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What is fiber internet for business, and is it really better than cable?

By: Christina Southern on Oct 11, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Long, thin strands of pure glass about the size of a human hair are the foundation of the world’s fastest internet, capable of connection speeds and bandwidth that is 300 times faster than traditional internet. When bundled together, these strands create a cable that allows information to travel through them in a beam of light over long distances.

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Topics: Fiber internet for businesss, Business internet

Bytes & Bites keynote debunks “I won’t get hacked” mentality

By: C Spire on Oct 11, 2021 12:55:55 PM

“We all fall into the trap of thinking, ‘Not me,’ ” says Bart McDonough, Agio CEO and founder. “But believe it or not, you’re probably up to about 100 logins. The question is, how many of you know with precision how many you have? Because if you don’t know with precision, you don’t know if you got breached.”

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Topics: cybersecurity, Bytes & Bites

3 tips for better cybersecurity during national awareness month

By: Doug Mays on Oct 6, 2021 3:32:00 PM

With the drastic increase in remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 18 months, organizations need to make daily, hourly, minute-by-minute efforts to protect their business IP, data and assets. And that means a strong security posture should be at the forefront of your IT strategy.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach or magic bullet to prevent intrusion, but by incorporating some sensible practices into your cybersecurity approach, you can build a framework for protecting your organization’s assets.
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Topics: cybersecurity, Cisco

Is your IT provider on your team? 3 tips to find out.

By: C Spire on Sep 28, 2021 1:30:00 PM

IT support is IT support, right? Um, no. It’s not all the same. An IT company with a strong support strategy doesn’t just plow through service ticket after service ticket. It helps customers meet their business goals.

What does that look like? For starters, it’s 24/7 support. It’s also a regionally based group of trained IT professionals assigned to your business who don’t just respond to service calls, but personally know your company.

Here are 3 tips for making sure your IT provider is part of your team:

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Topics: Cloud, Fiber internet for businesss, Customer Support, Kirk Herbstreit

3 reasons backups aren’t enough

By: Doug Mays on Sep 17, 2021 3:47:00 PM

Eventually, a disruption in business happens to everyone. There will be a breach, or someone will get phished. Credentials will get leaked. An extended loss of power or a natural disaster like a fire, flood, hurricane or tornado will happen. Someone will mis-click. Data will accidentally get deleted.

But that’s why you do regular data backups, right? Unfortunately, scheduled backups are not enough to keep your business running smoothly in the face of a major disruption.

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Topics: disaster recovery

What makes a VoIP phone system HIPAA compliant?

By: C Spire on Aug 16, 2021 8:11:00 AM

VoIP is a game-changer for the healthcare industry’s communication landscape, allowing for quicker, more reliable communication. It also brings a multitude of HIPAA concerns that can be confusing for healthcare professionals to navigate.

“VoIP is a wonderful tool until it’s not set up correctly and costs a company thousands in HIPAA fines,” says Robbie Morris, a C Spire risk and compliance expert.

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Topics: VoIP

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