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April 13, 2016
A growing business always means more —more customers, more revenue and more staff. Most companies rely heavily on technology to keep their expanding business running smoothly. That means managing everything from keeping a website up and running to troubleshooting network problems to ensuring data...
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February 19, 2016
“The hackers aren’t looking at me - they’re looking at the big guys like Target, Sony and TJMaxx.” I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard this from small to mid-sized businesses. But according to a 2013 Verizon security report, the truth of the matter is that over half of all data...
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February 02, 2016
Far too often, businesses fall into the trap of confusing disaster recovery with data protection. The uninitiated call back memories of their school years, i.e. the failure of their hard drive one week before the thesis deadline. While that is an unfortunate situation, it’s not what disaster...
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December 29, 2015
One of the biggest misconceptions in network services is about how something called remote monitoring works. Some clients take the term literally and believe that the size of their business doesn’t warrant the need for a simple status checker that has no added benefit. They think: “Well, it’s good...
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December 22, 2015
Laura Hanssel – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Harris Theater Experience: Over 13 years in the telecommunications field When I first stepped into my job as Chief Financial Officer and Executive VP for the Harris Theater, I looked into upgrading our seemingly ancient landline...
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December 01, 2015
A survey of IT professionals conducted earlier this year found that over 93 percent of respondents use some sort of cloud-based architecture. And with software giants like Microsoft moving towards service-based applications like Office 365, it is inevitable that some users will find themselves left...
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November 10, 2015
At work, Frank uses Gmail, Dropbox, Slack, Trello, and other “cloud-based office applications.”  He also uses Microsoft Word, Excel, and maybe a database program from the 90s. Does Frank sound like you? The vast majority of computer users are what I call hybrids. They like having some things in the...
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September 21, 2015
Technology has always had a big impact on business. From the printing press revolutionizing the publishing industry to the combustible engine forever changing transportation, technology’s mission is usually to improve efficiency - to make or move things faster. But sometimes, advances in technology...
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September 02, 2015
Have you used your cellphone at a large stadium? What about an underground parking  garage that was three levels deep? Ever wondered how you had signal there with no lofty  reception towers?   Jennifer Fitzmauric, Current Executive Director – Chief of Staff of AT&T You can thank Jennifer...
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July 15, 2015
We sat down with Russ Zielezinski, Chief Operations Officer at Advanced Telecommunication of Illinois (ATI) to get his perspective on the challenges of managing aging telecom technologies. Managing aging technology is a challenge that we face everyday with our customers, some of whom operate under...
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