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In the Event of Emergency: Dial V-o-I-P for VoIP

Mainland Florida and the Florida Keys Brew a Storm. As summer officially winds down, people in the Northeast are trying to soak in the tailwinds of the last-minute sun, with September nearing its end. For stragglers who may have missed out on the seasonal sunbursts of July and August, this means heading to the nearest tanning salon before the leaves of autumn begin to fall. For many businesses th...
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Building a Strategic Technology Plan Part 2

continued from part 1. Sound Infrastructure Choices Look for long term solutions with broad compatibility when choosing a software solutions. Generally, open source platforms are easier for other vendors to integrate their add-on solutions with and help keep costs lower. Consider that today your company may only need an accounting program with payroll software, but tomorrow, you will need to a...
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VoIP Bandwidth: Quality vs. Quantity

Digital leased lines are no longer the favorites of bandwidth-hungry businesses. As many alternative sources of affordable Internet bandwidth became available, dedicated point-to-point leased lines begun to fall out of favor with many small businesses. Their relatively high cost, by today’s standards, per megabit of bandwidth make them unattractive in comparison to the generous shared bandwidth of...
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Role of Hosted PBX in Disaster Recovery Planning

Recent events in Japan bring me back to the subject of service survivability and business continuity in the event of a natural disaster. Japan is heavily reliant on VoIP for its telephony. In a way, this has been another significant test of IP communications in a disaster and it appears that the outcome paints fairly well. IP communications certainly are along the road to providing the resilienc...
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