2000 to 2020, What’s next for communication?

Brett Harney Collaboration, Communication

Are we headed back to the future? What’s next for communication? Many say the prediction for the smartphone came way back in 1953 by the then President of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. It was in an interview with Tacoma News Tribune, where Mark Sullivan made his incredibly accurate projection. “In its final development, the telephone will be carried …

How are you planning for 2020?

Brett Harney Application Integration, Cloud, Collaboration, Communication, Managed Network Services, Network Security, Unified Communications

With not only a new year but a new decade right around the corner, company leaders need to be mapping out a serious plan for what’s ahead. But where do you start? It’s a major challenge in deciding when ‘outdated technology’ is holding an organization back, or when it’s still delivering value. Or determining if the ROI for building integrations …

It’s a marathon, not a sprint! The journey from Exchange to Office 365 to Microsoft Teams + voice

Brett Harney Application Integration, Cloud, Collaboration

It’s no secret that modern workplaces are evolving in new and exciting ways. We see examples in new mobile apps, the growing acceptance of remote working, and our appetite for online collaboration tools. Ideally, our modern workplaces are an environment where individuals are their most productive, and everyone communicates and collaborates seamlessly, regardless of where teams are working. The latest …

Microsoft Teams: A Great Collaboration Tool, but a Not so Great Phone System

Brett Harney Application Integration, Bandwidth management

At Corporate Technologies Group, Inc. we are getting more requests on how MS Teams can provide communication / collaboration services to our clients.  This is a pivotal time, as Microsoft announced that they would be phasing out their Unified Communications Platform, Skype for Business, and replace it with Microsoft Teams in 2017. Now that we are in 2019, Teams is …

Spoofing

Spoofing: an easy way to get hacked

Brett Harney Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery

The first thing you want to do is determine whether your account has been compromised by a virus, malware, or a spammer, or if you are just being spoofed. Email spoofing is when the sender of an email, typically spam, forges (spoofs) the email header “From” address so the email being sent appears to have been sent from a legitimate …