Looking ahead – How does your technology stack need to evolve?

Brett Harney Network Security

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, we thought we understood just how much technology was changing the modern world. But, over the last few weeks and months, we’ve learned a lot about all the wonderful capabilities of digital life and discovered some of its limitations. As we start thinking about what life looks like during and after the recovery phases of this …

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 …

How are you planning for 2020?

Brett Harney Application Integration, Cloud, Collaboration, Communication, Managed Network Services, Network Security, Unified Communications

With not only a new year but a new decade right around the corner, company leaders need to be mapping out a serious plan for what’s ahead. But where do you start? It’s a major challenge in deciding when ‘outdated technology’ is holding an organization back, or when it’s still delivering value. Or determining if the ROI for building integrations …

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 …

With cybersecurity scams around every corner – can you afford to wait?

Brett Harney Network Security

Unless you’ve been living off the grid, you’ve probably heard about the exploding number of cybersecurity threats popping up everywhere. And it’s not just global statistics we’re talking about. Even state and local governments are coming under assault. Baltimore is the latest US city targeted with a ransomware attack, following smaller security beaches in towns like Greenville, NC, and Allentown, …