Tech Talk

3 Network Reliability Pitfalls & their Impact on Route Diversity

In our last post, I discussed why redundancy / route diversity is the fundamental tool for building reliable networks. In this entry, I am going to go over some of the pitfalls of building redundant networks and how to avoid them.

3 Network Reliability Pitfalls & their Impact on Route Diversity

In our last post, I discussed why redundancy / route diversity is the fundamental tool for building reliable networks. In this entry, I am going to go over some of the pitfalls of building redundant networks and how to avoid them.

Top Tools for Building a Reliable Data Network

Technology professionals, from in-house IT Directors to technology vendors, frequently talk about “reliability” and network “redundancy.” These terms may sound like jargon that only techies need to understand. However, every day, businesses and organizations across all industries become more and more dependent upon their networks.

Calling Kids With Ideas: Let’s Build-A-Biz

Did you know that 97% of employers in Maine are small companies? Today’s small business leaders were once budding entrepreneurs themselves, with great ideas that eventually became successful products and services, and companies that now employ people, and help our economy grow. At GWI, we feel strongly about supporting our local and statewide economy, which is why we’re proud to once again sponsor Build-A-Biz Day, making this our third consecutive year supporting youth entrepreneurship education in Maine.

A Community Hospital Gets a Business Phone Service Check-Up

Houlton Regional Hospital is a 25-bed acute care facility serving several communities in northern Maine and employing 450 professionals. GWI teamed up with the hospital’s maintenance manager, Bart Peters, to help them update their antiquated business phone service and bring a fiber optic network to part of Houlton’s business district.

6 Question Quiz: Does Your Business Need a Hosted VoIP Phone System?

Is it time to update your business phone system? Determining the right time and the best phone system for your business requires some thoughtful planning. Before you can choose a new phone system, you need to evaluate your needs. Take our 6-question quiz to get started.

Top 3 Reasons Businesses Win Bundling Phone, Internet & Cloud Computing

There are a myriad of choices out there for cloud computing and VoIP phone service. With so many competitors on the Internet offering free or cut-rate service in these areas, you may wonder if it’s worth bundling phone, Internet and cloud computing services with a local carrier. Not surprisingly, the answer comes down to the relative importance of service quality vs. cost.

Going Green With Cloud-Based Business Phone Systems

Can your business go green by going virtual? According to a Huffington Post article by Jared Seeger, if more companies pushed telecommuting whenever possible, Americans would use 625 million fewer barrels of oil annually, reduce greenhouse emissions by 107 million tons of carbon dioxide and save $43 billion on gas.

Ethernet over Copper & Hosted PBX Help Digital Marketing Firm Grow

Dream Local Digital is a Rockland-Based digital marketing firm expanding nationwide. The company helps its customers market themselves on line with services like search engine optimization, social media marketing, content marketing, web design and more.

The Situation

Dream Local Digital founder Shannon Kinney using her Hosted PBX phone in her Rockland, Maine office.

Even During a Tough Winter You Can Improve Your Emergency Preparedness

There’s no doubt about it, this has been a tougher than usual winter so far. We’ve experienced subzero temperatures, considerable snowfall, and an ice storm which wrecked considerable havoc and caused extended power outages throughout much of the state over the holidays.