Posts Categorized: Technology

How technology can help reduce your carbon footprint

In honor of Earth Day, we’re looking at just a few of the ways that you can use technology to help lower your carbon footprint – both at home and in the office. With a few minor adjustments, you can take advantage of some of the latest technologies and know that you’re doing your part to go green at the same time. Minimize travel You might be seeing more electric cars on the road –… Read more »

5 ways fiber Internet can keep the modern business running smoothly

Business people looking at projector during video conference in office

With telecommuting on the rise, managing a remote workforce might be the final push some businesses need to upgrade the technology they use to stay connected. One area to consider investing in is upgrading to a fiber Internet connection, which can provide a number of benefits for your business. 1. Access to the fastest speeds Perhaps one of fiber’s biggest selling points – it’s fast. There’s nothing worse than reduced productivity because of a poor… Read more »

How Edge Computing Can Benefit Your Business

While the popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices remains on the rise, the average consumer doesn’t necessarily stop to think about what keeps their network running smoothly – even as they continue to add to the devices in use at their home or office. Consider that each of these devices needs to send and receive data from the cloud, and that as more devices are competing for this capability on the same network, they’re… Read more »

Finding Your Local Virtual-Library:
What Every Book Lover Should Know

Cuddled up with an ebook

February is Book Lovers’ Month, and there’s no better time to curl up with a hot drink, your favorite blankie, and a good read from a virtual-library. Whether you’re practicing social distancing, or you simply prefer listening or reading books electronically, taking advantage of your library’s access to downloadable e-books and audiobooks is for you!  Unlike Amazon, Audible, iTunes, etc. downloading from your virtual-library is free. If you’re new to downloading books, here are a… Read more »

Cautionary Tales: Security Breaches of 2020 and How OTELCO Can Help Avoid Them

This year, businesses saw a whole new host of security threats as more companies than ever before made the transition to operating virtually. Remote workers, varying levels of home security, and hackers ready to capitalize on these new vulnerabilities made it a challenging year for many big names. The good news – we can put these cautionary tales to use as we plan for the safest way to transition into 2021. Here are some of… Read more »