Tag Archives: business continuity

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Better Internet Access From A Multi-Homed Network

Internet access providers are not created equally. Or to be more precise, they’re not built equally. Every provider develops and builds their network based on their client areas, and the services they feel are needed to provide the best access to their customers. Some Internet providers, in particular larger national carriers, want to keep their customers on their network for Continue Reading...
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Colocating Servers for Maximum Uptime During Bad Weather

It’s been another blustery, snowy winter here in the Northeast. So far, we’re nearly 20″ over the average in snowfall, and that was even before the storm that hit us over this past weekend. With every winter storm, we see a number of areas lose power or Internet/phone service due to downed lines. Right now, there are still thousands of Continue Reading...
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What Does “Mission Critical” Mean, And Why Is It Important?

If you’ve read a number of our blog posts over the years, and made your way through some of the service descriptions on our website, you’ve probably seen the phrase “mission critical” used a number of times. When we’re talking with a new or potential client, one of the first things we always ask them is if they consider their Continue Reading...
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The End of Microsoft’s Windows XP Support

In a few short months, Microsoft will officially stop supporting Windows XP, which has been widely recognized as the most popular operating system to date. When support officially ends, no further updates or security patches will be made available to users who still run XP as their OS. The big concern for those users will be whether or not malicious Continue Reading...
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Should Your Business Have A Backup Internet Connection?

Internet access over the last 20 years has become crucial for so many businesses. Companies use the Internet to correspond with clients and vendors. They conduct research. Employees send files and collaborate with each other using cloud services. Data is backed up using the Internet. Many companies are now dependent on the Internet for their phone services as well. So, Continue Reading...
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Data Loss Statistics, and How To Protect Your Company

When you hear the term “data loss”, it’s usually from a media report detailing the latest issue a company is facing. Unfortunately in today’s headlines, it’s Target that has announced it may have had over 40 million accounts compromised during the holiday shopping season. Here in Massachusetts businesses can be fined up to $5000 per customer record that’s lost or Continue Reading...
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How Managed Security Can Help Stop Cryptolocker

Every now and again, a certain virus or trojan makes enough noise and causes enough damage to warrant serious media attention. Recently, the Cryptolocker virus has been in the media thanks to it’s devious ways of secretly encrypting user data and demanding a ransom before it will unlock the data it’s holding hostage. Symantec recently named the Cryptolocker as as Continue Reading...
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Is There An Internet Access Problem In The Fall River Industrial Park?

Many major cities count a good sized industrial park as part of their commercial base. In this area alone, we have industrial parks in Fall River, New Bedford, Taunton, and Plymouth to name a few. Not only do these industrial parks provide cities with revenue, they also help employ thousands of local workers which help keep local job markets and Continue Reading...
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Upgrades To Our Network Enhances Colocation And Dedicated Server Services

We’re always working on upgrading our network and services here at MegaNet to ensure our clients have access to the best, most reliable services we can offer. Some recent upgrades we’ve completed have helped us enhance the services we can offer to customers who colocate or have dedicated servers in our Providence, RI data center. Specifically, clients who have servers Continue Reading...
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Will VoIP Work When Your Internet Is Down?

Voice Over IP is one of the fastest growing Internet-based services, and for many great reasons. It’s easy to set up, easy to use, easy to expand, and most of all it saves costs over traditional telephone service. The only real requirement for using VoIP is a quality Internet connection. Home users, or small businesses, can get by with a Continue Reading...
Security Notice (08/29/2022): Some customers have reported receiving emails purporting to be Meganet Communications requesting their username and password. As is always the case, we will NEVER request this information from you, and these phishing emails can be safely deleted, both in this case and any future occurrences.
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