What is Active Directory and why is it so important?

You might hear people talk about Active Directory™. Sometimes they refer to it as “AD”. Active Directory is a Microsoft® software that organizes and provides access to information in an operation system’s directory. It is a link between “objects” and “values”. That sounds pretty “techie”, but it can be simplified this way: Think of Active Directory as the “contacts” app …

A Great VoIP Experience Starts with Great QoS

When you pick up your phone you expect to hear that familiar dial tone sound and expect to be able to clearly hear the person on the other side, right? When that doesn’t happen, it’s a Quality of Service (QoS) issue, and we know how frustrating these types of problems can be. In the old days of Ma Bell, copper …

What you need to know about the VENOM security flaw

Another month, another mega-vulnerability. If you haven’t already heard about the VENOM vulnerability, you will. It’s being compared to Heartbleed and could have widespread security implications for cloud service providers. It’s certainly the largest vulnerability discovered so far this year. Most cloud providers use virtualization technology to “share” a single server’s hardware among many operating systems that host customer data. …

Use our savings calculator to see how much you can save moving to Hosted PBX

Recently, we set out to prove our claim that businesses can “save 50% or more moving to Hosted PBX.” And prove it we did! Our cost savings study looked at 19 businesses who were considering replacing their phone system and compared monthly phone service costs from their current provider against Hosted PBX. It then added how much they paid upfront …

5 Reasons Why Costly File Servers Are a Relic of the Past

Costs aren’t the only downside to File Servers. If you’re running a File Server, then you may be at risk. Here are five reasons why File Servers are costly and slow down your business: File Servers are high-cost and low-agility.File Servers are machines, and machines need maintenance and upgrades. This adds up to significant expense. And what happens when your …