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Worried About Staying Connected? UCaaS Has You Covered!

Any number of threats can take your business offline, including floods, road closures, and fires. Add to all that, a pandemic that suddenly changes where and how work is performed. When your people can’t work, your operations can come to a grinding halt and the collateral damage from your unexpected shutdown can be severe.

In addition to the pain of lost revenues, your customers may find alternative providers, your business could lose its place in supply chains, and your employees could experience  stress about their uncertain future.

Paying for expensive redundant services can help mitigate such calamities, but with Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) you’ll get a built-in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan – without the extra cost.

Today’s voice systems and services are more powerful than ever and are designed to safeguard your business from a range of contingencies. As long as your team has UCaaS, smart phones and wireless data, and/or laptops with access to WiFi, they automatically have the essential elements of a DR plan.

Equipping your team members and contact center reps with their office tools and apps – as they seamlessly work from home – will enable your business to withstand virtually any local emergency that threatens to shut down your building.

Let’s get ahead of the next disaster before it arrives and talk about exploiting UCaaS for your business continuity plan. Contact TCI today: (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

 

Supporting DC Metro’s Non-profits & Associations with Technology Planning, Assessments & Bid Consultations

TCI is your local, go-to partner for IT strategic planning…

Our experts will analyze your entire IT infrastructure including software, systems, processes, networks and applications. We then provide you with a comprehensive project plan that contains our recommendations. It is our goal to help you exploit the best technology to move your organization ahead and make managing IT easy.

Providing you with Assessments & Audits

Our technical assessments and audits help you better understand your organization’s current IT systems. An audit will let you know whether your network is operating at peak performance, what systems are hogging resources, whether your current IT strategy fits your business and more. We perform health checks for all of your systems while proactively searching for hidden problems. We’ll work with you to establish the kind of technology your organization needs and propose an IT budget to help you better understand all costs in advance.

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

We know the damage that can be done to an organization when disaster strikes. Our goal is to save you from headaches resulting from lost data, time and resources due to recreating a corrupt or missing database, disrupted systems and networks, and more. Accordingly, we identify risks, threats and exposure, and determine appropriate responses for systems and networks. This may include recommending data protection measures, off-grid power sourcing, and secure off-site storage. We also check the feasibility of implementing telework programs to keep your organization functioning during an emergency.

Procurement & Bid Consulting

We work with you to make sure you are getting exactly what you want from your telecommunication providers. We offer you improved savings through innovative price reduction and/or quantity discounts, speedier contract negotiation, reduced miscommunication, less chance of unexpected costs, and better outcomes. Our experts handle all the details from bid consulting and procurement to implementation and ongoing support.

Third Party Vendor Management

Our experts work to leverage well-established vendor relationships to secure prompt response to technical issues. We get your issues resolved quicker and your systems and networks back to proper operation faster. We’ll manage escalations, track progress, monitor vendor performance, and report changes in status to you. Most importantly, we maintain a line of communication with you to avoid misunderstanding and proactively address any issues at their onset.

Project consulting and services you can rely on

Our team of consultants will learn about your organization and work with your team to plan projects and ensure that we meet your IT goals. We take away the stress and problems that can be a direct result of poor project planning by defining project success criteria along with major milestones and target dates for each. You get a clear statement of project objectives, costs and deliverables. Our negotiation and communication skills help keep projects moving forward and within budget.

TCI makes managing technology easy. Contact us today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

Snow Season is Here… Stay Connected When You’re Stuck at Home

Providing employees with the ability to work remotely – with full access to their desktop voice and data and applications – has become an essential element of business continuity, especially in our area, where a winter snow blast can suddenly force streets and buildings to close.

With “plug and work” access to the voice and data network at the office, your team can use all of the features and functionality they need while at home or on the road, allowing your business to keep going until everyone can return to the office.

TCI makes it easy to set up remote Voice and Data capabilities that can be used to keep your customers happy. You get immediate productivity and efficiency benefits, plus blizzard protection when you need it.

While competitors scramble to find alternatives until the snow clears, it is “business as usual” for you. To get started, contact our experts today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

Unified Communication as a Service… Move Your Voice to the Cloud – Get DR and BC at No Cost!

Businesses are investing in Cloud Voice for a variety of reasons, including cost savings, mobility, scalability and the desire to shift financing from CAPEX to OPEX.

Others are taking Cloud Voice a step further – not only adopting UC as a Service (UCaaS) for its collaboration tools, but for its built-in disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) capabilities as well.

When you think of how important communications continuity is to your business, moving to UCaaS is a very smart move, especially when the platform already relies on a resilient cloud infrastructure. Trying to replicate this internally would require a redundant PBX and a duplicate cluster of UC servers at a backup location, in addition to paying monthly carrier fees to maintain network connections to that site.

