Staying Connected with Microsoft Teams

With the rise of remote working and expanded business footprints, staying in touch with coworkers is vital to productivity. You might have colleagues who are an ocean away, in the neighboring town, or just down the hall. Whether you’re near or far, secure collaboration is a must in today’s work environment. With Microsoft Teams, Office 365 makes group work easy. Getting Started with Teams Microsoft Teams is Office 365’s answer to secure business communication. Users… Read more »

OTELCO’s Cyber Security Round Up

Cyber security covers everything from smart devices to ransomware.

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? To celebrate, OTELCO has collected our top five Cyber-Security blogs to help you, your family, and your business safe from cyber-criminals. Password Best Practices: Keeping Your Online Accounts Secure At this point in the digital age, we all have a lot of online and accounts and just as many passwords to go with them. As cumbersome as they can be, passwords are your first line… Read more »

Staying Organized with Outlook

Last week, we brought you our list of Telecommuting Tips and Tools, with an overview of the best ways to stay in touch with your team, even if you’re not in the same space. We highlighted Outlook as a dynamic email platform (complete with features that go beyond your inbox!) and here are a few of our favorite ways Outlook can help users stay on task. Talk with a Telecommuting Expert Today  Personalize your emails…. Read more »

Telecommuting Tips and Tools

Telecommuting is on the rise. Today 4.7 million employees in the U.S. connect remotely at least half the time, a number that has grown 159% since 2005, and will continue to rise in the coming years. Telecommuting requires a whole new set of skills and tools to stay connected, productive, and in sync with the rest of your team. This week, OTELCO has five tips for the modern telecommuter, and over the next few months,… Read more »

Five Reasons Parents Should Keep Their Landline Phone

With over half of the U.S. living in cellphone-only households, the idea of keeping (let alone buying) a landline phone may seem outdated. However, safety, peace of mind, and savings are still relevant, and a landline phone can offer all of that. In fact, we can give you five solid reasons why parents should hold on to that landline copper phone. 1. Peace of Mind We all know cell phones are not foolproof, and certainly… Read more »