Top Features Small Businesses Need in a Phone System

In a connected world, it is critical for organizations to have a reliable and effective phone system.  Each business is different and has unique needs and functionality requirements, such as hosting video meetings, making calls on-the-go, accommodating remote employees and more. In the modern world, the capabilities of phone systems have come a long way, transforming how organizations run and increasing collaboration and productivity. However, selecting the right voice offering can be challenging.

What are some of the top features small businesses should look for in a phone system?

1) Reliability

Businesses need a phone system that runs smoothly and seamlessly. As the connection between an organization and its clients to conduct business, as well as, between colleagues to communicate and collaborate, this essential line must always be on. You should be able to focus on operating and growing your business, not worrying about troubleshooting a faulty system.

41 percent of SMBs are concerned with keeping their technology solutions up and running.

2) Affordability

Although a phone system is essential, a solution must be cost-effective as small businesses do not have the same needs or budgets as large corporations do. An ideal system must offer the quality and functionality that an organization requires, without placing a strain on the budget. Instead, the system should provide a strong ROI for a business with a high cost saving from increased productivity and low initial cost.

63 percent of small businesses spend a quarter of their budget on technology.

3) Scalability

As mentioned above, small businesses have different requirements and needs than large organizations. An enterprise solution may not be fit for a small business’s size or requirements. That’s why a system must truly be scaled for a small business. The offering should also be flexible to easily support new employees as the company grows and changes.

4) Customization

No small business is made alike and organizations are looking for personalization and customization in their technology. Organizations shouldn’t have to pay for functionality they don’t need or miss out on important features they desire. Only pay for what you need.

There are 28.8 million small businesses in the United States that comprise of various industries such as health care, food service, retail, arts and entertainment and more.

The Right Technology Partner

Choosing the right phone system does not end at considering these criteria. A small business needs a technology provider that is dedicated to understanding the business’s needs and guides them in selecting the best-fit solution. The right technology partner should seamlessly implement the solution and provide ongoing services and support to ensure the solution is working for them and quickly resolve any challenges, should they arise.

At Synetra, we are your technology partner. We combine more than 30 years of firsthand expertise serving small businesses with our unparalleled technical knowledge to effectively solve your IT and communication challenges.  Our professional team supports your business by mobilizing your workforce and significantly improving your communication, so you can focus on growing your business.

Are you ready to kick start your communication? Contact Synetra today.

Take a look at our flexible and affordable cloud-based voice offerings, fit for your small business needs:

 

Cisco Spark

An All-in-One Communication Solution

  • Connect co-workers, partners, and customers anywhere, anytime
  • Host video-enabled meetings with screen-share capabilities
  • Increase communication abilities and engagement

 

Cisco Meraki

A New Voice in Communication

  • Meraki cloud architecture built for reliability, security and scalability
  • Direct call service integration dashboard for greater efficiency

 

Synetra VOIP Offering

Going Beyond Unified Communications

  • Enterprise-grade security
  • 99.9% availability
  • 24/7 award-winning support

 

 

 

 

Delivering Innovative Classroom Technology

We believe that cutting-edge technology can transform learning for students. Teachers are at the forefront of integrating technology into their curriculum to create enriching learning experiences for students. In honor of Teachers Appreciation Week, we want to commend teachers’ commitment to making technology a prominent part of their students’ lives, truly preparing them for their futures.

We consider teachers our partners in championing the combined force of education and technology. We are committed to providing the most innovative classroom technology solutions to administrators, teachers and students, while keeping in mind the following considerations.

Cost

We all want to create and implement the best technology solutions for our students. Cost can be a major barrier. We are committed to working with schools with our alternative funding framework to make innovative technology available to your students and affordable for your school.

Virtualization

To continue to keep costs low through the lifetime of your networks system, we will help your school to utilize existing computer assets to ready your infrastructure for the next generation of needs.

Device Policies

Keep up with the evolving use of mobile devices in your school by working with us to create a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model. We are experts in coordinating many variables to create the best solution for your school’s unique needs.

Security

In order to continue to provide the best technology in your school, you must be able to keep that technology secure. We understand that connectivity in schools can present unique security challenges, and can create a flexible and secure network framework.

 

We truly appreciate each teacher’s commitment to their classrooms and continue to work toward making technology solutions more readily available for all students.

To learn more about how we work with administrators and teachers every day, click here.

