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 telecommuting tips for the modern telecommuter, and over the next few… 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half of the U.S. living in cellphone-only households, the idea of keeping (let alone buying) a landline phone may seem outdated.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 »

How to Recover After a Data Breach

We know you have enough on your plate without worrying about what to do in the wake of a data breach – but cybercriminals won’t wait until business slows down to strike. Depending on your business, you might be storing data ranging from sensitive company information to personal client details. Whatever information is in your system, the last thing you want is for someone else to get ahold of it. Unfortunately, data breaches are all… Read more »

Maine Broadband Bond Failure:
What now?

Monday morning OTELCO took a road trip to the Statehouse to observe the legislature as it considered a general obligation bond that would, among other things, have freed up substantial funding for broadband expansion. Unfortunately, the Maine broadband bond did not get the two-thirds majority vote in needed in the house or the senate. If it had, voters would have been able to vote on it in the November Election. Instead, lawmakers decided to table… Read more »