Protecting Business Phones From Downtime

Connected HHI is now offering Alway-On service for the new generation of Voice-Over Internet-Protocol (VOIP) phones that are being installed in more and more businesses.  Now your new VOIP phones can be protected from network downtime in the same way that we are protecting internet networks throughout the lowcountry.  One benefit of voice over internet is that we can offer a second internet pathway for your voice traffic if your primary connection fails, keeping your phones up and your business running.

  • The Role of VPNs in Your Security Arsenal

    Virtual Private Networks or VPNs have been used for over 20 years to provide computer access to corporate networks for employees traveling or working remotely. Their adoption by both corporate and private users has boomed over the past 5 years as awareness has grown about privacy risks. In fact, “doing READ MORE

  • Fiber And The New Hargray

    Hargray has been busily installing fiber all over Hilton Head. We have it installed in a dozen clients and we finally have a fiber connection for our office/lab. Fiber is a game-changer for Hargray for several reasons, primarily speed and reliability. Prior to fiber, the fastest internet service available from READ MORE

  • Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta HHI Stays Connected

    Giuseppi’s has been serving residents and visitors since 1981 from their landmark location in Shelter Cove.  Known for great food, friendly service, and a little bit of Pittsburgh, this spot is always one of the top-rated restaurants on the island.   Managing Partner Jim Loniero and his team rely on their READ MORE

  • Sophos XG-105 Security Appliance – Hands On

    I researched network security companies for several months before selecting Sophos Ltd as my partner of choice.  The selection was based on a series of demos, analyst reviews, product pricing, and support for a managed service offering.  I installed the Sophos XG-105 security appliance in my lab in January after READ MORE

  • Netgear Orbi – Whole Home WiFi That Works

    I have installed over 100 WiFi routers in homes and signal coverage is the biggest issue I encounter.  This is especially true in our area due to the sprawling layout of  our homes.  And now that we want fast WiFi connections for our streaming devices wherever we happen to be READ MORE

  • PCI Compliance – A Primer

    If credit and debit cards are important to your business, you need to understand three things: What is PCI Compliance What is your potential cost for Non-Compliance How to be sure that your business stays compliant This paper will provide a brief overview of these three topics and provide a READ MORE

  • Trattoria Divina for ALWAYS-ON Network

    After months of experiencing intermittent connectivity through the local internet supplier we contacted Joe Chappell at Connected HHI. Connected HHI provides that “missing link” to make sure that our restaurant is always connected to the internet. This ensures that our Open Table reservation system, our point-of-sale (POS) system, and our READ MORE

  • Digital Security for your Business

    Do you wonder or even worry about risks to your business from hacking, viruses, ransomware, client data breaches, exploits, and other digital attacks? Do you understand all of the threats and potential risks to your business? Are you confident that you have the necessary protection in place to protect your READ MORE

  • ALWAYS-ON – Keep your business up and running

    Many businesses rely on their internet connection to place and receive orders, process sales transactions, accept reservations, and even stream music. If your business can’t afford to lose your internet connection, we have the solution. Our ALWAYS-ON Network service provides an always-on safety net for your internet connection. This new service READ MORE

  • Connected HHI Adds Sophos as Network Security Partner

    Connected HHI is proud to add Sophos as our partner for Network Security.  Sophos is recognized as a market leader* in network security for business.  With Sophos, we can provide business protection from viruses, malware, ransomware, and hacking across your servers, PCs, tablets, and phones.  Sophos products control what gets READ MORE

  • Observations on Amazon’s Echo

    Amazon released their voice-directed assistant Amazon Echo in November, 2014 and it has been an amazing sales success.  There have been over 5 million units sold since the introduction and there are now 3 different versions to choose from.  We have been an Echo home since 2016 and I have READ MORE

  • Security Steps That We Can Take

    With all of the news on hacking attacks and identity theft, it is important to take steps ourselves to protect our data and our systems.  Three areas that we control are our passwords, our networks, and our devices.   The following is an overview of password hygiene and the role that READ MORE

  • Internet Failover Protection – Just in Time

    With the hurricane past and cleanup well underway, I have been asked several times about internet options when Hargray or Time Warner service is down.  It seems that a number of businesses had to wait a number of days before their internet service was restored.  While generally reliable, internet service READ MORE

  • Hurricane Matthew Visit

    My wife and I were in Napa when we heard that Matthew was forming and was a potential threat to Hilton Head Island.

  • Launching HHI

    I am happy to announce the launch of CON- NECTED HHI, a new technology service company serving homes and businesses on Hilton Head Island and the adjacent Lowcountry.

  • Residential

    At Connected HHI, we believe that the right technology can help homeowners to better manage and enjoy their homes. While there are plenty of geeky things that you can do, there can be real benefit in adding solutions that give you visibility into your home, control of your key systems, READ MORE

  • Business

    Technology is now an integral part of business today and most business technology is reliant on an internet connection. Connected HHI specializes in making sure that your network connection is reliable and secure today and tomorrow. Technology is an arms race and we provide the expertise, the technology, and the READ MORE