Preparing for the unknown

Leighton Rosendale Application Performance, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery, Collaboration, Communication, Hosted Phone, Network Performance, Uncategorized, Unified Communications

One day we are all living our lives normally, and the next we are all suddenly living in confusion and uncertainty. There has been so much uncertainty and confusion surrounding COVID-19, and with local, state and national governments stating different information, it makes it hard to determine what exactly is going on, or how long our lives will be affected …

SD-WAN Implementation isn’t as easy as 1,2,3

Brett Harney Application Performance, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery, Network Performance, Network Security

When companies talk about digital transformation, the reality is that bringing mission-critical applications to the cloud isn’t a company’s end goal – it’s a means to an end. Businesses are looking to harness the full benefits of SaaS and cloud-based infrastructure to reduce costs and improve scalability, accessibility, and security. But getting there, however, requires re-thinking the one-time staple of …

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 …