Southlands Christian School educates students in pre-school through high school. Founded in 1979, Southlands Christian School has been accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Southlands Christian School recently decided to move its pre-school through 8th grade programs to a campus two miles away from its main campus. Part of this move involved choosing a new telephone system.
The old system that Southland Christian School used was an on-premise Nortel BCM PBX system. It proved difficult to manage, didn't use VoIP technology, and
Dynasplint designs, manufactures and sells dynamic human and veterinary splints. Physical therapist George Richman Hepburn founded Dynasplint in 1981. For humans, the company of 215 employees produces a variety of splints for sports, orthopedic, neurological, ankle and foot, jaw, carpal tunnel, pediatric and external fixation aid. Dynasplint also produces veterinary splints for animals of all sizes, ranging from dogs to horses. All Dynasplint products are made in the United States, and the firm's headquarters are located in Maryland.
Before switching to RingCentral, Dynasplint used a Microsoft OCS PBX system. Although multiple issues had previously
Customer-supported wine producer
NakedWines.com is a customer-funded wine business. By investing in independent wine makers, the company allows winemakers to simply make the product while NakedWines.com focuses on selling and distribution. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2008 and expanding to the United States and Australia in 2012, Nakedwines.com now has more than 200 employees and enjoys international recognition.
A perfect choice for connectivity
NakedWines.com was growing its footprint and needed a phone system that could tie together its U.S. office and its headquarters in the United Kingdom.
“I was looking for a system that would
Experiencing recurring blackouts can be a hassle for any business. And losing power is even more problematic if your phone system goes down along with the lights.
These issues are all too real in some very hot parts of the country, including California's Riverside County. Advertising company REVShare, headquartered in Temecula, Calif., has to shut down its whole office on the hottest summer days (when blackouts are most likely to occur).
With the old on-premise phone system that REVShare was running, that meant that telephone communication with clients and networks was
Having multiple office or job-site locations often means having to handle each site as if it stood alone. This is the problem that Andrew Babic discovered when he joined Cleveland's Catholic Cemeteries Association. The nonprofit organization, which incorporates 18 cemeteries in the Diocese of Cleveland, has eight different offices, each of which had a separate phone system.
Not only were they all separately hosted - which means they had to be managed and paid for
Technology that limits your ability to on-board new employees is the last thing you want when your business is growing. But that’s exactly what happened with Next Level Security Systems. The company's phone system couldn't scale to match the rapid growth that it was experiencing.
"Essentially, we ran out of licenses. So as we hired new employees, we couldn't give them phones because we didn't want to pay an additional $10,000 to add 45 users as part of an upgraded system," explained Brent Cowing, a senior systems engineer at Next Level
In December 2012, San Diego experienced a multi-day power outage. When TSIA’s headquarters lost power due to the outage, its employees lost all connectivity with both colleagues and customers. With a third of its employees working remotely, TSIA was in need of a better solution for connectivity - one that could withstand power outages and other unforeseen crises.
TSIA is a membership platform for tech executives that enables improved strategic, operational and financial performance. For more than 17 years, the organization relied on an on-premise phone system, but the outage cast its dependence on hardware in a new light.
Checkpoint Technologies had more than a few problems with its on-premise private branch exchange (PBX) phone system. The PBX required an actual human receptionist to direct calls, and it didn't support employees who were working in the field. That didn't pass muster with the HP-certified tech support provider.
"We were expanding - hiring new employees both in our headquarters and throughout the country," Sneha Crews, Checkpoint Technologies' office manager, told us. "Being able to integrate both our in-office and remote employees was essential to our growth."
Further complicating the situation, Checkpoint Technologies was moving to a larger office space. The company's