Date: 09 April 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

The Impact of Cloud Networking on SMEs

One of the biggest impediments to a remote work model is the existing infrastructure most small and medium-sized enterprises currently run. Existing networks are notoriously difficult to stand up for new locations, let alone access via VPN at scale by thousands of employees suddenly working from home WiFi networks.

Cloud networking addresses this by shifting away from traditional physical infrastructure, allowing the standup of dozens of APs in minutes, not weeks. From an operations..

Date: 02 April 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

How to Manage Network Security During a Crisis

 

A sudden, unexpected disaster or crisis can lead to situations for which your IT team isn’t prepared. 

Remote work presents particular challenges to your InfoSec team to protect vital company information and prevent potential cybersecurity threats, both now and when all those devices come back to the network. 

Let’s take a closer look at the steps you should be taking to mitigate this risk and prepare for the eventual reunification of your workforce with the organization’s network. 

 

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Date: 18 March 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

Best Practices When Shifting to Remote Work

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is here, and it means unprecedented disruption to our way of life. Schools are closed, Main Street businesses are shuttered, and millions of workers are juggling the process of remote work.

Small and medium-sized enterprise organizations are scrambling to implement the software, procedures, and policies needed to enable their workers to stay productive (as much as possible) from home. The result has been a series of unprecedented growing pains as the western world’s..

Date: 03 March 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

What Is WAN Modernization and Why Does It Matter?

Wide Area Network (WAN) used by large organizations helps to extend network coverage over a large physical area, but there are limitations. When attempting to expand a WAN over an increasingly large geographical area, account for carrier networks and manage the current demands of network traffic, they are limited. Using conventional routers, WANs backhaul much of their traffic from physical locations to a data center for security inspections and communication with the cloud.

Simply put, they..

Date: 25 February 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

Five Common Questions About New Platform Integration

More than ever, the breadth of technology available to enterprise organizations to solve a diverse array of problems can be overwhelming. Gone are the days of a small handful of ERPs handling 99% of an organization’s operations. Increased development cycles, the rise of cloud-based solutions, and the ability to integrate tools seamlessly across dozens of connection points create a far more flexible ecosystem than was available ten or even just five years ago.

However, that flexibility creates..

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Date: 04 February 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

7 Questions to Ask a Technology Consultant

Whether you have a sizable internal IT team or not, there are situations in which an outside IT consultant or firm is needed. 

Of course, consulting is a subjective field. There are no hard metrics by which IT firms are measured to determine if they have the experience, expertise, and vertical-specific background needed to support your business. You have to ask the right questions and vet the response to those questions in the context of your needs.

There are easy questions that should be..

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Date: 24 January 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act and How Should You Respond?

In the spring of 2018, organizations around the world scrambled to ensure they were prepared for GDPR - the sweeping privacy and data protection legislation that went into effect in the EU. It was unclear who was affected or to what degree, but if you did business in Europe, you took it seriously.

Fast forward 20 months and California has passed similar legislation designed to protect the privacy of its citizens. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020,..

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Date: 08 October 2019

Author: Madison Tracy

Bedroc Solidifies Commitment to the Nashville Community Through Partnership with Local Organizations

(Photo: Joe Tuttle, the first Nashville State Community College graduate to complete the Bedroc Technician Program, was recently promoted to Associate Solutions Engineer.)

Bedroc reinforced its passion and commitment to developing technology talent in Middle Tennessee through its recent partnership with Nashville State Community College, Pencil Foundation, Opportunity Now and Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. Through these partnerships, Bedroc aims to support education and development..

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Date: 30 September 2019

Author: Madison Tracy

Bedroc Makes its Third Appearance on the Inc. 5000 List

Bedroc has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the 5,000 most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. This year, Bedroc is ranked 3252 with 112 percent three-year revenue growth.

 “We are thrilled to be named among the fastest growing private companies in the country. This recognition is particularly special as..

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Date: 26 September 2019

Author: Nicole Brinson

Are You SHIELD Ready?

A blog by Chris Kirchov on Cybersecurity and the Law

I recently read an article published in CISO Magazine on June 26, 2019, regarding a new bill passed by New York Legislature to strengthen data breach policies. The article introduced the bill to its audience, gave a brief synopsis of its purpose, included additional insight from the New York Attorney General Letitia James, as well from the bill's sponsor, Senator Kevin Thomas and compared the bill to similar initiatives in other parts of..