While MPLS has gained ground in terms of popularity of the different protocols, there are some benefits to using point-to-point Ethernet lines. Consider the following comparisons: How MPLS (Multi-Lable Protocol Switching) Network Architecture Works Versus Point-to-Point Ethernet Point-to-Point leased lines are formed by connecting every site to other sites using lines that are leased by…Details
Fiber connectivity is on the rise in multi-tenant buildings with over 20 employees. According to Vertical Systems Group, it has climbed from 10.9% in 2004 to 42.5% in 2014. That means more companies have access to high-level carrier Ethernet service connections, high-speed IP/MPLS VPN services, and top-notch cloud services and Internet connectivity than ever before.
When Billy Beane came onto the scene for the Oakland A’s, a team with one of the lowest payrolls in baseball, he changed his thinking and his approach to building a better baseball team. Beane used statistical analysis to find the best bang for the buck instead of the good old-fashioned manual scouting process. Nine…Details
I’ve been in telecom for 20 years and I’ve watched competition increase and prices fall for all kinds of services and bandwidth. 5yrs ago or less the average cost in the western US for voice PRI T1 was around $800 per month. 3yrs ago that same PRI T1 was $500 per month and today you…Details
If you’re an IT pro you have done the research and you understand the basics of cloud. You may even really “get it” and want to make a shift in how your company does business by moving more mission critical servers to cloud. Often however there is a large chasm to cross in order to…Details
The Internet… has transformed the way we research, compare and consider information – this is especially true for purchasing decisions.Details
Today it’s possible to have a data warehouse in the cloud that you can access with business intelligence software running as a service and connect to cloud-based ERP like Microsoft Dynamics. Sales and marketing people are likely familiar with Salesforce.com, the leading SaaS CRM. SaaS is also becoming the standard for order management, compensation, quote…Details
IoT is being talked about in every trade rag and technology blog you can think of but there really hasn’t been a business case to justify large companies to invest in their network infrastructure to support it. That may be about to change. The Internet of Things has arrived at the NFL in a big…Details
It should come as no surprise that science fiction writers have often provided early ideas for future technologies. From the advanced submarine imagined by Jules Verne in his 1870 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to the gesture-based user interface in the 2002 Movie: Minority Report. There are countless examples of science fiction works…Details
For a growing business one location is typically not enough. As the business grows you may prefer to set up multiple offices to attract different regions of customers and to make doing business with you more convenient to your clients. Growth can create logistics complexities you never planned on.