IT Budgets: 2020-2021 Planning for business continuity during Covid-19.

Since the world went crazy in 2020 and the fact that we faced a world-wide pandemic,global tech spending dropped by 7.3% in 2020 and forecasts suggest 4.3.% growth in 2021 which is still down from 2019 levels (according to Gartner). The World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2020 report, published on 13 May stated…

Microsoft 365 for Business Everything you want to Know

Microsoft 365 is licensed as a monthly or annual subscription rather than as a perpetual license and it combines a suite of online services you don’t always think of, including business-class email, cloud file storage, and secure voice and video communication tools along with the traditional desktop apps. Because it’s a subscription offering, those desktop…

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…

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…

How to get more Internet bandwidth without increasing costs

Slow Internet can be so frustrating and actually hurts your business. These days, customers turn online first to get information about companies and organizations they’re interested in. Employees need fast Internet to effectively perform their jobs. What was fast a couple of years ago is slow today. More people and more Internet-linked devices in your…

5 Business trends in 2019

According to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest forecast, the national gross domestic product will grow by 2.5 percent in 2019, with inflation decreasing a tenth of a point to an even 2 percent. The most obvious challenge for growing businesses is the dropping unemployment rate, which may hit a record 3.5 percent in 2019. But…

3 Reasons companies should choose more for same over same for less

With 20 years in telecom I’ve watched competition increase and prices fall for all kinds of services and bandwidth. 5yrs ago the average cost in the western US for voice PRI T1 was around $800 per month. 3yrs ago that same PRI T1 was $500 per month and today you can find that same circuit…

What can Agility Communications help you with?

We’ve been in this business for over 20 years and it still surprises me when I’m talking to a client and they mention we just implemented a security solution or we just moved to Office365 etc and I’m thinking, why didn’t you call me? Inevitably the answer is always “I didn’t you know you guys…

Why Businesses need to Invest in Technology

All day everyday I talk to business owners and IT administrators about technology for business. Over the years I’ve come to notice an all too common thread among many small business owners that you do not find in larger enterprises as much. Its a certain mentality that keeps those business owners from improving the performance…