Protecting Your Data: Free Online Webinar

Join Achill Computer Services for a free webinar on September 25, 2013.  “Protecting Your Data For Worst Case Scenario In The Best Ways Possible”

Are you doing enough to safeguard and protect your small business data? 

According to a July 2012 study by accounting software company Sage, the bulk of small businesses are backing up key data such as financial information, but most businesses back up that data on-site only. Furthermore, the study found that only 38 percent of surveyed small businesses have a formal emergency or disaster preparedness plan.

Every small business has important data stored on their computers and their employees computers. Whether it is client data, financial information or other important documents, it is important to take the necessary steps to protect your data. Protecting the information on your computer is your responsibility.

Find out the best way to make sure your small business data is secure and available at all times – attend Achill Computer Services online webinar.

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Star2Star Features

Star2Star Feature Benefit
End-to-End Integrated Solution from a single vendor We supply the phones and related equipment as well as the telephone service and maintenance. Everything is designed to work together, and our around-the-clock system monitoring makes sure that it does.
Blended Architecture™ Our exclusive technology combines the best aspects of cloud-based and on-premise systems.
Quality sound over standard Internet connections The StarBox™ PBX manages the traffic flow between your Star2Star phone system and Internet connection to provide the highest possible call quality with no delay, echo, or distortion. No expensive conditioned circuits are needed.
Call Forwarding
Never miss a call again. Incoming calls can ring your home, office and cell phones, either one at a time or all at once.
Multi-location Operation
All of your company’s phones – at the main office, satellite offices, home office workers, and even mobile phones – appear and operate as a single, unified system. Everyone is reachable by dialing their extension number, no matter where they happen to be. Call transfers, ring groups, call queues, automated attendants, and shared operator features operate across all locations.
Unlimited Conference Calling Set up “Meet Me” Conference Rooms for quick, easy, and secure conference calls for up to 150 users. Talk as long as you like – there’s no per-minute charge.
Multi-Layer Automated Attendant You can quickly create multi-level automated attendant menus which allow callers to choose from any number of destinations or locations.
Extension User Rights Extensions can be individually configured to allow or restrict certain activities such as outbound calling, international calling or directory assistance.
Unlimited Free Voice Mail Store as many voice mail messages as you like, for as long as you like.
Web Based User
Users can easily set up their own speed dial, call forwarding, find-me/follow-me and voice mail options from any web browser.
Paging and
Group Paging
Page to individual extensions, groups of extensions, or overhead speakers.
Voice Mail Groups Easily create and broadcast recorded messages to voice mail groups like Sales, Service, Accounting, etc.
Line Pooling Between Locations Use excess line capacity from one location to cover excess demand at another location.
Line Bursting If all your lines are in use and you get another incoming call, we can add an extra line “on the fly” so you’ll never miss a call. Subscribe to only as many lines as you need for normal business operations, without having to pay for excess capacity that you only need a few days a year.
Reduced TCO Our monthly rates include all the extras that our competitors charge for – like conferencing, voicemail, ring groups, automated attendants and more.
Ring Groups Work Across Locations Ring groups can include users in multiple locations, including remote and home offices.
Keep Your Old
Telephone Numbers
We can port your existing number(s) to your new Star2Star phone system and we can also provide additional new numbers in almost any area code.
Flexible Call Routing Route incoming calls to specific extensions, menus, ring groups, queues or conference calls. Each department can have its own phone number.
Call Transfer Transfer calls to other extensions, ring groups or voice mail at any location. Even to cell phones.
Call Parking, Intercom and Paging Allows a user to park an incoming call and then intercom or page multiple phones to announce the call for pickup. This is especially helpful for small offices used to working with a “square key” system.
Voicemail to Email /
Unified Messaging
Voice messages can be delivered to your email address as an attachment, with a reminder notification sent to your cell phone.
End-to-End QoS
Prioritization of voice on the data network eliminates jitter, echo, and latency.
Quiet, Low-Power, Reliable operation The StarBox is a 100% solid state platform with no moving parts. We will replace any broken component, including phones, within 24 hours.
Low International Rates Our International rates are highly competitive. For example, calls to the UK, France, and Germany are as low as $.04 per minute.
Time Based Call Routing Define a different set of open / closed hours for each day of the week. Combine this feature with incoming call routing for unique daytime and after-hours activities.
Analog Device Support Connect your legacy analog phones, overhead paging system, cordless phones or door phones to your Star2Star system.
Customized On-Hold
Music & Messages
Customize your on-hold music and prompts with downloaded music, professionally recorded prompts, or your own custom messages or music.
Soft Phone Extensions Soft Phone extensions for laptops and personal computers provide users with mobility and flexibility.
Home Office Extensions Support remote telecommuter or “road warrior” extensions over home DSL or Cable connections.
Microsoft Outlook®
Our free dialer provides click-to-dial phone numbers from your Outlook Contacts directory. (Windows only)

Choosing the Correct Cloud Provider

Every Memphis business should pick the right Cloud

The cloud is marvelous invention that can help any company become more productive. However, this piece of technology isn’t without a few dangers. When every Memphis area business is deciding on which cloud-based company to work with, the business should proceed with caution. The cloud is wonderful but collaborating partnering with the wrong company can lead to a path full of disaster. Always make sure to thoroughly research the cloud-based company before you commit to a contract.

Don’t let any salesperson talk you in to signing a contract before you do your research. A few questions should be asked about any company working with cloud-based computing.

1. Do you know what hardware and software this company uses? You may not understand all the technical details that the salesperson tells you, but there is probably an employee in your company that does. Get this information to that person and find out exactly what it means. The more you know the better off you’ll be in the end.

2. Do you know any other businesses that have used the cloud-based company before? Finding out the opinions of your peers is a great way to see if the cloud-based company stands by its word. You have to be able to trust the company that will be handling all your computer related business. Past performance is usually an indicator of future success.

3. Does the company have a history of down time? Many companies that do business in the cloud will have significant down time. This means that you will not have access to your software and projects while the cloud is offline. If the company has a history of extended times where the services are unreachable, do not commit to this company.  What is there strategy for addressing this if it does occur?

4. Can the cloud-based company explain to you what their services are in layman’s language? This will help prove that the company has a grasp of their own products and services. You speak English, so should your Cloud partner.

Do you have any questions about cloud computing and cloud-based companies? Give Achill Computer Services a call for more information. We would love to talk to you and answer any questions that you or your colleagues might have.