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DS Tech Launches Program to Help Local Businesses Go “Green”
Eric Wakkuri
Escanaba, MI — November 29, 2017 — DS Tech, an industry leader in unified communica- tions, announced today that the company is launching a program to help businesses in their efforts to go “green”. The latest advancements in communications technology have enabled companies to dramatically reduce their carbon footprint, while at the same time enhance employee productivity and increase operational efficiency. DS Tech has made a strategic busi- ness decision to highlight the types of technol- ogy that impact the environment and the com- munity in a positive manner. The objective is to bring awareness to technology that supports business processes resulting in an organization’s pursuit to become environmentally friendly.
“Lowering an organization’s carbon footprint
not only makes sense for the environment, but it also makes perfect business sense,” said Eric Wakkuri, Vice President of DS Tech. “The world has a fixed amount of natural resources - some of which are already depleted. So as pop- ulation growth greatly strains our finite resources, there are fewer available. By making the right “green” decisions companies have the ability to reduce cost, retain and hire better peo- ple, and save time. As a company we are pas- sionate about technology and the huge differ- ence it can make, not only on our environment but also in our lives as well. “Green” technolo- gies are proven to work and are being used by companies around the world. Unfortunately, most small to mid-sized businesses are not famil- iar with it and don’t even realize how to proceed. It is our job to show them the way.”
DS Tech has been helping companies go “green” for quite some time through a host of technologies. For example, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) plays a critical role in giving businesses the ability to deploy a remote work- force. Unlike regular phone service, VoIP con- versations are transformed into digital informa- tion and sent over a broadband data network. VoIP calls connect to a server where voice infor- mation is truncated into packets and sent across the Internet bypassing the long distance carrier altogether. This essentially means that VoIP callers do not use traditional phone lines and can avoid expensive long-distance charges. Most importantly, this technology enables companies to create a “virtual office” anywhere they want.
Employees have access to their company’s LAN and can conduct business as if they were physi- cally on site. “With commute times ever increasing, the cost of gas and harmful emis- sions, implementing a telecommuting company policy makes sound business sense,” added Mr. Wakkuri.
In addition, IP video conferencing is a phe- nomenal technology that has recently experi- enced significant advancements making its adoption cost effective for small to mid-sized businesses. As the costs of both video confer- encing and high speed Internet access continue to fall, video conferencing systems are being used more extensively than ever. IP video con- ferencing eliminates the need for many tradi- tional face-to-face meetings. This not only impacts energy but also reduces travel costs and employee time associated with long business trips. Furthermore, communications manufac- turers are including video monitors in office phones so on the fly meetings occur through ease of use and immediacy.
Fax machines have been around for years; however, today there is a better way of transfer- ring critically important documents. Fax to email eliminates the need for a fax machine alto- gether, thus, reducing the need for physical hardware, paper, ink, and the energy utilized to run it. Email faxing is more efficient because it enables one to forward, archive, or delete the fax. Plus, it better supports the virtual office environ- ment.
“As consumers become more environmental-
ly conscious and energy costs continue to rise, businesses are rapidly adopting environmentally friendly business practices,” commented Mr. Wakkuri. “Many business owners fear it’s too costly to adopt eco-friendly practices; however, small investments can reap large gains. Green practices can save money, while creating happier customers and a healthier community. Com- munications technology is an area where every- body wins and we’re excited about educating our customers on this topic.”
About DS Tech
DS Tech, founded in 1976 as Delcomp, is a leading technology provider. The company’s mission is to increase its customers’ profitability, improve their productivity and give them a competitive advantage by implementing the right technology. DS Tech is the only provider that protects its customers from the two risks of technology - obsolescence and cost. As its cus- tomers’ trusted technology advisor, DS Tech has earned the position as the market leader and its customers’ business through quality products and services. DS Tech is the ultimate resource for Managed IT Services, Cloud Technology, Business Phone Systems (VoIP and Session Ini- tiation Protocol (SIP) provisioning), Network Security, Video Surveillance and Disaster Recovery. DS Tech delivers future technology today!
For more information on DS Tech Inc., call 906-786-1699 or visit

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