The Rise of the New Telco

The Rise of the New Telco

First, it was alternative long distance carriers. Then came phone service from the cable company. Along came the internet and services like Vonage, Call Vantage by AT&T, Broadvoice, Packet8 (now called 8x8), and a plethora of new telcos sprung up.

Phone companies of old, often called Ma Bell, have become information service providers and mobile operators.

Amazon and The Echo…More Than Just Calling

Amazon and The Echo…More Than Just Calling

This week Amazon made lots of news with their announcement about the Echo Show, a video and touch screen enabled version of the popular Echo digital assistant that will arrive in late June. Then they dropped the bombshell. Echos new and old, along with their Alexa mobile apps, can make calls between one another, much like Skype offered in its earliest days.

Prominent virtualization options for SMBs

Prominent virtualization options for SMBs

Keeping up with tech trends as a small or medium-sized business owner is tough. Virtualization may be a great example of this, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Between the boost to network security and ability to scale your workstations and servers according to your business growth, it’s time to start learning a little more about it.