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The Next Level of Cloud Voice Flexibility from Mitel & RingCentral… TCI Makes it Happen

Our new strategic partnership with RingCentral makes it easier to leverage one of the best cloud-based UCaaS options available today. RingCentral Message Video Phone (MVP) is an all-in-one solution that can easily meet the changing needs of your workforce.

Upgrading to RingCentral provides everything you need to build a company culture that will position you for long-term success:

  • A unified, collaborative hub for all employees, regardless of where they are working
  • Higher capacity video conferencing, more powerful messaging, and full-featured telephony
  • Enterprise-grade security and unmatched reliability that delivers 99.999% uptime
  • Over 275 out-of-the-box integrations with business apps and open APIs
  • A modular system approach that can grow alongside your business
  • Analytics and real-time reporting that make tracking important metrics easier than ever
  • Seamless integration with any of your existing features

Special Offers for Existing Mitel Customers

For our existing Mitel customers looking to upgrade or replace their cloud technologies, there’s even more to be excited about. For a limited time, Mitel is offering up to three months free of RingCentral MVP. They’re also waiving early termination fees and offering free onboarding and implementation services. Make sure to ask us if you’re eligible for this special competitive pricing, but act fast – these offers end on June 30, 2022.

Your local TCI team will ensure a seamless upgrade experience, so you and your team will be up and running in no time. Contact us today: (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

Surviving on Good-Enough Communications? A Guide to Upgrading Your Business Technology

Business leaders have been running in emergency mode trying to adapt to workplace limitations imposed by COVID and the mandates intended to limit its spread. Often, businesses made do with a mix of communications solutions from different vendors – with varying results.

Now is the time to re-assess and refine:

Integrate Communications

Many businesses are working with an unwieldy patchwork of solutions from different vendors, each implemented separately at different times. This Frankenstein-type framework is okay for just getting by. But compatibility and efficiency issues can hamper your capacity to grow and thrive. An integrated platform ensures a seamless experience for management, employees, and ultimately customers.

Adapt Processes to Make the Most of Communication Technology

If you find yourself spending more time on communications tools after a partial or complete migration, you may not be making the best use of them. Define optimal ways of working before you implement the tools. Will you recreate your current processes with your new cloud solutions? If so, go back to the whiteboard. Set up measurement tools before you deploy. You can’t improve what you don’t measure.

Develop Flexibility and Security

Whether your employees are remote, hybrid, or in-person, they’re likely to use personal devices for work purposes. With the right solutions, you can support secure work and promote collaboration regardless of which devices your employees use.

Offer Robust Tools to Avoid “Shadow IT”

Keeping employees from using unauthorized IT isn’t easy. You’ll need to offer modern and agile tools and establish an IT infrastructure that works for everyone. One central, lean IT infrastructure with well-documented interfaces will always scale better – and be more secure – than a hodge-podge of departmental apps and databases.

Invest in Omnichannel Customer Communication

Customer experience is an essential part of any communications upgrade. Customers want flexibility when they reach out. They may start on social media, switch to email, and then give you a call. An omnichannel communications solution removes friction and helps you meet customers where they are.

Prepare for Takeoff

The pandemic accelerated many businesses’ digital transformation, but many were forced to choose between speed and strategy. If your business has been getting by with emergency quick fixes, it’s time to redefine your communications strategy and upgrade.

TCI experts are here to help. Contact us today: (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

The Future of Work… Balancing Space, Place and Pace

Many organizations are building on the lessons of the past few years and finding a balance between remote and in-person work. As many companies prepare to welcome some employees back to the building (while others may not physically come back at all), it’s unlikely the workplaces we return to will look or function the same way they did before the pandemic.

A “Space” Where Collaboration is Easy

Regardless of your industry or company size, one thing is certain – creative use of unified communications technology can bridge the distance between remote, in-office, and hybrid workers and create an environment and culture sure to keep employees productive and engaged today, tomorrow, and beyond.

Companies will need to find ways for in-person and remote workers to collaborate in ways that feel natural, using UC solutions to ensure seamless communications no matter where they are.

The Connected Work “Place”

When employees return to in-person work, it may not look like the same place they left. Many companies are imagining adaptable workspaces with shared “zones” for whoever is in on a given day and large screens for videoconferencing with employees working remotely.

