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Darren Walters

Darren Walters is a Sales Engineer for Nex-Tech and works out of the Hays office.

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Kari's Law and Baum's Act. How Will it Affect my Business?

Posted by Darren Walters on Mar 25, 2021 11:32:13 AM


As some business owners and technology professionals may know, in February of 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed into law two statutes intended to improve emergency calling situations. These laws took effect on February 16, 2020, and may require changes and enhancements to customer's telephone systems and/or services.

Here are the details you need to know.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Security, SecureIT, Tech Tips, cybercrime, Phishing

Don't Sleep On Your Infrastructure!

Posted by Darren Walters on May 23, 2018 5:35:21 PM

For several years now, I have heard customers tell me over and over that they are really not too concerned about their voice and data cabling infrastructure.  Here are some of the common statements I hear. 

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Topics: Internet, Technology, Tech-Edge

What's Old is New Again (Well, Mostly New, But Also Old-ish)

Posted by Darren Walters on Nov 10, 2017 11:18:51 AM


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Topics: Business Technology Watch, Nex-Tech, Cloud phone

The Power of Underdog

Posted by Darren Walters on Jan 11, 2017 4:27:54 PM

I have a black lab named Underdog. He is probably the best dog of all time, just behind Lassie, Old Yeller, and maybe Spuds McKenzie. I also realize that every dog owner thinks their dog is the best, and they are all entitled to their opinions. Underdog has never been on TV and he has never saved anyone stuck in a well, but he has taught me some important lessons, most of which I already knew, but sometimes fail to practice.

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Topics: Business Technology Watch

The Down and Dirty Benefits of Call Recording and Reporting

Posted by Darren Walters on Sep 9, 2016 3:30:09 PM

In today’s fast paced, competitive environment, business owners and operators don’t often consider how a call reporting or call recording solution might bring value to their organization.  Below is a down and dirty “hot” list of features and functionality that just might benefit your operation.

What is Call Reporting?

Call reporting, quite simply, is the ability to take the detailed call information from your telephone system and the telephone company, compile that information and run reports on criteria that you determine.


  • The ability to monitor time and effectiveness of staff on the phone through performance metrics.
  • Measure marketing campaigns by tracking call activity on a per campaign basis.
  • Get statistics on where your calls are coming from to make more effective advertising decisions.
  • Assign costs to call time for internal or external billing.
  • Notification of 911 calls and recording threats or harassing calls.
  • Managing and optimizing line capacity by monitoring usage.
  • Analyzing heavy call times to make informed staffing decisions.
  • Viewing call progressions to ensure that customers are not “bounced” around.
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Topics: Insider, Business Technology Watch

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