Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Discussion Continues: Rural Broadband in Maine

Rural Broadband Panel

On Tuesday, we attended a forum entitled “Bringing Broadband to Maine’s Rural Communities: Insights for Maine from National Success Stories” in Hallowell, Maine.  The event was sponsored by the Maine Broadband Coalition, CEI and Island Institute and featured regional and national speakers who outlined a variety of regional and national approaches to improving rural broadband access. Deploying advanced fiber-optic broadband in rural communities is a daunting proposition.  Low population density leads to a high cost per… Read more »

Four Case Studies from a Managed Service Provider

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A couple of weeks ago, we provided you with an example of a generic real estate office that might benefit from the services of a managed service provider.  This week we’ll look at real businesses. We have selected one from each of four business sectors who  benefit from solutions we offer through Reliable Networks. Healthcare Company Background This healthcare analytics firm serves both subscribers and providers. Analytics examine health care costs and financial risk, regulatory… Read more »

Network Security — A First Line of Defense that Might Surprise You

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OTT Communications Director of Network Operations, Jason Gay manages all of OTT’s internal IT and external network operations. In a recent company-wide monthly security brief, Gay emphasized the fact that: “Employee Security Awareness is a very important part of the overall Security Policy and Information Technology Compliance program of any business.” Although there are numerous network security options that substantially reduce network threats, he contends that the first line of defense to most cyber-attacks is the end-user. Network… Read more »

Managed Service Options That Can Streamline Your Business Operations

Managed Service Options

Managed Service Options like network, application, system and e-management services are among the offerings of a Managed Service Provider. These MSPs deliver services across a network to multiple enterprises with “pay-as-you-go” pricing.  Many Managed Service Providers focus on management services as their primary offering. However, many include third party services such as application service providers, Web hosting companies, and network service providers. Managed Service Options There are many elements to Managed Services. Here are some… Read more »