Using Technology to Share Holiday Hours with Customers

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many companies such as retail and the slowest for others like many B2B businesses. Whichever sleigh you’re in – the holiday rush or holiday lull – it’s important to make sure that customers are aware of your extended or shortened hours and closures so there…

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What is VPN?

A VPN or virtual private network is an encrypted tunnel between your LAN (local area network) and the public internet. A VPN can mask your IP address so your online actions are virtually untraceable. Business VPN’s safeguard the information employees send and recieve online and protect their Internet connections from unauthorized intrusion. Security Many businesses…

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New to Hosted VoIP?

It wasn’t that long ago that VoIP was thought of as a cutting edge technology. Today however it is common place and most business have made the move to VoIP in order to reap the reward of this technology and stop wasting capital on a traditional pbx which quickly becomes obsolete and requires expensive software…

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How to prevent IT Budgeting mistakes and runaway technology spending

Many companies today are in the middle of a digital transformation. Businesses are moving more functions to the cloud, virtualizing systems and deploying business analytics to gain more insight into the business. Some companies are seeing a large range of SaaS applications being purchased by departments other than IT. It is very easy for technology…

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Thanksgiving Tradition a Break from Technology

Thanksgiving Day, the annual national holiday in the United States celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. This American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism, and in terms of travel…

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Business Internet Options

Business Internet is critical to companies of every size. Even small businesses now use SaaS applications to run HR, point of sale, inventory, track sales transactions, bookkeeping, and their phone systems. All those applications are accessed over IP connectivity. Some larger organizations have the budget for private IP connectivity such as MPLS but many companies…

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How to get a new Phone system without a Budget

If you are like many small businesses your company needs to replace out dated and aging equipment such as your phone system or your expanding and opening new offices driving the need for additional equipment. The problem is even though business is good that doesn’t mean there is any more budget for new phones and…

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MPLS – Why it’s a great Time to Scale your Network

Companies have relied on MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) to create secure, private networks using IP technology. Packets are routed securely across the providers network to connect users and branch offices. Companies can reach the network across the US and even internationally and the service provider manages routing and traffic prioritization.