Entries by Jeff Downey

Protecting Your Smartphone Against Hackers

As the features and conveniences of smartphones have grown, so have the risks of using them. The more you and your employees use your smartphones to check email, make purchases, access bank accounts, download music, etc., the more tempting your phone becomes to hackers. There are many different types of smartphone hacking methods — from […]

Combating Robo Calls – SHAKEN/STIR

Scammers and robocallers often use caller ID spoofing to display a number other than the actual number they are calling from, typically making it appear as though a neighbor or someone their target knows is calling. By using caller ID spoofing, scammers increase the likelihood that the intended target will answer a robocall. In many […]

Promote Strong Passwords with Single Sign-On

As today’s businesses embrace the cloud, the number of web apps in their IT environment quickly adds up—and quickly overwhelms the ability to ensure security, manage costs and maintain control. User password behavior is becoming less secure due to the fact that it is nearly impossible for the average user to remember strong passwords for […]

Chickasaw Telecom, Inc. Named to CRN’s Solution Provider 500 List

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 4, 2019 – Chickasaw Telecom, Inc. today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the company to its 2019 Solution Provider 500. This annual list ranks the largest North American IT channel partner organizations by revenue. The Solution Provider 500 is the industry standard for recognizing the […]

Improve Your Cell Phone Signal

Cell reception is no longer considered a luxury. To most cell phone users, it’s a modern-day necessity making it essential to have reliable cell coverage at your place of work. While provider coverage maps may show strong signals in your area, it does not guarantee great reception in your workplace. Building materials, geographic or structural […]

Save Time and Money with a Software Assurance Plan

Your investment in your business communications system and keeping that system available and up to date every minute of every day is critical. A short time ago, phone systems were mostly made up of wires and hardware. When the warranty on this equipment ran out, businesses were given the opportunity to purchase annual maintenance and […]

Work Smarter with IoT

By now, you have likely heard the phrase “Internet of things,” or IoT. It has become a hot topic of discussion both inside and outside of the workplace. But what exactly is the “Internet of things?” IoT is the concept of connecting everyday objects (so long as they have an on/off switch) to the Internet […]

Star of the Year 2018

Each year our board of directors considers nominations for the Chickasaw “Star of the Year Award” that is given to a person showing outstanding effort, teamwork, and communications skills. This is our highest award at Chickasaw. This year’s recipient for the customer service Star of the Year is Joe Rayburn. Congratulations Joe and well done!

Disaster Preparation, Prevention, and Recovery

You’ve worked hard opening and running your business. Losing it to a disaster would be financially devastating for you — and for your employees. Would you know what to do if disaster struck your business? One of the most important steps you can take in running your business is creating a disaster preparation, prevention and […]

Electrical power is a good thing — until it’s not.

As business owners and managers, we like to think we’re the power behind our business. We make the decisions, work with customers or clients, conduct the training, the hiring, the firing and much more. But the truth is, much of our business runs on electricity. It’s electricity that powers our equipment, phones, computers, printers, scanners, […]