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Everyone likes free

Free and open source software (FOSS) is amazing. Webopedia defines FOSS as "FOSS programs are those that have licenses that allow users to freely run the program for any purpose, modify the program as they want, and also to freely distribute copies of either the original version or their own modified version.". Open source has come along way in the…

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IT Managed services

IT services comes in a variety of flavours but rendered down to 2 main options: Managed service model and break/fix service model. Below are definitions of both models: Managed Service model A managed services provider (MSP) is most often an information technology (IT) services provider that manages and assumes responsibility for providing a defined set of services to its clients…

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​Is the desk telephone dying?

Why not just use cell phones, email and chat tools? While this solution may work for a one man/woman business, it will not work well at all for a larger company....so most businesses. You might say "Well, I already own a cell phone so it will cost me more to have a phone system as well". That is true except…

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Hosted Phone System

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A hosted phone system is a phone system in the Cloud not at all like the image above. This image shows a system at the beginning of telephony and a Cloud system is the latest in technology. As you likely know the Cloud refers to the collection of computers somewhere and all over the Internet. Phone systems do not need…

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Wireless Access Point (WAP) solutions

Most routers provided by ISPs (Internet Service Providers) are equipped with a built in (W)AP. This hardware scenario is often fine for home use but usually does not work well in the business environment for many reasons. One AP can typically connect to 30 active devices within 100 or so metres of open air. If you need more than 30…