Non-stop internet service is particularly important if your voice traffic flows through your internet connection (VoIP) and if most of your mission critical business applications are cloud-based. (more…)
At one time, most small businesses had a big sheet of plywood mounted to a wall in a closet or storage room. On top of the plywood was all sorts of phone equipment and wiring. Recently, the traditional phone system has been performing a disappearing act.
Many small companies used to need a 19” rack to hold a half dozen or more servers. As business applications continue their shift to cloud-based offerings, many businesses only require a fraction of the number of servers they once had. (more…)
In fact, with a large concentration of homes and businesses on either side of Highway 50, the corridor can be every bit as congested as some of the more notorious California traffic hot spots.
In 1947, area codes were introduced to the United States and Canada. The 916 area code was one of the original three area codes in California, along with 415 and 213.
US states and Canadian provinces that were only assigned one area code for the entire state or province had a “0” in the middle of the assigned area code. States and provinces that had more than one area code assigned to them had a “1” in the middle of each of the area codes. (more…)
Because the Greater Sacramento area is considered to be seismically-neutral, many Bay Area companies colocate their servers in the Sacramento area rather than within an active seismic zone.
This translates a number of available data center options for businesses in cities ranging from Sacramento to Rancho Cordova to Elk Grove to Davis. (more…)
Today’s business environment looks a lot different than it did a few decades ago. The advances of communications technology enabled by the internet have introduced a variety of new ways for companies to do business and employees to get work done.
One aspect of communications that the internet has transformed is telephone service. When comparing VoIP vs landline telephone service, it’s important to know that they are two very different technologies. (more…)
For employees and owners of Sacramento businesses and area businesses, attending a technology user group meeting is a great way to network with peers and learn the latest about technologies that are important to your job and the growth of your business.
Some user groups are niche in terms of the job role that they attract. Other user groups cut across a wide range of user types ranging from product admins to marketers to business owners & executives.
Certain user groups are challenged with getting enough regular attendees. In fact, some groups go dormant. Other user groups have no problem attracting a consistent number of regular meeting attendees. In most cases, dedicated efforts by organizers is what drives a sustainable attendance level. (more…)
If you are considering the move to VoIP for your business phone service, consider a close look at the Yealink phone models. While Cisco and Polycom offer VoIP phones, Yealink has feature-rich models at a reasonable price.
Look at any Yealink, Polycom and Cisco phone online feature comparison. You will see that Yealink competes well with these popular vendors. But, is popularity worth the price? Yealink offers the same display features, supported lines, feature keys, headsets, audio, protocols, provisioning, security, power and even the advanced features of Polycom and Cisco — but at a lower price point. (more…)
As an SMB, hiring an IT support staff can be challenging and expensive. The needs for IT services fluctuate over time and hiring a full-time staff to cover those needs is a major challenge and expense. How can a small company keep up with all the skills needed to handle the needs of today as well as the needs of the future? (more…)
Staying in touch with co-workers, clients, and your vendors is a must for your business. Ease of use, reliability, and voice clarity are all really important. A phone system can really transform your business. (more…)