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Want to Keep Competitors From Talking to Your Best Customers? Talk to them more yourself via web conferencing!

March 20th, 2012 by admin

When your best customers don't have any problems they don't want to talk to any salesperson. When they do have a problem they want to talk to the very next sales person they think might be able to solve their problem. And that's a BIG problem -- for you!   Web Conferencing Keeps Your Best...
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Posted in: Collaboration & Conferencing, Why Buy from Telecom Agents,

What To Do When Public Business Internet Providers Fail? Put Your Business on a Metro Ethernet or MPLS Private Network

March 20th, 2012 by admin

This past week it was reported that business customers around the globe suffered unexpected network service outages when two of the largest public Internet provers, Level3 and Time Warner, encountered routing problems with their Juniper Network hardware devices. The outage only appeared to last for...
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Posted in: AT&T and Verizon Alternatives, Data Network & Internet Access, Why Buy from Telecom Agents,

Is the Public Internet a Bad Place for your Business Internet Traffic?

March 20th, 2012 by admin

When I sold my first Internet T-1 to a business customer a decade ago I was amazed that a business would spend over $800 a month to have their data "go really fast" as compared to what they would get with a slower dial-up Internet connection. Since that first "DIA" (dedicated Internet access) sale...
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Posted in: Uncategorized, Data Network & Internet Access,

Should You Backup Your Critical Business Data in "the Cloud"? Can you afford a cheap solution?

March 20th, 2012 by admin

As a telecom consultant and "VAR" (value added reseller) for my clients, I'm always on the lookout for new technology solutions I can offer my business customers. By examining everything that comes along, I'm also in a position to consult with my customers when they get an offer from someone else...
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Posted in: Cloud Computing (Hosting & Colocation), I.T. Services,

Will "Desktop-as-a-Service" or the "Virtual Desktop" Eliminate Your Need to Ever Buy Another Server?

March 20th, 2012 by admin

For over the past twenty years I've been a business consultant helping my clients with their telecom decisions. For the majority of these two decades that's meant choosing the best business phone system or the right local phone service provider. For the past decade I've focused on helping my clients...
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Posted in: Cloud Computing (Hosting & Colocation), Convergence, Data Backup & Disaster Recovery, I.T. Services,

Is an Employee "Out to Lunch"? This NEC Unified Communications "Presence" Video Shows You...

March 20th, 2012 by admin

Many ATEL customers already have or are considering the NEC Univerge SV8100 phone system. Below is a video that simply shows how the unified communications "presence" feature works. When watching the video be sure and click the "full screen" icon in the lower right hand corner.   What's "Presence"?...
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Posted in: Convergence, Unified Communication,

What are the Benefits of Connecting Your Business to "the Cloud"? How do you choose a business cloud consultant?

March 20th, 2012 by admin

In all the years I've been helping business customers choose telecom and technology solutions I've never had a customer call and say, "I need some cloud" or "Connect me to the cloud" or simply, "Cloud me, baby!" When I have suggested to clients that their next technology solution can be provided...
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Posted in: Cloud Computing (Hosting & Colocation), Data Backup & Disaster Recovery, Data Network & Internet Access,

Is an Employee "Out to Lunch"? This NEC Unified Communications "Presence" Video Shows You...

February 7th, 2012 by admin

  Many ATEL customers already have or are considering the NEC Univerge SV8100 phone system. Below is a video that simply shows how the unified communications "presence" feature works. When watching the video be sure and click the "full screen" icon in the lower right hand corner. What's "Presence"?...
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Posted in: Uncategorized,