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A Technology Primer on Remote Working

“Those that fail to plan, plan to fail.” It’s a cliché, I know, but it does fit right now. There’s a lot of chatter about working remotely right now, for obvious reasons. Organizations are trying to maintain a ‘business-as-usual’ approach with a dispersed workforce...

Business Continuity during a Pandemic: Connectivity is Key!

The potential of a COVID-19 pandemic impacting our ability to operate in a ‘business-as-usual’ manner continues to rise everyday, making business continuity planning and execution vital. Ordering staff to work from home is an important step in preventing the spread of...

Are you running up a “Technology Debt”?

“(Companies) are allowing their current technology to drive their IT strategy instead of letting their long-term business strategy drive their technology decisions.” Ted Carty, VP Business Development, Grade A An old telecom friend of mine, @Ted Carty, of Grade A,...

What Is Digital Transformation?

Buzzword alert – are you ready? Digital Transformation. Doesn’t ring a bell? Not surprised. About 7 in 10 organizations are developing or have developed a digital transformation strategy, which means, conversely, 30% of organizations have not. The laggards have either...
High Tech Plumbers

High Tech Plumbers

We’re high-tech Plumbers and we’re proud of it! We are under no illusions about our place in the Canadian Telecom universe at FlexNetworks. We are next-generation plumbers. That’s it, that’s all. But instead of water through copper pipes, we push light through strands...
High Tech Plumbers

Cable vs Fibre

Why should my business upgrade from cable (coax) Internet to Fibre Optic Internet? I’ve heard variations of this question many times over my career. And my initial response is usually the same: you more than likely don’t. If your business only requires basic download...
Connectivity Issue

Connectivity Issue

From our viewpoint we’ve found that the three biggest issues related to poor connectivity in the workplace are: Staff productivity reduced by a slow network, Real-time applications negatively impacted by unreliable and instable consumer-grade services with...
What is Dark Fibre? Why would I want it?

What is Dark Fibre? Why would I want it?

A little Telecom 101 today. I’ve been asked this question a few times recently, and like most telecom-lifers, I’ve made the mistake of assuming everyone knows: Dark Fibre is a strand of fibre optic cable that has been installed between two locations but is not...