Entries by Jeff Downey

Are You Prepared? Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

The first half of 2020 has brought a host of challenges for businesses everywhere. From ever-changing cybersecurity risks to the need to now plan for business resiliency in the face of a global pandemic. Not having a plan is no longer an option. You have worked hard to open your business and keep it running […]

Business Benefits of Video Conferencing

Internet technologies have turned our world into a virtual office in which we can conduct business with employees, partners, suppliers, and, best of all, customers all across the globe. Working in this virtual environment has become easier as well. Sophisticated video conferencing technologies make it possible to conduct face-to-face meetings as easily as it once […]

Today’s 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 […]

Star of the Year 2019

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 communication skills. This is our highest award at Chickasaw. This year’s recipient for the Star of the Year is Tyson Joachims. In addition to his exceptional work with […]

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 […]