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9 Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning a Small Business Office Network

The term business network typically refers to a network of computers or a wireless network. However, it can be so much more than that. Your network setup can be a combination of several technologies and connect a variety of devices. It can be your business’s central hub for internet, phone, security, and more. If you’re […]

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DSL vs. Cable: Here’s What You Need to Know

New internet networks are emerging as technology improves and expands. However, options like fiber aren’t available or affordable for the majority of businesses. Cable and DSL internet are two connections that have stood the test of time. They’re also available in most areas and don’t break the bank. So, which one is better? That depends […]

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What You Need to Know About SD-WAN

What Is SD-WAN? A software-defined wide area network, or SD-WAN, is a way businesses can build a network using commercially available internet access, existing infrastructure, and cloud technologies. SD-WAN technology is cost-efficient and flexible, while maximizing security and performance. This can change how networks and services are delivered to companies of all sizes, including enterprises. […]

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A Work-from-Home Guide to Internet Speed

With benefits ranging from creating your own schedule to writing off part of your rent or mortgage, there are many reasons why almost 3% of the workforce is spending less time at the office. One study even shows that employees who work from home are actually more productive thanks to fewer distractions from co-workers and […]

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Unified Communications: Mobility

As we have explored the various elements of unified communications (UC)—video conferencing, unified messaging, and collaboration—one commonality is a shared need for mobile access. More than fifty million US residents are working on mobile devices, and if you haven’t embraced mobile systems, now’s the best time to get started. Mobile technology is a win for […]

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Unified Communications: What You Should Know

Business owners have a wealth of communication tools at their disposal—in fact, maybe too many. Systems and software that enable teams to work together may be great as stand-alone products, but integrating individual systems into a cohesive whole can be frustrating. That’s where unified communications (UC) comes in. What Is Unified Communications? Unified communications refers […]

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Hello, Business Continuity. Goodbye, Downtime.

Seventy-five percent of small businesses operate without a disaster recovery plan. That might be hard to believe, but it’s true. And only half back up portions of their data. That’s risky. Luckily, more businesses are taking the potential of an unexpected event seriously. As more connected devices enter the workplace and data sharing across networks […]

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What Is a Private IP Address and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

Choosing networking details and IP addresses may not be the most glamorous part of running your small business, but it is important. And there are a lot of details to consider, especially with data breaches and privacy being such important topics for customers these days. If you’re not familiar with private IP addresses and private […]

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Is VoIP Right For your Business?

Businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to cut costs. One way to tighten the belt is by cutting phone service expenses by using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Here’s a hard look at the VoIP advantages and disadvantages for businesses. What Is VoIP? Simply put, it’s the ability to make and receive calls […]

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What Is VoIP?

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) allows you to make and receive phone calls using an internet connection instead of a conventional phone line. The experience of VoIP calls is so similar to a regular phone call that many consumers may not be aware they’re using an Internet Protocol (IP) network. With VoIP calls, you still […]

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