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What Do The 60s And Fiber Optics Have In Common; All About Fiber Optics

Fiber Optics and InternetIn addition to peace signs and the VW bug, the 60’s era was a culture of psychedelic color.  Although Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon wasn’t released until 1973, we still identify with the prism on the album cover as a 1960’s icon. The colors were cool to look at, but our transistor radios and rotary dial phones couldn’t quite take advantage of those light spectrums yet. That prism of light is one of the few things our era has in common with the 60s.  Who knew we’d essentially be talking about that same light prism over 40 years later? Read more

How Accession Desktop Can Mean Ditching Your Desk Phone

Accession Desktop is by far one of the most underused features of our Unified Communications offerings.  While most think it’s just an alternative communications option, it was really designed to be a replacement for the desk phone (with a ton of cool add-on features). Below, we’ll share with you just a few of those features and capabilities. Read more

What Is A DataCenter?

In today’s digital age, our businesses and our lives are becoming more reliant on virtual data. However, when we think about business information technology (IT) infrastructure, we don’t often think about where that data is stored or what we are doing to keep it safe.

One word that is often thrown around is ‘datacenter.’ But, outside of the IT department, does anyone really know what that word means? Here, we’ll help you figure out what a datacenter actually is and how it can help keep your information safe. Read more


As Metro-Ethernet becomes more prevalent in the market, many organizations are looking at Metro-Ethernet solutions vs. the typical MPLS environment.  Metro-Ethernet can provide many of the benefits an MPLS solution can bring along with the flexibility that many organizations need.  However, Ethernet is not everywhere and MPLS provides scalability and turnkey options not available with Metro-Ethernet. Read more