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Moving to the Cloud

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by Eric Brooker (Jun 12, 2012)

I have spent a great deal of time lately having, “cloud” based discussions with clients.  These discussions have ranged from moving; email, Microsoft, phone systems, servers, desktops and more into the cloud.  The most prevalent conversation over the last few months has been surrounding moving from data storage via, “tape backup” to a true cloud based data storage solution.  With that said, there are a few things that are incredibly important when looking at the cloud for data storage.

Is the Data Center the Right Answer?

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by Eric Brooker (Mar 6, 2012)

With all of the technology you have purchased to help your organization, where do you put it all? Business owners have an additional question to answer these days when making technology decisions, the central office or a data center?

Your Next Telecom Carrier

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by Eric Brooker (Feb 9, 2012)

When on the hunt for a new telecom provider, most companies, regardless of their size tend to go with the carrier they are most familiar with. They do not want to risk their company’s important telecom budget on a company that may not be able to give them adequate service or even worse, may go out of business.  It is important when considering your carrier options to explore all angles including the ability to consistently provide reliable service.  With all that said, don’t discount the smaller telecom providers.

It's a Small World After All

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by Eric Brooker (Jan 12, 2012)

It's a small world right?  With the increase in technology over the last number of years the world is at our fingertips.  In today's environment, it seems as if most of us carry some variation of a; smartphone, tablet, or laptop, and we have access to everything.  With that said, are we using this technology to our advantage?  I imagine to some degree we are as it is right at our fingertips. Why wouldn't we? However, have you thought about what more you could be getting out of the technology you use every day or what is out there that you might be missing out on?

 

a resolution worth reading.

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by Eric Brooker (Dec 19, 2011)

As the year comes to a close, I realize how right my parents really were, “life moves fast”.  The reality is between work, play, kids, sleep, and everything else that comes with the busyness of life; there is no time to look back.  Where we get the time to sit down and pay bills is beyond me but, for most of us, the lights are still on so, it seems we are getting the bills paid on time with some regularity.

Imagine if you will, moving into your office without technology.

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by Eric Brooker (Nov 28, 2011)

In a list of what provides consistent success in a business you may include:

 

Employees

Telecom Services

Social Media Marketing

 

A MUST for all business owners......review your spend.

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by Eric Brooker (Nov 14, 2011)

As a business owner, you may have experienced some of the downswing and upswing of the volatile economy.  Whether you’ve had the upsurge through positive marketing and revamping of your company; or you’ve had to downsize and redefine your companies infrastructure, chances are you’ve experienced some type of employment change in your company.

Notify the HR department - X

Cancel Insurance - X

Reduce/Increase Supplies – X

Buy/Sell Equipment – X

Increase/Decrease Training - X

The little known, "auto-renewal" in your contracts.

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by Eric Brooker (Nov 3, 2011)

Since we started in the business world, as consumers and business people, we’ve always been told “read the fine print”.  Nothing is truer than when it comes to your telecommunications service and equipment contracts.  Many companies with lesser scruples will take advantage of the fine print to link in an “automatic renewal” clause.  

 

iPhone vs. Android

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by Eric Brooker (Oct 30, 2011)

Fox News.com did a side-by-side review of the Android vs. the IPhone 4S and in almost every category, the IPhone 4S beat out the competition.  But, we at Brookline Networks knew that already.  When you consider the Fox categories and their reasoning, it’s easy to see how the Apple IPhone 4S would be the clear winner and the favorite among road warriors and salespeople!