5 Reasons to Switch to Cloud Based VoIP Communications

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…

Top 3 SD-WAN Solutions for Business

The traditional WAN (wide-area network) function is to connect users at the branch offices to applications hosted on servers in the data center. Typically, dedicated MPLS circuits is used to help ensure security, QoS and reliable connectivity. In today’s IT world employee productivity may be compromised by SaaS-application performance problems. WAN expenses can rise with…

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…

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…

What is MPLS network?

What is MPLS network…the quick definition is a wide area network that employs a protocol agnostic routing technology to speed up and shape traffic flows over a service provider network.   MPLS stands for Multi-Protocol Label Switching and is a way to connect your branch offices together. If you deploy VoIP across your network you…

Small Business WAN Best Practices

Today networks are critical to the operation and innovation of business organizations, workforce productivity is built on the expectation of nonstop access to communications and resources. The primary role of the WAN is to interconnect primary site and remote-site LANs. As networks become more complex in order to meet the needs of any device, any…