SD-WAN provides the agility, performance and efficiency needed in today’s highly competitive market. But is it better to DIY or partner with an NSP? This white paper investigates.
An Aggressive Pivot Towards Programmable Networks
Software-defined in the context of managed network services should be synonymous with simplified and access...
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[Book] Software-defined WAN crash course
SD-WAN for Dummies breaks down the definition, motivations, considerations and benefits of this leading-edge technology, and explain how it can benefit your enterprise business.
Maximizing Digital Transformation Investments: 3 Areas to Focus on in 2019
Embarking on a digital transformation journey requires IT leaders to rethink their approach to business processes and technology. Here are 3 areas to focus investments for maximum positive impact.
How the WAN Impacts Application Performance
The WAN delivers experiences that both internal and external users demand. A recent IDG survey included three initiatives that can be either directly enabled—or inhibited—by the a WAN’s capabilities.
Leveraging Cloud-based Analytics to Understand Customer Behaviors
Understanding your customers, their behaviors and buying habits is essential to providing the kind of CX that will keep them coming back. Gaining the intel you need is an entirely different challenge.
“DIYers”: Questions to Ask Before Deploying a SD‑WAN
Whether you have already decided to deploy SD-WAN or you’re still thinking about it, here are some questions you should ask yourself in advance—especially if you’re a do-it-yourselfer (DIYer).
Strategic Innovation: Putting Cloud-Managed Network Services in Context
Rising to your organization’s strategic challenges may require rethinking how your resources are allocated. This is why businesses enlist partners to help manage their LAN needs.
How Businesses Gain from Integrating SD-WAN and Security
Security can no longer be an afterthought. It must be designed as a fundamental component in SD-WAN deployments—whether integrated into the platform itself or as an adjacent service.
An Aggressive Pivot Towards Programmable Networks
Software-defined in the context of managed network services should be synonymous with simplified and accessible. If otherwise, question it heavily.
Downtime’s time is up
The explosion of online apps and portals has made application performance issues obvious to your customers and partners. Avoiding downtime and outages starts with enhancing the WAN.
Hospitality and the Impacts of Network Technology
While hospitality brands investigate the latest trends—drawing primarily from the residential market to re-create “at-home” experiences—hotel management is assessing the impacts of these technologies.
Switched Ethernet: When is it the Appropriate Solution?
Since the 1980s, Ethernet has been the network protocol of choice for LANs. Here are some examples of WAN requirements that can be fully met by implementing a switched Ethernet service.
Why Enterprises Need Communications in the Cloud
The thing most companies miss when they look at the economics of moving to the cloud are the huge advantages they get, like building closer customer relationships and generating new revenue streams.
The Truth Behind the Myths: Fixed Wireless Performs Way Better Than You Thought
If you need carrier-grade, high-speed connectivity ASAP, fixed wireless is in a league of its own—with speeds that rival fiber, very high reliability and the shortest implementation time available.
Taking E-Rate and School Broadband to the Next Level
Schools must get aggressive to meet the FCC’s goal of 1 Mbps per student to enable digital learning in every classroom. Understanding which E-Rate eligible solution is best for your district is key.
SD-WAN in 2019: The New De Facto Standard
"SD-WAN has moved into the networking mainstream in a short period of time. While MPLS will continue to serve in hybrid networks, it’s clear now that SD-WAN has become the new standard. Here’s why.
[White paper] Access Diversity in midmarket companies
Digital businesses engaging today’s customers need digital ecosystems. Read this white paper by Forrester Consulting to learn more about how as midmarket enterprises move applications to the cloud...
How Healthcare Organizations Can Securely Transition to the Cloud
Security and the protection of patient data is paramount to healthcare organizations. Learn how they can ensure a secure transition to cloud-based unified communications (UC).
The Growing Importance of SD‑WAN to Manufacturing
The manufacturing industry is on the forefront of advanced WAN connectivity with SD-WAN. Learn why large-scale manufacturers have been turning to SD-WAN and its advantages.
4 Essential SD-WAN Security Defenses
SD-WAN offers many advantages, but security remains a common concern. Learn the 4 must-have SD-WAN security defenses.
Hybrid Networking: The Advantages of Blending Best‑in‑Breed Networking Options