Voice Over Internet Protocol

Why VoIP is Better Than Conventional Phones

Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) phone systems are getting more popular for business use.  You may be asking yourself, what’s so great about this technology and what can it do for me?  Here are some of the reasons you should consider switching to VoIP: Low to No Maintenance Some hosted solutions require no maintenance, repairs, […]

Audit Your Data Security

Data Security – How to Audit Your Company

After the Equifax data breach, it should be obvious why any business should audit the security of their data.  Most companies keep everything from inventory lists to customer financial data.  Data breaches could lead to legal and financial liability, bad publicity,  and potential law suits or fines by the government. Therefore, it is important that companies […]

VoIP Phones – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

There is a lot to consider before making the leap to a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone.  It isn’t a decision to take lightly without a great deal of thought.  There are many benefits to making the switch from traditional to an internet phone but, depending on the service, there can be issues that […]

Why Internal IT Staff Can Be a Hindrance

Hiring an IT employee to take care of in-house issues must be the answer because you are tired of reacting to all of the IT issues you are having.  When your business gets big enough to hire an internal IT person it might make things worse.  In this post, we will discuss why maintaining internal […]

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Security Strategy

Layered Approach to Security A door isn’t always enough to keep people out, so we create locks. Locks can be broken, so we create security systems. Just because we have a security system, doesn’t mean we don’t have a door. Each component works with the others to help guarantee security. It’s all part of a […]

Backups – What Would You Stand To Lose?

By Marie Stewart, Business Manager What do you have to lose if your computer or phone were to die today and the data on it could not be recovered or the price of recovery was too prohibitive? I know very few people who have not faced this problem at least once. We put off backing […]

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“You have an infection!”

You know that feeling you get when you know someone is trying to scam you?  Someone who is trying to trick you into stealing your money through some of kind of phone or mail scam?  That sense of heightened awareness sets you on the edge of your seat as you start to keenly listen and […]

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7 Steps to Technology Success

Computers, smart phones, servers, networks and tablets are all forms of technology and there’s some basic tips that will improve the return on your investment. Below are seven steps to success with your technology. 1. Buy What You Need Asking yourself what it is you need to use this technology for is the best way […]

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The Hidden Costs of Old Technology

“They just don’t make them like they used to!” This is a refrain we hear frequently when talking about technology.  It seems like obsolescence is designed into devices more every year.  When we find something that works well, we want to hang onto it as long as possible, but there are hidden costs of old […]