We decided to do this roundup just in case you missed some of our most popular post from 2016. Click the title to go the full post.

Hosted PBX vs On-Premise PBX
Both hosted PBX and on-premise PBX have positives and negatives. But before we can begin comparing and contrasting, it’s important to understand the fundamentals of each of these systems before we launch into the face off. Hosted PBX puts a lot of the burden of managing a phone system on the provider since they are housing the equipment and tech necessary to make your phones work. Your phones will plug into a router/switch and from there everything is handled through your provider… Click here to see more

The Power of Big Data
So… what is big data? Wikipedia (the fountain of crowd-sourced definitions) states… Big data is a broad term for data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. Challenges include analysis, capture, data curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, querying and information privacy… Click here to see more

SD-WAN Explained In Games We Played As Kids
SD-Wan is a complex technology that can often be very difficult to understand, but here at TQI we think technology should be simple to understand.
“Hide and Go Seek”
Remember counting to 25 with your eyes closed (but your ears WIDE open) and the last 15 seconds were counted much faster than the first 10? That’s what SD-Wan does, it listens for its partner(s) on the internet, automatically choosing the best/fastest route for your data. This allows businesses to use (preferably) two inexpensive internet connections (such as a cable modem and DSL line) instead of more expensive dedicated bandwidth with MPLS to create a stable network…
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The Good and The Bad of Video Conferencing
Traveling is expensive but your business has to run! And when you have offices or branches across the country (dare I say… world!) you need solutions that don’t require the burden and expense of travel. Technology is our friend, and rapidly growing in a way that helps facilitate connection and makes it easier than ever. Video conferencing has really come along and is a great tool to connect your remote employees and branches… Click here to see more

Business Intelligence and How it Affect Businesses
Having data is great, but unless we understand it, what good is it? That is where business intelligence comes in. BI isn’t just for large corporations, it can be used for small-medium sized companies and it’s changing the way those companies make decisions. Intelligence analysts have been trying to make data clear and understandable so they can match their readings to an actionable end result. These are also called ‘business architects’. They are creating the software necessary to perfectly use Business Intelligence to refine the ways their respective companies do things… Click here to see more