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Virtual Private Network

How do the Major Broadband Services Stack Up?

Depending on the type of business you are running, you’ll need to consider your broadband options and the amount of available bandwidth for your telecom network. There are several options, but one might make more sense for your business based on your existing telecommunications network infrastructure and data needs. The purpose of understanding how different…

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FOUR REASONS YOUR SERVICE SHOULD HAVE AN SLA

Consider the following scenario: DSL was nice but your operation is growing. You need faster speeds.  You call Phone Company X and ask for help getting faster service. The sales rep comes out offering competitive prices, billing examples and some performance metrics that may or may not be very relevant to you. You want three…

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CONNECTING YOUR HOME TO THE OFFICE

IP phones and computers are pretty easy to connect from home. So, how difficult is it for unwanted visitors to connect to you? It’s not difficult at all and that’s a problem! There are specific guidelines you need to follow so you don’t inadvertently invite hackers into your remote phones and, by extension, into your…

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How SDN Helps You Control Your Network!

Software Defined Networking (SDN) allows you the ability to make changes to your network behavior from your desktop. Download this article as a PDF Which would you prefer? Calling your carrier to make changes or having the ability to make changes from your own desktop? Of course, you would choose the latter. Some providers have…

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Network Redundancy and Diversity

BUSINESS ONLY BROADBAND (BOB’S LATEST SOLUTIONS . . .) Did you know? Network Redundancy and Diversity in the last mile is a key element missing from nearly all Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity Plans (BCPs).  Most businesses do not think twice in adding a second Internet/data connection for back up when developing a DR/BCP. …

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PROTECT YOUR IP PHONE SYSTEM FROM HACKERS

IP Phone systems have delivered great features and greater productivity for business large and small. If your business is using an IP phone system, however, you need to keep a few items in mind. Do you realize your system may use the Internet to connect with the outside world? If this is applies to your…

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VPLS: A NETWORK YOUR BUSINESS CONTROLS

VPLS is the latest in a long line of VPN services. Technically, VPLS is a transport protocol. (We’ll leave the rest of the tech talk to the engineers.) The first true Virtual Private Network services go back to U.S. military applications in the 1960’s. Virtual Private LAN Service was first offered by Verizon in 2007…

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IMPROVING INTERNET PERFORMANCE

Are you satisfied with your Internet service performance? This article is devoted to outlining three important items you can check to ensure your Internet service performs as efficiently as possible. Step 1: check your Internet speed There are several free speed test services online (see web links at bottom). For the most accurate performance measurement,…

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SIP: WHY IT MATTERS TO YOUR BUSINESS

Session Initiation Protocol or SIP is a signaling process that establishes sessions on an IP network.  What does that mean to you? (Well, for a proper technical explanation please click on the SIP 101 link located under Quick Links.) In this article, we want to highlight what SIP can do for your business. SIP is…

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