Why SD WAN can be a Good Fit for a Remote Office

Most enterprises need reliable connectivity between remote branches and the corporate Headquarters or data center. MPLS (Multi-Protocol label switching) is the Cadillac of private secure data connectivity and is found in most enterprise WAN (wide area network) environments. With the ever growing popularity of cloud based computing and the increasingly cheap bandwidth available most enterprises…

How do I move my IT to a new building?

Growth in business is a great and exciting thing. Profits increase, steady workflow and job security for employees helps company morale. Inevitably however the space your business started in can become too small and suddenly you have logistics issues and find you have to move to a bigger location. Moving your corporate office to a…

Do you believe in paranormal Internet activity? Who or what is stealing your bandwidth?!

Some IT managers find that even after a recent Internet upgrade users still complain of slow speeds. It’s almost as though some paranormal activity is going on sucking up your bandwidth. Every time technology advances, there is some sort of bottleneck that is created by older technology holding things back. With the rise of virtualization…

What is SD WAN?

SD WAN stands for Software Defined Wide area networking. SD WAN allows multi-site businesses to leverage hybrid network solutions without sacrificing the performance and reliability of their MPLS network at a lower cost. SD WAN allows you to dynamically route traffic across a variety of different network technologies such as DSL, Cable, and Fiber enabling…

Business Internet Options

Business Internet is critical to companies of every size. Even small businesses now use SaaS applications to run HR, point of sale, inventory, track sales transactions, bookkeeping, and their phone systems. All those applications are accessed over IP connectivity. Some larger organizations have the budget for private IP connectivity such as MPLS but many companies…

How to prevent IT Budgeting mistakes and runaway technology spending

Many companies today are in the middle of a digital transformation. Businesses are moving more functions to the cloud, virtualizing systems and deploying business analytics to gain more insight into the business. Some companies are seeing a large range of SaaS applications being purchased by departments other than IT. It is very easy for technology…

How to migrate your business to Office 365

Many companies have used Microsoft Office, Outlook and other products for years without encountering the cloud. Your company may be sitting fine in your on-site server farm but there are some great advantages to migrating to Office 365. I know you hate Email issues and have learned probably the hard way not to touch email…

Network Connectivity

MPLS connectivity is the preferred method to connect multiple business locations Have you ever ordered something online and then tracked the package as it makes strange and seemingly illogical stops all over the country? That’s similar to the way IP routing on the Internet works.

IT Management Best Practices

Most IT Directors focus is to automate and improve business processes throughout the enterprise. But the IT organization itself also has its own need for process improvement and automation. The best-run IT organizations not only focus their process improvement efforts but also seek to optimize their own IT management processes.