Join Us for #GivingTuesday

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Join Us for #GivingTuesday

After the festivities of Thanksgiving, the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber-Monday’s shopping, Tuesday, November 28th is a time to slow down and participate in a new holiday – Giving Tuesday. In 2012, Giving Tuesday was created by the 92nd Y and the United Nations Foundation to combat the ever-growing rush of holiday shopping that has begun to eat away at the original concept of the holiday season.

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How to Set a Safe Password

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How to Set a Safe Password

Hackers attack every 39 seconds and one in three Americans were hacked in the past year. Cybercrime, security breaches and ransomware have become every day topics in the media. The most common element of security breakdowns is the human component often delivered in the most innocent and innocuous way. One of the most proactive ways to prevent yourself from being a victim of cyber fraud and to protect your company is by setting a robust password.

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Communicate Your Holiday Hours

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Communicate Your Holiday Hours

It’s that time of year when everything seems to fly by, and we are all feeling the pressures of the holiday hustle and bustle. Clearly communicating when your business will be open and when your staff will be working saves a lot of frustration. Is your business ready?

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Is the Cloud Secure?

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Is the Cloud Secure?

Many people are skeptical that the cloud is secure due to lack of knowledge about the technology and measures to protect the data from within. In the United States, more than 90% of enterprises and 52% of small and medium sized businesses use the cloud specifically for storage. In reality, many professionals perceive the cloud to be quite secure as compared to legacy platforms which are on-premise back-up, storage and computing systems. This was confirmed in a survey of IT professionals of medium to enterprise level companies conducted by Clutch. 64% said that the cloud is more secure than legacy systems. In fact, CFO’s are also jumping onboard. According to Forbes Magazine, 74% of Tech Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) say cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their business in 2017.

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Cybersecurity Statistics

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Cybersecurity Statistics

About Comtel

Comtel Communications, a telecom/technology consulting agency based in Richmond, Virginia since 1991, provides best-in-class solutions and unbiased counsel to a diverse group of small, medium, and enterprise-level businesses, totaling more than $18.2M in annual billings. Leveraging unique access to 350+ national and international providers, Comtel benefits its clients through competitive quotes from multiple sources, to ensure their business goals are met with current and dynamic telecom and technology services. Acting as a partner, long after contracts are signed and services are deployed, Comtel offers superb back-office support to manage upgrades, track orders, and provide training to clients.

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4 Financial Reasons to Move to VoIP

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4 Financial Reasons to Move to VoIP

With the advances in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, many businesses – large and small from a diverse range of industries - are making the move and taking advantage of VoIP’s tangible financial benefits. Continue reading to learn the top 4 financial benefits of adopting a VoIP phone system and why you should retire your existing high maintenance, bulky premise-based PBX system.

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7 VoIP Statistics to Know

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7 VoIP Statistics to Know

  Author: Abbey Twining About Comtel Comtel Communications, a telecom/technology consulting agency based in Richmond, Virginia since 1991, provides best-in-class solutions and unbiased counsel to a diverse group of small, medium, and enterprise-level businesses, totaling more than $18.2M in annual billings. Leveraging unique access to 350+ national and international providers, Comtel benefits its clients through competitive quotes from multiple sources, to ensure their business goals are met with current and dynamic telecom and technology services. Acting as a partner, long after contracts are signed and services are deployed, Comtel offers superb back-office support to manage upgrades, track orders, and provide training to clients.

 

Author: Abbey Twining

About Comtel

Comtel Communications, a telecom/technology consulting agency based in Richmond, Virginia since 1991, provides best-in-class solutions and unbiased counsel to a diverse group of small, medium, and enterprise-level businesses, totaling more than $18.2M in annual billings. Leveraging unique access to 350+ national and international providers, Comtel benefits its clients through competitive quotes from multiple sources, to ensure their business goals are met with current and dynamic telecom and technology services. Acting as a partner, long after contracts are signed and services are deployed, Comtel offers superb back-office support to manage upgrades, track orders, and provide training to clients.

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Millennials and Technology

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Millennials and Technology

Comprising a quarter of the US population, Millennials equate to approximately 83.1 million people. It is projected that by 2025, Millennials will comprise 75% of the global workforce. As the largest and most diverse generation to date, it is important to understand their motivations and predispositions in order to create desirable workplaces with proper cybersecurity to protect a businesses’ intellectual capital and data.

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Simplicity VoIP Named 11th Fastest Growing Company in Richmond

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Simplicity VoIP Named 11th Fastest Growing Company in Richmond

On September 25, 2017, Richmond BizSense released its annual “RVA Rising 25” list. Comtel Managed Solutions, d.b.a. Simplicity VoIP was named as Richmond’s 11th fastest growing company. Out of a competitive field with more than 70 applicants, the recognition and list placement was based on Simplicity’s average revenue growth from 2014 - 2016.

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4 Essential VoIP Training Topics for Staff – Part One

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4 Essential VoIP Training Topics for Staff – Part One

So, your company has finally made the move to a VoIP phone system.  Congratulations - gone are the days of bulky, high-maintenance phone closets and waiting for IT or the phone provider to make a programming change. Welcome to the new age of flexibility, efficiency, and feature-rich call functionality.

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8 Questions to Ask When Assessing Telecom Billing

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8 Questions to Ask When Assessing Telecom Billing

It is estimated that more than 10% of all telecom charges are made in error. As a business owner, you should be on the lookout for these errors to ensure no resources are wasted. While not always nefarious, when it comes to billing, telecom companies benefit financially from your confusion and lack of clarity. Before engaging in a contract or renewing with your provider, it is imperative that you understand the financial aspect of your telecom services.

 

Author: Ben Humphreys

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