Date: 21 September 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

How WAN Modernization Helps to Optimize Network Performance

Technology is no longer just a tool with which to get things done. It is the backbone of the modern enterprise, and that backbone relies on stable connectivity that supports daily operations. Unfortunately, not all enterprises have made the transition. Many still rely on traditional or hybrid networks that utilize an ad-hoc approach to connectivity, only implementing new end-points when a specific project demands it, and not accounting for the diverse needs of today’s operations, especially in..

Date: 31 August 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

Overcoming the Barriers to Cloud Networking Implementation

This year has been a wakeup call for many organizations - a reminder that their systems cannot be just good enough because the bar can move at any time. For this reason, many organizations are rethinking their networking strategy. The need for a more robust and ultimately resilient system that can stand up to the demands of a partially or potentially fully remote workforce is more apparent than ever.

Many companies have already started the process of exploring the cloud for elements of their..

Date: 14 August 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

How Technology Will Help Us Reimagine the Workplace

In just a few short months, companies around the globe have risen to the challenge of moving thousands of employees to remote operations - shifting their IT strategy and implementing new tools to ensure safe distancing from home. But with more remote work on the horizon and a fundamental transition in how we see the workplace in general already starting to happen, what does the future hold? 

A hybrid work environment that supports employees who work both at home and in the office is already..

Date: 30 July 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

Five Reasons to Consider WAN Modernization for Your Organization

WAN modernization through the implementation of SD-WAN technology offers a number of significant benefits to organizations that are spread across a large geographic area and want to reduce cost, improve bandwidth, and support the user experience. 

We recently looked at what WAN modernization does and why it matters for modern enterprise organizations. Let’s take a closer look now at five reasons you should consider an update, especially in the current climate. 

 

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Date: 17 July 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

The Great Collaboration Strategy Between Banks and FinTechs

With Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft (GAFAM) taking away customer mindshare from banks and FinTechs, the only viable option is for these former competitors to put aside their differences and form strategic partnerships.

The term coopetition is used in business and technology circles to describe a scenario where two companies that usually compete against one another work together. An example is when Apple (finally) made iTunes for Windows devices. The company realized that the..

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Date: 09 July 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

DevOps Demand, the IT Talent Gap and Your Company's Options

Despite record unemployment and a recession, many economists and analysts believe we’re on the edge of the biggest skills shortage in U.S. history for specific roles, especially in IT.

The tech industry is feeling the skills gap the most, and the search for DevOps is near the top of the list.

What does DevOps mean?

DevOps is a combination of software development and information technology operations practices that emphasize the collaboration and communication of software developers and IT..

Date: 30 June 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

Is Active Directory Migration and Optimization Right for You?

In the first six months of 2019 alone, data breaches exposed more than 4.1 billion records, and in 2018, 62% of businesses experienced phishing and social engineering attacks. The majority of all businesses are being targeted by hackers, and their methods are not particularly sophisticated. They’re going for the weakest link in the chain - your people and their password habits.

A range of policies and technologies like multi-factor authentication and single sign-on can help better secure..

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Date: 25 June 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

The Invaluable Role of DevOps in Retail’s Digital Transformation

The retail industry has seen several casualties over the past couple of years. But merchants that have adopted DevOps practices are becoming more engaged with their customers and are experiencing growth.

One of the biggest buzzwords talked about in retail right now is “digital transformation.” One publication describes this nebulous term as “the profound transformation of business and organizational activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities..

Date: 17 June 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

Benefits of Active Directory Optimization

The role of the Active Directory (AD) is to centralize user management within the network and manage the authentication and authorization of your users. But just because it exists doesn’t mean it is successfully performing that job. Through AD optimization, you can strengthen your security measures, streamline the user experience, assure business continuity, and perform due diligence in the case of an acquisition. 

Infrastructure Improvements in Your Active Directory

By addressing the..

Date: 11 June 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

Are You Ignoring This HUGE Security Risk in Your System?

Multiple studies have shown that the majority of data breaches in enterprise organizations are the result of misused or compromised credentials. Firewalls and software solutions only get you so far if your employees and vendors aren’t protecting their access credentials or if old credentials are still active on the system.

And this isn’t a problem from the past. Just this year, Marriott reported a data breach that exposed the personal information of 5.2 million guests. It’s the third such..