As technology has evolved, there are many things that once seemed innovative that have now fallen by the wayside, or at best have been re-categorized as nostalgic. The manual typewriter, the 8-track tape player, the “Commodore 64,” all may be around somewhere, but few people can find them. There’s one machine that, for some reason has been clawing to hang on: the fax machine. Frankly it would be so much easier for everyone if it just lets go. There are some who have tired of standing in line at the fax machine whenever they need to send or receive a business fax, and have installed fax boards on their computers, but even that is getting a little old. A more efficient option is to invest in a cloud fax service, such as perfectfax that can not only help with the mechanics of sending and receiving a fax, but can also… read more →
In today’s technology rich world, companies need fast reliable broadband. When fiber internet is not available then Ethernet is a viable internet solution. Ethernet for business comes in a number of formats but one of the most efficient for high speed Internet service is Ethernet over copper. Business Internet providers try to sell all sorts of plans, but few will offer point to point Ethernet with the quality of copper. What is Ethernet? Xerox PARC first introduced Ethernet to the world in 1973, according to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Through efforts by technology companies like Xerox and Intel, it quickly became a standard communications protocol for both residential and business Internet solutions. The job of Ethernet is to build a local area network that connects two or more computers. This is how a local Colorado Internet service provider communicates with the rest of the world. Creating High… read more →
What Is Cloud Hosting? Cloud hosting is the delivery of computing resources such as hardware, software and storage as services over a network such as the Internet. Cloud storage providers host scalable and flexible resources enabling companies to increase storage immediately. Faster networking and Internet connectivity are available at modest prices. Cloud computing can include Software-as-a-Service (Saas) where a specific application or service is offered to a customer as a subscription. Examples are QuickBooks, Dropbox and Salesforce.com. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provides businesses a platform on which they can design, develop, test and run their own custom applications. Examples of PaaS include Google App Engine, the open source product, OpenShift and Windows Apprenda. With Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), businesses can purchase infrastructure components such as memory, servers, firewalls and other resources from cloud providers. Most small businesses will be able to function optimally with SaaS services. They can utilize a wide variety of software… read more →
FORETHOUGHT.net is one of the leaders in fiber internet for business in the state of Colorado and has been for over 17 years. FORETHOUGHT.net has been helping with internet fiber optics Denver and internet fiber optics Boulder and all things that this kind of technology entails and what is needed to support since being established in 1995. Cloud Hosting and IaaS Many businesses need the Cloud to help store data and FORETHOUGHT.net offers SilverLining™ to its customers. SilverLining™ provides customers with secure, reliable, and flexible services for any size of company or organization, and FORETHOUGHT.net is able to do so at a cost much lower than others offer. SilverLining™ helps store email, provides collocation and data backup, as well as supporting virtual desktops, file servers, hosted firewall, bandwidth-intensive databases, and website hosting. When using SilvingLining™, customers have the opportunity to pick and choose what services they need and only pay… read more →
Here’s the scenario: As the New Year gets rolling, your entrepreneurial spirit has nagged you into finally starting up your small business in Denver. You’re whittling away at logistics, exploring options for Ethernet for business owners. You know you need a whole lot of services for your business, including high speed Internet and phone, and you’ve been hearing a lot about Ethernet over copper. Which leaves you scratching your head, asking “What is Ethernet over copper, anyway?” What is Ethernet Over Cooper, Anyway? Here’s the quick and dirty explanation: You know those twisted copper telephone wires already installed in your office building that connect to your telephone company? Your friendly, local Colorado Internet service provider can outfit those wires with adapters so they are able to transmit data. Why Should I have Ethernet Over Copper Instead of Other Options? Ethernet over copper (EoC) is the preferred communication and networking technology… read more →
FORETHOUGHT.net continues to build its fiber optics internet backbone throughout the Denver metro area and Boulder county. As one of the best kept secrets in Denver and Boulder, FORETHOUGHT.net remains as one of the top cloud hosting, business phone and internet service providers in the area. Businesses can max out their broadband with the highest speeds possible enabling unified communications enabling hosted VoIP, video conferencing, VPN, cloud services and fast access to the internet. FORETHOUGHT.net has extensive peering and probably has the lowest-latency bandwidth. This is the kind of bandwidth people need for: VPN Hosted VoIP Video Conferencing Cloud and other bandwidth-intensive, latency-sensitive applications. So if you are a business owner, IT professional, cloud or Hosted PBX provider, look to FORETHOUGHT.net for your fiber internet needs.
Customer service in the telecommunications industry is still a ridiculous, out-of-control disaster. I say this knowing that FORETHOUGHT.net also sometimes does not measure up to the standards I expect. The difference, I think, is that we actually care about the experience of our customers, that our values are to treat our customers as if our livelihoods depend on them – which it does – and to therefore desire to treat them with courtesy, with respect, with understanding; to reply promptly to customer inquiries and needs with information that is useful, timely, and valuable. It is a work in progress to make our entire organization responsive in the way I want. If we fall short of that, I apologize – let me know. I want to know about it. I’m going to write about 3 examples of horrible, horrible service I received. And all of them boil down to one simple… read more →
Over the past couple decades, fiber optic lines have taken over and transformed the communications industry making the fastest Internet available around the world and in our Denver and Boulder, Colorado neighborhoods. This shift can add reliability, fast internet speeds and overall better internet access for businesses. Interestingly, most of us don’t know how it works, its costs, reliability, or how to upgrade. How does fiber optics work? Fiber optic lines are strands of optically pure glass as thin as a human hair that carry digital information over long distances. The glass is drawn into a very thin strand and is coated in two layers of plastic. By coating the glass in plastic, you get the equivalent of a mirror around the glass strand. This mirror creates total internal reflection, just like a perfect mirror coating on the inside of a tube does. because of that, fiber internet can become… read more →