Hey, Did You Know TCI Offers Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Service?

What happens if you lose access to your business data – for an hour, for a day, for a week, or forever?

Depending on your business, the answer may vary, but it’s not something you want to experience to find out – especially if it can be avoided.

Prevent the unthinkable…

We’re here to ensure that your data – and your ability to use it – remains safe, no matter what happens. Lightning, fire, theft, flooding, sabotage, equipment failures, natural disasters and other threats can all jeopardize the stability of any business. Companies that fail to guard against them can experience catastrophic consequences.

Critical elements of disaster planning include:

  • Identifying risks, threats and exposure before it’s too late
  • Determining appropriate risk reduction, remedies, and alternatives for systems and networks
  • Assessing the need for data protection measures, off-grid power sourcing, and secure off-site storage
  • Checking the feasibility of implementing telework programs to keep your business open during an emergency

Get started by engaging TCI experts to perform a thorough audit. Our specialists find the gaps and map out better ways to protect your business. We then work with you to implement action plans that can help you get through a crisis without causing disruption to your business.

Safeguard what counts. Contact us today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

TCI Deploys Voice Anyway, Anywhere You Want It

Phone systems have traditionally been deployed on-site, but the lure of the Cloud is strong. Many multi-site businesses like a combination of both – deploying a premises system at headquarters and a Cloud solution for the branch offices – all interconnected and centrally managed over an IP network.

There are many reasons why On-site Phone Systems remain popular…

  • The need to control technology in-house.
  • The need for customized features, integration with other applications, or advanced call center capabilities.
  • The need for uninterrupted communications or compliance with strict regulatory requirements.
  • The need to depreciate equipment costs over time.

Cloud Voice can be a good fit for small to mid-sized businesses or an enterprise with smaller remote offices…

  • Eliminates the need for upfront investment. Costs become operational expenses and are more predictable.
  • No need for IT staff to buy, install and configure your system, servers and storage. Order only what you need now.
  • Maintenance and support are simplified and upgrades are automatic.
  • Whether your business is growing or needs to scale down in a pinch, a cloud service can easily adapt.

TCI steps you through all your options, makes recommendations on the best approach for your business, and manages the roll out for you. Contact us today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.





Exploring a Private Cloud for your Business Communications? Get your Essential Guide first

Private cloud is the most popular cloud deployment model for companies in industries with strict data regulations, like healthcare, government or financial services.

Opting for a hosted private cloud can provide your business with the benefits of a dedicated architecture, without many of the IT management responsibilities.

Download: Private Cloud for Business Communications – The Essential Guide

A private cloud model offers the following benefits:

Strength and security: If you can’t risk the potential reliability and bandwidth issues involved in sharing the public cloud, private cloud provides maximum organizational control and security.

Powerful integrations: Private cloud deployments are ideal for large enterprises that need to integrate with existing systems and applications.

Budgeting flexibility: Private cloud platforms can be procured through a CAPEX or perpetual license model, or through a solutions provider with an OPEX or recurring license model.

Schedule your Private Cloud planning session with TCI. We’ll lay out all the options and details so you can make an informed decision. Contact us today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

When Was Your Last Pen Test?

If your response was, “What the heck is a Pen Test?” – your network is probably already harboring dangerous malware.

A penetration test, also known as a pen test, is an authorized simulated attack on a computer system performed to evaluate the security of the system.

The test is performed to identify weaknesses – including the potential for unauthorized parties to gain access to the system’s features and data – as well as strengths, enabling a full risk assessment to be completed.

The process typically identifies the target systems and a particular goal, then reviews available information and undertakes various means to attain the goal.

A penetration test can help determine whether a system is vulnerable to attack, if the defenses were sufficient, and which defenses (if any) the test defeated.

It’s always best to arrange testing with a neutral third-party who IS NOT responsible for the management and support of your network.

TCI offers comprehensive penetration testing and we recommend getting yours at least once a year. To schedule your pen test, contact TCI today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.