It is finally here. Microsoft is pushing its subscription service, Office 365, full bore. It is not an easy option to find software to purchase outright; you now must subscribe. However, as with MS, it isn't always easy to understand what options are available to the end-user.
The only company that charges more taxes than the governement...is your traditional phone company. The only company that has a bill harder to understand than the IRS tax code...is your traditional phone company. I was reviewing a customer's bill from a large, traditional phone company and I was, as always, dumbfounded by all the extra little fees that you have to pay over the 'normal' services.
What's better? ADSL......Metro E or a T1? We get asked a lot about internet and broadband services. And it seems like customers are always looking at the cheaper solution. But, in some cases they have to look at what's available in their local area and also consider what the business application needs are. Are you a cloud based application user? Are you a VoIP consumer? Do you have multiple offices with VPN needs? All of these answers will directly affect not ony the type of Internet that is available in your area but what you need.
One of the things that has made ATG's VoIP / SIP service successful is the equipment used at the edge of the network at each customer's site. About 2 years ago we started to look around for a partner with the right equipment and technology to provide us all the controls we needed. We looked at the usual providers: Adtran, Cisco and etc. However, we found Edgewater, a manufacturer in Santa Clara, CA, that had a product line with a suite of features we could use as our platform.