Johnny Kromer

Johnny Kromer
Starting his career as a Technician, Johnny quickly moved on to becoming a system specialist for large switching systems and spent a year in Belgium in the international support centre handling all system related queries from South Africa, India, Spain and Ireland. An expert in PABX, VoIP, and cloud-based communication systems, Johnny is now the Divisional Manager of the Technology team at Nashua. When he isn’t exploring the world of technology you’ll find him fishing in his favourite stop. And besides fishing, his favourite things are his Harley and expensive toys.
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The future is now: How 5G will change the cloud communication landscape

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 27 Mar 2019 11:00:00 AM

5G technology has the potential to radically change the way we communicate with one another and with the increasingly Interconnected environment around us.

5G, is a name that is commonly used to describe the 5th generation of wireless mobile technologies and has been the topic of various discussions over the past few months. This technology, coupled with the advances we have made in Artificial Intelligence as well as Cloud Computing and Communication, marks a major turning point in our society as we begin to move forward into the uncharted waters that we commonly refer to as the 4th industrial revolution. And so, as society moves on and embraces its new digital future, it is important that we take a closer look at this technology and understand what 5G is as well as the impact that it will have on our ever-changing communication landscape and our everyday lives.


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Topics: Integration

Why we love Microsoft Teams

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 30 Jan 2019 11:00:00 AM

The quality of the Microsoft Teams platform is so much better than its competitors that Nashua Communications uses it itself. Here is why we rate Teams so highly.

Microsoft has built its reputation on being an indispensable software provider for the majority of the business market, and as business needs have evolved, so has Microsoft. When the business world needed a smart, integrated, and cost-effective communication solution, Microsoft developed its VOIP services. Recently, Microsoft invested in Africa by building its data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The investment will enable Microsoft to improve its cloud services on the african continent, which include VOIP services.

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Topics: Microsoft Insights

From acronyms to certifications: The ultimate communications terminology guide

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 23 Jan 2019 11:00:00 AM

No matter how ingrained you are in an industry, there are always those acronyms and certifications that pop up in conversation that make you do a double take. So, not sure about all the tech speak? We break it down for you here!

Every company is guilty of it… having a conversation with a client or even a vendor and dropping some mention of a certification or using an acronym that makes it sound like they are speaking a foreign language. The problem is, in the telecommunications space, there are so many of these acronyms and as the industry evolves new ones are always added, so it’s important to make sure you’re giving everyone a breakdown of what you’re talking about.  

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Topics: Nashua Heritage

Busting the myths: the truth about moving to the cloud

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 16 Jan 2019 11:00:00 AM

Despite the continuous evolution of the cloud and increased adoption, cloud myths still persist. We take a look at the misconceptions around cloud services and offer insight into what you need to know.

The cloud has become a buzzword, but with good reason. Cloud-based software like Microsoft is secure, reliable, scalable, and can be accessed from anywhere via any authorised device. It is also not dependant on any on-premise infrastructure. Yet despite the development and advancement in cloud services that continue to improve, cloud myths still persist. We debunk them here:

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Topics: Integration

The 3 most important questions you should be asking before choosing your collaboration technology

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 09 Jan 2019 11:00:00 AM

In today’s hyper-tech business environment, there’s no shortage of collaboration technologies on the market and when it comes time to start picking one you probably have a ton of questions - here’s a good starting point.

“I’ve covered this space for nearly 20 years, I know all the tools, and personally, I’m overwhelmed,” said Alan Lepofsky, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research, of the collaboration technology market.

So, where do you begin? With understanding the why.

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Topics: Collaboration Solutions

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