MUM’s the word!

MUM may be the word but officially it’s Mikrotik User Meeting.

You know, the conference and exhibition with all of the workshops for the MikroTik Router Operating system software?

If not, you should, especially if you’re into network solutions. Read more

Don’t fall victim: 2 Common Mistakes Network Providers Make

Exactly how secure is your critical business data on your open network?

Unfortunately, the answer to that is – not as safe as you think. If it’s not at the forefront of your thoughts, it should be. Don’t be a victim, be a problem solver. Read more

Bandwidth Problems?

4 Signs It’s Time To Upgrade

Is your Internet cutting out and causing frustration?

Slow connections aren’t just frustrating; they drain productivity and profitability from your company’s bottom line. Having hundreds of employees on your business’ Internet can often lead to a slower connection. But with the surge of digital services, your business operations need to run efficiently. Read more

Is MPLS A Dying Technology?

The market is changing. What is useful today may not be useful tomorrow.

No matter what problem a technology may currently solve, most of it is doomed to fade and die out. Either that or a technical engineer will develop a bigger and better version of it. Read more

Increase Your Network Reliability: 6 SD-WAN Benefits

How does your company access its business applications?

Most enterprise businesses rely on the Internet to support remote workers and branch offices, essentially turning their WAN into an Internet-based VPN. Read more

Do Digital Better – Start With Your Network

Is your network secure, up to date, and operating at the speed of your business? For most IT teams or technology managers, this scenario is unrealistic.

Managing a network involves a ton of manual activities.

From installing probes, building VPN tunnels, logging into CLIs for each device, and parsing what is returned – all to ensure your company isn’t exposed to downtime or the latest security threat. On top of that hiring, training, and retaining adequate in-house talent to keep your operation stable and technology current is difficult. The cold hard truth is, you’re doing anything and everything to keep your head above water. Read more

Colocation – On-Demand Scalability

To colo, or not to colo? That is the question.

There are many reasons why a business would select a colocation facility over building its own data center. Between management, monitoring, and automation tools – cost is definitely at the front of the line. As a result, colos work well with cloud service providers. In turn, their popularity has expanded to organizations that don’t have enough IT staff or the capital to keep up with it.

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Tips for Selecting a Managed Service Provider

Selecting a company to manage your business network and applications is not easy.

So, how do you know which one is right for your business?

It’s important to evaluate the key offerings the service provider has available. As an example, will your business receive fully managed, secure, and independent connection streams with dynamic routing? Is their team of technical experts available 24/7/365?

To make sure your network is always running smoothly you’ll need to know if the managed service provider uses state of the art tools to monitor your network. To help, we’ve put together a 5-step checklist that you can use to confirm you’re making the right choice.

How to identify the right Managed Service Provider:

1. Does the provider manage outside of your network?
Make sure the network provider can support all of your local, national, and global needs.

2. What do the fees entail?
To get the best pricing for the service your company needs, research their packages.

3. What will my IT Team be responsible for?
Your IT Team should focus on the core of your business, not someone else’s. Ensure the support is all-inclusive.

4. Can the provider retrofit to your businesses network?
The managed service provider should design the network around your system to boost productivity and profitability.

5. Private networking drives security.
Keep your data and network security with only Internet traffic going to the Internet.

For a downloadable checklist, see our Tips for Selecting a Managed Service Provider resource.


WISPAmerica – 3 Reasons Why You Should Attend!

We’re headed to Memphis, Tennessee – are you?

If not, you should consider it… Below are our top three reasons why you should attend the WispAmerica conference:

1. The sessions and exhibit hall are packed full of development, advancement, and unification programs to keep any Internet Service Provider ahead of the curb.

1. FCC laws, technical forums, government rules and regulations, ethical business practices, and a network of over 800 members within the telecom wireless space, WISPAmerica 2017 is said to          be THE conference to attend.

1. Its members help support the industry that delivers broadband Internet to over 3 million users via 3000+ Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

Conveniently located in the heart of the city at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, WISPAMERICA happens to be sharing space with some well-known companies such as FedEx, Greyhound, Continental Trailways, and the Piggly Wiggly (the world’s first self-service grocery store). Memphis also happens to be the home of rock ‘n roll!

So, if you’re in the area or want to be – come join us for 3 days of informative hands-on training and interactive sessions. Be sure to stop by booth #704 and say hello!