Posts Categorized: Security

Top Technology Tips:
#1 Don’t be intimidated, Embrace Technology

Man and woman working behind the counter in a clothing store

Recently we started a discussion about technology tips for small businesses.  This week we will look at the most challenging of them all: Technology Tips: #1 Embrace Technology– Like there’s a choice in the matter. Computers, Internet, phones, fax, the Internet of Things, whether you’re a financier or a farmer, you can’t get by without technology.  The key is to know what technology to employ, and more importantly, whether you’re up to the task of… Read more »

Small Business Tech Tips for Today’s Digital Workplace

Why small business tech tips?  Because there are a lot of small businesses. According to the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council (SBE) and 2014 US census data, Businesses with less than 20 employees made up 89.4% of all American business.  When non-employer or sole-proprietor businesses were added to the group, the percentage hit 97.4. According to Forbes, small businesses are growing in every aspect, including new start-ups, productivity, profits, and payroll.  This is not surprising as… Read more »

Case Study: How a Phone System From OTELCO Has Helped a Local Non-Profit

Eastern Area Agency on Aging - Maine

The Eastern Area Agency on Aging (EAAA) provides a variety of services to Maine seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers. Their services include Meals on Wheels, Medicare assistance, transportation, congregate dining, and much more. Based in Bangor, their coverage area includes Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, and Hancock Counties. As a non-profit, the organization needs to be mindful of its budget but also needed a phone a system that works throughout their offices in these counties, as… Read more »

Online Gaming Security:
Don’t Ignore the Risks – 13 Tips to Safety

Gaming, entertainment, technology, let's play concept. Angry screaming pre teen boy in headset with pc computer playing game at home

Online Gaming Security is a topic that many might overlook.  In his monthly security newsletter to staff, Jason Gay, Senior Director of IP/IT & Transport for OTELCO, offers some important information and tips for protecting yourself. Jason wrote: “While I realize that the topic this month, online gaming security, pertains to the security of your home computer and network, I do think it’s important to continue to be aware of the risks and threats from… Read more »

LAN WAN or OTELCO SiteLink? What’s right for your business?

Do you need a LAN WAN or something else to connect your business? A LAN, or Local Area Network is a private computer network that connects computers in small physical areas such as a single building or a business, university, or hospital campus.  A WAN, or Wide Area Network, is a network that connects computers in different geographical locations over the public Internet. Sometimes LANs and WANs are used together.  An example is a state… Read more »