Cisco Phone Systems for your Office

Despite the prolific use of emails and instant messaging services in the modern world, every company still needs to have the capability to make and receive phone calls. The Cisco phone system is widely regarded as the best on the market thanks to its flexibility, its affordability and its vast range of functions. If you’re interested in investing in one of these systems, contact CTRL I.T. to take advantage of our IT support and Cisco configuration services.

But firstly, let’s take a look at what the Cisco phone system can offer you and your company. All packages come with the basic functions including the physical phone systems themselves, messaging, routing and security for the software. More extensive systems include conferencing and video capabilities, amongst other superior services. CTRL I.T. has experience with Cisco configuration across the board and can offer ongoing IT support as well.

So why choose a Cisco phone system above all others? With over 30 years of experience and a reputation for leading the field when it comes to technological developments, Cisco offers its customers the best of the best at any one time. Their equipment also has built in IT support and security and the entire system is considered very simplistic to use and understand. One of Cisco’s other strong selling point is the flexibility of their packages. It’s possible to build a phone system perfectly tailored to your company’s needs. This way you’re not paying for services you won’t use and you can be guaranteed to receive the capabilities which you do need.

Why don’t I just use a regular phone system? we hear you ask. Well, a Cisco phone system is not only significantly more powerful than your home phone system but it is also much more cost-effective to actually invest in a complete Cisco configuration. Not only does this ensure all of your phones are correctly connected but services such as IT support will be made immeasurably easier. Plus, although it may sound complex, Cisco phone systems are very user-friendly, equipped with a single interface your staff members will master quickly and efficiently. They’re powerful machines but most of that power is hidden, working tirelessly for you behind the scenes and offering you unlimited IT support when it comes to connecting within and outside your office walls.

With a wide variety of packages to choose from there’s a Cisco phone system for any sized company, no matter what style of working environment you utilise. And if you’re currently unhappy with your phone system and are thinking of doing away with it, don’t! This kind of direct contact between customers and businesses is fundamental to good customer service and helps to build a relationship with your clients. Contactable, personal companies are always held in higher regard than those which hide behind websites and automated recordings. Colleagues too are better able to collaborate and work together across multiple departments and disciplines when they are in direct contact. Phones are sometimes the only way to communicate effectively.

If you’re interested in a Cisco phone system and would like CTRL I.T. to offer our IT support and experience in Cisco configuration, call us today to arrange an appointment with one of our advisors so we can begin conversing about what Cisco package is right for you.

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A History of Cisco

When it comes to IT security, no company is quite as successful Cisco. This multinational giant in the technology industry has been providing IT support and equipment to businesses and individuals for over thirty years now. Cisco configuration is often the first step a new company takes to establishing themselves, ensuring their IT systems are at the top of their game before opening for business. Here’s a brief overview of how this company came to dominate the market today.

Cisco was founded in 1984 by married computer operations workers at Stanford University, Sandy Lerner and Len Bosack, but it wasn’t until 1986 that their first product was released: The Advanced Gateway Server Router. There were initially some problems with cash-flow, despite the company selling approximately $250,000 worth of routers per month by 1997. In 1998, Bosack and Lerner brought Donald T. Valentine on board, a venture capitalist. But he required the couple to give him a majority stake in the company and at once placed John Morgridge as president and CEO, side-lining Bosack and Lerner to chief scientist and head of customer services respectively. By the time it went public in 1990, Cisco was worth $224 million. At this point however, Lerner was fired and Bosack quit (the sale of their combined stock totalled over $170 million). Over the next few years, Cisco acquired or merged with several important companies, including Crescendo and Kalpana, expanding both as an expert in IT security and IT support.

From the millennium onwards, Cisco configuration became standard for the majority of businesses, with new and better products coming out all the time to keep pace with the ever changing technology. The Catalyst 6500 launched in 1999 was followed by the Integrated Services Router in 2004 which sold mover 7.5 million units by 2009. Also in 2004, the CRS-1 system enabled IT support of up to 1.2 terabits per second of bandwidth. The Nexus 7000 hit the market in 2008, further bolstering Cisco’s dominance of the IT support market. And Cisco kept pushing the boundaries, creating the Unified Computing System in 2009. In 2013, Cisco was awarded its 10,000th patent and continues to control the router market today.

With its vast array of products Cisco configuration can be adapted for every company’s needs and requirements. Of course IT security and IT support is of vital importance for every business, especially small ones who can be targets for hackers due to their reputation for having poor IT security systems in place compared to bigger companies. By getting Cisco configuration for your business, you’ll not only be gaining access to their extensive IT support services but you’ll also be benefiting from over thirty years of experience in the field, leading to the best quality and performance products on the market today.

If you think your company may benefit from a full Cisco configuration, contact Ctrl I.T. today and discuss your technological options with our expert, specialist engineers.