Posts Categorized: Networks

How a Law Firm Simplified their IT with Managed Services

The sign for Capital City law, a proud partner of OTELCO Cloud and Managed Services

Last week we explored how OTECLO Cloud and Managed Services would help three hypothetical businesses with their unique IT needs. This week, we take a look at how OTELCO uses Managed Services to support a very real firm in Augusta, ME. Teresa Cloutier of Capital City Law sits down with us to discuss how IT services from OTELCO have helped her firm manage their business technology needs. Capital City Law Capital City Law PLLC was… Read more »

OTELCO’s Efforts to Upgrade Cable Internet in Alabama

OTELCO is working to upgrade Internet Cable in our sweet home of Alabama

At OTELCO, we are always striving to improve our customer experience. Sometimes that means offering new services, and other times it means improving on our existing ones. To do the latter, we have been upgrading our cable Internet network in Alabama. In 2018 OTELCO started revamping the Oneonta Cable broadband system to provide a faster, more reliable connection for our subscribers. This week’s blog looks at how cable Internet works, and how OTELCO is working… Read more »

Tech Tip #2: Employ the Cloud

Cloud Computing is taking over the tech world

This time last year we brought you three of our five Technology Tips for Small Businesses. This month we bring you the remaining tips, starting with Cloud Computing and how it can benefit your small business. What is the cloud? In today’s technology driven world you hear about “the Cloud” constantly. The cloud, or cloud computing, is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process… Read more »

Break-Fix Vs. Managed Services

Managed Services can cover everything from software solutions to security.

The Break-Fix model refers to the practice of only calling in professional IT services when there is a problem, or when an upgrade is needed. While this may seem reasonable to some, the fact of the matter is the disadvantages far outweigh the advantages. It is universally agreed upon in the IT industry that the Break-Fix model is outdated and ineffective. In fact, according to information gathered by Clutch, 59% of IT providers have moved… Read more »

Software Defined Networking:
The uture of Secure, Efficient, Connectivity

Software Defined Networking or SD networking is expected to grow at warp speed in the next couple of years, and here’s why. Today’s current enterprise networks are becoming convoluted as many businesses continue building out their connectivity using legacy technologies (i.e., Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)), requiring additional hardware at each location to maintain network efficiency. Cloud and Managed Services have altered traffic flows within distributed organizations. Remote users require significantly more bandwidth (e.g., when using… Read more »