Why Small Businesses are Turning to Managed Services Partners to Solve their IT Challenges

When it comes to managing the IT operations of your business, limited time and resources, as well as external factors, can negatively impact your ability to utilize new technologies and drive business growth. For most small and medium sized businesses, IT is not a core business function, but it’s a necessary part of keeping the business operational. For growing businesses seeking to drive company performance and growth, securing a strong IT investment while balancing costs can be barrier to success.

9 of 10 small business owners identify the costs of maintaining and upgrading technology as their most significant challenge.

 

 

Only 46% of small business owners feel their budget allows them access to the same technology tools as a large company.

 

 

Top IT Challenges for Small and Medium Sized Businesses:

  • Reducing operating costs
  • Keeping systems up and running
  • Implementing new solutions and upgrades
  • Locating IT staff and/or skills
  • Integrating different applications
  • Finding resources to support IT infrastructure
  • Protecting against security threats
  • Providing connectivity to all employees
  • Compliance with government regulations

With an increasingly difficult regulatory environment and technology evolving at an exponential rate, more small businesses are beginning to turn to managed services as a resource for improving their businesses. Many of these businesses are now seeking specialized outside advisors to ensure their technology is being delivered cost-effectively and securely.

IT Managed Services Can Solve Your IT Challenges and Enable Business Growth

There are numerous technology challenges that must be overcome in order for small businesses to succeed long-term—and one solution is to seek out a Managed Services IT partner. For small businesses without a technology background, securing a highly capable partner that can steer you in the right direction is an ideal first step.

As small businesses continue to seek ways to cut costs, having a single service provider that can maintain a secure IT infrastructure and help them run their business more effectively is of tremendous value. This allows small business owners to focus exclusively on their core mission, and leave IT support to the professionals.

 

Top 10 IT Genius Inventors You May Not Know About

 

The word ‘inventor’ conjures up images of those who have made an indelible impact in history, such as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Henry Ford. Can you imagine where we would be without electricity, the telephone or automobiles that play a large role in our daily lives? Many other technologies that we use every day were created by talented inventors that may not be as well-known, but are IT legends in their own right.

April is National Inventor’s Month and Synetra is excited to recognize the creativity of inventors in technology. Check out our list of geniuses who have helped shape IT with their inventions, and who have innovated ahead of their time in the tech industry.

Our goal is to acknowledge those talented, brave individuals who dared to be creative, and whose accomplishments affect every facet of our lives in IT today. IT would not be the same without their pioneering contributions. We hope that learning about these IT legends will inspire inventors of the present and future to create the next greatest innovation, with the same spirit and ingenuity of inventors of the past, but with a keen eye for the future.

 

Synetra’s Top 10 List of IT Geniuses

 

1) Douglas Engelbart

  • Inventor of the computer mouse.
  • A core influencer of many technologies that make up what we think of as modern computing.

 

2) Susan Kare

  • Described as the “Betsy Ross of the Personal Computer”, was the designer who helped bring the Apple computer to life with her typography and design.
  • Also worked with Microsoft on humanizing the Windows 3.0 operating system.

 

3) Norman Abramson

  • Inventor of ALOHAnet, the first wireless local area network to transmit data successfully using radio signals—a fundamental technological breakthrough.

 

4) Grace Hopper

  • Called the “Queen of Software”, a Navy Rear Admiral who helped invent the early English-language programming languages, which revolutionized computers away from binary code communications.

 

5) Dr. Fujio Masuoka

  • Inventor of the NAND-type 4 megabit NOR flash memory, precursor to Flash Media, the technology now used to store data in cell phones, digital cameras and USB flash drives.

 

6) Radia Perlman

  • Inventor of the networking innovation Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), which made it possible to build massive networks using Ethernet by creating a mesh network.
  • This networking innovation had a significant impact on network switches, which has led some to call Perlman the “Mother of the Internet.”

 

7) Robert Metcalfe

  • Co-Inventor of the Ethernet, which allowed for more than enough bandwidth for future data-hungry technologies.

 

8) Marissa Mayer

  • Google’s first female engineer.
  • During her time with Google, her talents in user interface design and product vision helped Google maintain its position as a leading web, mobile and search company.

 

9) Tim Berners-Lee

  • Inventor of the World Wide Web, the information superhighway that we navigate through a browser.
  • Also invented the first web browser, the hypertext markup language (HTML), and the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP).

