Internet Access in NM – Fast, Cheap, Reliable – Pick Two!

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Got a call from a customer this morning - "The Internet's Down!" This was fairly ironic because just yesterday, we had set up a secondary DSL connection from CenturyLink as a backup connection - The culprit this morning - Comcast. Here is a kind of technical note - there are two ways your Internet can go down: Soft: Everything looks like it's working, but it's not - What's even worse is that if you call Comcast, they will say "Everythings fine! (like they did this morning)" - but it's not - what a silly premise - My Internet was working and now it's not and you all say it is working - I don't think so! This is also the worst kind of failure because the automated fail over systems…
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Cisco VS HP VS Netgear

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We are big fans of Netgear's ProSafe line of Enterprise Network Switches - they are competitively priced, they are easy to administer, and they have a Lifetime Warranty that is solid. HP Procurve switches have the same warranty and ease of use and updating - they are just way more expensive than the Netgear's. Cisco on the other hand - just as pricey as the HP's, but with none of the ease of Updating - and without a Smartnet subscription, no firmware updates - that means you have vulnerable devices in the field with no security and bugfix updates - no thanks! Netgear or HP - No Cisco!
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FAX – Oh how I hate thee…let me count the ways!

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Yet another service call this morning out to a FAX machine that is not working correctly - if there is a technology more deserving of DYING I don't know what it is - you take a perfectly good and readable document most likely created on a computer and reduce it to a low-resolution picture that only a human being can get any information easily off of. And sometimes it is skewed/smeared/faded where even the Human can't use it. Die FAX! Die!
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