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Why your workplace should be wireless: Wi-Fi benefits for business

Editorial team

1 month ago | 5 min read

Today’s businesses no longer need to connect to the internet via cables that leave professionals chained to their desks. Wireless technology has made mobile first possible. Pew Research Center shows 77 percent of Americans owned smartphones in 2017—a dramatic increase from 35 percent in 2011.

People use wireless internet connections to communicate, work, and save money on data. Customers expect free Wi-Fi in-store and in waiting areas. Mobile commerce options allow your customers to bypass long lines, pay with mobile devices, and receive an overall better shopping experience.

Wi-Fi-enabled business devices keep your employees connected and operations running smoothly—which ...

The ultimate guide to small-business internet part 3: wi-fi

Editorial team

5 months ago | 6 min read

How to make Wi-Fi work for you

Wired connections are generally more reliable and consistent than Wi-Fi, but wireless internet is still crucial for most businesses. In part 3 we’ll explore how Wi-Fi helps your business, what equipment you need, and how you can make it as secure and effective as possible.

The ultimate guide to small-business internet part 4: security

Editorial team

5 months ago | 6 min read

How to protect your internet connection from cyber-threats

It’s a misconception that only large businesses get targeted by cyber-criminals. Small to mid-size businesses account for 62 percent of all cyber-breaches each year, 9 and the costs of each incident can be high.

 

The ultimate guide to small-business internet part 5: price

Editorial team

5 months ago | 4 min read

Why business internet costs what it costs and how to find the best prices

According to the most recent data from the FCC, 10 small businesses spend a median of $106 per month (adjusted for inflation 11) on broadband service.

Among business broadband plans, an obvious rule of thumb about price is the higher your speed, the more you’ll spend. But there are other factors that influence price as well: network type, population density, and geography.

Fiber optic vs. cable—which one is best for business internet?

Editorial team

4 months ago | 9 min read

A quick guide to fiber optic vs. cable internet

Your small business needs fast, reliable internet at a reasonable price. So what’s your best option? Businesses almost always need a higher speed than you can get with traditional DSL, so that narrows your choices to fiber optic and CATV cable. This article will help you understand the key differences in no time.

Everything you need to know about business phone lines

Editorial team

4 months ago | 10 min read

Before you buy, learn more about business phone lines

Some small-business owners don’t know where to start when they’re looking for reliable and affordable business phone lines. Verizon gets it. Business phone lines can be a complex topic.

To simplify your decision making, we’ve created a useful guide that will help you decide how many business phone lines you need, provide you with some examples of phone needs in different industries, and explain the three types of business phone services currently available.

7 ways businesses can expense IT purchases

Editorial team

4 months ago | 5 min read

Now could be the right time to buy.

As the end of the year approaches, cash-basis businesses will begin to look for ways to reduce their taxable profits for the year. Thanks to some very liberal tax laws written to encourage investment in personal tangible equipment, including information technology (IT) equipment, many businesses will be able to expense (write off as a tax deduction) all such purchases in 2017. However, the method you choose and the timing are critical, so careful planning is required. Check out 7 possible methods depending on your unique business needs.

5 tips to win big this Black Friday Cyber Monday

Editorial team

4 months ago | 6 min read

Is your business ready for the two biggest shopping days of the year?

Consumers love Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM), no question about it. Retailers, too, since Black Friday typically marks the first day of the year when retail companies go “into the black.” Over the Thanksgiving weekend last year, more than 154 million people went shopping. And according to a National Retail Federation survey, 44% of shoppers reported that they shopped online during that time. Of those individuals who said they shopped online, 74% did so on Black Friday. Here are 5 tips to help you prepare.

Business internet vs. residential: What you don’t know could cost you

Editorial team

4 months ago | 5 min read

“Why should I pay so much for internet service?”

It’s a valid question, especially for small-business owners squeezing as much as they can out of every scarce dollar. With fiber broadband-wired neighborhoods popping up everywhere promising low cost pricing and high speed internet, the choice between business internet vs. residential seems simple. But is it? This article covers many of the differences between residential and business internet capabilities.

The secret to better service and productivity: Unified Communications

Editorial team

3 months ago | 8 min read

Take your business to the next level with Unified Communications

Your business can have innovative ideas, top-notch products, and talented people, but it will never reach its full potential if your employees aren’t communicating well with each other and with customers.

To thrive today, businesses need to stay in touch with their customers or clients, and they need to do so frequently. They also need excellent communication and collaboration tools. A modern, hosted Unified Communication system with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calling can help your business deliver better customer service and better employee productivity.