It's clear that the role of technology in the business world is top of mind, from the c-suite down to the office end-user, for businesses large and small. As enterprise CTOs and CIOs work harder than ever to turn new systems into real advantages, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should take note and better their own networks. Many of the "must have" aspects of cloud telecom services for large companies present opportunities for SMEs to plan ahead and secure a competitive advantage.
In the age of super-connectivity and big data, security has become all-important. From the recent international privacy controversies to the ongoing slew of small time scammers with big ambitions and everything in between, it’s imperative that you work with a reliable provider for your business network. Here are a few simple ways you can make sure you are protected from a variety of common scams and security leaks.
Ever wonder why the biggest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) charge as much as they do for business Internet service? Yeah, us too. We can’t count the number of North American companies we’ve worked with over the years that were locked into outrageous Internet packages, with few truly competitive options. What’s happening here?
“Fiber” is more than just a buzzword or marketing shtick. It’s even more than just high-speed Internet. Fiber is the communication infrastructure of the 21st century—designed, built and maintained with the demands of today (and tomorrow) in mind. For the modern business seeking that edge in technology and communication, fiber is a must.
We can all thank the acronym-loving jargon slingers of the IT universe for terms as easy to confuse as VOIP, VOPI and VOPN . Or maybe we should be blaming marketers for going with almost-clever acronyms over more accurate terms. In either case, what’s the actual difference between these acronyms? And what does it imply for your business telecom?
You’ve convinced the naysayers that Hosted VOIP will jumpstart your company’s communications. You find a great provider. The installation and configuration go well. The support is friendly and organized. And, just as everyone at the office is getting curious about their new feature-rich IP phones... the voice quality starts to give out. First it’s staticky, then choppy. Calls start dropping. People are getting frustrated. You call your provider—support says, “Everything looks good on our end. Have you tested your Internet connection?”
It’s not too late to recover from a setback like this, but it’s a lot easier to avoid it altogether. Don’t make the switch to Hosted VOIP without knowing the specs of your Internet connection.