Two Heads May Be Better than One, but One Service Provider Beats Two

Utilizing a single provider for network and cloud services means better service and faster support

One of the main reasons for moving to the cloud is to free IT staff from labor-intensive, daily management of computing services, and instead make them available for more strategic activities such as planning and oversight. Simplifying network management by using one vendor for both networking and cloud services is one more way to free resources for those profit-enhancing initiatives. Setting up services becomes simpler when the vendor recommending your network configuration knows what cloud services you’ll be using. Compatibility issues are eliminated before they occur. And IT staff doesn’t have to play middleman and be responsible for conveying information between cloud and network vendors.

One of the biggest differences among cloud service providers is whether the provider offers their own network access to their cloud services...

Sunday, January 24, 2016/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

To Cloud or Not to Cloud...

Is that the question?

Not really. First of all, unless you live in a cave (and a pretty remote one at that) you started using the cloud a long time ago. You use it every time you send or receive an email or look something up on the Web. You may be using it to stream movies, TED talks, cat videos and bicycle stunts. It’s where you go to participate in multiplayer games, to update social media and to access services like Dropbox or Salesforce. In fact, if your link to the cloud went down, you’d likely be limited to what’s on your desktop, laptop or tablet, and maybe what’s on the servers down the hall. You’d have to do a whole lot more phoning, snail mailing and walking to your colleague’s desk, and you’d be functioning more or less the way primitives did back in the 1980s. In other words, you already rely heavily on the cloud. We all do.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

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)/ Article rating: 5.0

Secure Wireless Access Without the Hassle

It’s kind of ironic that a leading magazine of today’s cutting-edge technology calls itself Wired, because today’s technology is increasingly wireless. In environments as small as an office and a large as a campus, employees and guests are wirelessly accessing the cloud for work, play, research, and the occasional cat video. How that access is provided can be a critical decision for organizations and users alike.

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Monday, October 27, 2014/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

But Really, What Can the Cloud do for YOU?

There are a variety of cloud options available to individuals and businesses today. From private clouds to public clouds and even virtual private clouds, there is sure to be an option that will fit your needs for easy access to resources and to maintain your privacy. Which cloud option is right for you? Read on to find out. 
Saturday, July 26, 2014/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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