We all know that speed is key when it comes to the internet. Whether you’re online gaming against friends or strangers, lag and a slow connection could be the difference between winning and losing. The internet isn’t just for fun, however. Slow internet can also hinder your ability to work remotely, make you look bad during video conferences in front of customers and coworkers, and be really frustrating. Even in the office, where most businesses have access to business-grade internet connections, slow speeds can be a problem. So how do you solve these issues? Fiber Optic internet could be the solution you’re looking for for your small business network. Read on to learn about fiber optics and why they are the best choice for your business.
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When you are in the market for a commercial phone system, there’s a lot of technical lingo thrown around that can be quite confusing to the average buyer. For example, when you begin your search for an installation plan for your new phone systems or for setting up your own contact center, you will likely be recommended a variety of hosted phone solutions. But to someone who is not well versed in the telecommunications industry, you probably don’t even know what that really means, much less what your options are. Well, Delta Intellicom is here to tell you a little secret about hosted phone solutions– almost all varieties perform the exact same function. Take some time to learn about the world of hosted phone solutions for your business before jumping in on a purchase. Read the rest of this entry »
In the long-running debate over “net neutrality” — whether internet providers should be required to treat all internet traffic equally — the question frequently comes up as to whether or not internet access should be considered a utility like phone service, electricity, gas or water. Here’s a quick look into the arguments of both sides. Read the rest of this entry »
In today’s society, everything is a matter of convenience. From our home lives to our business lives, we are constantly finding ways to make our everyday activities more convenient. One way the business world has catered towards convenience is through wireless internet connections. This eliminates the use of cables and allows employees to access the internet from almost anywhere. While this is often times thought of as more convenient than using Ethernet cables, most business owners fail to realize the benefits that Ethernet cables still hold.
While it may seem like a major disadvantage to use Ethernet cables for your business, Ethernet cables still hold benefits over having a wireless internet connection. Some of these benefits include:
- Speed- While many wireless internet providers make it seem as though wireless internet is faster than Ethernet cables, they never mention speed during real situations. The truth remains that there are plenty of frequencies and signals that can interrupt the signal of your wireless internet. Interruptions in the signal will make your wireless internet run slower than if you were to incorporate Ethernet cables.
- Security- While there are ways to help build your security with wireless internet, there are still more security risks than if you were using Ethernet cables. WEP and passwords secure wireless internet information; the WEP coding can be hacked easily by someone who is knowledgeable about how to do so. Because the information is being in an open air setting, versus traveling through cables, the codes are easier to hack.
- Cost- For businesses who use older models of laptops and desktops, wireless internet will come with a heavier price tag than Ethernet cables. Wireless adapters are needed in order for desktops to use wireless internet in the office will wireless cards are required for older laptop models to access wireless internet signals. While some of these devices are not overly expensive, they are still more money than bulk Ethernet cables.
- Downtime- When using Ethernet cables, your laptop or desktop has a direct connection to Internet frequencies. Because of this direct connection, many Ethernet cable users experience very little downtime during their work day. Wireless internet users, especially those who find themselves away from the wireless router, find themselves experiencing downtime more frequently and for longer periods of time. Downtime adds up to costing your business money in the long run.
For over 20 years, Delta Intellicom has served the Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania areas in their phone service and data solution needs. By selling high quality products from leading brand names like Avaya, ShoreTel, and Nortel, Delta Intellicom is the only name you need to know when it comes to phone and data services for your business.
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