Posts Categorized: OTELCO Cloud and Managed Services

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 »

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 »

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 »

Case Study: How Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Boosted Productivity for a Maine Accounting Firm

In the age of social-distancing, reliable telecommuting technology is more critical than ever. When it came time for McLeod|Ascanio, a full-service accounting firm, to invest in cloud technology for their remote-workforce, they turned to OTELCO. We sat down with firm Principal, Matthew Barbour, to discuss his experience with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and how the telecommuting software boosted their remote workforce’s productivity. Moving to a Virtual Desktop Environment Before making a move to VDI, McLeod|Ascanio… Read more »