School's out: Out with the old and in with the new

As the summer break approaches and schools close their doors for the holidays, it’s not just the students who can benefit from some downtime. For businesses, summer offers a unique opportunity to evaluate and upgrade their technology infrastructure, ensuring a seamless transition to the digital age. In this blog post, we’ll explore why this summer could be the best time for your business to consider transitioning to digital phone systems, specifically in light of the upcoming Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) switch off.

Reasons Why This Summer is the Best Time to Transition

Low Office Attendance: With many employees taking their well-deserved vacations, office attendance tends to be lower during the summer months. This presents an ideal opportunity to make technology upgrades without major disruptions to your day-to-day operations. By transitioning to digital phone systems now, you can ensure a smooth implementation and minimize the impact on your team.

PSTN Switchoff: The PSTN switch off is fast approaching, scheduled for 2025. Waiting until the last moment may result in a bottleneck of businesses seeking assistance, leading to delays and potential complications. By taking action now, you can avoid unnecessary stress and ensure that your business is well-prepared for the digital era.

What You Need to Know About the PSTN Switch Off

Understanding the implications of the PSTN switch off is crucial for businesses aiming to stay connected in the digital world. The Public Switched Telephone Network is the traditional phone network that has been in use for decades. However, due to advances in technology, the UK telecommunications industry is switching to a newer system called Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). This means that countdown to the the PSTN switchoff is on, and businesses need to be prepared.

Help Your Business Get Ahead with Digital Phone Systems

At Clearsky IT, we pride ourselves on delivering tailored IT solutions that empower your business to thrive. By leveraging digital phone systems, we can help you unlock a range of benefits, including improved call quality, increased scalability, enhanced mobility, and cost savings. Our expert team will guide you through the transition process, ensuring a seamless implementation that aligns with your unique business requirements.

Actions You Can Take Today to Prepare for the PSTN Switchoff

To help you navigate the PSTN switchoff and embrace digital phone systems, here are five actionable steps you can take today:

Assess your current infrastructure: Evaluate your existing telephony setup and identify areas that require upgrading or replacement.

Train your team: Prepare your staff on the upcoming changes by providing the necessary training and resources to ensure confidence in your team and a smooth transition. The more you know!

Review service providers: Explore digital phone system service providers and select the one that best suits your business requirements. Not sure where to start? Let us help you.

Plan for scalability: Consider future growth and scalability when implementing your digital phone system to accommodate your evolving business needs. VoIP is a great option for keeping your business agile by scaling up and down when you need it.

Engage with a trusted supplier: Reach out to Clearsky IT to discuss your specific needs and develop a tailored transition plan where the supplier does the heaving lifting and supplier management, so you can get back to business.

With a trusted IT support partner, you can rest assured that your transition to digital phone systems will be a breeze. Our friendly and knowledgeable owner, Lee, brings years of experience in supporting  businesses in a range of industries. We offer a personalised approach, focusing on your unique requirements, and provide ongoing support to ensure your business thrives in the digital era.

As the summer break approaches and schools close their doors, it’s time for businesses to prepare for the future by embracing digital phone systems. By making the transition this summer, you can leverage the low office attendance and avoid the potential bottlenecks caused by the upcoming PSTN switch off. Clearsky IT is here to guide you through the process, ensuring a smooth transition and enabling your business to stay ahead in the digital age. Contact us today to take the first step towards a more efficient and modern communication system.

Remember, the clock is ticking, so don’t delay in preparing your business for the digital revolution.

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