Cloud Computing:
Is Employing the Cloud Right for your Business

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Cloud computing is quickly replacing traditional computing.  Just as computers, servers and sophisticated software replaced the more traditional office equipment; the cloud is replacing and streamlining today’s offices. Just what is Cloud Computing? Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.  These remote servers aren’t floating up in the clouds though; they… Read more »

Top Technology Tips:
#1 Don’t be intimidated, Embrace Technology

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Recently we started a discussion about technology tips for small businesses.  This week we will look at the most challenging of them all: Technology Tips: #1 Embrace Technology– Like there’s a choice in the matter. Computers, Internet, phones, fax, the Internet of Things, whether you’re a financier or a farmer, you can’t get by without technology.  The key is to know what technology to employ, and more importantly, whether you’re up to the task of… Read more »

Small Business Tech Tips for Today’s Digital Workplace

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Why small business tech tips?  Because there are a lot of small businesses. According to the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council (SBE) and 2014 US census data, Businesses with less than 20 employees made up 89.4% of all American business.  When non-employer or sole-proprietor businesses were added to the group, the percentage hit 97.4. According to Forbes, small businesses are growing in every aspect, including new start-ups, productivity, profits, and payroll.  This is not surprising as… Read more »

Case Study: How a Phone System From OTT Has Helped a Local Non-Profit

Eastern Area Agency on Aging - Maine

The Eastern Area Agency on Aging (EAAA) provides a variety of services to Maine seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers. Their services include Meals on Wheels, Medicare assistance, transportation, congregate dining, and much more. Based in Bangor, their coverage area includes Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, and Hancock Counties. As a non-profit, the organization needs to be mindful of its budget but also needed a phone a system that works throughout their offices in these counties, as… Read more »

Is Broadband Really “The New Dial-Tone?”

Jessica Rosenworcel - Ajit Pai

No question about it, broadband is infrastructure, and it gets compared to other types of vital infrastructure all the time in the course of the ongoing discussion about improving broadband speeds and coverage, including highways, plumbing and public water, electricity, and even telephone service. This phenomenon was in full force last week when Maine got it’s first-ever (we think) visit from a sitting FCC Commissioner, newly re-appointed democrat Jessica Rosenworcel, who joined United States Senator… Read more »