Internet Services

The value of SIP trunking

http://www.nojitter.com/post/240150110/the-value-of-sip-trunking I agree with the points in this article about the value of SIP trunking.  It is a great technology that can bring a great deal of value while adding redundancy.  For offices that have multiple locations you can pool the trunks so the offices share those resources.  If one location goes down SIP can automatically fail calls over the the redundant location.  Older technology like PRI circuits are not able to do...

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So God made an IT worker

I really liked the Dodge commercial put to Paul Harvey’s speech so God made a farmer… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdR5TOhHJGM Seems like others are getting in the game but here is a clever one about an IT worker.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze4vSYq0uBE    

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Preparing your network for a Hosted PBX service

http://www.nojitter.com/post/240149352/five-steps-to-prepare-your-network-for-hosted-voice I found this statistic mentioned in this article very interesting.  “By year-end 2015, 60% of enterprises will provide 30% of their users with cloud voice services.”  Many businesses have aging telephone equipment that is being replaced or will soon have to be.  Using a Hosted PBX solution for your telephone system is an great option.  The initial investment is very small and there is no onsite equipment to maintain or the need to purchase licensing for.   This article explains some...

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Hosted PBX is a great option for small businesses without having a large investment in equipment.

http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/Voip-Info-org-Announces-the-Top-3-Best-Hosted-PBX-4249254.php Great article about one of our favorite vendors who made the top 3 list for Hosted PBX vendors.  We really like working with Jive and have deployed a few of their solutions.  Our customers really like the features they offer and the quality of service they receive.  We work with several vendors who are able to provide services for all sizes of...

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Fiber Ethernet service in Chattanooga

This will be interesting to see how it will help the support companies that will be supplying parts to Volkswagen’s new factory in Chattanooga. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/26/city-turns-internet-speeds-into-jobs/

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Another Amazon cloud outage

This time Amazon’s cloud service takes down their own website. http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/01/amazon-down/

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Ethernet Service 

Ethernet Service is becoming a popular method for Internet access where businesses need high-speed access and the reliability that comes with a T1 circuit. Since speeds of 20Mb, 30Mb, 50Mb can be obtained over a single copper pair of cables from the provider, just like a normal T1, there are not expensive build out costs like there are with installing fiber connections.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Ethernet

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Fax/Alarm Lines

There are providers called CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carriers) who can compete with local carriers and often find significant savings in costs with their buildings analog alarm lines or fax lines. This is typically a simple vendor change that does not require a vendor technician to come on site and there is no downtime with changing providers.

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MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching)

MPLS has become a popular network option for businesses with multiple locations because of its efficient traffic routing mechanisms. MPLS networks can be a private cloud network or can have a port with access to the public Internet.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiprotocol_Label_Switching

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Integrated T1

This service combines T1 data service with voice services. Providers can configure some of the available 24 channels to be dedicated to voice services. These channels can be configured to PRI channels or analog channels based on PBX configuration. This convergence of voice and data services can cut costs to businesses.

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Bonded T1

With the 1.544 Mb limitation of a single T1, providers can “bond” two or more T1 circuits together to provide a higher speed.

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T1 Internet

This service is a common way to deliver reliable Internet connectivity. Speeds are limited to 1.544 Mb per second asynchronous. By todays standards these are not fast speeds but multiple circuits can be bonded together to increase the speeds. This service is also known as DIA DS-1: Dedicated Internet Access, Digital Signal 1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-carrier

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DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)

Some businesses are using DSL for a backup internet connection. With our vendors we are able to provide a single vendor for coverage throughout the majority of the country. This makes billing and support much simpler when only having to deal with one provider.

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