When you hear the term Unified Communications the first thing you might think is what are you unifying…right? Most small businesses use a phone system of some sort for voice communications. Some may use instant messaging for internal communications, still others might use video conferencing, mobile, desktop sharing, presence management. You get the picture? There…Details
SMS stands for short message service and is more commonly known as a text message. SMS allows you to send a message of up to 160 characters. Another common type of messaging service is an MMS or multimedia message where you can send pictures, video etc. Studies have shown that text messages have a 98%…Details
Presence is a term to describe the status of a user. Users broadcast their availablity in real time online using the corporate network. For example suppose the CEO is in a meeting and does not want to be disturbed. With presence management the VoIP software allows him to show that information for others in the…Details
Hosted VoIP.Cloud PBX. Virtual office phone system. There are many names for hosted Voice over IP communications systems. VoIP isn’t really new but it’s the newest advancement in voice telecommunications technology. Basically, a hosted VoIP phone system is just like a high-end, on-premises PBX (phone system)—only the infrastructure and hardware that makes it work are…Details
Business networks are being invaded by security cameras, projectors, Thermostats, Coffee Machines, iPads, headsets and all sorts of new IP enabled devices without much thought of security. Internet of Things (IoT devices are proliferating into unanticipated areas of business.
First of all, what is a DDOS attack? DDoS stands for Distributed Denial-of-Service and the way it works is that an attack in which multiple compromised computer systems attack a target, such as a server, website or other network resource, and cause a denial of service for users of the targeted resource. These flooding attacks…Details
What is a WAN? The easiest way to think of a WAN or Wide Area Network is that a WAN operates beyond the geographic scope of a LAN. WANs are used to interconnect the enterprise LAN to remote LANs in branch sites. Without WANs, LANs (local area network) would be a series of isolated networks.…Details
Internet providers advertise on road signs and radio everywhere. The claims they make about the speed of their networks can be confusing. Faster, one would probably be safe to assume, is better than slower. But what do all those numbers mean? Can you really expect to get the speed advertised on the sign? And how…Details
When you run a business, “cash flow is king” as the old saying goes, and even a temporary disruption to your regular cashflow can cause serious problems. That’s why it’s imperative for customers and clients to pay on time, but in our hectic lives it’s easy to forget to pay an outstanding bill.
SD WAN stands for Software Defined Wide area networking. SD WAN allows multi-site businesses to leverage hybrid network solutions without sacrificing the performance and reliability of their MPLS network at a lower cost. SD WAN allows you to dynamically route traffic across a variety of different network technologies such as DSL, Cable, and Fiber enabling…Details