 

10) Hedy Lamarr

  • A 1940s movie star who played a key role in the invention of spread-spectrum technology and frequency hopping.
  • Co-inventor of the technology that originally remotely controled torpedoes.
  • Her work has played a part in many modern wireless technologies, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA).

 

 

 

 

Synetra: A Proud E-Rate Provider for Over 20 Years

Technology is an essential part of education. Not only is access to the Internet necessary to learn about exciting new topics, technology also offers fresh and engaging ways to immerse students in the learning process. The national E-Rate program exists to ensure that schools can afford connectivity and students do not lose out on necessary learning experiences due to lack of funds.

Are You Eligible for E-Rate?

Do you know if your school or library is eligible? To find out, check out the “Before You Begin” page of the Universal Service Administrative Co. website to see if you are eligible and to access helpful resources.

The E-Rate program helps to provide eligible schools and libraries with technology solutions at reduced costs. Administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company under the Federal Communications Commission, the program connects qualifying organizations with certified technology vendors to provide solutions at 20-90 percent less than original costs.

 

What Can E-Rate Provide?

E-Rate offers two categories of solutions that eligible schools and libraries can apply for:

Category 1

  • Telecommunications
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Internet Access

Category 2

  • Internal Connections
  • Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections
  • Managed Internal Broadband Services

 

As an E-Rate service provider, Synetra understands the particular needs of our education customers, including the E-Rate rules and regulations. Having participated in the E-Rate program since its inception, our team is assisting many schools and libraries with their technology acquisitions, deployments and support. Synetra is about more than simply being a technology vendor; we are a service-oriented partner, committed to supporting education and transforming student lives.

Synetra can provide schools complimentary technologies and services to ensure the network infrastructure is robust, efficient and reliable.  We can design and build an IT infrastructure that ensures your students and teachers have access to the right tools and resources to provide a dynamic learning environment.

Contact a Synetra team member to learn more about the E-Rate program, as well as our specified E-Rate services and expertise. We would be happy to answer all of your questions!

 

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2017 E-Rate Funding Window Closes May 11th

The E-Rate program helps provide internet connectivity for eligible schools and libraries in the nation at discounted rates of up to 85%! Organizations that meet the program requirements can begin posting their bids during the General Window, from Feb. 27-May 11.  Upon certification, your request will be posted and vendors will compete for the job. Don’t miss your window of opportunity!

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Did you know that E-Rate now also helps in funding fiber services?

Take advantage of the newest technology service to be funded by the E-Rate program! Fiber services can greatly improve a school’s long distance telecommunications and provide high-speed data connectivity.

Fiber Options Supported By E-Rate: 

  • New!  Self-Provisioned Network: Complete applicant ownership of a high-speed broadband network. The applicant hires a vendor to construct the network or a portion of the network, and thereafter owns and maintains that network or portion. This can also include the modulating electronics to light the fiber—all via Cat1 (which does not affect Cat2 budget of $150 per student).
  • Leased Lit Fiber: A fiber-based broadband service where the service provider owns and manages the network, and the E-Rate applicant pays a recurring fee to have data transported over the network
  • Leased Dark Fiber (including IRUs): The E-Rate applicant leases a portion of a provider-owned and maintained fiber network and separately pays to have that fiber lit in order to transmit information over that fiber.
  • Special Construction: Refers to upfront, non-recurring costs associated with the installation of new fiber to or between eligible entities. Applicants may seek funding for special construction charges in connection with leased lit fiber, leased dark fiber and self-provisioning.

 

 

Synetra Structured Cabling Group supports E-Rate initiatives.

Synetra’s SCG offers a variety of cabling solutions to fit your school or library’s network infrastructure needs. With decades of experience supporting E-Rate services through our cabling expertise, we are prepared to deliver the highest quality of work and unparalleled technical ability to support your infrastructure. Our system solutions include adding data/voice drops at your facility, Fiber Optic Backbones between IDF/MDF, IP Video Solutions, and custom applications.

Contact Synetra’s Structured Cabling Group today to learn how our experts can support your E-Rate solutions.

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Today is World Backup Day… Safeguard Your Data

World Backup Day offers a chance to acknowledge the increasing role that data plays in our lives and the importance of regular backups to protect our precious data. This independent initiative is meant to raise awareness about backups and data preservation in an increasingly digital world. We would like to motivate you to back up your crucial data with increased frequency and attentiveness, not only today, but year-round!

Don’t be an April Fool—protect yourself from data disasters!

