Posts Tagged: Business Technology

Small Business Tech Tip #5: Don’t Skimp on Conferencing Tools

Business people looking at projector during video conference in office

We conclude our Small Businesses Technology Tips blog series this week with a post on everything you need to know about today’s conferencing tools. Read on to discover how technology can make your meetings more efficient than ever. Video Conferencing Facetime is important. Nearly 100% percent of people agreed that face to face meetings are an essential part of doing business. Unfortunately, it isn’t always possible to be in person at every meeting. When that… Read more »

Tech Tip #2: Employ the Cloud

Cloud Computing is taking over the tech world

This time last year we brought you three of our five Technology Tips for Small Businesses. This month we bring you the remaining tips, starting with Cloud Computing and how it can benefit your small business. What is the cloud? In today’s technology driven world you hear about “the Cloud” constantly. The cloud, or cloud computing, is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process… Read more »

How a DSL Inquiry Became Fiber to the Premise for One Local Business and Maybe More

Fiber to the premise PCNU

Technology. Tradition. Together.® You just might have heard these words before if you have anything to do with OTELCO. Technology is obvious; we’re a communication company. The fact that we’ve been serving rural communities for more than a century, speaks to Tradition. This story is a fabulous example of where Together comes in. Granby, Massachusetts is a small town in the western part of the state. The Granby Telephone and Telegraph Company, now part of… Read more »

Should you outsource your IT to a Managed Services Provider, or keep it in house?

Many businesses, often those that are experiencing growth, find themselves at a turning point where they must decide whether to hire a full-time IT professional, expand their department, or turn to outside professionals for Managed Services. In our previous blog posts, we’ve discussed the pros and cons of the IT break-fix model. Today, we’re talking through the benefits and disadvantages of keeping your IT in-house vs. outsourcing to an MSP (Managed Service Provider). Understanding Managed… Read more »

Telecommuting and You

A women sits at a dining room table telecommuting from her laptop.

The world we work in is changing due to the rise of telecommuting. Ten years ago employers would have laughed at the idea of a remote workforce, and now 60% of companies offer telecommuting opportunities. What was once a pipe dream is now a reality for 4.3 million US workers. The best part of this new workforce trend is that it benefits the employee and the employer. This week we will explore all the ways… Read more »