26 June 2019

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How to Find Office Space in Washington D.C. with the Best Telecommunications Options

Business Phone Service by Tom Collins

Location and Amenities. Typically, these are two the primary factors when choosing office space. Maybe I'm not objective, but in addition to those two factors, access to high quality telecommunications should also be one of the top priorities for companies searching for a new office space in Washington, D.C.

While having space for your extra-large conference room table is nice, without reliable Internet and phone service in the building, your company is at risk of losing customers and facing hindered growth.

Commercial buildings provide varying degrees of telecommunications capabilities, but if you know your requirements and how to prioritize them in your search, finding the right office space will become much easier.

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20 June 2019

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5 Best Data Center Colocation Providers in Virginia

Data Center by Tom Collins

Depending on your requirements, a high quality data center can be an essential component to your organization's IT operations.  And, if your business is located in the state of Virginia, you're in luck.

Northern Virginia continues to boast the largest data center market in the world. There are millions of square feet of data center space available in Northern Virginia. SoAnd while company requirements can differ dramatically, having so many options means you should be able to find exactly what you need. But that doesn't mean it's going to be easy to choose a data center.

So, here... let me help you with your search. This list of the five best data center colocations in Virginia will make your search significantly faster by providing you with the most trusted options in the area.

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18 June 2019

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6 Best Internet Service Providers in Washington, D.C.

Business Internet Service by Tom Collins

In 2019, high-speed, reliable Internet connectivity is a must for your business or any government agency.

Every department of your business, from sales to marketing to operations relies on Internet connectivyt in some way. And if your business Internet service provider can't deliver, your company could face significant problems in each branch's daily duties.

Imagine you just started a web meeting with international clients and your Internet service cuts out or degrades significantly. Or, the warehouse dropped service and lost the ability to track orders as they arrive or leave.

These problems are real and happen all the time when companies don't invest in the right provider for their needs. In Washington, D.C., there's no shortage of ISPs, and that can make finding the right option overwhelming.

To reduce the paralysis by analysis, we've compiled a list of the top companies and the reasons you may want to work with them.

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12 June 2019

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The Best Fiber Internet in Washington D.C.: An Overview of Atlantech's Robust Local Network

Fiber Connectivity by Tom Collins

There are a lot of variables to consider when choosing a fiber internet provider.

You need assurance that your provider's network can deliver top-shelf service, including fast speeds, steadfast reliability, and enough bandwidth for your company to maintain its productivity.

Without these key attributes, your company will suffer downtime, leading to a loss of income and potential customers.

For companies in Washington, D.C., however, you have access to Atlantech's extensive local network that provides businesses with high-speed fiber internet and enough capacity to meet your modern needs.

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6 June 2019

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The 4 Best Providers for Business Telephone Service in Washington D.C.

Business Phone Service by Tom Collins

Remember when there was only one phone company... Ma Bell? Many of you readers are probably too young to remember those times. Having MANY choices for phone service is the norm in 2019. As usual, more choices doesn't always result in the right kind of service that fits your needs. Some phone companies are new to the business and don't understand it completely. Others are experimenting with new technology... and you're their guinea pig. The right business telephone service can make or break your company so when selecting the right vendor, do your research. 

Imagine if you were constantly plagued with poor audio quality and/or dropped calls. What if you weren't able to actually connect with another party that you were calling? How would customers view your brand? How would your productivity fare?

We know these answers, and that's why we took time to sort out the best business telephone service providers in Washington, D.C. Now, you can find high-quality services that offer the tools you need to keep your company running strong.

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4 June 2019

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4 Reasons Microsoft Teams Calling Features Won't Replace Hosted PBX

Business Phone Service by Tom Collins

Microsoft raised eyebrows when it unveiled it would be shutting down Skype for Business in favor of a new Office 365 integrated system called Microsoft Teams.

If you were like many, the potential of having the power of Microsoft acting as your PBX got you excited. It teased you with the promise of increased productivity and a more effective team.

Unfortunately, when Microsoft Teams Calling hit the market, it has thus far failed to deliver, keeping your Hosted PBX as the phone system of choice.

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9 May 2019

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The Essential Guide to Yealink Phones

Business Phone Service by Tom Collins

Many in business who are looking for the best price for a fully featured business handset are finding Yealink phones. Yealink is a Chinese company and they manufacture their phones in China. Despite recent increases in tariffs, we are finding that their pricing is tough to match. But, since Yealink is a relatively new company and most of their business thus far has been in Asia, customers and prospects often ask us lots of questions about Yealink. As a result, we thought... wouldn't it be great if someone put together a single resource which answers the big questions so that a potential business buyer can make an assessment quickly?

We'll provide answers to the big questions in this post so that you can know if Yealink phones deserve to be on your shortlist of office phone system options.

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2 May 2019

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The 5 Benefits of Using a Cloud-Based Contact Center

Business Internet Service by Tom Collins

Are you a new business trying to decide between cloud-based contact center technology and an on-premise deployment? Nearly half of global contact centers have already deployed cloud-based solutions, according to IDC research. One-third of the remaining organizations surveyed by the researchers are currently in the process of transitioning from premises-based solutions to the cloud.

A lot of companies of all sizes are moving to cloud-based contact center technology. Why, you ask?

Mid-sized organizations and contact centers with 300 and fewer agent seats are among the fastest-growing sector of the cloud contact center market. However, enterprises and small businesses are also quickly replacing their on-site data centers and technologies with technologies such as voice-over-IP phone systems (VoIP) and Unified Cloud Communications (UC or UCaaS). Businesses of all sizes can stand to gain better cost structures, uptime, reduced overhead, and more. We’ll show you five of the most common reasons that organizations of all sizes and types can benefit significantly from adopting cloud-based contact center technology.

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30 April 2019

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7 Key Points to Consider When Choosing a Data Center

Data Center by Tom Collins

Information is the worlds most important commodity. And typically, information is stored as data somewhere on the Internet.

With so much riding on the proper storage, security, and handling of data, it's essential that your business finds the right place to house it all. Proper data management is what makes data centers a valuable asset to any company, whether large or small. But with so many options, how can you decide what matters when making your decision?

This article will explore the top things you need to consider when choosing a data center so you can be sure your choice is the right one.

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25 April 2019

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Fiber vs. Wireless Internet for Business: Which is Best?

Business Internet Service by Tom Collins

Fiber vs. Wireless Internet connectivity doesn't have the same Hatfields and McCoys advesarial relationship as iOS vs. Droid, PC vs. Mac or FiOS vs. XFinity. You may already have a bias towards fiber and wireless Internet and honestly, many are not even in a location where they have such a choice to make. In fact, it's even possible to argue that they coexist quite nicely when setup to complement each other in a Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery configuration. 

But, what happens when you have to choose between the two? If they were in a head-to-head match up, which would be the better choice for your business?

We'll share an objective look at the pros and cons of each and help you weigh them accordingly for your unique requirements.

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