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5 Reasons to Consider Switching to Hosted Voice

February 22, 2017 at 4:50 pm

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Modern Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions that are hosted entirely in the cloud offer all of the functionality you need, along with productivity-enhancing features, all made possible utilizing a cloud platform. Best of all, it comes with a price savings of up to 80 percent of your current bill.

In today’s competitive marketplace, more businesses are running lean on a bootstrapping budget. In order to put their resources to better use, like growth and scale, they are looking to exploit any advantage they can. Perhaps this is one reason more decision makers are dumping their expensive business phone plan and turning to Hosted Voice. If you aren’t quite sure if Hosted VoIP is right for your organization, here are the top five reasons to consider making the switch.

7 Common Technology Problems for Small Businesses and Our Solutions

February 13, 2017 at 8:40 pm

Access One Blog| Chicago | 7 Common Technology Problems for Small Business and Our Solutions 7 Common Technology Problems for Small Businesses and Our Solutions

Small businesses face a number of unique technology problems, and Access One understands those problems. We have solutions for common technology issues likely to be faced during normal operations and can keep your technology running more effectively.

Top 3 Tips for Mastering Conference Call Small Talk

February 8, 2017 at 1:38 pm

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The Top 3 Tips for Mastering Conference Call Small Talk

Conference calls are an essential part to any business person’s day. It’s important to connect with others to talk about business plans, share ideas and information, brainstorm, and more. However, a shocking survey reveals that during conference calls, 65% of people do other work, 63% send emails, 44% text, 25% play video games, and 21% shop online.

So, how do you beat the odds and make your conference calls more effective?

Access One provides you with these 3 tips to master your conference calls and increase engagement in your meetings.

5 Ways to Eliminate Cyber Criminals

January 26, 2017 at 4:25 pm

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5 Ways to Eliminate Cyber Criminals

Cybercrime, for many businesses, is one of the greatest threats you’ll have to face. Hackers want to sneak in and steal your data, and if your system is unprotected, you’re offering them an open door that they can walk straight through. Don’t let your business be a victim! If you want to eliminate cyber crime for your business, these five tactics will help protect your system.  

5 Reasons to Choose Managed IT Services in 2017

January 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

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5 Reasons to Choose Managed IT Services in 2017

Every industry is quickly realizing the key to running a successful business is using new technology to achieve goals. While new technology is helpful and necessary, it is constantly evolving at a rate that many business owners may not be able to keep up with on their own. This is why many businesses are turning to managed IT services in 2017.

Top VoIP Questions: Answered

January 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

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Top VoIP Questions: Answered

Although the term VoIP has become a staple of the business vernacular, there remains some confusion as to what this term references. Also, as a small to medium-sized business owner or decision maker, you most likely have some questions about how VoIP can directly impact and benefit your organization. Let’s dive deeper into the subject of VoIP and provide some answers to some top VoIP questions.

How Managed IT Support Can Grow Your Business Now

December 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm

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How Managed IT Support Can Grow Your

Business Now

If you had a visual map of your current business landscape, whether a geographical map or a map of economic sectors, which areas would you highlight and target for growing your business? Would you shade a few areas or the whole map? These are important questions, because your amount of shading might give you insights into the extent of your personal ambition. That’s because it takes a business owner who envisions his company’s expansion, especially by targeting new industries, to fuel growth. If you cannot plan for higher revenue streams, then you cannot expect the business landscape just to supply them for you.

Benefits of Web Conferencing for the Healthcare Industry

December 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm

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Benefits of Web Conferencing for the Healthcare Industry

How utilizing web conferencing can help the healthcare industry

There is no doubt that we have officially entered the digital age. Along with this transition, there are many different technical advancements which benefit virtually everyone – regardless of your industry. One example of this type of advancement is the increased usage of web conferencing. This relatively new technology serves the healthcare industry in three different ways: it’s used to monitor and follow-up with patients that have been discharged, allow hospitals to virtually interact with other hospitals, and make furthering education much easier through web conferencing. Read on to further learn how utilizing web conferencing assists the healthcare industry.

Law Firms Are Not Immune to Security Breaches – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Clients

December 7, 2016 at 7:26 pm

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Law Firms Are Not Immune to Security Breaches – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Clients

When one thinks of data security breaches and the theft of personal information, law firms are not usually at the top of the list of potential victims. Most of us tend to think of banks, hospitals, and credit card companies as “hot” targets.

In reality, lawyers very often have access to a wide array of personal information related to their clients and associated parties involved in a case. However, managed IT and security may not get top priority in a list of concerns for a Chicago law firm.

Thinking About a Colocation Center? Read This!

November 23, 2016 at 2:48 pm

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Thinking About a Colocation Center? Read This!

Considering the digital age that we’re in, there is no debating the importance of data to every business. With that in mind, the physical environment that your organization’s data is stored in can be an instrumental decision regarding natural disasters, security, and cost savings. Many small business owners are not aware that the typical office space where a server is kept (usually on the business premises) is an inferior and even dangerous environment.