High Speed Internet or Broadband
Multiple users can be supported with High Speed Internet. There are many different types of connectivity some of which are listed below. A good dedicated Internet connection is imperative now that all businesses use the internet for business applications.
DSL is an inexpensive connection usually reserved for very small businesses that are not heavy Internet users. Speeds can be affected by distance from the central office. Speeds are not dedicated as you have in a T-1 or Ethernet connectivity.
Cable is also a shared Internet connectivity unlike a T-1, Fiber or Ethernet. The technology is newer than DSL and many time you ca get higher speeds even 50 MB to 100 MB although they may be erratic and not as reliable as other forms of high speed Internet.
Cloud Computing and Storage
Everywhere you go now you hear the term “Cloud Computing” and it seems very complex. Actually it is not and very simple in fact. It is an application that allows you to access, software, voice calls, email, and just about everything that was once hosted on site. Everything is accessible from the Internet or “Cloud” this way you aren't tied to one computer or location. Make no mistake Cloud computing is the future. We are here to help walk you through it!
This IP based technology allows your company to transfer data or voice over a private Network. It is the most secure point to point connection available now. It is for multiple location companies typically. If you have several locations and you need to communicate between them this is a solution. Some of the benefits include, QOS or “Quality of Service”, Disaster Recovery and a Cost savings form older technologies such as Frame Relay or Traditional point to point connections.
A T1 line is has 24 channels that can be used for Internet and voice or both. A T-1 is considered dedicated Internet connectivity. Look at it like your own private highway to the Internet as opposed to Cable and DSL. The speeds on a t-1 are guaranteed by the carrier of choice. The upload and download speeds are equal. Small companies to the very largest businesses usually use this dedicated access due to the reliability.
This is the preferred form of Internet connectivity if you can get it at your business location. Many of the carriers are expanding fiber connectivity into areas where businesses are located. It is typically less expensive that T-1 based products. Most businesses are looking for 50 MB and 100 MB products as it is the most cost effective solution for High Speed Internet.
VOIP Phones or Hosted IP
Voip Phones or (Voice over Internet protocol) are IP based phones you can use that run over the Internet. This can save a business start up costs of buying telephone equipment or a PBX. They simply need the IP Handset and plug directly into the Internet with a router. A reliable Internet connection is needed as the calls will be traveling over the Net. There are many providers of this application now. This is where we can help by consulting and giving advice on the best carriers.
Business Telephone lines (Pots Lines)
POTS lines or ‘Plain Old Telephone Lines” still has a place for businesses. It is a tried and true technology form which many businesses are comfortable using and must have. Many businesses use them for faxing and redundancy in case other technologies fail. It is a very stable technology for voice calls. We can help get the lowest cost on individual lines or multiple lines.
Sip Trunking is a new way to make calls over the internet without having a physical phone line. It is all Internet based using Voice over Internet protocol. If your phone system is Sip Trunk capable this can be an option.