Supporting Daily & Emergency Communications

When you incorporate UCaaS into your daily operations, you also cover your emergency communications. Using the same UCaaS tools for daily operations and disaster situations also means your users and IT staff won’t have to worry about getting familiar with a backup system in the middle of a crisis.

With UCaaS, no matter where you work or what device you use, you have access to the same set of collaboration and communication tools. When a local emergency shuts down your building, your team can work offsite without interruption. Communications continue seamlessly, regardless of the type or duration of the disaster.

Ready to put your built-in business continuity plan in place? Contact us today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

Worried About Staying Connected When the Next Hurricane Hits? UCaaS Has You Covered!

Any number of threats can take your business offline, including floods, road closures, fire and other disasters. When your people can’t get to work, your operations can come to a grinding halt and the collateral damage from your unexpected shutdown can be severe.

In addition to the pain of lost revenues, your customers may find alternative providers and your public image can take a hit.

Paying for expensive redundant services can help mitigate such calamities, but with Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) you’ll get a built-in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan – without the extra cost.

Today’s voice systems and services are more powerful than ever and are designed to safeguard your business from a range of contingencies. As long as your team has UCaaS, smart phones and wireless data, and/or laptops with access to WiFi, they automatically have the essential elements of a DR plan.

Equipping your team members and contact center reps with their office tools and apps – as they seamlessly work from a remote office or home – will enable your business to withstand virtually any local emergency that shuts down your building.

Let’s get ahead of the next hurricane or disaster before it arrives and talk about exploiting UCaaS for your business continuity plan. Contact TCI today: (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

 

Hey, Did You Know TCI Offers Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Service?

What happens if you lose access to your business data – for an hour, for a day, for a week, or forever?

Depending on your business, the answer may vary, but it’s not something you want to experience to find out – especially if it can be avoided.

Prevent the unthinkable…

We’re here to ensure that your data – and your ability to use it – remains safe, no matter what happens. Lightning, fire, theft, flooding, sabotage, equipment failures, natural disasters and other threats can all jeopardize the stability of any business. Companies that fail to guard against them can experience catastrophic consequences.

Critical elements of disaster planning include:

  • Identifying risks, threats and exposure before it’s too late
  • Determining appropriate risk reduction, remedies, and alternatives for systems and networks
  • Assessing the need for data protection measures, off-grid power sourcing, and secure off-site storage
  • Checking the feasibility of implementing telework programs to keep your business open during an emergency

Get started by engaging TCI experts to perform a thorough audit. Our specialists find the gaps and map out better ways to protect your business. We then work with you to implement action plans that can help you get through a crisis without causing disruption to your business.

Safeguard what counts. Contact us today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

How MiCloud Service Makes Business Voice Easy

What sets Mitel’s affordable, all-in-one MiCloud voice service apart is the friendly, local TCI team that comes to your office to set everything up. Here’s what else your business gets when you sign up:

Mobile integration – Remote workers have access to the full feature set from their mobile devices anywhere they go, just as if they were sitting at their desks.

Easy to use interface – With a cloud-based interface, it’s easy for employees to talk, chat, and collaborate anytime, anywhere.

Instant updates – Upgrades are deployed through automatic software updates, allowing your IT team to stay focused on business.

Predictable monthly costs – By hosting a phone system over the Internet, you are charged on an “as needed” basis, paying only for what your business uses.

Scale up or down – Whether your business is growing, moving or sizing down, the MiCloud provides flexibility and scalability.

Maximize business continuity – MiCloud maximizes uptime and coverage through multiple, remotely hosted data centers, helping you avoid costly interruptions.


Learn how MiCloud simplifies your life.  Contact TCI today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

Thunderstorms deliver seasonal reminder to assess your Business Continuity plans with TCI

How Business Continuity planning with TCI helps protect your business…

First, our experts perform a thorough gap assessment to identify risks, threats and exposure before it’s too late. Then we recommend solutions and action plans to enable you to mitigate and effectively manage a crisis.

40% of small businesses who experience a disaster never recover.

TCI’s cutting-edge Disaster Recovery solutions are tailored to help protect your entire technology environment – from data and applications, to office computers, mobile devices, networks and phone systems.

Will your business continue to operate when disaster strikes?

Here’s just some of the ways TCI’s comprehensive approach helps you safeguard what counts…

  • Determine appropriate risk reduction strategies, remedies, and alternatives for critical systems and networks, including affordable ways to address voice and data protection measures like off-grid power sourcing and secure off-site storage.
  • Enable a remote work program that can keep your business open when your office is shut down during an emergency.
  • Avoid critical data loss or recovery delays dealing with missing databases, disrupted systems, networks and more.

Make sure your business stays connected when disaster strikes. Contact us today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.