IoT Security: Who’s Really Responsible

With literally billions of applications and devices communicating, security on the Internet of Things is a huge issue, and identity theft is only the beginning.  Imagine someone hacking into your baby monitor and spying on your toddler  (it has happened) or someone taking control of your home automation system (yup that’s happened too). In both of these stories, the issue was with a defect in application, the home automation company didn’t password protect access and… Read more »

IoT Applications

A woman uses the Internet of Things at work,

Many Businesses are Either Making or Saving Money with IoT Applications and Devices Last time, we provided an overview of what the Internet of Things is and its amazing growth.  Now, a look at how these solutions can benefit everyone – not just investors in the industry itself. Retail: Smart shelf technology is also here!  Pick up an item from a supermarket shelf, next thing you know, you get a coupon encouraging you to buy… Read more »

So Just What is the Internet of Things

Many of us have heard the term the Internet of Things (IoT), it is sometimes referred to as the next Industrial Revolution because it is expected to change the way all businesses, governments, and consumers interact with the physical world. It’s happening already as most of us employ IoT devices or applications every day — without even a second thought.  Home security, GPS devices, and voice, smart home and fax over the Internet are the… Read more »

Preparing for your HPBX Installation

HPBX Installation

Once you’ve made the decision to go hosted, even with a full service provider, there are a couple of things that you can do to be sure that the HPBX installation goes smoothly. Network preparation is important to the quality of your VoIP calls.  Your full service provider will work with you to conduct an assessment, but it’s best for you to have at least a general understanding of how your network operates and its… Read more »

Hosted PBX: to Self-Install or Not to Self-Install

Where Hosted PBX is concerned, sometimes it’s OK to listen to the little voices in your head. Now that you’ve considered the logistical and financial pros and cons of a hosted vs a premise-based phone system, you’re ready to purchase and install your hosted PBX system, right?  Not so fast, even though you’ve made the decision to go hosted, you still have one more decision to make. Full Service or Self Service? Many hosted providers… Read more »