Posts Categorized: OTELCO Cloud and Managed Services

Cybersecurity from OTELCO – Cloud Security for Your Business

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We’ve all spent the past several months practicing staying safe in our daily lives, but don’t forget to transfer those safety precautions to your online habits as well – especially if you have a business to look out for. Here are our top cybersecurity resources for small businesses. Defendify Defendify is a comprehensive cybersecurity platform that ensures you have all your bases covered when it comes to security.  Cybersecurity coverage from Defendify goes beyond antivirus… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Five Email Security Tips for Your Business

Email security is something all businesses should be prioritizing. Email is the lifeblood of so many organizations, from schools to startups. It is also one of the top ways cybercriminals will infiltrate a network. Keep the data of your employees, customers, and business safe with these email security best practices. 1.Establish Strong Password Practices A strong password is the first level of defense against cybercriminals who might want to gain access to an email account…. Read more »

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 »