Archive for December, 2008
Did I get your attention with the silly title? Guess what – I’m dead serious. I know, I know:
“What ain’t broke don’t fix”,
“The economy sucks, call me in ten years”,
“Are you nuts? You want me to spend money NOW?”,
“Get the *&##@* out of here before I throw my 15 year old phone set at you!”
The fact of the matter is, you, Mr. Small Business Owner, you need FAR. And obviously, FAR needs you. The economy sucks. Duh – it’s all over the news. Forget the news; it’s all over your computer screen as you look at your cashflow, forecasts, accounting system, email. “Danger, Danger Will Robinson!” DIVE DIVE DIVE!
OK, so back to why you need FAR. You need us to make you more productive, efficient and therefore – give you the EDGE. Yes, the edge you need to beat your competitors ‘till they are blue in the face and begging for mercy. You need to use technology to your advantage. The UC Server, our VoIP PBX offering, is an integral piece of that edge implementation that will deliver in spades.
I can go on until you fall asleep about all the studies and reports that have been done regarding productivity gained by using a VoIP PBX. Blah blah blah. I’ll save that for the folks with nothing better to do with their lives. Here is a real life example of how the UC Server VoIP PBX gives me an EDGE everyday and twice on Sundays. Yes, I do work on Sundays.
10:00AM – finish meeting, get in car, mobile phone connects to the in-vehicle Bluetooth.
10:01AM – start driving back to office. Hands are on the wheel. “Call Office”. Mobile phone responds “Calling Office”.
10:01AM – “You have 3 new voicemails AND 15 new emails. Press 1-1 to listen to new messages”.
10:01AM – Listen to all voicemails. Forward them to appropriate people or save them for actioning by pressing 9.
10:03AM – “Email message from, John Smith, received today at 9:30AM, subject is, Proposal Review”
10:15AM – System reads to me all my emails. Press 7 to delete the junk, and 9 to save the good ones for actioning.
10:17AM – Arrive safely back to the office.
10:17AM – start harassing Technical Service staff, earning myself several disapproving glares from Ali.
I walk in, and don’t even bother going to my desk. Why? Because I don’t need to check my voicemails or even my emails. I’ve just saved myself 20 minutes. I’ve also saved myself from being an idiot and typing emails on my BlackBerry while I am driving. What’s 20 minutes worth to you these days? Action item for you Mr. Business Owner – pickup that old tin can on your desk and call FAR – we’ll set you up on the EDGE faster than you can spell “dinosaur”.