5 Considerations for Selecting an Enterprise Wireless Network

Businesses are increasingly feeling the need to re-architect their enterprise networks in order to accommodate the rapidly growing demand for wireless connectivity. Many of them are now compelled to build their own enterprise wireless network to support the influx of mobile devices, Internet of Things, and cloud-based applications, as well as increased adoption of WiFi-hungry practices like BYOD.

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4 Network Infrastructure Solutions That Schools Should Be Using

According to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), 91 percent of administrators say effective use of ed tech is critical to their mission of high student achievement. Like the business environment, the modern school environment is being driven by technology such as mobile devices in 1:1 or “bring your own device” (BYOD) programs, streaming video, student wearables, and new educational technologies such as augmented and virtual reality.

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3 Benefits of Choosing Cisco as Your Network Infrastructure Solution

Ask any business in any industry: If your network infrastructure goes down, business comes to a halt. It is the lifeblood of all communications, data transmission, storage, and even application services that your business relies on daily. That is why Phil Murphy of Forrester Research claims that IT spends 80 percent of its budget to keep the lights on. That high cost comes from companies throwing money at the most expensive hardware, the newest box with lots of blinking lights, and a high-priced staff that needs to be specially trained in the various components that keep the network infrastructure chugging along.

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CIOs Should Be Aware Of These Network and Infrastructure Solutions

 

 Budget constraints, disparate or aging technology, integration with legacy systems, risk mitigation, and increased productivity expectations are just some of the big issues that today’s CIOs must grapple with. Fortunately, there are a significant number of network and infrastructure solutions that can help them address a majority of these challenges and even impact all of them to a significant degree. Here are just three of them that they may be aware of, but should be viewed in a different light to enable the support they need to take action.

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Assessing your BCDR plan

 Having a well thought out BCDR plan today has become an overlooked business necessity and major pain point. Knowing that your data and information is being properly backed up in the event of an accident or disaster is crucial to any IT department. What would happen to your company and your critical data in the event of a disaster such as a fire or flood? Would you lose business-critical information? These unforeseen disasters often leave companies crippled due to data loss.

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Why your company needs a BYOD policy

Nowadays, the features and capabilities of Mobile devices such as laptops, smart phones, and tablets seem limitless. With the new technologies that these devices have produced you can now access work files, documents, projects that you never could before.   “67% of people use personal devices at work, regardless of the office’s official BYOD policy.” If you are going to allow your employees to use their devices at work and for internal data knowing who has access to what, and what they are doing on their devices is crucial, this could be why your company needs a BYOD policy in place!

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What is BCDR?

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1st #RNTChat -- August 22nd at 1PM -- Mobile Device Management (MDM)

How many ‘smart’ devices do you own? A Smart Phone? A Tablet? A Laptop? An e-reader? If you’re like most people, the answer is all of the above. As devices have become smaller, versatile, and more affordable it’s not all that uncommon for people that own these devices to use them both at home and in the workplace. However, this industry trend does not come without security ramifications, having more devices increases the need for the security and management.  A lost Smart Phone or tablet could put your personal and business data at risk and expose sensitive information to unauthorized individuals.

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MDM (Mobile Device Management)

Mobile device management seems ideal for any business but necessary steps that need to be taken before implementing a MDM system. Mobile Device Management or MDM is the implemented policy allowing users to access various pieces of information from a mobile device that in most instances would normally be stored on desk top or in a remote server. This could range from that users e-mail, data sheets, or other applications that the company is using on a regular basis. Currently, the most commonly used devices that are used to access this information are tablets, laptops, smart phones, mobile printers, and mobile POS devices.

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Ask The Experts: Cisco UCS Blades

As part of Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), they have developed UCS Blades to implement and improve overall efficiency. Many upper-level management purchase blade chassis with the realization that they will need to expand the chassis in the future, this is why the development of the Cisco UCS blades can be beneficial to any organization with this mindset. Simply put, Cisco’s UCS Blades allow you to install blades faster by allowing the blades to be installed in fewer steps than ever before.  With multiple enterprise deployments it allows customers to find the best fit for their business.

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