Wave Business February 14, 2019
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The Edge is Just Around the Corner

  Something's gotta give. Data traffic is rising and you've detected a bump in latency. Some of your accounts have noticed too and that's not a good thing. Customers with ultra-time-sensitive applications like financial transactions, healthcare, video conferencing and logistics...

Network Agility White Paper

An agile network is the difference between solving a problem eventually or proactively. No doubt your team will identify and fix the problem as soon as they can, but what if they could do it faster, with less effort, or...

Moving Tips to Bring Your Small Business to the Cloud

4 Strategies for a Simpler Cloud Migration Cloud computing services are now available to organizations of all sizes, with packages to suit a variety of bandwidth needs and budgets. And more and more small businesses are heeding the call, lured...

Using Website Data to Maximize Lead Conversion

5 Tips to Improve Lead Quality and Conversion Rates On the surface your website draws a pretty picture of your business. Beauty shots, elaborate benefit descriptions, a corporate profile, time-sensitive offers and a shopping cart. But your website can be...

Must-Have Marketing Apps for Your Small Business

6 Online Marketing Tools to Improve Office Efficiency The internet is a vital component to running any business, but if used incorrectly, it can become a small business owner’s worst nightmare. Between social media, streaming services and the seemingly endless...

Put Your Cyber Security Knowledge to the Test

Take This Quiz and See How Online Safety Savvy You Are If you think hackers are just looking to attack major corporations and government agencies, think again. According to a report by leading cyber security and intelligence firm 4iQ, small...

Are Your Private Texts Private?

5 Steps to Improve Texting Security and Reduce Exposure to Security Breaches You probably don't give much thought to the security of a text message. Usually it's a stream of consciousness conversation with one or a few friends about where...

Transition Your Site from HTTP to HTTPS…and do it ASAP

Here Are Five Immediate Benefits You’ll Experience With an SSL Certificate. When it comes to the security of your website, hackers aren’t the only ones to be concerned about. Browsers are checking you out as well. Last year, Chrome began...

Is It Time to Update Your Business WiFi?

4 signs that your small business needs a WiFi upgrade Like a 10-year-old car, your metabolism or that yogurt in the back of the fridge, things generally do not improve with age. They become unreliable, they slow down and they...

It’s Time to Have a Discussion About Business Chat Tools

More small businesses are turning to chat software to improve communications. How’s the communication at your office? No, we’re not talking about water cooler exchanges or happy hour banter. We’re talking about internal communications—the dropped phone calls, unanswered texts and...

5G is Finally Coming: Here’s What You Need to Know.

If the tech and communications gurus have it right, 5G will be an industrial and cultural game-changer. It will mean smart cities, factories and vehicles. It will mean more immersive virtual and augmented reality. It will mean better healthcare and...

Mobility is the key to digital transformation

“Upward mobility” is taking on a new meaning these days. What has been a term to describe one’s rising social power can now be applied to an organization’s plan toward digital transformation. Embracing today’s mobile lifestyle is a must, and...

Everything You Need to Know About Cloud Storage

Are you overfeeding your mainframe or server? It’s happening to businesses more and more. As it generally goes with physical structures, there’s only a finite amount of content these guys can store. And as the IT landscape continues to change...

4 Ways Your Small Business Can Go Green

Your workday is busy enough as it is, so we understand your initial resistance to saving the world as well. It’s a big responsibility and not something that was in your job description. We get it. But here’s the good...

Put Content Marketing to Work for Your Small Business

So you’ve created this really brilliant ad for your small business and just dropped a large percentage of your media budget on it. Unfortunately, like so many other underappreciated artists out there, your genius went undiscovered. It’s no big surprise....

Download Your Work-Life Balance

Our smart devices keep us busy with work, but they can also help achieve a better work-life balance. There are a many downloadable apps available to whisk you away from work and take you to a healthier state, mentally, physically...

Is the Gig Economy Right for Your Business?

The gig economy is an emerging workforce of professionals who choose to work as free agents...and it’s growing significantly thanks to evolving communications technology. But just because it’s easier than ever to tap into this market doesn’t necessarily mean it’s...

