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DirectNetworks loves our customers!

March 14th, 2014
DirectNetworks loves our customers!

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

Update from the DNI news desk: we had our first customer appreciation event of 2014 last night. We had a great turnout! I want to thank everyone, customers and staff, who joined us last evening at Erin's Snug Pub for a cocktail hour.

Leveraging social media to grow your business

February 21st, 2014
Leveraging social media to grow your business

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

Last week, I posted about the importance of using hashtags to engage with a consumer audience. I wrote about how at New York Fashion Week, social currency was as good as cash to some retailers. Many companies are utilizing social media to drive consumer interest and increase sales of their product or service and some aren't as obvious as you think.

Using Hashtags to Drive Customer Business

February 14th, 2014
Using Hashtags to Drive Customer Business

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

#Hashtag #What'sItAllAbout Hashtags are used all over social media, from Twitter and Facebook to Instagram. Many businesses are turning or have already turned to social media to market their products and engage with their customers.

Windows XP is Retiring, Make Sure You’re Protected!

February 7th, 2014
Windows XP is Retiring, Make Sure You’re Protected!

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

As you may have heard, Microsoft has announced the retirement of Windows XP and Office 2003. These upgrades need to take place before Windows XP expires on April, 8, 2014 in order to protect your computer and network from potential security risks such as hackers, spammers and data loss.

The Spaces Between Technology and Ourselves

January 30th, 2014
The Spaces Between Technology and Ourselves

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

I spend a lot of time talking about the latest gadget, the shiny new app, and the latest and greatest in IT solutions, but I wanted to take a step back today and talk about the spaces that exist between us and our technology.

It's no secret that we live in a fast-paced, technology-dependent society that glorifies the newest model and fad.

Life before tech: look how far we’ve come…

January 16th, 2014
Life before tech: look how far we’ve come…

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

The internet crashes and no one can do any work at all. It's easy to forget that things weren't always this way. As a culture, we have become dependent on technology and our easy access to it. Let's take a look back at where we've come from.

SIP Means Mobile

January 10th, 2014
SIP Means Mobile

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

So every once and a while, I get struck by how cool technology is today. Actually, working in this industry that probably adds up to once or twice a day. Today's cool thing directly influences our hosted VoIP customers and so I thought I'd bring it to the blog.

Fractals, the Internet and the Art of Order in Chaos

January 3rd, 2014
Fractals, the Internet and the Art of Order in Chaos

 

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

This week something a little different. Each week, I spend some time on the internet looking for articles about internet technology, tech advances and cloud computing to post on our Facebook and social media. Recently, I ran across this wonderful video about Benoît B. Mandelbrot, the scientist who discovered fractals.

The Techno-Babble Dictionary: Networking

December 27th, 2013
The Techno-Babble Dictionary: Networking

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

Hey folks, we're back this week with a new entry in the techno-babble dictionary. This week we'll be looking at a bunch of terms for your network.

LAN or Local Area Network is a network established in a geographically small location, such as a home or office.

How to Stay Tech Safe This Holiday Season

December 20th, 2013
How to Stay Tech Safe This Holiday Season

By Naomi Dolin-Aubertin

Today we're taking a break from the techno-babble to refresh some important security points to remember during the holiday season.

By now, most everyone has heard of the data breach at Target that compromised up to 40 billion credit cards.