When you set up your business with a hosted phone solution, you expect the VoIP call quality to reflect your operation’s reliability. On occasion, you and your employees may notice a minor or significant drop in your VoIP call quality. While the situation is not as dire as complete phone system downtime, these reduced call qualities can negatively impact your business in other ways. Your initial reaction may be to blame your telecommunications provider for the sub-par service. In reality, there can be other issues with your internet connectivity that could impact your VoIP call quality. Read the rest of this entry »
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The main difference between a managed and unmanaged ethernet switch is that managed ethernet switches provide more control. As a network grows and becomes more complex, it will require more capabilities to manage it effectively. To offer a simpler explanation, managed ethernet switches are also known as intelligent switches. With that in perspective, you already have some great incentive to investigate further into the benefits of utilizing a managed ethernet switch. Read on to learn more about some of the advantages of managed ethernet switches.
Better Management and Troubleshooting
Managed ethernet switches provide the ability to manage diagnostics and monitor network performance. Without these capabilities, it becomes incredibly difficult to control the network. These abilities also aid with troubleshooting, especially for industrial applications. With fiber small form-factor pluggable (SFP) monitoring, automatic warnings can be sent to your email or log system.
Optimized Network Traffic
With the ability to inspect and survey traffic flow comes the power to better control and optimize it. Managed switches provide access to information regarding data being transmitted to and from each port. With that knowledge, you can create a system of grouping for your devices. This type of grouping, otherwise known as Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP), directs the ethernet switch to “listen” network multicasts, delivering the traffic to available ports.
Virtual Local Area Networks
Managed switches provide the ability to create and program Virtual Local Area Networks, otherwise known as VLANs. Regardless of the physical location, multiple VLANs can be managed with a single connection. To simplify network management, Tag VLANs are assigned to specific ports with all users being members of the same VLAN.
Managed ethernet switches do a great job at controlling the communication that flows through a network. It breaks it down by only allowing necessary communication to flow through, and only when it’s needed. By limiting access to trusted devices only, you can prevent users from creating unauthorized sub-networks.
Phone System Solutions from Delta Intellicom
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The history of the telecommunications industry can be divided into three eras: the first marked by a wave of communication technology, the second marked by the explosion of the internet, and then the current era characterized by the development of the Cloud. In the current era, all of the trends in telecommunications are impacted by the availability of Cloud computing. Read on for three trends that are changing the telecom industry this year. Read the rest of this entry »
As the world moves more and more towards wireless everything, wired internet connections seem to be on the way out. While many offices are now equipped with Wi-Fi, wired Internet is still holding on in the workplace. Should your business keep its wired Internet connection or switch to all wireless? Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome back for part two of last week’s blog post about what happens in an Internet minute. We appreciate you coming back for part two — or if you missed out on the first half, go ahead and click through that link right there. Last week we talked a lot about exactly what goes on in an Internet minute, and it turns out the answer is, simply put, A LOT. This week, we’re back to talk about how you can ensure that your business is equipped with the data solutions necessary to keep up with the absurd pace of the Internet. Here are our two cents. Read the rest of this entry »
As technology continues to evolve and new products are introduced into the market, it can be difficult for business owners to determine what is needed for their business. While some tried and true systems are still relevant after years of use in the business world, others become quickly replaced with newer, more convenient products. One of the more recent systems that businesses are taking advantage of is wireless internet connections. This connection has eliminated the need for certain wire and cables within the office because computers are able to connect to the internet through a modem. While this has eliminated the immediate need for Ethernet cables, the cables should still be utilized within your business.