Posts Categorized: Cloud and Managed Services

Small Business Tech Tips for Today’s Digital Workplace

Why small business tech tips?  Because there are a lot of small businesses. According to the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council (SBE) and 2014 US census data, Businesses with less than 20 employees made up 89.4% of all American business.  When non-employer or sole-proprietor businesses were added to the group, the percentage hit 97.4. According to Forbes, small businesses are growing in every aspect, including new start-ups, productivity, profits, and payroll.  This is not surprising as… Read more »

Phishing Scams Can Happen to Anyone of Us – IF We Let Them!

If you follow LinkedIn, or use Google Mail, (that’s probably about 90% of us) you’ve probably heard about this latest phishing scam.  It made its way to my OTELCO inbox yesterday. I received an invitation to view a document in Google Docs from a person I know at the Bangor Daily News.  In my position, Marketing and Public Relations, a relationship with the paper is part of the job.  With the Maine legislature in session… Read more »

Four Case Studies from a Managed Service Provider

A couple of weeks ago, we provided you with an example of a generic real estate office that might benefit from the services of a managed service provider.  This week we’ll look at real businesses. We have selected one from each of the four business sectors who benefit most from OTELCO’s Cloud and Managed Services. Healthcare Company Background This healthcare analytics firm serves both subscribers and providers. Analytics examine health care costs and financial risk, regulatory… Read more »

Managed Service Options That Can Streamline Your Business Operations

Managed Service Options like network, application, system, and e-management services are among the offerings of a Managed Service Provider. These MSPs deliver services across a network to multiple enterprises with “pay-as-you-go” pricing.  Many Managed Service Providers focus on management services as their primary offering. However, many include third-party services such as application service providers, Web hosting companies, and network service providers. Managed Service Options There are many elements to Managed Services. Here are some of… Read more »

Managed Services, what does it mean, and does my company need it?

Managed Services can be powerful tools for small to mid-sized businesses to supplement the capabilities of their IT resources. In many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the ‘IT Person’ is the employee who knows the most about computers.  He or she does their regular job and are the go-to person for all things tech. Small and medium-sized firms who are lucky enough to have a real ‘IT Person’ probably count on that person for everything… Read more »