July 27, 2011

What Are T1 Lines?

You’ve probably heard of a cable or DSL connection in reference to types of internet connections, but you may have never heard of a T1 connection. Generally, this could be because T1 lines are not generally used for personal reasons. A T1 cable connection might be used by a business, school, hospital, or other establishment that’s got a large network of computers in need of internet access.
July 16, 2011

Ethernet vs T1 for Business

Business Ethernet enables carriers to offer low-cost network services at up to 50% below the price of legacy protocols, making it a strong substitute for T1/T3, frame relay and ATM. The low price points customers have come to expect for Ethernet bandwidth may present a challenge for incumbent carriers, which will try to keep Ethernet vs T1 prices high so as not be dragged down the margin slope, especially in competition with their own TDM private line services.
July 16, 2011

The History of Ethernet

The history of Ethernet technology has been around since the 1970s, devised as a local area network (LAN) protocol used to link computers and transfer information across short distances, often several hundred yards or less. Over the years Ethernet history has bested competing local network technologies, including token ring, FDDI and ATM, to become utterly dominant as an inexpensive plug-and-play LAN protocol.
March 9, 2011

Broadview Cloud Services

Cloud computing is not one service—it’s actually an array of services available in different environments to meet your business needs. Office Anywhere® hosts your business applications, corporate e-mail, Microsoft Office® and Microsoft SharePoint®, providing secure, real-time interaction between the end user and the central cloud. Applications function as if they were running locally and, in some cases, performance can even be enhanced.
February 17, 2011

Telecom Best Practices in Project Management

The process used to accomplish Management and Control is based on the industry telecom best practices for project management. This process is utilized to generate consistently successful, high quality projects that achieve their goals in a timely manner. Prior to the commencement of the project, OSS works with the Client to define their goals, objectives, available information, time frames, project scope, anticipated depth of analysis, deliverables, and individual project unique information.
February 10, 2011

Hosted PBX vs. PBX On-Premises: Pros & Cons

There are many serious considerations for any organization moving away from its existing phone system, likely to be based on the regular phone network and an expensive Centrex system to a new system based around IP telephony. A key decision is the right PBX system to choose and how to integrate that into existing organization IT and business practices while still planning for the future.