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Digital Spring Cleaning Tips for IT Maintenance

By |2018-05-07T15:12:59+00:00May 7th, 2018|IT Security, Network Infrastructure|

It’s spring cleaning season when milder weather encourages us to open up, air out and clean up the house following a long winter. For businesses, it is also a good idea to declutter and freshen up your digital house with some basic IT maintenance chores. Organizations often get so caught up in day-to-day operational requirements [...]

Is Poor Network Performance Hampering Your Operations?

By |2018-04-26T18:57:57+00:00April 26th, 2018|Network Infrastructure|

It’s no secret that network downtime results in productivity, revenue and opportunity costs. Network outages also have negative effects on intangibles such as customer service and business reputation. It doesn’t take a full-on outage to stall the business, however. At a time when network reliability has become an operational imperative, slowdowns resulting from poorly performing [...]

Why IP Video Surveillance Is Pushing Analog Systems to the Brink of Extinction

By |2018-03-05T18:22:02+00:00March 5th, 2018|Network Infrastructure, Videos|

The corporate network has become a crowded place as more devices and assets have been connected to the Internet. In addition to desktop computers and mobile devices, organizations are collecting data from everything from light fixtures and printers to field equipment and vehicles. As adoption of IP video surveillance continues to increase, video cameras have [...]

Why Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appeals to Small Businesses

By |2017-08-23T12:31:06+00:00December 28th, 2016|Network Infrastructure, SMB Strategies|

According to research from Techaisle, converged infrastructure adoption is on the rise in the small to midsize business (SMB) community. Ten percent of small businesses and 27 percent of midmarket businesses plan to adopt converged infrastructure. Survey respondents cited one or more of the following reasons for moving forward with converged infrastructure: integrated design and [...]

Is It Time to Review Your WAN Connectivity Options?

By |2017-08-23T12:31:33+00:00August 15th, 2016|Network Infrastructure|

Mobile workers and telecommuters are accessing applications and data remotely. Users are relying more heavily on Internet- and cloud-based services. And many organizations — including small businesses — are adding remote offices and branch locations so they can better serve customers and expand into new markets. All of these trends have had an impact on [...]

Why a Network Upgrade May Be Inevitable — and How to Approach It

By |2017-08-23T12:31:33+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Network Infrastructure|

In the typical small to midsize business (SMB), the computer network was built using consumer-grade hardware and has grown organically over time. And if the network is even a few years old it’s probably not capable of meeting today’s demands. Think about it. Just 10 years ago, most users had a single desktop or laptop [...]

I Think We Need a Server. Now What?

By |2017-08-23T12:31:33+00:00July 12th, 2016|Data Storage, IT budgeting and planning, IT Management, Network Infrastructure, Technology|

Many organizations don’t realize that their processes and technology are having a negative impact on business operations until they start to grow. For example, manual data sharing practices involving email and USB sticks may have been adequate for a while, but the inefficiency and errors that often occur become magnified with growth. Operational bottlenecks caused [...]

Why a Highly Performing Network Is Critical to Business

By |2017-08-23T12:31:34+00:00April 6th, 2016|Network Infrastructure|

Organizations are asking a lot from their networks these days. Complex business applications, IP communications systems and cloud services all require a high-performance, highly available network. Employees need access to data anytime, anywhere. Downtime is not an option. However, a network that’s on and working is not enough. In today’s business environment, you need a [...]