Entries by Jeff Downey

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, […]

What is Phishing? Identifying and Protecting Your Business From Phishing Attacks

For most businesses, email is a convenient and effective communication tool inside and outside of their organization. Unfortunately, it is also the primary avenue used by scammers for phishing attacks. Cybercriminals use emails to distribute malware, phishing, and other attacks designed to defraud individuals and corporations. Phishing attacks use a combination of email and fictitious […]

SD-WAN: Why You Should Consider Making the Switch

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) has recently become a hot topic in the IT world. SD-WAN offers numerous benefits for organizations of all sizes but is especially helpful to businesses with multiple branch locations. Many companies are virtualizing their existing WAN configurations and realizing the cost savings and operational efficiency of SD-WAN implementations. What is […]

The New Distributed Workforce

With remote teams of employees becoming much more commonplace, employers are tasked with effectively managing their distributed workforce. Many technologies exist to enable and control resources available to remote employees. Voice-over-Internet-Protocol, or VoIP, provides many features at a fraction of the cost including real-time collaboration, call recording, video conferencing and more. These features effortlessly deliver […]

Chickasaw Telecom, Inc. Named to CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500 List

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 4, 2018 – Chickasaw Telecom, Inc., announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Chickasaw Telecom, Inc. to its 2018 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue. […]

2017 Star of the Year Award Winner

Leeana Doyel was selected as the Chickasaw Telecom Star of the Year for 2017. Leeana is a Senior Dispatcher and interacts with customers and field service personnel to keep our service department running efficiently. If you have ever placed a service request I think you will agree she is the real deal when it comes […]