Telecommunications

Controlling your wireless costs

Many businesses cringe when they open the invoice for their wireless service. It sometimes seems as if controlling these costs are a never ending game. But there quick items to look at to help control those cost. Are you paying replacement insurance? If you are, should you? Replacement of a cellphone or other wireless product […]

Google Voice Open for All

Earlier this week Google opened their Google Voice service to all. Google Voice offers a single phone number that can ring on all of a user’s phones, either all of the time or by a schedule that can be applied to each number. The service also has a voice mail box which can transcribe the […]

Maryland’s Governor Signs Bill Banning Driving While Talking on Cellphone

During this past winter’s legislative session in Annapolis, Maryland, Maryland’s Law Makers past a bill which bans the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. It was signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley and will go into effect on October 1, 2010. The bill makes this a secondary offense which means that one can […]

Term: Divestiture

Term: Divestiture In 1984 as a result of the antitrust trial against AT&T as a telecommunication monopoly the US Justice Department ordered that AT& be split. This resulted in the Long Distance Carrier AT&T and seven Regional Bell Operating Companies (termed RBOCs). This is known as the Divestiture of AT&T. Today the Long Distance AT&T […]

Are You Communicating Safe

One thing for certain, there are people out there trying to get your money in ways that are illegal. It even happens to business through their use of telecommunications. Here are some helpful tips to try to keep your money in your pocket. Some of these may seem like ancient history, but could still happen. […]

Technology Budgeting

The beginning of a new year may also be a time to consider new technology. Or maybe it’s just a good time to be looking at the technology budget. When preparing the budget on new technology it’s important to look at everything that is needed within the project. Sometimes the proposal that is received from […]

Are Your Network and Policies Ready?

Billions of dollars will be spent this holiday seasons, but do you realize that you, The Business Owner, could be losing many dollars during the season? The first work day after the Thanksgiving holiday is one the busiest day for on-line shopping. Why is this? This is the day when those who don’t have Internet […]

Northern Electric

Last week I was part of the team that put on a Trade Conference of East Coast Nortel Users. Anyone who has been following Nortel will no doubt be aware that the company is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the Enterprise Solutions (Telecom) portion of it has been auctioned off. The date for the deal […]

Acronym: LNP

LNP – Local Number Portability This was defined in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as the “ability of users of telecommunications services to retain, at the same location, existing telecommunications numbers without impairment of quality, reliability, or convenience when switching from one telecommunications carrier to another.” In short allowing one to move their existing number […]

All Business Communications are Not Equal

At one time it was simple to communication with another business associate. To have a conversation with them, you called their office telephone number and talked over the phone. If a written proposal was needed, you sent it through the mail. As technology changed, some of these changed as well. To have the proposal delivered, […]