Hurricane Preparation Notice

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Monday, June 1, marked the beginning of hurricane season. This hurricane season is expected to be more active than typical seasons. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is predicting 13 -19 named storms and 3-6 major hurricanes during the 2020 hurricane season. With tropical depression Cristobal expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend, we want to assure you that we are prepared.

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Many Government Technology Systems Fail the Pandemic Stress Test

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Many local, state, and federal government aging legacy data and technology systems, in a need of an upgrade for years, failed the stress test of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In state after state over the last two months during the coronavirus crisis inadequate government staffing dealt with websites crashing and phone systems unable to handle the caller deluge.

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How Much Internet Speed Does Your Business Need?

By PS Lightwave Content Team

When it comes to Internet speed, we all have a little Top Gun in us, but when you “feel the need – the need for speed” how much does your business really need?

The COVID-19 pandemic, which forced many businesses to operate remotely since March, has put the focus on Internet speed.

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Hosted PBX Keeps Businesses Up and Running During COVID-19 Pandemic

By PS Lightwave Content Team

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the benefit of Hosted PBX, especially the network-based service as a business continuity strategy to prepare against the unexpected.

While nobody could have predicted the coronavirus crisis and its consequences, those companies with Hosted PBX were able to make seamless transitions to remote working thanks to the mobility and portability of the cloud-based phone system.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Changes the Face of Education

By PS Lightwave Content Team

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our normal way of life across Texas, especially in the echo of empty school halls across the state as most students have been away from campuses since Spring Break in March. 

While the Lone Star state is in the process of a rolling reopening, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said schools will remain physically closed for the remainder of the spring semester.

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Data Centers: Staying Connected to The Data You Need

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Every day, people are accessing online forums, virtual conference rooms, and corporate data to accomplish a range of tasks. Whether using data and networks for personal entertainment, or to get work completed for the day, all these applications come from a specific location that is accessible to authorized users. These locations are called data centers.

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The Importance of Dedicated Fiber in the New Reality of Post-COVID

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Whether you’re scared, angry, or just confused about the current time of COVID-19, you have to admit it’s dramatically changed our world.

Although Texas and other states are hoping to get more people back to work soon, most of us agree that COVID-19 is going to make many things different, including some of our workplace activities and social customs.

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Phishing Scams - Covid-19

By PS Lightwave Content Team

While the FTC reports that robocalls are way down right now, the bad guys have found other ways to do damage to their victims during COVID-19. Over the past few weeks, there have been spikes in phishing scams and other corrupt activity, with people reportedly losing $13.44 million dollars to fraud from January 1 to April 15, 2020. Of course, the best way to make sure you don't become a victim yourself is to know what kinds of scams are floating around so you can be on the lookout. But, how do you know what to look for? Let's explore this topic a little further.

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Your Business: Remote Workforce

By PS Lightwave Content Team

It's becoming a greater necessity for businesses to maintain a remote workforce. But what does that mean? A remote workforce is great in a few ways. You no longer need to keep a large brick-and-mortar presence. You don't have to keep your employees on the same schedule, and you can get better employees from farther away. Still, there are some requirements.

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How to Protect Company Data from Cybercriminals in 8 Steps

By PS Lightwave Content Team

The number of people working from home, at least part time, has been steadily rising over the last few years. It sounds so easy to simply “work from home” – you don’t have to drive anywhere, you’re available to meet the pest control guy, and you don’t even have to wear closed toe shoes if you don’t want. The reality is, this type of work arrangement typically requires a lot of thought and preparation. Employees need to arrange a dedicated workspace, organize a routine, and have effective communication tools and tactics.

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