Network Security

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. Read More


WAN Modernization

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. Read More


WAN Modernization

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. Read More


Gears

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. Read More


Technology Consultants

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. Read More