Why Working with a Managed Services Provider Should be Included in Your 2021 Budget

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We know many businesses are mapping out their 2021 IT budgets over the next several weeks, and if you haven’t already incorporated working with a Managed Services Provider (MSP) into your budget for the new year, now’s the time to consider how this addition might benefit your business. Expertise and support You have enough on your plate without staying on top of the latest trends in technology. When it’s time to upgrade systems or invest… Read more »

Evolution: Digital – Our Top Five Episodes for International Podcast Day

Looking to catch up on season one of Evolution: Digital? Now is the perfect chance! Wednesday was National Podcast day, and in honor of the holiday, we are looking back at Evolution: Digital’s five most popular episodes from season one. Robbie McAlpine of Alpine Advertising In episode five, Evolution: Digital host Tracy Scheckel interviewed Robbie McAlpine of Alpine Advertising and WCRL radio. In the episode, Robbie took Tracy through the evolution of his career and… Read more »

Why Internet Explorer is a Security Risk and How to Replace It with a New Browser

A graphic that represents the insecurity of Internet Explorer

In 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting most versions of Internet Explorer.  Since then, they have stopped pushing updates and patch deployments. In last week’s blog, How to Clear Your Browser Cache and Data, OTELCO touched on this fact and encouraged our readers to stop using the aged browser. This week, we will discuss why and how you should switch from Internet Explorer to a new browser. Why you should stop using Internet Explorer Continuing to use… Read more »

How to Clear Your Browser Cache and Data

Clearing your browsing cache and accumulated browsing data is often an easy way to speed up your browser. In this blog, we will clarify the difference between your browser cache and browsing data, explain why and how you clear it. What is a browser cache? Simply put, your browser cache stores information you accumulate from websites. Mainly, it stores information from websites that doesn’t change, also referred to as “static assets,” so that the page… Read more »

The Importance of a Professional Email Domain

Is your business utilizing a professional email domain or are you still using a basic Gmail account for your business? While not inherently “bad,” the absence of a professional domain could be costing you business. Securing a professional domain for yourself and your team is important for a number of reasons, and well worth the investment. Read on to learn more about why we recommend professional email domains for all businesses. It Lends Credibility To… Read more »