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hotel room and they’ve instantly         its mission. What a better place to do    Together theyhired their first
become their own virtual office. In      that than in the comforts of a home       employee, and began aggressively
addition, servicing customers means      office. Plus, the virtual office allows   pursuing telephone system and
being available 24 hours a day, 7        business owners in the retiring baby      cabling opportunities in and around
days a week. VoIP gives customer         boomer generation a way to stay           the Enid, Oklahoma area as a team.
service representatives the advantage    connected to their companies,             In March 2005, Close and Kain
of answering calls at the office or at   continue to offer consultative advice     created CK Telephone & Data
home. This is critical because the       and their years of experience and         Services in order to better serve their
world has become a significantly         knowledge, while not being tied           clients and broaden their service
smaller place. A customer with a big     down to an 8 hour day.                    base, which today includes the most
order in Korea will not find an                                                    prestigious organizations in the Enid
answering machine as a sufficient        What’s the first step to get started?     area, including Advance Foods,
means of service. They want to                                                     Continental Resources, Bass Integris
speak to someone in real-time.                 By tapping into existing            Hospital, Atwoods, Paul
Finally, with VoIP, employees have       technology and adding a few minor         Transportation, and seven-location
one phone number with one                features, organizations of all sizes      Central National Bank.
extension and it doesn’t matter where    can take advantage of increased                CK Telephone & Data (CKT)
they are geographically. More            profitability and employee                specializes in designing telephony
importantly, the person on the other     productivity that comes along with        and telephony recording solutions to
end has no idea of one’s location as     virtual offices. This concept has         North American industries. CKT
long as they are receiving the           created a win-win-win for owners,         supplies phone systems, intelligent
services they desire. Combining          employees, and customers.                 voice mail, voice recording software,
these technologies gives businesses      Individuals now have the ability to       AT&T telephone services, and IP
the flexibility to provide an even       conduct business where and when           telephony to maximize efficiency
higher level of customer service – all   they want, while meeting the              and provide solid cost savings for our
while reducing costs. As a result,       demands of customers and at the           clients. CKT clients are financial
consulting company, Gartner Group,       same time increasing their quality of     institutions, manufacturing,
estimates that employees who work        life. The first step towards              transportation, call centers, auto
offsite are as much as 40% more          implementing a successful virtual         dealerships, hospitals, telephone
efficient than their colleagues in the   office is to select a                     answering services, and the security
office.                                  telecommunications provider that          industry. CKT is privately held with
                                         understands your business needs.          offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and
What’s in it for the owner?              After that you can relax knowing          Enid. For more information, please
                                         you’ve just done a simple act that        visit
     Business owners can personally      will positively impact your bottom             The philosophy at CKT has
reap the benefits for themselves as      line.                                     always been to provide high quality,
well. For instance, owners of small to                                             leading-edge products at a
mid-sized companies have the unique      ABOUT CK TELEPHONE                        competitive price, and support those
option to work from home too by                                                    products with superior customer
utilizing their existing technology.          CK Telephone & Data traces its       service, integrity, and
This enables them to avoid               roots back 14 years where co-             professionalism. That philosophy
distractions to spend quality time       founders JE Close and Donald “Bud”        continues today through dedication, a
working on their business and not in     Kain became heavily involved in the       commitment to excellence, a team
it. These valuable individuals are       telephony industry. Kain started Ktel     approach, and a can-do positive
charged with guiding their               Communications in 1993 and joined         attitude..
company’s strategic direction,           with Close and his Close
enhancing the vision, and ensuring       Communications Service in 2003.

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