R.I.P. 1930-2016 Onsite Phone systems

Onsite Business Telephone Systems

R.I.P. 1930-2016   r-i-pimage


Do I want to manage an email server? How about a CRM server? Or any server…

No thank you.

The same principles apply to onsite telephone systems:


Top 5 reasons business are tossing out the onsite telephone system and moving over to YOVU.


1- They age fast – I have been in telecom for 15 years and have seen 3 generations of onsite phone systems (Nortel Norstar, Nortel BCM1000, Nortel BCM450) that required fix, upgrade and inevitable replacement. The reason for this  is that technology changes so fast that  the servers  powering the “phone system” cannot handle the advancing  features and functionality.

2- Breakage – “But our system is 15 years and we have never had a problem” … If this is your business you are on borrowed time. All electronics have a lifespan it is just a matter of time before you’re frantically calling around looking for a replacement while your customers call in and get a busy signal.

3- Scalability  – Onsite phone systems are sized at time of sale, showing you 10 year return on upfront investment  for example. How great that was, until your business changed and decided to grow. Expansion  can stem  from organic growth, or perhaps you buy a new business , add more locations etc. Nobody told you about this up front but … onsite phone systems have limited scalability.

4- Complexity – If the words , VPN, Private tunnel, vmware, hyperV, Session Border Controller, SIP trunks, one-way audio, resources, servers, intimidate you, then  it’s a good thing you’re reading into this. If it takes someone an hour on a whiteboard to explain the setup in everyday language you’ll have found yourself in a  dark place of onsite phone system complexity!

5- User & Admin friendliness –Ease of use was forgotten with Onsite Phone systems. Over the years, feature upon feature was added but nobody ever stepped back to say “hey this is looking a little crazy to manage”… “is all this going to fit?” .


R.I.P. Onsite Business Telephone systems!!

1930-2016 “you had a good run”