Leveraging Microsoft Azure to Take Customers Into the Cloud

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Learn how to make a seamless transition to the cloud by leveraging Microsoft Azure to help eliminate outdated IT hardware in small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Microsoft’s most common suite of products has reached expiration, such as Windows 7, and as those products and services have matured into obsolescence, along with the servers they ride on. Dominion Voice and Data has been proactively transitioning companies with end-of-life Microsoft products into Microsoft Azure in order to keep them up-to-date with the contemporary business world.

 


 

Embrace the cloud

While many business owners are accustomed to purchasing on-premise servers, this way of storing data has become obsolete with the proliferation of the cloud. Aside from the fact that the tech world has embraced cloud computing and that virtually all innovation from this point forward will incorporate the cloud in some way, on-premise servers have matured beyond their useful life into obsolescence.

On-premise servers are vulnerable to becoming outdated, which lead to major security concerns for business owners. On top of that, without regular updates and software upgrades they are susceptible to slower speeds while the rest of the world is speeding up. In sum, it makes no sense for business owners to outlay large capital expenditures on deteriorating technology.

 

“Unfortunately, on-premise just doesn’t make fiscal sense, anymore,” – Chad Tester, COO of Dominion Voice and Data

 

Catering to a mobile workforce

“While most businesses are expanding and need to have hardware that scales, cloud servers that cater to a mobile workforce and data that can be confidently secured, on-premise has fallen behind the curve. Since, our customers’ businesses can’t afford that level of inefficiency within their organizations, we’ve been very proactive in ushering in this transition. We’ve been transitioning our customers into Azure and will continue to do so, to keep them ahead of the curve and more importantly, profitable.”

Utilizing cloud servers through Microsoft Azure enables businesses to benefit from regularly updated and upgraded hardware to keep data integrity strong. Additionally, Microsoft Azure is a direct response to the growing demand for secure access to data from a mobile workforce that span across multiple locations. With Millennials and now Gen Z entering the workforce, these trends show no signs of slowing down.

 

“At some point in the near future, owning on-site servers will be like having a coin-operated telephone in the lobby for your employees to use.” – Chad Tester, COO, Dominion Voice and Data

 

Keeping on trend

Tester later continued, “At some point in the near future, owning on-site servers will be like having a coin-operated telephone in the lobby for your employees to use. How are your top employees supposed to perform at peak levels with obsolete technology like that?”

On-premise servers have gone the way of the fax machine and in the same manner that utilizing older hardware increases cost through lack of efficiency, on-premise servers must be updated, immediately. Dominion Voice and Data has positioned themselves and their customers ahead of the curve to make sure their customers remain productive, efficient and profitable with technology like Microsoft Azure.

Replace Discontinued Phone Systems with Cloud Technology

Midlothian, VA – We have launched a campaign to educate our existing customers on a dilemma facing many growth-oriented business owners. It’s no secret that as technology continues to advance, antiquated phone systems become more obsolete each year. As time rolls on, lack of functionality becomes more pronounced, leaving business owners with outdated equipment that hinders productivity. As manufacturers move on to innovating and building better versions of their technology, business owners with older phone systems find a very tough time getting support, finding replacement parts and receiving maintenance.

The greatest risk facing these businesses is that when the outdated phone system stops working, which is usually once every 5 years, this causes costly downtime because the whole office shuts down and usually takes days to get back up and running. Most business owners shudder to imagine what it would be like to have their office phones down and how expensive it would be to have a team doing nothing at the office. While most unified communications providers simply let this happen to their customers, We have created a brand new program to solve this problem once and for all. The most exciting part is that not only does it solve this problem, but it prevents it from ever happening again throughout the entirety of the relationship, by taking telephony to the cloud.

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Dominion Voice and Data Offers SD-WAN-as-a-Service to SMBs

MIDLOTHIAN, VA – May 2019 – Dominion Voice and Data a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company now offers SD-WAN-as-a-Service to their small to mid-sized business (SMB) customers. SD-WAN is a leading technology and according to research firm Gartner, “by the end of 2019, 30% of enterprises will deploy SD-WAN technology in their branches.” The reason for the technology’s rise in popularity is due to its simultaneous capacities to increase productivity within an organization while also reducing the total cost of ownership.

Find out more by reading our latest press release…

Dominion Voice and Data Protects SMBs From DNS Attacks

MIDLOTHIAN, VA – Dominion Voice and Data a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) protect themselves and their customers from DNS (Domain Name Server) attacks through innovative technology solutions. As businesses around the world continue to migrate to cloudbased technology, and the demand for these solutions continues, the risk of a DNS-based attack grows simultaneously, as well. Dominion Voice and Data is actively educating the business community and protecting SMBs from these threats

Find out more by reading our latest press release »

Choosing Mitel for Our Customers

When things change in your world you can either let it knock you around or figure out where you want to stand. With the recent changes with Toshiba and Mitel we had such an opportunity. We care for the people we work with so much so that instead of blindly changing providers and manufactures we took the time to actually consult with our customers to make sure the decisions we made would continue to work for the long haul. After all, one of our core principles at Dominion Voice & Data is exceptional customer service – meaning we focus on your needs.

Our decision to move to Mitel was one we took under deep counsel after weighing heavily the pros and cons. We are excited to be launching Mitel especially considering they are the largest Cloud install base in the world and have the capacity to handle even the largest clients as well as our international clients, yet agile enough to handle the small to medium size businesses that are truly at our core.

We will now be able to provide our customers with high quality unified communication, business phone, VoIP, contact center, & cloud solutions. Want to learn more? Take a look at our Mitel Solutions page and feel free to reach out to us with any questions.