Managed Cloud

4 Tips to Optimize Your Experience with Managed Cloud Providers

Brett Harney Cloud, Managed Network Services

When considering moving your business to the cloud, you need to decide how much involvement you want in managing that cloud. The cloud doesn’t run itself. Some people fear they will “lose control of their data” if they outsource cloud management. However, managed cloud providers aren’t taking control, they are using their training to make sure your data is safe …

9 IT Questions to Ask Your CEO

Brett Harney Collaboration, Communication, Managed Network Services

As a CIO, would you describe your IT department as “a strong partner to the business?” According to the 2014 Deloitte Global CIO Survey only 49 percent of CIOs feel that way. It’s easy to get trapped in the day-to-day efforts of just maintaining the status quo of keeping the company’s IT infrastructure up and rolling. But when do you have …

Advantages of MPLS Networks over Leased Lines

Brett Harney Managed Network Services, Network Performance

Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a cost-effective solution that enables you to consolidate all of your business applications onto a single private network.  I found a detailed summary on excITingIP.com of the factors that have enabled MPLS VPN Networks to become more favorable for organizations that want to inter-connect their various branches when compared to Point to Point Leased Lines: Traffic …