Why moving applications to the cloud may lead to an SD WAN Network

Most companies have servers for email, ERP, practice management software etc. Most of the time those are in a corporate data center or other data center and the branch offices connect to those servers via private MPLS connections for security and performance. Internet is typically managed from a secure location such as the data center…

What is Hybrid WAN

Hybrid WAN is a way of connecting branch offices with the traffic being sent over two different types of connections. One connection is the traditional MPLS that connects to the data center. The other is made through a broadband connection to the Internet using SD WAN to create an encrypted tunnel. How does it benefit my…

Business Is Going Digital. So Why Is your Buying process Still Analog?

A typical IT technology purchase process for many companies begins by building a spreadsheet with a list of required features. The list consists of your understanding of both the features your current solution offers, along with the additional items you wish your current solution offered. It might also involve some level of begging the CFO…

6 Technologies that will Disrupt Business in 2021

Many companies experience disruption in 2020 that is very different from the normal disruption see in IT.  The disruption meant sending everyone home to work for a year. Covid-19 did more to shake up the technology landscape than just remote work. The pandemic also drove many companies to reshape how they look at running their…

What Can SDWAN do for you?

An SD-WAN uses a centralized control function to securely and intelligently direct traffic across your wide area branch office network (WAN). This increases application performance and delivers a high quality user experience, resulting in increased business productivity, agility and reduced costs for IT. But what does that mean exactly? What can it actually do for…

How to Securely Connect to Mission-critical Apps & Data

Connecting business networks securely to mission critical applications and company data can be a difficult challenge. Today’s networks continue to expand, further fragmenting the traditional edges at the data center, WAN, and LAN with things like off-network devices, distributed compute, multi-cloud, converged OT networks, LTE and 5G, the internet, and most recently, the home edge…

Software Defined Networking (SD WAN) Explained

Software‐Defined WAN, or SD‐WAN for short, is at the leading edge of software‐based networking deployments. SD WAN simplifies branch networking by automating deployment and improving performance. SD WAN can be provisioned over private connectivity(MPLS), Internet connectivity and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed networks. SD WAN offers enterprise-grade connection to cloud and enterprise applications, software…

10 Positive things from 2020

1. My son hit his first little league home run. That pretty much overrides anything else that happened to me in 2020. #pride 2. The Mandalorian on Disney+, yes that is nerdy but as a life long Star Wars fan Mando and Baby Yoda made up for all the nonsense the new movies gave us.…

Business Internet and Phone

Small businesses thrive on being nimble and open to change. This includes the ability to stay connected, work from any location and keep employees productive when on the road with business internet and phone. Mobile technology like smartphones, laptops, mobile applications, VoIP and GPS help businesses stay in touch with customers. Agile and mobile technologies…

Remote work; Are businesses prepared for a permanent switch?

Research suggests as many as 98% of people would like the option to work remotely for the rest of their careers, and many bosses already expect remote working to extend will into 2021 and probably beyond. People have realized the benefits of working remotely and the work/life balance that comes with it.  Yet the new-found…