There is a shift in how businesses use technology. New applications, including Voice over IP VoIP phone systems, Cloud Based Email, File Sync & Sharing all require solid network infrastructure. According to a recent report from the Enterprise Strategy Group, Demonstrating SD-WAN Business Value: Rethinking WAN for a Modern Age, distributed organizations with multiple Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) locations may need to reduce unnecessary deployment and management of network infrastructure.
The market for Cloud Computing is maturing. According to Trends in Cloud Computing, a recent research report by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), 90 percent claim using some form of Cloud Computing. In fact, the report provides insights that 43 percent of the Companies using Cloud Computing are migrating from one Public Cloud Provider to another for a variety of reasons including security, cost and open standards. Here are a few considerations for Cloud migration gleaned from the report.
It is a new year and we all make resolutions. What will your digital marketing resolutions be? Will you get that adwords campaign going? What about updating your email lists? Will you consider using Linkedin or are you’re finally ready to update your Website? Maybe a combination of all of the above? If so, here are some quick tips to help you keep your New Year’s resolution.
Technology is always evolving, with new ways to benefit always on the horizon. Like Mobility and Cloud, Internet of Things (Iot) is a shift in computing that will impact many businesses and organizations within the next few years. According to research from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), IoT is expected to drive over 50 billion connected devices by 2020. Read on to explore why this new emerging area of technology is expected to grow at a dramatic pace.
Defending against Cyber threats is no easy task. Understanding the risks and designing a defense strategy are important steps in protecting yourself from Malicious actors and Cybercriminals. Staying current on Operating System and Application Patches, Restricting Network Access, and maintaining antivirus and malware protection are known ways to protect your network.
I was privileged to attend a peer meeting with other Audit Committee chairs to discuss important topics for the Board of Directors during 2017. Some of the main topics that concern board members include global economy, risk management and cyber threat.
Are you are an MSP considering adding Cloud Services or Cyber Security protection to your existing business? Maybe you are a Telecom Agent considering adding IoT or perhaps Software Defined Networking to next year’s initiatives. Changing buyer dynamics, margin pressure, and technological innovation all put pressure on your business to change. How do you avoid the risks of changing too soon, too often or too late? What if you are too slow to change or just plain stuck? Here are some tips to help you determine if your business is Agile
It is no surprise, technology flattens the world for many businesses. What’s more, nearly every business sector finds it necessary to collect, maintain, analyze, and monetize user data. Many think Cybersecurity risks only apply to highly regulated industries, such as legal, healthcare and financial services.
According to the technology industry research firm Gartner Group, ninety percent of companies that experience data loss go out of business within two years. Countless studies indicate the longer the downtime, the greater the risk. More and more businesses are turning to Cloud Backup and collation to ensure their critical data is protected. But how long will it take to restore that data when a disaster strikes? Here are some points to consider to minimize the risk of downtime.
As the trend toward Cloud computing continues in 2017, MSPs, Telecom Agents and Cloud Service Providers will profit from public, private and hybrid cloud deployments and migrations. The upward trend in numbers of connected devices from Internet of Things will drive opportunities for encryption, connectivity and data. Complexity from new and existing cyber threats drives demand for security services, making 2017 appear promising for MSPs, Telecom Agents, CSPs and other IT Channel Partners.
It’s that time of year when many businesses are setting goals and budgets for next year. This is a good time to reflect on the impact technology can have on your business. While Cloud Computing adoption remains strong, companies will increase migration from Public to Private Cloud and even migrate back “on premise.” Cloud adoption, digital transformation and streaming media will increase the demand for bulletproof networking.
We all know, not being able to get on the WiFi is annoying. But worse still, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can impact your business and even interfere with vital infrastructure such as electrical grids.