Rio Networks, Oregon’s locally owned and operated voice and data provider, today announced the launch of its newest product, Rio Freedom Suite, a cloud based communications’ platform that enables Oregon business owners to eliminate technology start-up and expansion costs while reducing operating expenses.
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Most companies’ largest challenge is raising capital to start-up, upgrade, or expand operations. The purchase, maintenance, and operation of a company’s voice and data service, hardware, and software for business operation are a big part of capital expenditure. Ongoing expenses to support these critical services can be unexpected and almost impossible to predict.
Remaining competitive requires businesses to upgrade with the latest technology constantly. Today’s economy places, particularly on small and medium sized businesses, limits on the ability to access capital investment. Cloud computing is a way to shift these infrastructure costs to an outside service provider. Business pays an affordable, fixed monthly fee for access to the latest technology without having to build it, maintain it, or manage it in-house.
Reference: 10 Challenges Most Businesses Face
Rio Networks has utilized this Communications-As-A-Service model and created a next generation cloud communications network. Rio Networks is the only local on-net provider offering these services at Oregon’s newest network, Rio Freedom Suite. Rio Freedom Suite provides business phone handsets, full-featured phone service, mobile configuration (PBX manager), e-fax, enterprise email, spam filtering, smart phone integration, and HD Video conferencing for a single monthly fee per seat. No upfront investment is required for hardware and software. Free installation plans are available. Technology upgrades are included. Rio Networks’ Rio Freedom Suite allows the technology line item in business to become predictable. Budgeting becomes possible.
Rio Networks’ President, Mark Bilton-Smith explains, “As Rio Networks completed large, planned, and timed investments in Oregon voice and data infrastructure, we became poised to offer new products and servicers. Being local has been an incredible advantage. It put us in touch with what Oregon business owners really needed to compete. They said they wanted something affordable, scalable, and feature rich from a single supplier. We listened and responded with Rio Freedom Suite. Rio Freedom Suite is a cloud computing communications’ platform that reduces maintenance cost, eliminates the need for technology upgrades, and avoids large up front capital investments and expansions for business. It’s a huge competitive advantage for Oregon based business.”
Rio Networks, wholly owned by the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, is an Oregon owned and operated provider of managed cloud services including phone, email, data, and internet. Coverage areas in Oregon include: Albany, Ashland, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, Grants Pass, Hillsboro, LaPine, Portland, Oregon City, Woodburn, Salem, Springfield, Redmond, and Roseburg.