The district’s phone system is aging, and I can’t envision replacing it with the same type of system. Many of us are mobile, and I hear from many staff members that they barely use their desk phones.
We are looking into systems such as ringcentral.com, that are cloud-based providers, that would allow us to have desk phones where we need them, connect existing phone numbers to smart phones or laptops, and would be a lot less labor intensive to maintain overall.
One of the nicest features would be the ability to assign one phone number for staff that would follow them wherever they are, and is extremely simple to use. I know we had tried hotdesking in the past with our current system, but it was just too clunky to use so it wasn’t utilized.
I’d appreciate any input as we begin to think about this future project.