Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Hurricane Season – Are you Prepared?

hurricane season, hurricane predictionsApril is almost over and June will be here faster than you think! As South Floridians, we all know what that means…. Hurricane Season! You remember, those times when you’re stocking up on batteries, water, non-perishable foods etc… we hope we never see a “big one” but, nonetheless, we all need to be prepared.

Is your business ready in the event of a major storm? Judging from the article recently posted in the Sun Sentinel, it looks as though we could be in for a pretty active season this year. There are many steps you can take to prevent down-time at your business. It really isn’t has difficult as you might think.

To read more about the predictions for this year, surf on over to the Sun Sentinel and read the article for yourself. If you would like to learn more about readying your business for a potential Hurricane and the events that may occur as a result, why not read our article on Disaster Recovery – Business Continuity Planning.

In any case, we hope you are prepared this year and have taken the precautions necessary to maintain both your and your family’s personal safety as well as the business-related issues surrounding protecting your company.

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Toshiba Plug-In for Microsoft Lync

Strata CIX, IPedgeAt Teleco South Florida, we always urge our customers to consider implementing “Unified Messaging” solutions in their business. Relatively easy to setup and deploy, this is an excellent means of improving on and streamlining communications throughout your company. Imagine having the ability to read (or listen to) any messages you may receive via email, voicemail and even fax on your cellphone or while sitting at your computer. Pretty nifty huh? We think so!

This all being said and not to get into the nitty-gritty details right now, we are very pleased to announce one of our Premier Partners, Toshiba, has recently announced a new “plug-in” for their Strata CIX and IPedge voice-over-IP business telephones systems. This plug-in is designed to work specifically with Microsoft’s Lync 2010, their replacement for Office Communicator. This was all done in an effort to make customer’s efforts to delve into the Unified Messaging world just a little easier.

If you are currently a Toshiba Strata CIX or IPedge system user and have an interest in implementing Unified Messaging in your environment, please giveTeleco South Floridaa call today and let us help you with the process.

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Is Social Media Costing You Money?

Social media is becoming a primary resource for individuals and busineses to stay in touch and keep abreast with the latest news, information and technologies. While we encourage this method we also advise employers to stay on top of the use of this valuable Internet tool so as not to let it become a hindrance to your company.How often have you passed by an employee’s desk and noticed Facebook, Twitter or other social media web sites displayed on their computer screen? In a worse case scenario, are members of your staff surfing content which would ordinarily be considered inappropriate, unprofessional or even pornographic in nature?

Other employees who may be offended by this type of content may bring legal action against your company for not making an effort to control this type of behavior. This is known as sexual harassment or creating a hostile environment and can result in very costly legal fees.

Various surveys from companies such as America Online and Salary.com have found that Americans waste more than two hours a day at work costing their employers nearly $760 billion in lost revenue. This time is wasted surfing the Internet for personal use. With this knowledge, and understanding the nature of the scenarios above, the majority of businesses are looking for a solution to resolve these problems.

Install the Appropriate Technology

A simple yet relatively inexpensive method to help combat this problem is installing technology that monitors Internet usage allowing companies to keep track of the content accessed by employees, record keystrokes a user enters or even scan the content of an email for signs of personal use. This can be very effective but can also consume a considerable amount of time and has no guarantee of completely resolving the problem.

Take Your Business Back

Teleco South Florida’s IT Experts can offer alternative solutions which can put control of the Internet back into the business owner’s hands with our state-of-the-art web filtering solutions from leading manufacturers throughout the industry. Utilizing these highly-rated proven technologies, and with our expert assistance, any company can deploy multiple methods of monitoring and controlling your Internet connection thus streamlining the operational efficiencies of your staff and protecting the company from unwanted legal action.

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An Innovative Way to Save on Voice Technologies

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