The Security Landscape is Changing

Are you Confident Your Business is Secure?

When looking at communications technologies, whether it’s unified communications or data center, you can’t implement these technologies without considerations for security. With more than 5200 security breaches reported in 2017 it’s imperative that businesses take note and put in place measures for improved security in 2018.* As business are moving to the cloud, hosted and other managed services, they need to understand how security pertains to their changing business operations.  In the past security was a firewall needed for e-mails being sent back and forth. Now, businesses need to understand who was sending us what and if it is malicious. With the proliferation of mobile devices this adds yet another level of security complexity. We are all mobile. And the key to security is to secure against the “bad guys” while still providing access to users where and when they need it to ensure employee satisfaction and productivity. Learn more.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018/Comments (0)/
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Driving Business Innovation through Technology and a Strategic Partnership with IT

CIO Review Magazine features article by President & CEO, Bob Udell.

“The multi-faceted challenge includes the management of secure applications, data, devices, and networks while leveraging technology to support innovation," said Bob Udell, president and chief executive officer of Consolidated Communications. 

To be competitive in today’s rapidly changing marketplace, organizations must create an environment, which incents and rewards innovation in a way that accelerates improvements in the experience they provide customers as well as their products and services. Effectively deployed technology is a critical enabler of that innovation, and a flexible, well-developed IT infrastructure, coupled with a solid business strategy, forms the foundation for transformational growth. Easily said, but not as easily done...

Monday, February 6, 2017/Comments (0)/
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Cyber Security and the Holidays

The holidays are here and I hope everyone made it safely through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Wait, safely through Cyber Monday? You probably never left the comfort of your sofa as you purchased that drone, did you?

Of course, I’m talking about Internet and network security...

Monday, December 14, 2015/Comments (0)/
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Widespread Advances in Wifi: The Latest Wireless Technologies

I don’t feel that old, but find myself increasingly using the phrase “Back in my day…” 

When I started college in the early 90’s, no one had smartphones or tablets, Wifi didn’t exist on campus, and if you had your own computer a strange device called a modem could connect to the mainframe on campus. In today’s society, we realize the importance of handheld devices, ubiquitous wireless connectivity and the immediacy of communications. As a result, it’s amazing what we can do with today’s technology.

Wireless access in the enterprise, at home, and on the road has become something we all expect. It has to be available, responsive and secure. We also need to connect many different types of devices onto Wifi networks, including laptops, smartphones and tablets. And they all need to work together in harmony. We now have new wireless standards enabling faster, more reliable communications. The “Internet of Things” movement is bringing our cars, thermostats, light switches and more into the cloud so we can better manage our busy lives. Let’s take a look at a few of the technologies making wireless better…
 

Monday, May 11, 2015/Comments (0)/
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Is your data center healthy?

When it comes to your data center there is no such thing as a “small change.” Current data center infrastructure is more interrelated and interdependent than ever before. Making one minor change in one place can change everything. As server, network, storage, and hypervisor operating systems become increasingly dependent on each other; tremendous efficiencies are gained, but also present a new challenge. To keep everything working together at peak efficiency, all components must be continuously in compliance with each other and must follow best practices. In addition, new security patches (or even new features) require keeping all of these systems up-to-date with firmware and patches. But how can you keep everything up to date and healthy when some changes are easy, some are difficult, and just finding the best practices and compatibility matrices takes more time than you have to spare?

The answer to this question is...

 

Thursday, February 19, 2015/Comments (0)/
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