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Author: Teltek Blogger

Last week, Chris Nicoli, one of Teltek's Managing Partners and Teltek founder, Bob Nicoli attended a Membership Lunch at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. The Guest Speaker at the luncheon was First Sergeant Matt Eversmann (Ret.), the real life inspiration for the epic film, Black Hawk Down, which recounted the 18 harrowing hours in 1993 when US soldiers were trapped in a hostile district of Mogadishu, Somalia....

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Last week, an epic cyber attack on a spam-blocking company slowed global internet services and the effects could be ongoing, according to experts. Spamhaus, a London and Geneva-based non-profit gro up which publishes blacklists to help its customers identify known spammers, announced that it had been hit by "distributed denial of service" (DDoS) attacks for more than a week. Until recently, this company was successfully blocking as much as 80%...

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Easter was always a fun holiday growing up and it still is. Despite my adult status, I still get a basket with candy from my parents every year. I enjoy returning the favor and this year included a 16 ounce gummy rabbit for my Jujyfruit-loving Dad. [caption id="attachment_9939" align="aligncenter" width="249"] How big is a 16 ounce gummy bunny? It's taller than my Avaya IP Office phone![/caption]   Some of my favorite memories of Easter...

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Patrick in Falls Church, VA asks: When filling out online forms, I'm often asked to enter a security code or CAPTCHA. What is the reason for this annoying extra step? CAPTCHAs are yet another weapon designed be used in the war against spammers, bots and scammers. A CAPTCHA is a program that protects websites against bots by generating and grading tests that humans can pass but most...

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There are many options to consider when a business decides to start phone/internet service with a new carrier or arrange for service to begin at a new location. Below, we have outlined four of the most common delivery methods for providing service to a building: 1. Copper infrastructure: Type of service: T1/PRI and/or analog lines. This is the traditional way that service has been delivered to homes...

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Pocket knives are not the only items that may be enjoying a little more freedom on planes soon. A working group commissioned by the FAA is now reviewing the ban on the use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing and a relaxing of these rules could happen as early as late 2013. While the policy prohibiting cell phone usage is not being reconsidered, tablets, laptops and similar gadgets may soon have more flexibility...

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You might not know this, but I have a dog. She's a wonderful companion who is very sweet and still very active for her age of approximately 14. I don't know exactly how old she is because she is a rescue from an animal shelter. Anyway, she has a fantastic personality, but she's very sad because she recently lost her constant companion of twelve years who...

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The TELES CELLX® cellular gateway is a helpful device to have in place as a disaster recovery tool to back up your phone system. This product can support ISDN, PRI, analog or VoIP Telephony connections. In the unfortunate event of landline or IP network failure, voice service is automatically and temporarily re-routed over the cellular network so your business can continue to place and receive calls until the...

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Avaya Meeting Exchange 6.2 became generally available in February 2013. Meeting Exchange® is a fantastic collaboration tool that is flexible, easy to manage and cost-effective. This product combines proven audio conferencing capabilities from Avaya with an array of market-leading enterprise collaboration tools to provide enterprise users with the ability to launch and manage virtual conferences. The feature and deployment options provided by Meeting Exchange allow users to customize...

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