With the right technology, the workplace of the future will keep employees productive and happy as they seamlessly shift from one workplace to another. TCI offers solutions that make the line between remote and in-person work virtually disappear, allowing colleagues to seamlessly switch from text to video chat and whiteboard ideas in real-time with screen sharing.

Say Hello to the New Work “Pace”

Until recently, the constant connectivity of email and cell phones meant people were often on call around the clock. Instead of reporting from 9-5, workers will instead build their schedules around collaboration, finding times when teams are available to brainstorm together, before breaking apart to complete their tasks.

The right technology is required to make this vision a reality. With a single app, employees can text, video chat, share documents, and collaborate on projects. TCI’s solutions are flexible and easy to use, so employees will feel like they’re sitting next to their coworkers, even if they are on opposite coasts or even different continents.

The Future of Work

The lessons learned since 2020 will be used to build stronger connections. Forward-looking companies will turn to integrated communications to empower employees with the tools to work together seamlessly, regardless of where their “office” is located.

TCI is ready with the technologies you need for the re-imagined future of work. Contact us today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

Broadband Service is Faster Than Ever… Do You Have the Best Service & Pricing for Your Business?

Finding ways to improve broadband connections for voice and data networking, while cutting costs, is important for the financial health and competitiveness of any business. One way to achieve fast results is to have the TCI team look over your provider’s bills and their services.

As your advocate, we recommend the providers offering the best service with the best pricing. We layout all the options so you can make a well-informed decision to meet your unique needs.

Based on our continuously updated knowledge of the leading broadband providers’ product and service offerings, here’s our approach…

  • Undertake a thorough review of your services, invoices, agreements, and providers.
  • Evaluate your spending, find better deals and service arrangements, and uncover savings.
  • Layout all the alternatives and offer recommendations with a clear projection of your savings.
  • Implement your choices by acting as your agent to place orders with the service providers.
  • Track installation progress and manage escalations.
  • Provide a single point of contact for all your voice, data, and Internet needs.

Our decades of experience with the leading carriers, cable companies, cloud providers, and manufacturers put TCI in a trusted position to assist in sourcing best-fit solutions for your business.

Make sure you have the latest services, the most responsive support, and the best pricing. Contact us today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

RingCentral MVP Cloud Service… Everything You Need in One Great App

Last month we announced the addition of MVP to the TCI solutions line-up. Our latest Cloud offering includes an All-in-One Phone, Team Messaging, and Video Conferencing app.

MVP provides All-in-One Communications

  • Phone – Get a modern business phone system with 50+ features.
  • Message – Move projects forward with team messaging, file sharing, task management, and more.
  • Video – Remote meetings are easier with HD voice and video, one-click join, and easy screen-sharing.

1-minute Video: Welcome to the RingCentral App

RingCentral MVP is Award Winning

  • Reliable – 99.999% uptime
  • Secure – Seven layers of protection
  • Innovative – 250+ app integrations
  • Global – 110+ countries

Why Decision Makers choose RingCentral

  • Affordable – Save 30% or more with all-inclusive monthly pricing.
  • Simple to set up and use – Setup takes minutes, not days, with a dedicated onboarding specialist to ensure a smooth installation process and preconfigured phones that quickly connect to your existing internet service.
  • Any device, anywhere, anytime – The RingCentral mobile app turns your employees’ desk phones, laptops, tablets, and smartphones into mobile offices, giving them 24/7 access anywhere they have an internet connection.

MVP sets up in minutes, is easy to use, and is backed up with exceptional customer support based here in the USA.

If you’re an existing MiCloud Connect customer, ask your local TCI team about Mitel’s limited-time-offer MVP migration promotions. Contact us today: (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

Are You Getting the Full Value Out of Your CRM Platform?

Getting the most out of your CRM requires that you integrate it with your Business Voice applications. Almost all of the popular CRM services on the market seamlessly integrate with TCI’s Mitel and RingCentral systems.

