Powerful Partnerships: Collaboration, Chemistry and Reaching for the Clouds.

Dynamic Duos. 

Lennon and McCartney, Fred and Ginger, The Lone Ranger and Tonto, Batman and Robin, Laverne and Shirley. Friends. Partners. Collaborators. Whatever the case, they each made the other better – more productive and effective. They were simply better together.

Sure, we may be dating ourselves a bit with these particular pairs, but we’re especially stuck on old TV series ever since booking Community Beer Company for our upcoming seminar on cloud-based phone systems. I guess it’s the brewery connection and the conversation we were having about friendship and great partners, but we managed to get the theme song to Laverne and Shirley stuck in our head.  We’ve been singing “schlemiel, schlemazel” for days!

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And while Laverne and Shirley popped into our heads because of the brewery tour, we’re certainly not the only ones to consider them one of pop culture’s best pairings. Online magazine Vulture pegs them for one really important reason: chemistry.

Collaboration and Chemistry. 

The ability to collaborate well – to get along well and work well together – really does in part come down to chemistry. Having the right partner makes all the difference. The right partner not only allows you to focus on your strengths and shine, they increase your confidence. When you know someone has your back you can take it easy.

At AgilityCG, we value great partners. That’s why we work with an industry leader like Avaya. Our partnership with Avaya allows us to offer our customers more of the tools and resources they need for their communication systems.   Their partnership with us is a testament to our strengths as well. Great service and the ability to in turn to treat our clients like partners. To forge long-term powerful relationships with them. 

At AgilityCG, we value great partners. That’s why we work with an industry leader like Avaya.

Reach for the clouds. 

The other thing great partners do is push us past our comfort zone. They help us soar to new heights. With your trusty teammate you aren’t afraid to reach for the clouds. As your partner, it’s part of our role to provide insight into changes in the world of communication technology and help push you forward to give you the best competitive edge in order to reach new heights in your business.

We don’t want you to have to think about how your phone system works, only that your partner, AgilityCG, ensures that it does.

So that you can do what you do best – run your business and focus on growth.


Right now, we’re encouraging all the clients we collaborate with to quite literally reach for the clouds! Cloud-based phone systems are the right next step for many of our clients. We want our customers to get out of their comfort zone – move away from the onsite phone system closet – and start accessing the freedom of the cloud.

Cloud-based phone systems might sound complicated, but our AgilityONTAP solution uses cloud-based VOIP to provide a flexible phone system without the hardware, maintenance and investment that premise based telephony usually involves. And AgilityONTAP offers tremendous scalability and functionality. Not to mention reliability and true redundancy, often at a cost-savings. AgilityONTAP is powered by our partner, Avaya. All your tried and true Avaya IP Office functions work with your phone when and where you need it.

Taking it Easy Together.

As your communications collaborator, we want you to be able to Take It EasyThe only downtime you should be worrying about is what to do when you aren’t working! At the end of the day, enjoying spending time with your partner and having some fun are also important. One thing Lavern and Shirley did was laugh. We’d love you to have the chance to come relax and learn and do something interesting together.

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And, besides, who doesn’t like a little field trip? Here’s your permission slip to pour on the knowledge and the fun! While we’ll be talking business for a bit, we’ll also be learning about the brewery process, Dallas’ budding reputation in the craft beer scene, and we’ll have a private tour and tasting.

Come join us Community Beer Company on April 20th to learn more about how we can collaborate and how your company can Take It Easy with cloud-based telephony. Mix and mingle and have some fun. We’re betting you’ll leave singing “schlemiel, schlimazel, Hasenpfeffer Incorporated, ready to reach for the cloud!

For directions and to register for #AgiltiyONTAP click here.

Agility ONTAP: The Perfectly Crafted Cloud-Based Solution

agility ONTAP


Communications are essential to all businesses, and luckily, Agility has created a solution that ensures your systems stay up, allowing you to focus on your company’s priorities. Agility ONTAP is a hosted option that eliminates downtime through a reliable, private cloud with true redundancy. Your business will have all the function of a premised-based phone system, but the added benefits of    increased security, flexibility, and Agility’s expertise.

If your business has ever experienced a phone system outage, then you know how frustrating it can be to handle getting things up and running again. In addition, downtime comes with a cost that affects not only your company’s bottom line, but also your customer relationships and employee morale.


This Cloud-based solution is for YOU

With ONTAP, advanced software allows you and your employees to connect from any place at any time, and Agility handles all of the maintenance, keeping systems up to date and behind the scenes. And, because, the system will be mirrored in multiple locations, you can rest assured it will stay up and running.

Some additional benefits ONTAP clients enjoy include hassle-free phone service, industry-leading communications technology from Avaya, private access and private virtualized applications for each client, features such as twinning, mobile apps, and softphones, collaboration tools like IM, presence, and conferencing, and contact center solutions like call reporting and recording.

And, there’s no need to worry about the transition to a new system. Agility is known for making the conversion process smooth, with expert teams that assist in porting numbers and providing exceptional installation.


Maintain Your Focus with Agility ONTAP

Contact us today to learn more about Agility ONTAP and how it can save your company time and money. We’ll deliver the exceptional benefits and expertise, and you’ll focus on what matters most.

Think outside the box with Avaya IP Office Virtualized Server Edition

Ready to think outside the box?
by Lindsay Lorenz

phoneCommunications technology is evolving rapidly, allowing us to be connected in more ways than ever, and with less effort. So, why are some of us still dialing in to check voicemail or feeling chained to our desks when we’re expecting a call? And why, in this day and age, do our clients still receive a busy signal when we’re on the other line?

You’ve probably thought about upgrading your phone system at some point, but maybe the idea of having to replace all of the related hardware you’ve invested in sounds expensive and complicated. Well, it’s time to stop feeling boxed in and start thinking outside of the box.

With Avaya IP Office Virtualized Server Edition, you can get the upgrades you want with the savings your business needs. This scalable solution allows users to manage their phone systems through one easy-to-use web interface, with the benefits of centralized management and licensing for all users across multiple locations. And, you can even run the software using your existing hardware or take advantage of Agility’s ONTAP hosted offering.

Not to mention, virtualizing allows you to put multiple servers on one physical device, which means additional savings on hardware and maintenance.


Benefits of going virtual
Whether you have 25 users or 2,500, if you go virtual, you can expect high application availability, little to no downtime, and increased productivity and efficiency. Other benefits include the ability to speed up and simplify application and resource provisioning, plus tools to support business continuity and disaster recovery.

With Avaya IP Office Virtualized Server Edition, you’ll also get the features your business needs to stay competitive in today’s market, including conferencing and mobile applications, like Avaya one-X Mobile, which allows you to connect your mobile to the phone system as an extension, so you have the peace of mind that you won’t miss that important call while you’re on the go. You’ll also receive voicemail to email features, so no need to reset your voicemail pin when you forget it. And, the product’s softphone feature with instant messaging capabilities allows you to check in with co-workers without having to look up their extension.


Next steps
If you’re ready to learn more about how Avaya IP Office Virtualized Server Edition can benefit your business, contact Agility today. We’re here to get you thinking out of the box.