Category: Infrastructure

The inventory of types of office phone systems has evolved over the last several years. There are a few well-developed options to consider. The regular phone system technology is still very much alive. They call it POTS (Plain Old Telephone System). You ... Read More
July 17, 2018Stacey Larson
Many small companies use a 10/100 ethernet installation, which is fine if you intend to stay small. A company with an eye towards growth, however, will soon find itself hampered by this slower speed and will be looking to upgrade to a gigabit Ethernet installation. What’s a 10/100?... Read More
July 17, 2018Stacey Larson
As each day passes, more and more businesses are implementing VoIP solutions. If you haven’t switched to VoIP just yet or you are looking for ways to maximize the quality of your current voice system, you should consider implementing Quality of Service solutions. QoS is a crucial part of any voice ... Read More
July 17, 2018Stacey Larson
Thankfully, direct lightning strikes aren’t common but protecting your business network this spring and summer means taking the steps necessary to prevent surges in wiring and damage that can occur. Unfortunately, you can’t unplug your gear and hide when the sky rumbles. Here are some tips to keep your business network ... Read More
June 24, 2018Stacey Larson
Why is the Internet so slow? It’s a common complaint many IT departments receive on a daily basis. Especially at small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and those that have grown in a short period of time. Identifying exactly which user activities are eating up your company’s bandwidth or clogging the ... Read More
April 30, 2018Tommi
In “ Suggestions for Increasing Internet Speeds at Work – Part I,” we examined how to run speed tests to measure your average Internet speed and how to calculate your actual transfer speed. In Part II, we examine steps you can take to increase Internet speed on a Wi-Fi network, securing your ... Read More
April 24, 2018Tommi
Whether you work from home or the office, a fast and efficient Internet connection is essential for business. Slow Internet speeds due to weak connections are frustrating and cost companies money. Here are some ways to increase Internet speed for your web-connected devices.... Read More
April 17, 2018Tommi
  [ninja_forms_modal_form id=33 image_link="/wp-content/uploads/phone-buyers-guide.png"] The most important part of choosing the right business phone system for your company is calculating the total cost. There are five components that come into play when calculating the total cost of your company’s new business phone system. First, is the base unit or system that controls the ... Read More
February 19, 2018Stacey Larson
In this part of our learning series, we are going to tackle the Ethernet.   Ethernet is a network standard that is used to connect a number of computer systems to form a local area network (LAN). However, this local area network is controlled by using different protocols that send information ... Read More
December 7, 2017Stacey Larson
Perhaps you’re not fully convinced that your business needs a comprehensive disaster recovery plan. Maybe you feel that the risk isn’t critical enough for you to take action. Regardless of the reason for not having a comprehensive disaster recovery plan, many unprepared business owners don’t see the need, until it’s ... Read More
November 13, 2017Stacey Larson