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…

4 Ways Remote Workers are changing the economy for the good

Remote working has caused employees to rethink and better accommodate their priorities in life and employers to rethink operations regarding how they can best work with professionals and create teams. More than two-thirds of professionals were working remotely during the peak of the pandemic, according to a new report by work marketplace Upwork, and over…

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…

Zoom, GoTomeeting or Teams Video Conferencing?

We’ve all experienced the challenges that come with traditional conferencing equipment and unreliable systems. This past year many companies scrambled to get anything they could in place to set up remote employees and now you have the task of building something more permanent, with advanced features and simple management.   Your business needs the right video…

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…

Is Cybercrime increasing or decreasing: 5 disturbing statistics from remote workers

Have you ever considered how the rush to set up remote workers has impacted network security?  Are we now more secure or less secure?  What did we gain, or possibly miss in terms of vulnerability?  Consider the following….Microsoft reported 32 million subscribers using Teams on March 11th, a 40% increase. Most business only dream of…