Category: Infrastructure

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
November 17, 2016Stacey Larson
I believe one of the foundations for a successful implementation with Business VoIP is reliable internet service. Each business has several different choices for internet service which have positives and negatives associated to each one. Over the last several blog posts, we’ve reviewed the choices ... Read More
November 15, 2016Stacey Larson
In this post, we continue our foundation series for successful implementation of Business VoIP. We will review Ethernet (Metro Ethernet, Ethernet over Copper) internet services provided by competitive phone companies. We will also review internet speed and reliability with a focus on ... Read More
November 8, 2016Stacey Larson
In this post, we continue our foundation series for successful implementation of Business VoIP. We will review traditional DSL service in relation to internet speed and reliability with a focus on implementing an IP Phone system. DSL ... Read More
November 8, 2016Stacey 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
October 11, 2016Stacey Larson
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
October 1, 2016Stacey Larson
In “ Increasing Internet Speed 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 ... Read More
October 1, 2016Stacey Larson
  [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 ... Read More
September 6, 2016Stacey 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 ... Read More
July 25, 2016Stacey Larson
Disaster Recovery Plans Prevent Downtime & Lost Revenue Savvy business owners proactively develop a disaster recovery plan, to ensure that they have a detailed, tested and documented plan for implementing their IT recovery process, in the event of a man-made or natural disaster. A disaster is, typically, ... Read More
June 7, 2016Tommi