last chance to affordably modernize and future-proof your communications/collaboration systems. The recently announced E-rate overhaul was overdue. In years past the e-rate system provided funding for internet and voice access to the school building (Category 1 services), but didn’t help with distribution of these services to students and staff in many districts (Category 2 products and services). Balance was missing. Both Category 1 and Category Two technologies are necessary to get the [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:37:28+00:00 September 19th, 2014|Education, Unified Communications|0 Comments