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…

What to do if your Company is Attacked by Ransomware

In the past year, 92% of organizations reported that their organization had seen ransomware delivered via email attachments and nearly 30% have seen business operations impacted by ransomware. You’ve read thousands of articles on guarding your network from every threat under the sun. But sometimes, despite all precautions, an infection gets in. Now is the…

B2B Buyers prefer purchasing online

In 2019, digital B2B sales from all electronic channels—ecommerce sites, log-in portals, marketplaces, e-procurement systems, electronic data interchange, and other online buyer/seller networks—grew 10.9% to $9.00 trillion from $8.10 trillion, according to data and analysis in the 2020 B2B Ecommerce Market Report, a newly published research report from Digital Commerce 360. As COVID-19 has caused…

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…

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…

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…

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…