Fall is upon us, and that crisp air we’ve been getting means Halloween is fast approaching! Once again Velocity Online is keeping things festive by sponsoring Keep Tallahassee Beautiful’s fundraising event: Shoot the Moon. On October 28th, Killearn Country Club will be home to spooky sand traps and haunted holes. Velocity Online is proud to be a sponsor for such an amazing cause, which has done so much for our community.
Keep Tallahassee Beautiful is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the unique Tallahassee community as beautiful as it can be. The volunteer-based effort focuses on reducing litter and waste, as well as promoting recycling. They have reduced litter in Tallahassee and Leon County by 40%, and they are focused on making a difference on a global scale by acting on a local one.
Here is a short list of Keep Tallahassee Beautiful’s accomplishments since they began in 1992:
- Over 2,200 cleanups
- Over 64,000 volunteers organized at cleanups
- Over 1,850 trees planted
- Over 650 graffiti sites abated
- Over 150 sites beautified
- Over 1100 tons of trash collected
- Keeping our community beautiful and litter free by managing the Adopt a Street Program since 2010
Shoot the Moon is one of many ways we can help Keep Tallahassee Beautiful going. Velocity Online is dedicated to giving back to the community, so we’re very excited to be a part of this event. If you’d like to register for the event, whether that be as a sponsor or participant, you can find the registration form here. We encourage everyone to join us on October 28th for Shoot the Moon at the Killearn Country Club, and show your support for a great cause!
Utilizing a colocation center for your business has many advantages. When choosing a colocation center however, it’s important they deliver the full range of benefits associated with the service.
A good colocation service should guarantee your data is always available. Anything less than a 100% uptime for your servers shouldn’t even be a consideration. When looking for the right data center. A colocation center utilizes multiple ISPs and WAN connections to create a stable network that remains operational through high network traffic or physical damage to the connections. Having an experienced staff is also important when updates and patches can cause network interruptions when done improperly.
No Power Outages
Traditional data centers are subject to power outages, which can ruin business. Internal IT may only function to prevent data corruption. A good colocation data center uses uninterruptible power supplies and backup generators to keep you online and protected. A generator for your business can be expensive and impractical, but they’re an included luxury with proper colocation services.
Colocation centers are designed to keep your business running, which means many safeguards are put in place to avoid any damage to your data by way of fire, earthquake, or flooding.
Data centers and internal server rooms waste a lot of energy. Valuable power could be dedicated to cooling systems and servers, but facilities not built with that in mind are incapable. Colocation centers optimize cooling and energy distribution. This means lower costs and longer operation for equipment.
Preventing damage to your data is a monumental task that can take a lot of time and money. Colocation centers offer both physical and digital measures to protect servers. From surveillance cameras to steel cages enclosing servers, you want the highest level of security.
Leaving your data in the right hands is extremely important, but employing an IT staff is expensive. When choosing your facility, ensure the staff is qualified to handle your specific requirements.
Have you actually called your own business to hear what your customers are hearing? Outdated land lines can cause static that decreases your customers experience with your business. Below are three reason why you should consider switching your business phone systems to VoIP.
Before we go any further, lets define what VoIP is.
A VoIP phone is a telephone set designed specifically for use in a voice over internet protocol ( VoIP ) system by converting standard telephone audio into a digital format that can be transmitted over the Internet, and by converting incoming digital phone signals from the Internet to standard telephone audio.
1. Configuration and Installation is a breeze!
With VoIP systems, you don’t need someone to come into your office and run phone wiring throughout your entire facility. These systems are easy to install, even if you have a very limited technical background. You can be up and running quickly utilizing existing network wiring. Hosted PBX solutions make it inexpensive and easy to add new users whenever you need without having to invest in an expensive phone system to maintain and replace. Web portals make it easy for you to add, move or change your systems configuration very conveniently.
2. FAX an Email
Even though faxes are an “older” technology, many businesses still rely upon them. VoIP systems allow for this older technology to still be utilized, but instead of getting papers coming through a fax machine, documents can show up in your email box.
3. Switching your workplace around? No Problem.
If you’re like a lot of folks, changing up the office is a normal thing. With hosted VoIP systems, your employees’ extensions can follow them wherever they go. Calls will simply be routed to anywhere in the world due to cloud-hosted VoIP phone system features.
While there are a ton of other advantages of VoIP phone systems, doesn’t it make sense to switch to a hosted VoIP system knowing about only these 3 advantages? If you would like to know more about how your business can save money and benefit from making the switch, give us a call. 850-205-4638