Microsoft Teams: A Great Collaboration Tool, but a Not so Great Phone System

Brett Harney Application Integration, Bandwidth management

At Corporate Technologies Group, Inc. we are getting more requests on how MS Teams can provide communication / collaboration services to our clients.  This is a pivotal time, as Microsoft announced that they would be phasing out their Unified Communications Platform, Skype for Business, and replace it with Microsoft Teams in 2017. Now that we are in 2019, Teams is …

Bandwidth Management

Best Practices for Bandwidth Management

Brett Harney Bandwidth management

If your network performance is struggling, the first solution many think of is to add more bandwidth. While that can help when you have a constant overload of traffic, it doesn’t address the root issue of poor bandwidth management. Quality of Service (QoS) and / or Quality of Experience (QoE) can give administrators the tools to direct the traffic, but the solutions …

SD-WAN

Myth Busters: 4 Truths About SD-WAN

Brett Harney Bandwidth management, Network Performance

Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) continues to be a trending topic in the networking world. SD-WAN is a relatively new approach to designing and deploying wide area networks to meet business and application performance requirements, combining application performance-enhancing capabilities with centralized orchestration for rapid service deployment. The more we hear about it, the more the facts get mingled in with speculations, until we …

SD-WAN

What Makes SD-WAN So Revolutionary?

Brett Harney Bandwidth management, Communication, Network Performance

SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN) is the trending buzzword in the network communications world. At its core, SD-WAN utilizes centralized controlling to direct traffic via the strongest and fastest path. It combines the major benefits of SDN, cost efficiency and flexibility, and reproduces them using a WAN, allowing users to take advantage of all possible pathways, including public internet, to get the most value …

Bandwidth

Cloudshift and Bandwidth: Is Your Network Ready?

Brett Harney Bandwidth management, BYOD, Cloud, Internet of Things, Network Performance

Cloudshift is occurring across all categories of business from single applications to total cloud solutions. It’s not surprising. The cloud delivers scalability, mobility, redundancy, and security all at a lower cost over traditional network cores. But, shifting to the cloud isn’t as simple as flipping a switch and all your data and operations just work seamlessly.  You need to consider …