More than ever, networks are the backbone of enterprise activity. Yet most businesses don’t know exactly what’s happening on theirs. Here’s how to anticipate and stay ahead of evolving needs.
AI Spotlight: Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Everything, Including Your Network
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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.
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.
“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.
SD-WAN: DIY or NSP?
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.
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.
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).
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
There are many hybrid networking options for aligning infrastructure with business strategy. Learn which options you should consider to achieve the best networking solution for your business.
4 Ways to Secure Your Healthcare Network Against Unauthorized Access via IoT Devices
Healthcare IT departments have a big problem with the explosion of IoT devices when it comes to security. Here are 4 ways to secure access points.
Make Network Outages a Thing of the Past
Network managers at mid- to large-sized enterprises can take proactive measures to reduce network downtime to zero. This Windstream Enterprise white paper explores how.
Curated Shopping Further Elevates the Retail WAN
Online, curated and mobile shopping have put WANs at the center of retail business—pushing the limits of their bandwidth. See how SD-WAN drives higher bandwidth, uptime and flexibility.
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