Posts Categorized: Productivity

Business Internet Speed:
How Much Do I Need?

Business Internet speed requirements are different for every business. Paying for more than your business needs is like washing your car with a fire-hose.  In contrast, skimping on speed to save money is worse.  If you’re smart you don’t use a garden hose to fight a fire. When we wash our cars, we could use a fire-hose, but that would be overkill. Most of us use a garden hose, which generally does the trick.  Conversely,… 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 »

Unified Communications – Is it right for your business?

  Unified Communications (UC) is quite literally the unification of all your communication tools into one platform.  Every day we use our phones, email, instant messaging, and cell phones.  On occasion, we use features like “GoToMeeting”, “Dropbox”, “Skype” or other meeting, video conferencing, and file sharing applications.  UC essentially provides a one-stop shop for an array of business communications applications and tools. Unified Communications Elements for Your Business Hosted PBX We’ve talked a lot about… Read more »