Skyway West Fibre Internet Services for Business

08. September 2011 Internet Services 0
As more and more applications are being accessed by remote users, the Internet connection is replacing the telephone line as the most important connection to the outside world.  Many businesses are running Voice over IP, while at the same time connecting remote users to applications like Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, CRM and ERP systems.  Although ...

Who’s Got My ADSL Port?!

06. September 2011 Internet Support 0
This month I am writing about a recent incident where a client lost their Internet connection in a rather unusual way. When our monitoring system notified me of the outage we went to work on the problem. The first process we verify is sync. Sync is the ability of the ADSL router to see the ...

A hole story with pickles on the side.

01. September 2011 Networking 0
I’ve always thought epiphany* was a neat word.  (*A sudden realization about the nature or meaning of something, often due to a trigger event.) I’m embarrassed to report that it wasn’t until my early forties that I actually realized a pickle and a cucumber were the same vegetable.   It’s funny, I like pickles, but I detest cucumbers.  ...

T1 Xstream Enhanced gives Consistent Affordable Network Uptime

Have you seen our Enhanced version of T1 Xstream? This new networking technology allows organizations to create highly-redundant networks using connections from any combination of carrier connections. Not Load Balancing, It’s Aggregation The system isn’t load balancing, it actually aggregates the connections. If you need an application to run over a highly-reliable and fast connection, ...

Can a Business Avoid the .xxx Domain Extension?

23. August 2011 Internet Trends 1
Choosing a domain name extension was straightforward when I founded Skyway West in 1996 and has remained so until now. The introduction of the .xxx extension, to denote adult content, in December 2011 is proving a more complicated decision. Why are 900,000 companies considering a .xxx extension, and should we join them? We chose three ...

Is the iPad useful for Business?

18. August 2011 Internet Trends 0
I’ve always been that guy in the office with the latest gadget, which makes me either annoying or interesting, depending on your point of view.   So here’s one user’s perspective on the iPAD2: CONTENT CONSUMPTION Music, online radio, newspapers, reading email, video, text messages… it’s an amazing tool.   I regularly download digital versions of the ...

Reliability of traditional telephony, with the cost savings and benefits of VoIP

Here is a link to a page on TeloIP’s Voice Quality Solutions page, with important information for any business implementing Voice over IP. TeloIP’s Autonomous Network Aggregation (Ana) system is the power behind our T1 Xstream “Enhanced” service. The Ana system enables voice services with Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees, and allows business users to converge their voice and data networks. ...

Skyway West is not just ADSL

Although we have many business ADSL customers, Skyway West also delivers Fibre and other Premium Internet Access Services across Canada. We provide a 10, 100 or 1000 Mbps Full Duplex ethernet port and you choose from speeds ranging from 1 Mbps to 200 Mbps. These speeds are guaranteed. Premium Services are symmetrical, uploading at the same speed they ...

A Dangerous Business

04. August 2011 Internet Security 0
”It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan, you know that Bilbo is giving Frodo good advice. For you and I, or our businesses ...