A planned shutdown of Toshiba business phones allows your business to install a new system that adds more functionality and services for employees, customers.
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If your business relies on Toshiba business phones, there are important decisions to be made. The phone products, now owned by Mitel, are being phased out, giving businesses like yours the chance to upgrade and add new capabilities.
With the phase-out of Toshiba phones, local businesses are turning to ICS for help with the transition, selection of a new business phone solution, installation and optimization.
Toshiba announced in 2017 that its business phone division was being shuttered as part of a corporate restructuring. Mitel purchased portions of the Toshiba unified communications product line, including on on-premises system (IPedge), cloud-based system (VIPedge) and hybrid solution (Strata CIX). All three were among the most popular Toshiba products.
Recently, however, Mitel has started a planned phase-out of the IPedge and Strata CIX products. New sales stopped in October 2018 and on October 31, 2019, the company will no longer offer add-on components, including phones. Mitel ends all technical support on October 31, 2021.
Before selecting a new business phone system, think carefully about the features and functionality you need in the replacement solution. Today’s voice over internet protocol (VoIP) business phones are far more versatile, built to address today’s most critical communications needs. Consider some of these common business communications issues:
In addition to audio features, you need a communications solution that addresses all of your needs. With a Unified Communications (UC) solution, you can have interconnected technologies that operate today seamlessly.
UC solutions are a collection of communications technologies that work together, protected by comprehensive security protections. These solutions bring together the most common and needed tools — phone, instant messaging, web conferencing, and presence across devices. UC solutions can be deployed in private cloud, public cloud, on-premises or hybrid environments. At ICS, we work with our customers to develop customized solutions for their communications needs.
Typically, a Unified Communications solution will include the following:
Call recording helps protect your business and document important interactions. Call recording systems are helpful for regulatory and legal reasons. ICS can help with the following call recording systems:
ICS offers IT solutions to customers in Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Contact us today to learn more about why ICS is the leading choice of small- and medium-sized companies throughout Texas when it comes to business telephone solutions.