Rogers outage is a wakeup call: get ready for next disruption with low-cost failover options from Skyway

Rogers outage is a wakeup call: get ready for next disruption with low-cost failover options from Skyway
Last week the Rogers cellular and internet network endured a massive outage, and both businesses and consumers across the country suffered through a day — or in some cases even longer — without services. Though the media tends toward hyperbole, in this case they mostly got it right. For businesses, this is a “wakeup call” and ...

Telus is replacing their copper network. Is your business — and your phone system — ready?

Telus is replacing their copper network.  Is your business — and your phone system — ready?
Telus is telling business customers that by early 2023 they plan to have replaced their copper network with fibre. There’s a number of reasons for this, including higher maintenance costs for copper, less reliability and more line interference. As a result, POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) — which has been with us since the late ...

Prepared for the Risk of Cyber War overflowing into Canada?

Prepared for the Risk of Cyber War overflowing into Canada?
Recent analysis by Fitch Ratings has shown an increase in Russian cyberattack activity on businesses and government agencies with the risk of spillover attacks on non-primary targets becoming much more widespread. As part of their recent invasion, Russia blitzed Ukraine with DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks and data-wiping malware. Russian government attacks typically focus on other ...

What’s a DDOS Attack and can I prevent it?

22. October 2021 Internet Security 0
What’s a DDOS Attack and can I prevent it?
Recent high profile DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks have put a spotlight on this type of cyberattack and have made many business owners wonder about their own vulnerability. In late September, the large VoIP services company, Bandwidth.com, endured a rolling DDOS attack which affected their operations for a number of days, and then in ...

Skyway’s Modern Edge: SD-WAN for today’s Business Communications

Skyway’s Modern Edge: SD-WAN for today’s Business Communications
With Voice over IP rapidly taking over the telephone market, BC and Alberta businesses are looking for the same kind of management of their Voice and Video network as is available for data networks. Enter Skyway’s Modern Edge: a fully managed SD-WAN cloud service which allows you to maximize the advantages of our modern SIP Trunks, Hosted ...

SD-WAN: What is it and what are the benefits to your business?

SD-WAN: What is it and what are the benefits to your business?
What are the the advantages of SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Networking) over other networking solutions? The standard WAN technology for businesses with multiple locations has been MPLS or Multiprotocol Label Switching. While MPLS is reliable, fast, and widely accessible, it can also get very expensive as your business, or its serving locations, expands. This is one ...

Opportunity in Crisis? The pandemic offers plenty…

22. July 2020 Uncategorized 0
Opportunity in Crisis? The pandemic offers plenty…
We’re all dealing with a new normal as a result of the pandemic, forcing us to rethink and reimagine the many ways we do business. Without a doubt, this crisis has created an opportunity to transform your business while saving money. With remote workforces now the norm rather than the exception, many businesses are realizing an opportunity ...