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Selecting the Best Email Solution for Your Business

Over the past decade, email service has become of the primary (if not THE primary) communications tool for so many business people. The days of simply pulling email off of your provider’s server are long gone – with tablets, smartphones, and instant access to email and contacts from anywhere, there are a number of different email services and platforms to Continue Reading...
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Cloud services are driving larger bandwidth connections

A continuing trend we’ve seen throughout the years is the upward growth of bandwidth connections required by our customers. As bandwidth connections provide faster speeds, in turn services become more bandwidth intensive, so in essence they almost drive each other. Where a few years ago a T1 or DSL line would be more than enough, now bonded services and fiber-based Continue Reading...
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Using Hosted PBX to stay productive and in touch

Cost savings with Hosted PBX is one of the primary factors businesses look at when considering making a change to their voice services. It makes sense – Hosted PBX can save upwards of 40% compared to traditional voice services. That sort of savings factors in the monthly service costs, drastically reduced surcharges and fees, and the cost of ownership of Continue Reading...
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Can power costs (and power loss!) help justify colocation?

Recently an article in Informationweek raised 5 issues when it comes to data centers in 2013 (if you follow our Twitter feed you may have seen us send out the link). The number one issue raised in the article was about rising power consumption and costs incurred by data centers going forward, as so many more applications move to being Continue Reading...
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Connect your multiple locations with DSL, T1, and Metro Ethernet

One of the most common concerns a business has when we speak with them is about their inter-office data; companies with multiple locations often need to share services and data, and want to make sure they’re doing so as efficiently (and as cost effectively) as possible. In many situations, a managed VPN can often take care of any and all Continue Reading...
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Dedicated Internet Troubleshooting in Bad Weather

It’s full-on winter season here in the NorthEast (FINALLY, some might say), and when blustery winter weather comes along, Internet and phone service issues usually come right with it. Ice and wind are usually the biggest culprits when services go down, as above ground lines can come down when weighted by heavy icing. It seems that every year, we lose Continue Reading...
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Can standalone DSL provide better performance?

Many smaller businesses are very much still using DSL services to provide their Internet connection, along with other web-based services such as VoIP and VPN. It can be cost effective, and provide a good amount of bandwidth for a business that doesn’t heavily rely on the Internet on a day-in, day-out basis. One of the downsides to DSL service, and Continue Reading...
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Are you protecting your electrical equipment with a UPS?

Although weather has been fairly mild here in the NorthEast, things will be changing rather quickly as the temperatures cool off and ice and snow become a staple of the New England forecast. One of the inevitable truths of a winter in the NorthEast is just *knowing* that you’re bound to lose power due to ice, wind, accidents, or any Continue Reading...
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Save money with Hosted PBX in 2013

As we’re wrapping up 2012, many businesses are already looking ahead to their budgets in 2013, particularly when it comes to their telecom and communications services. Many businesses are cost conscious, and understandably so. Everyone wants the best “bang for the buck” with anything the use and purchase. For lots of companies, telecom is one of the first areas they Continue Reading...
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Giving thanks

We’d like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to all of our clients, vendors, and friends this Thanksgiving season. ]]>...
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