Author Archives: Mike Wanta

The Different Types of High Speed Internet for Business

The Different Types of High Speed Internet for Business

When people talk about high speed internet, what are they really talking about? When you’re researching for a business high-speed internet  connection, undoubtedly the price is a huge deciding factor. Fiber will cost more than most types of internet connections. But let’s take a step back from thinking just about the price and see what… Continue Reading

Best Business Podcasts for 2019

Best Business Podcasts for 2019

It’s almost a new year, which means it’s time to evaluate how you’re spending your time. When you’re on your way to work, do you listen to sports talk radio? Or maybe you listen to the same classic rock station that never changes their playlist? Don’t get me wrong, I like ESPN radio and belting… Continue Reading

New cyber security resources for small businesses

New cyber security resources for small businesses

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) just launched a new resource page for cybersecurity and small businesses. Small businesses are often the most vulnerable, because the scale and level of planning that hackers use for attacks is hard to defend against. This new resource page has everything from downloadable materials to quizzes for IT managers and business owners.… Continue Reading

Four Ways to Step Up your Out of Office Game

Four Ways to Step Up your Out of Office Game

In the words of House Claus of the North Pole: Holidays are Coming. While you’re no doubt busy with shopping, baking, and decorating (not to mention getting through all of those last minute end-of-the-year projects at work), don’t neglect another important office task – crafting your out of office message. Oh sure, you could play it… Continue Reading

7 things every Sales Summit needs

7 things every Sales Summit needs

It’s important to keep the employees happy who directly affect your company’s bottom line. While every department is vital to keeping your well-oiled company machine running, your Sales force deserves some careful attention. That’s why at TDS we throw a pretty mean Sales Summit for our Commercial Salesmen and women. Spectacular might be an understatement.… Continue Reading

The Value of Consulting a Trusted Advisor in Making Telecom Decisions

The Value of Consulting a Trusted Advisor in Making Telecom Decisions

Why are we profiling a business in Tennessee? Because this business recently installed TDS managedIP Hosted, the VoIP system that BendBroadband now offers its customers in Bend, Redmond, and Sisters. See what the phone, chat, video, and smartphone app combination did for this Bend-like community’s Chamber of Commerce. Communication technologies have changed dramatically in recent… Continue Reading

Biking to work: Finding the right apparel

Biking to work: Finding the right apparel

These days, it seems as though we’re all looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Proposed bans on straws, reusable bags (even for produce) are found everywhere, and more alternative energy sources are being implemented. Another sustainable lifestyle is also being revisited: biking to work. Commuting by bike will save you time and money.… Continue Reading

On Demand is In Demand

On Demand is In Demand

By now, you may have heard the prediction that over half of the workforce will be independent contractors within the coming decade. While this is a staggering metric, these independent workers are themselves scattered throughout the economy. In fact,  across most industries, there are more enterprises seeking independent contractors than workers to take on these projects.… Continue Reading