Losing files is more common than you’d think. Almost everybody has had experiences where they have lost digital data when a computer crashed, a cell phone or tablet was lost, data became corrupted or was destroyed by a virus. One small accident or failure can destroy all the important stuff you and your business care about. Data loss can happen at any time, and usually occurs when least expected.

The truth is in the stats:

  • 30% of people have never backed up their files
  • 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute
  • 29% of disasters are caused by accidents
  • 1 in 10 computers are infected with viruses each month
  • 67% of data loss in business is caused by hacking
  • Leading causes of data loss:
    • 44% Hardware or System Malfunctions
    • 32% Human Error
    • 14% Software Corruption
    • 7% Computer Viruses
    • 3% Natural Disasters

 

The Impact of Data Loss on Business

Don’t doubt the importance of data to business—it’s vital to the health of a company. Any company that suffers from a computer disaster, or doesn’t have a proper backup plan is approximately 80% likely to shut down within a year. The 43% that manage to survive never fully recover and more than 50% suffering from computer failure end up shutting down within five years.

 

Data Protection: A Mission-Critical Business Objective

While it has become second nature for most businesses to back up their data, there is still a significant number of organizations that don’t have formal backup plan or infrastructure. This lack of data protection can be attributed to a variety of factors, such as insufficient funds, shortage of manpower or simply a lack of knowledge. A good backup plan is continuous and includes multiple layers to not only recover your data, but also includes steps for data preservation.

Synetra provides optimal solutions for reliable data protection and recovery. We can help ensure that your organization’s operations are never threatened by data loss and that your IT costs are managed efficiently.

Synetra Business Protect provides technical, strategic, operational and financial benefits by centralizing the backup and recovery of all your systems—including application and file servers, databases, email servers, workstations, desktops and laptop—throughout your organization. Benefits include:

  • Easy backup, easy restore: The backup process can be performed from a single machine, saving valuable time and productivity.
  • Controlled costs: Only pay for your total storage volume, so your plan scales seamlessly to fit your data storage needs.
  • One complete solution: You will not pay for equipment, additional insurance, media, upgrades, patches to install, or software—there are no hidden costs.
  • Offsite storage: Your backup data is only useful if it is truly protected from disasters.
  • Increased compliance: Synetra offsite backup helps to achieve compliance and future-proof your data protection.


Be prepared. Evaluate your back up plan today.

Jumpstart Your Spring Cleaning with a Cabling Upgrade!

With the official start of spring, now is the perfect time to assess your IT needs and to launch a cabling cleanup or upgrade. From an IT closet clean-up, to trace and label mapping, to routine MAC work, Synetra’s Structured Cabling Group has caught spring fever and is ready to take on your cabling needs!

With Synetra, spring cleanup is easy! Many cabling projects can be completed in just one day! Check out some of the Structured Cabling Group’s solutions below to see which ones apply to your needs:

  • IT Closet Cleanup

Have your communications closets become cluttered, dysfunctional and disorganized, making it hard for IT personnel to efficiently do their jobs? Synetra saves the day with comprehensive closet cleanups that will transform your communications closet from an unwieldy mess into an organized peace of mind.

  • Cable Trace and Label

Does navigating the way through your collection of cables feel like risky guesswork? Perhaps you have inherited an unfamiliar network, or your existing network simply lacks the labeling and order that you need. Synetra saves the day with tracing and labeling that will leave you with a simple and accurate roadmap to every cable in your system.

  • Cable Supercharge

Has your structured cabling failed to keep pace with the growth or change in your business? Perhaps your business has scaled since your initial set-up, or your needs have simply changed. Synetra saves the day with quick, efficient moves, adds, and changes that can restore order to your operation.

 

Synetra’s Structured Cabling Group has Spring Fever!

Synetra’s Structured Cabling Group (SCG) consistently delivers flexible and scalable cabling solutions with exceptional technical ability and superior customer service. Our team is available to work closely with our clients on comprehensive wiring plans to ensure compliance and enable simplified network changes in the future.

Synetra SCG facilitates a variety of unique structured cabling needs, including:

  • Low voltage, copper category cabling
  • Fiber optic cable installation and termination
  • Aerial and buried application
  • Wireless and other need-driven deployments
  • Quality cabling and security solutions for existing structures, new construction, rebuilds and retrofits
  • Comprehensive post-project wiring diagrams

Synetra SCG Ensures Quality and Compliance.

