It might be time to upgrade to a T1.

As telecommuting becomes more common and busy employees travel to visit clients or vendors, VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology is increasingly used to stay connected to the workplace. Many business VPNs can receive a big boost with an upgrade from DSL or cable to a T1 connection.

As technology develops and communication becomes more rapid, customers are demanding immediate answers to questions and requests. Reliable telephone services are crucial to meeting expectations.

Expect and plan for outages.

Despite the best efforts of a business and its telecom provider, problems do arise. Phone system maintenance, moving an office, a power failure or inclement weather can all disrupt telephone service.

A string of recent suicides and other tragedies across the nation has parents and experts concerned about the devastating impact of cyberbullying on our kids.

A study by the National Crime Prevention Council found that 43 percent of teens were bullied online in 2009. Technology such as e-mail, text messages and social networking sites make it easier than ever for children to intimidate their peers without actually coming face-to-face with them.