How Small Business Owners Can Gain More By Spending Less

Many business owners have been groomed on the old “you have to spend money to make money” adage, but there’s a difference between investing wisely in your business and throwing cash at products and services you may not need. With...

Maximize Your Modem and Router Power

Internet connectivity starts with your modem and router. Having a little knowledge of these devices can help your office run more efficiently (and save you a couple of bucks). Here are three quick modem and router tips to get the...

How to Create a Loyal Customer

One of the biggest factors in business growth comes from having loyal customers. They are your best buyers and better yet, they are your brand advocates, recommending your products or services to their family, friends and colleagues. The question is,...

Is Internet Speed the New Floor for Business?

No matter what size business you own, high-speed internet is no longer a bonus feature but a requirement in order to keep your workers and/or your customers satisfied. If you’re not sure what the right speed for your business, there...

4 Ways to Ease Your WAN Traffic

Thanks to the digital age, we use more devices at the same time. We communicate more through ISP-provided services and video conferencing. And we send and receive more large files through cloud applications. All of this added web activity has...

Is Your Business Better Off With On-site or Off-site employees?

There was a time when working from home was an impossible dream, but thanks to new technologies and changing attitudes, that dream is looking more and more like a reality...or like a nightmare. It all depends on who’s doing the...

Show Your Employee Appreciation

Keeping up with employee satisfaction can be just as important as customer satisfaction to a business. After all, happy employees lead to happy customers. Wave Business has compiled a short list of ideas to help companies show their employee appreciation....

Ransomware White Paper

Ransomware incidences are skyrocketing and cybercriminals are targeting vulnerable small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). In this White Paper, Wave Business hopes to educate SMBs about ransomware and to provide simple action steps that every business can take to avoid falling...

Mobile Collaboration—what does it mean for your organization?

We live in a connected world, where organizations face challenges to maintain and manage their network portfolio of business services while achieving high levels of customer satisfaction and experience. This makes effective communication critical to business success. There are many...

Top reasons why companies switch to a Hosted Voice phone system

Companies are constantly looking for ways to increase productivity and reduce costs. Finding technology to help with both is always on an organization’s annual roadmap. If your company is still running its telecom on a legacy PBX system, you are...

IT Disaster Recovery Planning: Essential to Business Survival

Disasters can happen to companies of every size. From natural disasters to manmade attacks, companies’ IT infrastructures are vulnerable, and should be protected to prevent a system-wide shut down after a catastrophic event. In this white paper, we explain Information...

Is AI Taking Over The World?

Is your network ready for the AI revolution? Ethernet cable or fiber optics...making the intelligent choice today to handle the artificial intelligence of tomorrow. We already live in a world of Artificial Intelligence. You interact with it every time you...

What you need to know when setting up a LAN

A LAN can expand the capabilities and benefits of your small business. It’s a technology you already use but probably don’t fully understand. We’re talking about a local area network (or LAN). Got a computer and laptop hooked up to...

Cost of Downtime

Do you have a plan for unplanned downtimes? Save your data, and your reputation, with these 5 preventative steps. We’re going to make the assumption that you wouldn’t pay any of your employees $540,000 an hour, no matter how many...

Saving IT Teams, One Office at a Time

IT Teams are Falling Hard For Software-Defined Networking Three reasons why SD-WAN has IT managers falling in love with their network again! It was a relationship on the rocks and everyone knew it. IT teams and legacy WAN had been...

Maximize Your New BYOD Lifestyle

How to stay safe and secure in a BYOD world Three challenges to overcome to protect your device, your company and yourself. Once upon a time, we brought work home with us. Today we bring home to work...at least in...

Why you should care about SD-WAN

Put WAN on Waivers, and Plug SD-WAN Into the Game The benefits of a software-defined network are virtually endless. There’s a saying in sports that a team is only as good as its weakest player, and the same can be...

Millennials vs. Baby Boomers

Optimizing Technology for Maximum Audience Impact Understanding the motivations that drive the two dominant demographic groups and how they interact with technology greatly impacts the success of any business. Optimizing the message and its format for the target audience is...