Did you know that cabling is the longest life cycle component of your entire network?  A standards-compliant cabling system can “future proof” your network by ensuring that your investment will continue to serve you for the full extent of its life cycle. Our team is ready to bring our customers the information and support they need for stringent quality control and long-lasting quality construction.

Contact Synetra to Get Your Cabling in Order!

6 Tips to Prevent Ransomware

It is almost impossible to read the news lately without seeing an article about Ransomware or another malware threat wreaking havoc in businesses, hospitals, banks or schools.

By some estimates, 2016 saw a 300% increase in the number Ransomware attacks with an average of 4,000 infections a day. In addition, a recent survey by Osterman Research found that almost 47% of businesses have been infected with Ransomware within the prior 12-month period. All of these numbers are expected to increase exponentially in 2017. The FBI confirms the skyrocketing problem of ransomware, but suggests relying on prevention rather than paying ransom to the criminals.

A Digital Epidemic   

Ransomware is on pace to become a $1 billion per year industry. According to some industry watchers, the core issue with ransomware today is the general lack of strong security practices. Ransomware is a type of malware that either encrypts a user’s files or completely locks them out of a computer. The only way to regain access to the files or computer is to pay a ransom to the hacker.

An Evolving Threat

This year, things appear likely to get much worse before they get better. Not only are more sophisticated strains of ransomware being discovered, in some cases part of the ransom being demanded is for victims to further spread the message that was originally used to deliver the ransomware.

Rely on Synetra for Prevention

Synetra’s security team recommends six essential steps to help you avoid becoming a victim and having to pay a ransom:

  1. Maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date inventory of all your digital assets.

You cannot defend what you don’t know. A Synetra network assessment is a great way to help identify those assets as it will provide a detailed listing of all devices discovered on your LAN or WAN.

  1. Make sure that you have implemented proper access control and segregation.

Proper access control and segregation can prevent a domino effect triggered by a single compromised device. A Synetra security audit can help identify permissions across your Active Directory environment allowing you to quickly remediate “overreaching” permissions.

  1. Implement continuous monitoring of your physical and virtual IT infrastructure.

Synetra’s Managed Services provides a variety of patching services and monitoring solutions that can be tailored to your environment to help you maintain continuous monitoring of your IT infrastructure, software and security patches, as well as of new threats and malware targeting your industry.

  1. Create and regularly test a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP).

A regularly tested DRP will allow you to mitigate loss of any critical data in a reasonable timeframe, and at a cost compatible with your corporate risk appetite. Our team can work with you by providing some guidance for those who have not created a DRP and aren’t sure where to begin.

  1. Invest in security training and awareness programs.

Such programs are invaluable because they educate your employees, key suppliers and partners. Your Synetra partner can recommend some comprehensive programs to assist with this training.

  1. Verify your approach.

Synetra will assist you in verifying that your approach to cybersecurity and risk management is based on common sense principles that are shared and supported at all levels of your organization.

 

The Synetra Team on the Ransomware Frontline

Follow these six guidelines and ensure that your business is prepared to evolve its security and withstand the risk of Ransomware.

If you would like more information about Ransomware and how Synetra can help your business avoid becoming a victim, please contact us today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready Your IT Arsenal with the Latest Security Offerings

Our security team has been busy testing new products to deliver advanced security options for your organization, and beginning this month we will unveil our two newest offerings: Cylance, a revolutionary antivirus replacement product and Cisco Umbrella, a powerful new cloud security platform. Discover how you can achieve greater peace of mind in preventing malware, viruses and ransomware.

Introducing Cylance—the new face of next-generation anti-malware.

The first new product in the Synetra arsenal is an antivirus replacement product called Cylance – a next-generation security software that is built using artificial intelligence which allows it to do more than just detect viruses “after the fact.”

The Latest Industry Buzz: “A Game Changer”

The Synetra security team has tested and confirmed what the industry is raving about—Cylance’s unparalleled capability to improve your endpoint security.

Prevent cyberattacks with artificial intelligence:

PREDICT: Leverage the power of artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to predict known and unknown attacks.

PREVENT: Proactively prevent malware execution and exploits to secure the most vulnerable aspect of your network – the endpoint.

PROTECT: Preventing attacks reclaims the time and resources consumed by incident response, data loss and system downtime.

