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Protecting Your Digital Assets

According to FBI statistics, another home gets burglarized every 13 seconds. That’s why we have a deadbolt locks and motion-sensored security cameras. Now consider your business. Nearly 70 percent will experience a cyberattack this year alone. Are you prepared to mitigate these threats? Here are a few ways to keep your digital assets safe. Maintain Software Check for any software updates and download them. Often they have new features or correct bugs that may be affecting the performance of y...

Software as a Service

No doubt you’ve heard of cloud computing. It has changed the way people and businesses use the Internet. Now more companies are turning to another form of cloud-based computing called Software as a Service. SaaS is a delivery system for centrally hosted applications over the Internet. So instead of downloading the software to run on your PC, the program is hosted by a third-party provider. Users then have access to this through a web browser interface. Some of the better-known examples of Softw...

The Cloud’s Silver Lining

Time is money. And technology is making it much easier to save time and make more money. A recent survey shows more than 90 percent of businesses use some form of cloud-based computing for their day-to-operations. Cloud computing is computing based on the internet. At one time, applications and programs would have to be downloaded onto a physical computer or server. But with cloud computing, people can access those same items through the internet. Why use the cloud? Here are just a few of the ...

Internet of Things

It’s hard to imagine a time when we weren’t connected to the outside world. For more than 20 years the Internet has been there for us. Improvements in technology year after year has meant better ways to stay connected and get valuable information out to the masses. In 1999, the Internet of Things was created. IoT goes beyond the typical devices you’d expect like smartphones, tablets, and computers. Vehicles, appliances, and microchips created for animals all fall into the IoT category. All told...

Cyber Threats

This time of year there’s a feeling of goodwill and caring in the air. However, not everyone shares those thoughts of kindness and peace. Cyber threats are everywhere and it’s important to keep your network secure, no matter the size of the business. These are a few of the concerns to look out for in 2019. Fileless Malware Attacks Malware has been a threat for decades. However, there is a new danger emerging from the shadows. It’s called fileless malware. Attackers get in by finding a weakness...

No Tricks, Just Treats from Clearwave

It’s that time of year when we all like a little scare in our lives. From watching horror films to dressing up in costumes the Halloween season is a fun time. And you think that the only scary things hide in the dark, but think again! Slow internet speeds can send chills down your spine from anywhere at any time. Those slow connections can create havoc for your business. A poor connection can interrupt an opportunity to reach your customers. That kind of disruption has a dreadful impact on your...

A Salute to Veterans

In April of 2017, nearly 70 veterans and their guardians took part in the very first Honor Flight of Southern Illinois. The trip allows men and women who served our country the chance to see memorials built in Washington, D.C. in their honor. This trip is free for veterans, who for the most part served during World War II and the Korean War. However, there is a growing number of Vietnam veterans who make the trip too. The plane takes off for DC early in the morning from the Veterans...

Saved by the Broadband

In the 1980s and 90s the world watched and laughed along with Zack Morris and his pals on the TV show ​Saved By the Bell​ . One thing everyone remembers is Zack’s old school “brick” phone. More than once, Zack would pull out the oversized device and make a call during class at Bayside High School, despite the threat of detention from principal Mr. Belding. Those days are long gone as now most students have a smartphone, tablet or laptop that they bring to school. These devices are not just for ...

Rock on with Clearwave Communications

Imagine a world without music. This thought is impossible to think about for most of us. That’s especially true for Clearwave Communications business account executive, Matt Reising. He’s been a part of the Clearwave team for more than two years. But long before that, he was rocking out on the national scene. It all started when Matt was a little boy. He says his great grandpa whittled two wooden dowels into drumsticks. He used those sticks beat on a plastic cake plate cover. Matt strapped that...

Meet the Team: CEO Matt Dement

You’ve come to expect high-speed connections and quality service from your team at Clearwave Communications. It’s what we’ve done for southern Illinois for more than 20 years. For the past year, Matt Dement has been overseeing the growth and development of Clearwave. Matt is leading the way for 85 Clearwave employees and helping to ensure the company continues to be the premier communications provider in southern Illinois. Before taking the helm here, Matt spent several years a Windstream, a Fo...