Hosted VoIP is the Solution – Erate Phasing Down Support for Voice Services

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e-rate cutbacks

Erate Funding Ends in 2018 – Hosted VoIP Gains Traction

Here is a direct quote from the FCC’s website. Hosted VoIP could be the solution you are looking for.

” The Order starts a phase down of support for voice services. Specifically, the discount rate applicants receive for voice services will be reduced by 20 percentage points every funding year beginning in funding year 2015. ...

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Hosted Desktops with Austen Consultants and Citrix

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Student Mobility 

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Austen Consultants Hosted Desktops and Citrix Deliver Secure Student Mobility & Lower IT Costs

 

Hosted Desktops meet today’s digital natives and mobile computing devices are forcing schools to modernize their computer labs. Having a few rooms on campus with rows of desktop computers doesn’t meet the needs of today’s on-the-go students. In the morning they may be working at home or in a dorm room. During the day, they’re probably on-campus for classes or lab work. At night they could ...

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Cloud PBX vs Hosted PBX…There Is a Difference

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Cloud PBX, the New Buzzword

Cloud PBX is the new buzzword in our industry.  It’s very interesting to see marketing effect, the Hosted PBX term is on the decline, however most companies are actually looking for the ease of use that “Hosted” provides them. “Cloud PBX” is more often than not, a lot more time and effort when it comes to a PBX deployment.

The Cloud buzzword has become more commonplace with all types of services, including PBX. On demand cloud: AWS, Azure, Rackspace ...

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Hosted VoIP PBX Systems – How to Save Big

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Hosted VoIP PBX 

Today I want to discuss how Austen Consultants’ Hosted VoIP PBX pricing can save you hundreds if not thousands on your business phone system and phone bill in general. Traditionally, we think of a PBX as a big box sitting in the closet in your office that is just works; most companies never think about their phones until they break. You know, you have those PBX systems with the plastic cover that is now yellowing and dirty?

In your ...

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Amazon Web Services Causes Major Internet Outage

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Hosted desktops and servers

Amazon Web Services outage has cost companies a lot of money today! The east coast is experiencing major “high error rates” with their services, this is just not affecting websites. Storage services are already experiencing issues as well. They now say they have found the root cause for the issue.

This is exactly why we use a private cloud and not a public cloud like Amazon AWS or Azure to host our Citrix VDI environment or ...

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GoDaddy revokes 9,000 certificates you need some help?

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Last week some of our customers were affected by GoDaddy revoking SSL certificates, which in turn brought down a lot of secure sites and services like ADFS. If you are using a GoDaddy SSL certificate I would run, not walk to another public SSL certificate provider.

Here is the statement from GoDaddy;

Due to a software bug, the recently issued certificate for your domain was issued without proper domain validation, and in accordance with industry standards as a Certificate Authority, we will ...

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Cloud PBX Engineered on Azure and 3CX

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Cloud PBX Using 3CX and Azure

In my last post I discussed that 3CX is Cloud Ready on Azure. That is a somewhat bold statement considering what it takes to actually architect a correct solution in the real world. There is a lot to consider when designing a Cloud PBX that is functional and operational, one that you would be proud of. When I say proud, the primary criteria would be that the end users or consumers of the voice service are ...

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3CX V15 Azure Cloud Ready

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3CX V15 is gaining ground on Azure

Good morning! Well since I last blogged about 3CX on Azure a lot has changed in the world of 3CX. Namely, 3CX V15 was released in the last quarter of 2016 for GA. As a 3CX partner we had access to the beta release and we were able to test it again on Azure. 3CX V15 works great on Azure, there is no multi-tenant version moving forward from V14, so the port ...

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3CX Hosted Voice for K12 Education

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3CX Hosted Voice Scores High Marks

Jacksboro Independent School District (ISD) is a public school district based in Jacksboro, Texas.

Jacksboro ISD receives funding under a U.S. federal program called E-rate, which provides schools with discounts on telecommunications services to support connectivity and Internet use. E-rate began to phase out funding for voice service in the last year, shifting its contributions to support advanced communications systems instead.

 

The school district wanted to preserve the considerable funding it received from ...

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Configuring 3CX for Cisco 7942

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Configuring a Cisco 7942 as a custom template for the 3CX PBX

Good morning from Minnesota! No, I live in Texas but I am in Minnesota working. Anyway on to my post. Yesterday I talked about how to save money by repurposing Cisco phones to use with the 3CX PBX system. The customer I mentioned, the school district, has some 3CX supported phones – Cisco 7940, 7941 and 7960. However, he also has Cisco 7942’s and guess what, there is ...

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