Say Goodbye to Microsoft’s Windows 7

Brett Harney Application Performance, Network Performance, Network Security

On January 14, 2020 — Microsoft’s support for Windows 7 will cease. That means no more updates or fixes, including security fixes after January 14. What does end of support mean? If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC may become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and …

Is SD-WAN for you?

Brett Harney Application Performance, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery, Network Performance, Unified Communications

Listen to what your business is telling you. With the deluge of cloud applications today – Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Unified Communications (UC) solutions, and much more – we’re asking a lot of our traditional networks. WANs are being pushed to their limits, carrying increasing amounts of data to and from multiple branch offices to mobile users, and to the …

CTG network services

Thinking about network services? Ask these 5 questions first

Brett Harney Application Performance, Network Performance

Most companies have built their traditional network architecture in a piecemeal approach over the years, starting at the corporate office and then expanding to the branch office. Network managers selected the most reliable and most cost-effective internet connections possible for each location. This approach worked well when teams were small and internet speeds were ‘good enough’ to connect back to …

UCaaS 2.0 – Raising the stakes with UCaaS Application Integration

Brett Harney Application Performance, Unified Communications

When it comes to communicating at work, it should be as simple as ‘pulling up a chair’ to a co-worker’s desk. But in a world that’s gone mobile – where nearly 50% of Americans say they spend at least some time working remotely or from home – how can organizations foster effective communication when team members can literally be working …

It's all about the bundle

It’s All About The Bundle

Brett Harney Application Performance, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery, Cloud, Communication, Hosted Phone, Unified Communications, VoIP

I recently took a morning trip to McDonald’s to cheat on my 2019 Resolution, and ordered the standard Egg McMuffin, hash brown and a coffee.  When I arrived at the drive through window, the attendant told me my total was $9.23 and I was appalled.  I asked for the receipt and everything was ordered ala cart instead of the “Breakfast …