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 It’s a major challenge in deciding when ‘outdated technology’ is holding an organization back, or when it’s still delivering value.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 …

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 …

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 …