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It is time to have a faster Internet connection

For both individuals and organizations, the speed and pricing for Internet connection gets better all of the time.

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For traveling users, wireless 3G is better than hotels

From the standpoints of speed, cost, and security, you may find that providing a Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile wireless connection will be much better than using hotel provided Internet services.

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Do you connect to other networks besides your own? At someone else’s office, a hot spot, coffee shop, airport, or hotel?

When you connect to someone else’s network, you are possibly opening yourself up to attack from other computers on that network.  The other computer owner’s may have no idea that their computer is even infected or that it will attempt to attack your machine. You also open yourself up to liability issues if your computer […]

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If you have mobile teams, get them a portable broadband router

One of the biggest challenges many companies face is having users that work off-site and need to connect to the Internet. The users may be at a construction site, performing an accounting audit at a customer site, working from a hotel or conference center, or be in some other location. The temptation is to allow […]

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