Blog

Head In The Clouds? What Are Your Options

In the market for a cloud provider? Did you know you have choices? While Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the most widely known brand in cloud services, there are other choices out there. Rackspace has long been a name in managed dedicated hosting. They are also one of the biggest resellers of cloud services reselling […]

Read more

Cisco and Broadsoft: What Does It Mean

Earlier this week Cisco made an acquisition, buying telecom infrastructure provider Broadsoft for 1.9 billion dollars, net cash. To many in the telecom world it was a merger of sorts, not so much of equals, but of parts and pieces. Cisco, long a force in the collaboration world, and the SIP based telecom hardware world […]

Read more

It’s Accounting Time

If you’re still doing your accounting by hand, it’s time to look online. Over the past few years the market, previously dominated by Quickbooks from Intuit, has seen a rise in competition from all corners of the earth. Accounting online has of course also been made simpler due to faster networks and processors.

Read more

Website Bugs. Who On Your Team Swats Them?

Do you have a “bug doctor” in the house? Not the kind that chases flying and crawling insects, but the person who finds the “bugs” on your website. If you don’t you could end up like Equifax did recently, after they already had a major privacy breach just a few months ago.

Read more

Now You’re Talking

For years Polycom has been the leader when it comes to conference room audio. Recently, Polycom introduced a new line of speakerphones, with the newest being the Polycom Treo. The two new Treo models are the updated model to the long established starfish like tabletop speakerphone.

Read more

Do You Stream?

In the past, the concept of streaming media was fraught with issues. Much like VoIP saw a few years later, audio and video streaming had to overcome latency, packet loss, jitter and buffering. That was the 90’s and the double aughts. Today, faster networks, processors and better compression makes streaming almost second nature, reminiscent of […]

Read more

Data Breaches…The Worst is Yet to Come

Last week the public learned of a data breach of massive proportion from Equifax. A reported 143 million accounts of everyday people in the USA was hacked. Data, including various elements of personal information, was accessed by unauthorized parties, with the company becoming aware of the break-in sometime in late July 2017. If this were […]

Read more

Your Laptop Dies On a Trip? What Do You Do?

It is bound to happen. You’re on an extended business trip and your laptop dies. You can’t easily head back to the office or home when you’re out of town, and you have to get work done. As a road warrior for the past 20 years or so I’ve had this happen only twice.

Read more

Need to Transfer A Big File? Here’s How To Do It

Inevitably the time comes when you need to send someone a very large file. It may be a movie, a large PowerPoint or Keynote file, or simply an archive of many documents. While email may be your first thought, often preset mailbox sizes or attachment restrictions get in the way.

Read more