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Want to Engage Millennials - Have You Tried Snapchat?

Posted by Aubree Broyles on Sep 9, 2016 2:25:13 PM

What is Snapchat?

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Topics: Insider, Business Technology Watch

Should I Build a Facebook Page for My Business?

Posted by Megan Keiswetter on Sep 9, 2016 2:11:04 PM

 Many of us have spent hours stewing over that same big question, “Should I build a Facebook page for my business?” Just moments after posing this question, an abundance of additional concerns set in. What if it is expensive? What would I post about? What if a customer posts negative comments on my page? I already have a website, so I don’t need a Facebook page, right?

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Windows 10 – Free Upgrade Ending July 29. Is it Worth it?

Posted by Amy Normandin on Jul 20, 2016 10:38:09 AM

With the launch of Windows 10 over a year ago, Microsoft has reported that over 330 million devices have made the plug into Windows 10.  Whether you did the upgrade on your own, or if it was in one of Windows forced updates, you probably have had some contact with the newest Operating System (OS) from Microsoft. 

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IPV6 Adoption is Like Waiting on Christmas

Posted by Nex-Tech Network Operations Team on Jul 12, 2016 8:03:57 PM

Why is IPv6 like the last present at Christmas nobody wants to open?

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Topics: Insider, Telecom Industry

Keeping the Feds at Bay

Posted by Doug Kuntz on Jul 12, 2016 7:56:12 PM

You completed your CALEA System Security & Integrity (SSI) plan in 2007 and if you’re like most, it would take some time to find a copy.  You are also trying to think of your CALEA Trusted Third Party (TTP) you hope you never have to call.  To find out, you call Accounting to see who the monthly check goes to in hopes they can provide you some guidance.

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Topics: Insider, Telecom Industry

Technology Must-Haves for the Summer

Posted by Loren VonLintel on Jul 12, 2016 1:15:42 PM

Road Trip!  When the time comes to hit the open road and leave it all behind in the rear view mirror, there are a few high tech items to consider including on your packing list. 

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Evolving Into a Digital Society

Posted by Megan Keiswetter on Jul 11, 2016 7:28:44 PM

In order to develop a successful marketing strategy, it’s important to customize our efforts towards our target end consumers. For many businesses, this could mean an extremely diverse set of demographics. Multi-generational marketing has become increasingly important with five distinct generations that encompass our region's overall buying power. In order to communicate effectively to our consumers, we must properly identify which generation they are categorized in.

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5 Ways to Get Started on Your Surveillance System

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on May 9, 2016 9:41:27 AM

 

Security and Surveillance are becoming a more and more important part of everyday lives. In airports, train stations and department stores, we oftentimes are not only used to the sight of surveillance cameras, but they even give us a sense of safety – we feel more comfortable knowing that the bad guys can be caught in action. The same applies to your business: a surveillance system will give you piece of mind as an owner, but it will also provide a sense of safety and security to your employees and customers, as well as a visible deterrent for anyone attempting to inflict damage.

But just like any other technology the choice is vast and as diverse as can be – from the technology used to features and functionalities and finally price. Here are five things to look for when you are wanting to get started on a surveillance system or are looking to upgrade an existing system.

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VIRUSES, SPYWARE AND BOTS – OH MY!

Posted by Shannon Rothchild on May 9, 2016 8:53:57 AM

  

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5 Steps to Help Your Business Prepare for an IT Disaster

Posted by Steve Riat on Apr 11, 2016 2:00:46 PM

Your business has invested significant time, money and planning to ensure its success, yet there’s one step many business owners haven’t taken that can help your business to continue to succeed when the unthinkable happens, a disaster.  Without a proper plan, 25% of businesses fail to reopen following a major disaster, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Even small disasters can have a huge impact on how you do business. Disasters are unpredictable, yet you can still plan for them. An Information Technology (IT) recovery plan is a subset of your disaster plan and allows your business to prepare if your key IT assets are damaged or lost.  This white paper is designed for businesses that do not have a plan in place. It provides five steps that will assist you in developing a simplified IT disaster recovery plan with the goal of helping your business return to normal as soon as possible if a disaster strikes.

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