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Not Just Your Circuit Guy Anymore

Pete Kraehmer

Remember when you had to actually pay for long distance calls by the minute? Not anymore! While most services and products have steadily increased in price, traditional telecommunication costs, e.g. wireline phone service, wireless solutions, and internet connectivity, have dropped significantly. However, it’s not like you have the money back in your account, you are just shifting to new technology. The sad reality is that too often, clients only think of their sales reps when purchasing additional, existing services.

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3 Decisions to Make Before Migrating to the Cloud

Amy Humphreys

"Cloud storage is a cloud computing model in which data is stored on remote servers accessed from the internet, or "cloud." It is maintained, operated and managed by a cloud storage service provider on a storage servers that are built on virtualization techniques" (www.techopedia.com). There are many things to consider when moving your business applications to the cloud. What kind of solution do you need? What is the environment that your solution will be hosted in? How can you access this solution? All of these factors are important to review before moving to the cloud to ensure quick and efficient deployment of cloud services.

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8 Essential Security Tests and Services

Amy Humphreys

In this day of heightened cybercrime, it is more important than ever to protect your network and data. The good news is that there are experienced companies with vetted tests and services to help ensure that you are safe and protected.

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Migration to the Cloud – What, Why and How to get Started

Ben Humphreys

Businesses and enterprise executives are seriously evaluating the possibilities of moving some or all of their companies’ hardware and/or IT infrastructure to the cloud. There are many benefits from this migration, but in order to be efficient and to reduce possible work place disruptions and downtime, numerous considerations with regards to cloud environments and service delivery need to be contemplated.

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Public vs. Private Cloud Q&A (Part Two)

Amy Humphreys

As shared in an earlier blog, businesses review the types of cloud offerings available. This is the second installment of a two part blog series where we will finish providing common questions and answers to about the similarities and difference between the public and private clouds.

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Public vs. Private Cloud Q&A (Part One)

Pete Kraehmer

As businesses review the types of cloud offerings available, there are common questions that arise about the similarities and differences between the public and private clouds. In this two-part blog series, we will provide common questions and answers to these questions.

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How Safe Is VoIP Anyway?

Abbey Twining

In this day of hackers and cybercrime, business owners and executives alike may question what the safest platform is to use for their business communications. By the very design of VoIP and the utilization of the public internet to transmit voice packets, one must understand potential risks and weigh those against the many advantages offered. Rest assured, VoIP is a very safe option as long as proper precautions are implemented from the start to mitigate potential security risks.

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10 Essential Business Skills for IT Pros

Abbey Twining

Change is constant and a tangible reality in today’s world. As technology and the very nature of business operations evolve, the skills that current employees and candidates looking for positions need to follow suit, especially in the IT department.

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Jim Brooker – A Telecom Veteran and Trusted Advisor

Abbey Twining

As part of our ongoing series highlighting members of the Comtel and Simplicity VoIP team, we sat down with Jim Brooker this month. He has been affiliated with Comtel since it’s founding and actively working with Comtel Communications for the past 12 years. Jim is a important representative of our companies and for this blog post, we wanted to shine the spotlight on him and hear his perspectives about this ever-evolving industry first hand.

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4 Ways Data Loss Happens

Abbey Twining

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