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Articles by Alex Kotler

Alex Kotler

Alex Kotler, SVP U.S Business Development. A veteran within the telecommunications industry, Alex has vast knowledge and experience across all facets of the industry.

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The Truth About Spam Calls

Posted by Alex Kotler on October 15, 2020

Got a spam call and can’t figure out why (and why you)? Don’t be offended; it’s not personal. Last year Americans received 58.5 billion* robocalls. Not all robocalls are harmful; however, it’s becoming more challenging to weed out the legitimate ones from the scams. I recently had an experience with these modern annoyances.

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Don’t Let an Internet Outage Negatively Impact Your Business

Posted by Alex Kotler on October 12, 2020

Natural disasters, infrastructure overload, and human error leave your business at risk of an internet outage. It’s critical to have a plan ensuring uninterrupted internet connectivity to prevent your operations from coming to a screeching to a halt during an outage event. An internet failover solution will keep your business online.

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Apple iOS 14 Update: Features to Get Excited About

Posted by Alex Kotler on October 7, 2020

Apple released its iOS 14 operating system on September 16th for iPhone 6’s and newer. There has never been a more significant design renovation to the main home screen, and users love it. iOS 14 is jam-packed with enhancements that make navigating apps and menus faster. With new features around every corner, there’s a lot to be explored. In this article, we will unpack some of the updates. You can find the corresponding video on our YouTube channel. Check it out.

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How Mobile Carriers Can Protect Your PII from Identity Theft

Posted by Alex Kotler on October 5, 2020

As the world becomes increasingly connected, so does the risk of your personal information being stolen. Consequences can be devastating when a cybercriminal obtains enough information to empty your bank account or sell it on the underground market. The most likely type of data to be stolen is Personally identifiable information (PII). Data breaches aren’t the only way hackers get their hands on PII; paper documents contain enough information to get them started wreaking havoc on your life. While the information that appears on billing statements is out of your control, it’s essential to know what can happen if it gets into the wrong hands.

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Distance Learning Internet Solutions for Teachers and Students

Posted by Alex Kotler on September 29, 2020

With Zoom dominating the landscape of classrooms and the delivery of education, a stable internet connection is necessary to provide a high-quality online learning and teaching experience. With teachers working remotely or onsite, and students distance learning, it is essential to keep them online and productive. Knowledge and education are the foundation of strong leaders. It’s our responsibility to ensure every student has access to the resources available for remote learning.

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What is SIM Swap Fraud and How You Can Protect Yourself

Posted by Alex Kotler on September 24, 2020

Our love affair with our mobile phones is keeping pace with the advances in technology. The convenience to do just about anything with a couple of taps on the screen has become second nature. We store sensitive personal information like bank account and credit card numbers behind unique passwords. However, cybercriminals don’t need passwords or physical access to your phone. The only thing required to take over an account is the mobile phone number. Everyone using a mobile phone is vulnerable to a SIM swap attack, which can destroy you financially in a matter of minutes.

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Mobile Security Tips to Protect Your Data from Cyber Criminals

Posted by Alex Kotler on September 9, 2020

Techechnology has simplified our lives, but it has also made it easier for cybercriminals to steal your information, destroying you with just a couple of keystrokes. Almost 2.3 million people reported being victims of identity theft and fraud, according to a study by the Federal Trade Commission. Fraud losses amounted to $1.9 billion in 2019 alone. Data breaches exposed sensitive information of 7.9 billion records. Protecting yourself is critical!

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Selecting the Best Wireless Service Provider for Your Business

Posted by Alex Kotler on September 2, 2020

Finding a wireless provider with the best service, deals, and nationwide coverage can be challenging. We all have unique habits, preferences, and travel destinations. Businesses use mobile devices differently depending on their specific needs. There isn’t a standard formula that will work for everyone. This article is a handy guide to help you decide which wireless service provider will fulfill your specific needs.

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What to Know About Using Mobile Phones Internationally

Posted by Alex Kotler on August 27, 2020

Planning for international travel with a mobile phone can be a challenge, especially if this is your first trip abroad. It’s essential for your phone to function, when traveling frequently or internationally for business. Don’t find yourself without service, or worse, come home to a $20,000 phone bill. Here are the top things to know:

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How to Stay Online with an Affordable Backup Internet Connection

Posted by Alex Kotler on April 25, 2020

In the digital age, the Internet is an essential part of any business, and being without it is not an option. The slightest disruption to your Internet connection sends you scrambling to find a workaround. It’s important to know that not all outages are created equal, and downtime can vary from a few minutes to several days. Network outages aren’t always a result of a failure on your service provider’s end. A wayward squirrel can cause widespread outages by venturing into a power grid, costing your business thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

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