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What Should I Know About the Public Cloud?

One after another, businesses are turning to cloud computing, and most will agree that this trend will not reverse itself. In fact, many businesses have been using cloud services or applications for years perhaps without realizing it! A few examples are Dropbox as well as email and survey marketing websites. As businesses expand their need for applications and data, public cloud offerings become attractive solutions, especially for SMBs. For some...
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The Virtual Workspace – Powering Your Team on the Devices They Use Best

How would you describe your workspace? Is it primarily a desk with a computer in a business office? Is it your car, your home, any public place with a secure wireless connection, or all of the above? It wasn’t too long ago that work could only be completed, logged, and invoiced by machines and applications housed in a physical office. IT would focus on endpoints, such as computers and printers,...
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Creating Business Alignment to Advance Your Network Security

You know what's vulnerable on your network. You know the critical system patches needed. You are ready to prevent any opportunity for your business to go viral on social media as an example of 'what not to do'. When submitting for approval from senior or non-technical executives for the resources to proceed, though, how can you compel them to consider your case with the same importance? To prevent them from...
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Still Holding on to That Old Business Phone System?

It's the shirt that you just can't toss, even though your wife begs you to wear something else each time you put it on. It's the pair of shoes that you'll never throw away, even though they're beyond repair. Many of us have something that, for whatever sentimental reason, we refuse to part with it. Somehow, we can always esteem sort of value to it. In the world of business...
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Savings & Growth: How One Easy Telecom Change Can Drive Both

Business demands are constantly changing. Between employee fluctuation and seasonal changes, it's hard to not overspend on telecom. Analog technology or digital lines require additional wiring and installation if you want to scale and can quickly put a hole in your pocket. SIP trunking, on the other hand, has gained popularity over the years as a replacement to traditional 'hard lines' due to its ability to scale on-demand and deliver...
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The 3 Cs to Look for in a Business Phone System

The only thing that really matters about your business phone system is that it connects you with your callers, right? And so all it really needs to be is just a line item on an expense budget? The truth is, though, it can improve your bottom line and can be an extremely valuable asset. It is a tool for creating and building relationships as well as improving productivity. What impression...
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