Van Hydraulics – Case Study

Rural Small Business Enjoys Benefits of Modern Tech Thanks to VanBelkum The Client Van Hydraulics is a regional hydraulic and pneumatic repair facility located in Conklin, MI. They have more than 200 years of experience repairing industrial and mobile hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, custom machine design and construction, specialty machining and fabrication, preventive

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4 Systems Your Small Business Spends Too Much Money On Since we first started 1959, we’ve been huge supporters of our local West Michigan community.  With over 60 years of experience in providing professional services like phone, video, cloud computing, internet, and networking systems, we’ve been around the block a

David’s House Ministries – Case Study

David’s House Ministries is located in Wyoming, MI, providing Adult Foster Care homes and community living support services for adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries living in the Greater Grand Rapids community. A game-changing, telecommunication support solution The Challenge As a non-profit with multiple shared resident facilities and

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Why VanBelkum Deploys High-Availability Networks You may ask, "why would anyone need two firewalls?" Well, here's the deal, all hardware can fail. We all know this is true, but what can we do to keep that from happening to mission critical electronics that run our businesses? One of the many things that can be

Welcome to VanBelkum Services

Having been in the voice business since 1959 there are some questions that we have heard many times... Do I need new phones, or do I even need a phone? Do I go cloud or premise? Is it secure? Is my network good enough? Isn't voice all the same? While we are

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