Posts Categorized: IT

OTELCO’s Transition to Telecommuting

On March 15th, OTELCO President and CEO Richard Clark issued a company-wide memo explaining that OTELCO staff would need to make the transition to telecommuting, with strict safety protocols in place for essential customer-facing field staff. Within that week, 75% of the OTELCO team working remotely. This as a monumental task for our IT department. “The third week of March was very busy for us,” remembers OTELCO IT manager Joseph St. Louis. “OTELCO IT worked very… Read more »

5 Cybersecurity Statistics from 2019 You Should Know About

Cybersecurity statistics can be both shocking and unsettling, and sadly these stories are all too common. Lucky for you, OTELCO managed services can protect you and your business from becoming one of them. 2020 is already full of enough challenges without adding a security breach to the list. We’ve compiled some cautionary tales and tips on how you can avoid being part of the next wave of statistics.  Interested in outsourcing your IT but looking… Read more »

Internet 101: Understanding the Internet

Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, use a lot of terms that the everyday customer might not recognize. This simple guide and helpful video can help you decode our lingo and better understand your connection. Types of Internet Broadband: Broadband refers to “bandwidth data transmission” and is interchangeable with the term Internet. When we talk about broadband, we are talking about the Internet. Coaxial (Cable): Coaxial or cable connections use cable networks to transport data. It… Read more »

5 Benefits of Managed Services for the Remote Workforce

This week on the OTELCO blog, we are looking at the top five benefits managed services have to offer businesses supporting a remote workforce. As businesses continue to move to a remote workforce to keep employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, technology can become harder to manage. OTELCO offers a suite of Cloud and Managed services designed to take the stress out of IT and replace it with user-friendly solutions that boost productivity. Security Security… Read more »

How the Internet has changed the way we do business

The Internet has changed so many aspects of day-to-day life, not to mention the advancements in the way businesses operate. Over the next few months, we’re taking a closer look at how the Internet has changed our way of doing things, and this week we’re focusing on how the Internet has changed the way we do business. Widespread connectivity For better or worse, we’re all constantly connected, no matter where we are, to our work… Read more »