Using a customized CRM? Our experienced development team can bring your customer data, phone system, and call center together…

  • When your CRM is integrated with your phone system, the contact’s personal details can be set to pop up on your phone or computer screen. Imagine how much time will be saved when your people don’t need to search for important information like customer preferences and details of past transactions.
  • Enhanced call functionality like click-to-dial, automated call logging, intelligent dialing, and screen pops and transfer can all be enabled and integrated with your customer data.
  • Bringing CRM and Voice together makes every employee and contact center agent in your business significantly more productive while improving the customer experience.
  • Let’s talk about connecting your phone system and contact center with your CRM platform.
    Contact TCI today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

     

We Make HIPAA Compliant Communications Easy for Healthcare Providers

TCI offers healthcare communications solutions that enable more proactive and efficient care to increase patient engagement and satisfaction. We specialize in enabling more proactive and collaborative communications in hospitals, medical centers, and physician practices.

Reliable communications between healthcare facilities – such as between a doctor’s office and hospital – are essential to delivering patients the best care in a timely and efficient manner. Protecting your patients’ right to communications privacy should not be difficult or expensive. TCI and Mitel take the worry out of protecting patient privacy by offering HIPAA-compliant communication solutions.

The need for information to remain secure extends past physical human interactions. The transfer of patient information also needs to be done through secure and regulation-compliant communications methods. TCI’s
Mitel-powered solutions protect your communications on-site or in the cloud.

Connecting healthcare providers…

  • Hosted Cloud Voice Services for Small Healthcare Organizations – Reliable, easy to use, manage, and set up. Get the HIPAA-compliant communications service your healthcare business needs for an affordable monthly price.
  • On-site & Private Cloud for Larger Healthcare Organizations – Truly seamless communications and collaboration lets care providers focus on patients instead of processes. On-site communications solutions and cloud phone systems can make all the difference.

More Efficient Workflow Operations

Our healthcare communications solutions keep on-site nurses, dispersed physicians, and non-clinical staff connected with each other and with patients. When communications solutions are securely integrated into your workflows, you can reduce the chance of bottlenecks and ensure patients get the right information at the right time.

Better Outcomes. Satisfied Patients.

Better patient care means higher satisfaction rates and higher reimbursement rates. Build your business and attract new patients with communications solutions that help you deliver better care to more people.

Let’s talk about how TCI connects the DC region’s healthcare providers and how these solutions can benefit your facility.

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

 

Phone System Connections… SIP Trunks & Choosing Your Next Provider

If your business is still running old-school network connections like PRI or analog lines, now is the time to consider what virtual SIP trunks can do for you.

SIP Trunks offer a number of benefits over outdated network services. Get cost savings, increased flexibility to support a distributed workforce, and added business continuity. By running everything over the Internet, you’re able to gain cloud benefits with your current onsite phone system and increase operational efficiency.

Here are a few things to consider as you look at different SIP providers…

  • Support for Future Needs & Growth – If your business is expecting growth or you experience seasonal fluctuations in call volume, SIP Trunks are a great way to save time and money. You can add trunks as needed so you’re able to manage resources more efficiently. SIP Trunks also improve business continuity by delivering built-in redundancy and automatic failover destinations. With legacy connectivity solutions, if something happens to your hard lines, you likely don’t have multiple carriers at your fingertips for backup.
  • Resiliency & Redundancy – SIP Trunks can be delivered over multiple paths and/or sites. No longer do you have to tolerate downtime because the Carrier has a circuit issue. TCI can move the SIP Trunks to an alternate path or an alternate site and keep your service up and running until the primary path is fixed.
  • Performance with Other Communications Solutions – Knowing how your SIP Trunking solution will perform with your other communications solutions is critical to ensure clear call quality and dependable uptime. Older connectivity solutions aren’t optimized to work with modern UC solutions so the connectivity may not perform as well as it could. Make sure your SIP provider is aware of your current communications solutions, so you are properly configured for success.
  • Complexity, Maintenance & Effort Required – As you evaluate virtual trunks, keep in mind the amount of time you spend maintaining your current solution. Determine how much goes into scaling, configuring, and budgeting for your hard lines. With traditional non-virtual trunks, scaling requires adding new physical lines and entails time and money to order and install them. With virtual trunks, all you have to do is contact your provider and you can scale instantly.

The benefits of SIP Trunks are numerous and compelling. TCI is ready to help you select and implement SIP services from the best providers.

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

 

More Choice & Flexibility… TCI and Mitel add RingCentral MVP Cloud to VoIP Service Portfolio

TCI continues to expand our product portfolio… Our most recent addition is RingCentral’s popular MVP Service. We support MVP with the added value of TCI’s end-to-end design and deployments, all backed with outstanding customer support.