Cylance is unique in that it’s designed to approach securing your endpoints from a different and more complex perspective. With an impressive catch rate, ease of use and broad functionality within the malware space, we are excited to bring this top-performing IT security product to our clients. For companies who want a proactive solution with easy and streamlined implementation—this is the product for you.

Introducing Cisco Umbrella—Your First Line of Defense

Synetra is excited to introduce Cisco Umbrella, a cloud security platform that provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet wherever users go.

Cisco Umbrella is a powerful new network service that shapes security for cloud and mobile resources. Our security team is calling it one of the most powerful network tools available, as it has a threat-centric security architecture that is much more effective for our clients working in the digital world. For our customers who need a more integrated approach to security, Cisco Umbrella’s unique design is perfect for improving and simplify their security over diverse networks.

Here’s How it Works:

  • Umbrella uses DNS to stop threats over all ports and protocols — even direct-to-IP connections.
  • Instead of proxying all web traffic, Umbrella routes requests to risky domains for deeper URL and file inspection.
  • Even if devices become infected in other ways, Umbrella prevents connections to attacker’s servers.

Capabilities:

  • Provides the visibility needed to protect Internet access across all devices on a network, all office locations, and roaming users.
  • Can stop attacks before they launch: Umbrella resolves over 100 billion internet requests every day and correlates this live data with over 11 billion historical events.
  • Uses existing Cisco Security tools including machine learning to uncover known and emergent threats, blocking connections to malicious destinations at the DNS and IP layers.
  • Can integrate with existing systems, including security appliances, intelligence platforms or feeds, and custom, in-house tools.

Gear Up for Spring with Powerful New IT Security Offerings

Let us introduce these enhanced security offerings to your organization’s IT security lineup.

Synetra is ready to get you up in running with the latest in IT security innovation – contact us today.

Why Your Business Deserves the Very Best in Collaboration Technology

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Cloud-based business services such as Cisco Spark are setting the new standard in collaboration.

Collaboration in the workplace is nothing new. However, it is becoming increasingly important in the modern world as businesses both large and small have become more connected around the world and in their day-to-day business activities. As businesses are challenged to keep up the pace, cloud computing and faster collaboration tools are enabling employees to work together effectively and become more productive. Synetra is pleased to introduce a new collaboration solution, Cisco Spark, which harnesses all of these benefits in a powerful cloud-based platform that is user-friendly and ready for easy integration.

Why Business are Talking about this Collaboration Game Changer

It’s no secret that more and more businesses are encouraging employees to work remotely, both as a work perk and as an incentive for productivity. As millennials continue to expand in the workforce, this option is becoming more commonplace and expected in the work environment. Can your business support this change? For growing businesses, large and small, communication needs to be agile, mobile and collaborative. Collaboration technology solutions such as Cisco Spark are essential to today’s businesses that look to achieve balanced, real-time communication, information sharing and collaboration between employees—no matter where they are located.

Collaboration in the Digital Workspace

The ability to host meetings anywhere on the go, send instant secure messages to team members and conduct video calls from your phone or desktop has never been easier. Synetra’s Managed Services team, in collaboration with Cisco, provides Cisco Spark, an enterprise-grade voice and collaboration tool that will reimagine how you work and facilitate communication with your team. Discover a collaboration service that gives you control over your cloud data.

Imagine the Possibilities with Seamless Communication

Cisco Spark is hosted in the cloud for businesses large and small. Spark is designed from the ground up for highly secure collaboration that is user-friendly and easy to use. With Spark, messaging, virtual meetings and phone calls are integrated into a complete user experience.  Spark also makes setting up video rooms and phones faster and securely connects phone systems to the cloud for better efficiency.

Key Benefits

  • Increase team productivity and engagement
  • Host seamless and more productive meetings
  • Continue conversations in Spark rooms
  • Connect messaging through all of your devices
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Collaborate securely in a private environment
  • Easily organize and manage projects
  • Reduce demand on IT resources
  • Reduce capital expenditure
  • Require little to no equipment onsite

Bring Collaboration Strategy to Your Business

Modern business requires advanced technology that empowers team members to host meetings, send messages and conduct calls, all in an instant. Now, your team can focus on collaborating and meeting deadlines instead of dealing with difficult communication obstacles. With Cisco Spark your business can encourage innovation and realize the benefits of richer team collaboration. Talk to us today about bringing Cisco Spark collaboration solutions to your business.

Click here for additional information or contact Synetra’s Managed Services team for an evaluation of your current communication system at 877.367.6179.