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[10 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 2,690 views]

When you click on your computer and access the internet, it is often done without thinking about the connection or the connection speed. Most business owners look to their managed service providers to help make these decisions, however it is still important that you know the different types of connections and what makes them better than other choices.
 Dial Up Service
Dial up uses standard telephone lines and conventional modems. In a residential setting, dial up is one of the most common types of service; however it is very slow and …

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[10 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 3,069 views]
MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS: TELECOM’S TOP 6 PITFALLS TO AVOID

 
  Here are six telecom pitfalls that your business can avoid this year that will drop more money to your bottom line:
 
1.  30 DAY WRITTEN NOTICE:
If you are planning to change telecom carriers, you may think that you should wait to notify your current carrier until after the switch over.  However, many carriers have a clause in their contracts that require the customer to give them a 30 day written notice prior to the discontinuation of service (even if the contract is expiring).  This means that if you wait until after the …

Issues, Jake Petersen, Telecommunications, Volume 2 Issue 2 »

[8 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 2,291 views]
MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS: CHECKLIST FOR OPENING A NEW LOCATION

 Over the years we have worked with hundreds of customers that were opening up new locations or businesses.  Whether the new location is move-in-ready, a remodel, or new construction, there are lots of things to think about and plan for.  Some of those things may include carpet samples, paint colors, signage, and desks.  But one of the most overlooked, yet vitally important, items is your voice and data network.  I put together a few helpful reminders if you find yourself in charge of opening a new location:

Order Early.  One of …

Archive, Featured, Issues, Jake Petersen, Telecommunications, Volume 1 Issue 1 »

[27 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,291 views]
MANAGED SERVICES: IS YOUR COMPANY PREPARED FOR AN H1N1 OUTBREAK?

With all of the publicity surrounding outbreaks of the H1N1 virus around the country, it is a good time to evaluate your company’s plan should H1N1 (or any other infectious disease) infect your business.  According to the Mayo Clinic (www.mayoclinic.com), here are some of the measures that help prevent flu and limit its spread:
Things to Consider if You Begin Feeling Ill
Stay home if you’re sick. If you do have swine flu, you can give it to others starting about 24 hours before you develop symptoms and ending about seven days later. …

Issues, Jake Petersen, Telecommunications, Volume 1 Issue 1 »

[7 Oct 2009 | 6 Comments | 23,880 views]
MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS: HOW TO CUT OUT 20% OF YOUR COSTS

With the current economic pressures on businesses today, everyone is looking to reduce costs and increase efficiencies wherever they can.  One area where you may find some hidden money is in your telecommunications expenses.  If you have an office you have probably been solicited by one of the thousands of direct sales reps from all of the communications providers in your area.  Often these reps are new to the industry and they are just following protocol by knocking on their required fifty doors a month.  They will often lead with saving you …

Archive, Issues, Jake Petersen, Telecommunications, Volume 1 Issue 1 »

[28 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 1,630 views]

Managed service providers are more efficient than ever at using proven strategies for improving telecommunications…

Archive, Issues, Jake Petersen, Telecommunications, Volume 1 Issue 1 »

[28 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 1,493 views]

Businesses with multiple sites often need to connect those sites together in order to pass data, voice, or video conferencing traffic back and forth…