What does RingCentral MVP bring to the table?

RingCentral is rated as the #1 UCaaS provider by many industry analysts. RingCentral’s MVP solution will be a great Cloud choice for many TCI customers, offering a comprehensive suite of communication and collaboration services…

  • An integrated phone, team messaging, and HD video experience built on intuitive mobile and desktop clients for better employee productivity and customer engagement.
  • Rich analytics and real-time reporting to unlock insights for every part of your business.
  • A secure and reliable platform with 99.999% call service uptime to ensure your communications system is always running.
  • A global calling footprint in over 44 countries, and local and toll-free numbers across more than 110 countries, enabling you to scale quickly with employees who can work from anywhere, all backed by industry-leading reliability and security standards.
  • Over 275 pre-built integrations and 500+ APIs are available to enhance business applications and workflows.

Supporting Public & Private Cloud Services or On-Premises

TCI clients choose us because we customize everything to fit their requirements. Supporting small to large enterprises and single office to multiple locations, your TCI team offers a range of cloud and on-premises deployments to keep your organization connected – public cloud subscriptions, private cloud arrangements, on-site systems, and hybrid arrangements – whatever fits you best.

More Cloud Service Options

In addition to RingCentral’s MVP, TCI offers TCI Advantage – Host, our ‘Mitel-powered’ Cloud service. We connect Host clients across the DC Region and nationwide, improving their business operations with affordable, locally sourced and supported cloud communications. Based on your unique needs, TCI Host can be deployed in public, private and hybrid arrangements.

On-Premises… Customized Control

If you need more control, an on-site business phone system can offer a customized blend of communication and collaboration tools presented in one easy-to-use user interface. No need to combine tools from multiple vendors, TCI will design and deliver the unified communications solution you need to support your business apps and system integrations.

Local experts. Better technology.

We back up our advanced technology solutions with exceptional 24 x 7 support – whether managed plans or on-demand – to keep your organization well connected and productive.

Let’s talk about your business and how TCI can connect you for more success in 2022. Contact us today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

3 Good Technology Decisions that will Fuel Business Growth in 2022

Many businesses are finding they are weighed down by technology choices they had to make quickly during the pandemic.

With little time to assess communication platform pros and cons, they made quick purchase decisions that may have been awkward for employees to navigate, saddled businesses with unanticipated costs, and introduced performance problems that frustrated staff and customers.

The beginning of the new year is an ideal time to ensure you have a communications platform that’s designed — from the ground up — to deliver the reliability, agility, and efficiency you need to optimize productivity today and respond quickly to unanticipated changes tomorrow.

To take advantage of that opportunity, you’ll want to make 3 smart choices:

1 – Choose the Cloud to Streamline and Strengthen Your Technology

The cloud is the easiest way to simplify and supercharge your communications technology. By consolidating disjointed communications tools into an all-in-one, cloud-based solution that offers team and video collaboration, mobility, and voice capabilities, you can unleash greater productivity and performance, while eliminating the cost and resource burdens of managing your current systems.

2 – Choose a Proven UCaaS to Meet Your Needs Today and Tomorrow

Customer and employee expectations have permanently changed. Businesses have gained new confidence in their staffs’ ability to work from anywhere. Employees value the balance that hybrid working environments provide. And customers just want great service — and don’t care where the employee supporting them is working from. That’s why TCI is partnered with Mitel and RingCentral to empower our clients with the world’s leading UCaaS technology.

3 – Choose a Trusted, Local Partner to Customize Your Migration Path

Your business has already made investments in its communications platform. You’ll want a migration plan that takes that into consideration. Look for the guidance of a local partner with extensive expertise in the full range of VoIP deployments — including on-premises, private cloud, and public cloud systems. TCI has been serving the DC region’s businesses and public sector for 40+ years. That’s why you can trust our experts to ensure your transition to the cloud will be based on a customized migration plan and timeline.

Choose the Freedom to Focus on the Future

If the communications platform you put in place during the pandemic isn’t providing you with all the functionality you need to grow and meet new challenges ahead, now is an ideal time to press the reset button.

Contact TCI to help you make the right choices for your business. Call us today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.