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New website for Otherdata!

After several years and it was finally time for a revamp of our website.  We are happy to announce our new website!  A lot of hard work went into this over the last several months.  Thanks to everyone involved!

The new website features a new look & feel, colour scheme and is more mobile compatible than ever.

In the coming weeks we will be adding more information, products & services.  We will also be upgrading to a new eCommerce system that will help customers access their services, and support more easily.

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Analysing Network Traffic Usage with nTop

In many businesses today users share a single internet connection.  The internet connection can easily become overloaded by users streaming videos, downloading files, checking email…etc.  The result of this is slow internet that may even cut out at times.  This can cause loss of productivity for employees.

Policies are normally put in place on routers such as QOS (Quality of Service), or bandwidth limits.  These policies help prevent users from overloading network connections, but they don’t provide information on what is overloading a network connection.

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Buyer's Guide: Business Phone Systems

Polycom SoundPoint IP

It’s finally time to get rid of that ancient PBX phone system that is in the closet at your business.  There are some things business owners should be aware of when purchasing a new business phone system.

Cloud Hosted or On Premises

Business phone systems are now often offered in two forms.  A Cloud Hosted phone system is when the phone system is hosted in a datacenter.  On Premises is when the phone system is located at your office.

Optimizing WordPress & Drupal Websites

When working with websites it's important to consider website optimization.  Information that is sent through the internet consumes bandwidth and bandwidth can often be a limited resource.  The last thing you want is your website visitor to have a slow loading website.  For visitors coming from mobile devices website optimization is especially important.

In this blog I am going to show you how you can view the size of your website and then make choices on what needs optimizing.

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