You may have been aware of the recent Delta Airlines shutdown that cancelled 300 planes and left people scrambling for new flights amid mass confusion. More than just an inconvenience, if a company undergoes a loss of power and data, literally, lives can be affected.

While not every reseller is responsible for managing IT needs for companies as large as airlines, there are several verticals, such as healthcare, that rely heavily on their data centers to keep operations flowing efficiently. Imagine the damage just four hours without access to critical data could do to doctors needing access to records. While many companies plan for potential security threats like breaches and hacking, it is often natural disasters or large energy consumption data centers that leave a reported 57% of SMBs in the dark. [Read More…]

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Certain business dynamics are custom-made for cloud-based communications solutions. If you want to spend less time managing infrastructure and more time focusing on your core business objectives, it’s time to consider the cloud.

Step back and take a fresh look at the forces affecting your business. Check out the list below to see if any of these common dynamics might be driving you to the cloud: [Read More…]

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ShoreTel

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ShoreTel

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