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Metronet Fiber (FTTH: Fiber to the home)

TLDR: It's awesome. See if it's available for your home or business here.

Fiber Internet is "the ultimate" internet. It is state of the art, technology. It...


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With the Corona Virus (COVID-19) now being declared a pandemic and cases continuing to climb there has been a lot of talk about “Tele-commuting.” Tele-Commuting is the process of using technology to continue working without going into the office. We thought this might be a good time for us to look at some of the various ways technology can help. This will be focused on people that don’t have a large I.T. infrastructure already in place; as these companies already have such technologies...



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Remote accessing your work computer

Perhaps the most important and critical aspect of tele-commuting is the ability to remotely and securely access your office computer(s). There are dozens of good...



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File Sharing / Cloud Storage

Our next item to discuss is file sharing. While you can access your files on the work computer using TeamViewer remotely; you may have an easier option to work remotely. If your work is primarily using documents...



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Browser Syncing

This tip is a fairly simple one. Almost all modern browsers have a sync function – that can save all of your browser settings, bookmarks, extensions and passwords to an online account. Most, if not all of these encrypt the...


Web browser Sync

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Web and Phone Conferencing 

Online meeting and screen sharing is a huge market. There are a lot of options to choose from. It would be impossible to have an in-depth understanding of all of the options out there; we’ll focus...


Web and Phone Conferencing

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Phone Systems to forward Calls

Having a modern cloud-based phone system opens virtually unlimited possibilities. Cloud-based Voice over IP technology can do a lot of amazing things; pretty much offering the equivalent of what a $80,000 PBX system can do. One great thing is as it’s cloud based, you don’t have any equipment you need to maintain, worry about programming or repair. There are a lot of names in the hosted-VoIP arena such as Ring Central, Vonage, 8x8,...


Phone Systems - Forwarding calls

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Secure or Public Web Chat: Telegram

It’s nice to have an open line of communication with employees, vendors and customers. There are 3 great, free platforms you can use to keep your people up to date and share resources. Slack,...


Telegream - Secure Public or Private Communication

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VPNs - Virtual Private Networks

You may have heard commercials about VPN’s and the security they can provide. What VPN’s do, is create a secure link between your computer and the VPN server. Without a VPN, there’s the possibility...



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Closing thoughts

Seeing the daily news of the Corona / Covid-19 virus can cause quite a bit of fear. That fear is justified. But we also have some great resources and tools we can take advantage of to help defeat this threat to human-kind. From the great medical advancements to Tele-commuting to prevent the spread of the virus, we will win in the end. We’ve all got to help each other and play our part during this crisis. I hope this guide helps you manage and continue to work...



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