Category: Infrastructure

There's a lot of buzz in IT circles, today, around the idea of "Intent Based Networking" or IBN. But what exactly is "Intent Based Networking" and how can it benefit today's modern organizations? Because of the significant advances in machine learning algorithms, intent based networking could soon be a reality in ... Read More
April 24, 2019Tommi
No matter how much a company spends on technology and equipment, those solutions are not meant to last forever and have an anticipated lifecycle. Even after significant investments in technology in your organization, you may have noticed that those solutions are no longer as effective as they once were. Competitors ... Read More
April 18, 2019Tommi
One of the most popular buzzwords in tech today is the "Internet of Things" (IoT) but what exactly is it referring to? This week, we'll explain the very basics of IoT and how it will continue to transform the way we communicate and conduct business in the 21st century. The phrase ... Read More
March 20, 2019Tommi
Windows 7 is quickly approaching its end of life. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide free security updates or support for computers running Windows 7. And although Microsoft plans to continue to provide a paid support plan for Windows 7 for another 3 years, for certain customers, ... Read More
March 7, 2019Tommi
Directories are hierarchical structures that allow networks to store information about objects. Active Directory Domain Services is a directory service that provides methods for storing directory data and then making it available to network administrators and users. As an example, Active Directory is able to store information about user accounts ... Read More
December 12, 2018Tommi
When it comes to data integrity of a business, cybersecurity can never be stressed enough. Information regarding cybersecurity has become more shared and advanced and cyber criminals are constantly looking for new ways to steal data from businesses, via attacking them online. Unfortunately, they tend to be widely successful at ... Read More
December 6, 2018Tommi
Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS, is a cloud service that provides infrastructure components, many of which are normally found in on-premises data centers, including servers, networking hardware and storage capacity. IaaS also provides useful services such as detailed billing, log access, monitoring, security, clustering, and load balancing. Storage resiliency, ... Read More
November 14, 2018Tommi
The inventory of types of office phone systems has evolved over the last several years. There are a few well-developed options to consider. The regular phone system technology is still very much alive. They call it POTS (Plain Old Telephone System). You can buy multi-line telephones that use the same analog ... Read More
July 17, 2018Stacey Larson
Many small companies use a 10/100 ethernet installation, which is fine if you intend to stay small. A company with an eye towards growth, however, will soon find itself hampered by this slower speed and will be looking to upgrade to a gigabit Ethernet installation. What’s a 10/100? The old 10/100 ethernet began life as simply 10. It ... Read More
July 17, 2018Stacey Larson
As each day passes, more and more businesses are implementing VoIP solutions. If you haven’t switched to VoIP just yet or you are looking for ways to maximize the quality of your current voice system, you should consider implementing Quality of Service solutions. QoS is a crucial part of any voice system because ... Read More
July 17, 2018Stacey Larson
Thankfully, direct lightning strikes aren’t common but protecting your business network this spring and summer means taking the steps necessary to prevent surges in wiring and damage that can occur. Unfortunately, you can’t unplug your gear and hide when the sky rumbles. Here are some tips to keep your business network ... Read More
June 24, 2018Stacey Larson
Why is the Internet so slow? It’s a common complaint many IT departments receive on a daily basis. Especially at small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and those that have grown in a short period of time. Identifying exactly which user activities are eating up your company’s bandwidth or clogging the ... Read More
April 30, 2018Tommi
In “ Suggestions for Increasing Internet Speeds at Work – Part I,” we examined how to run speed tests to measure your average Internet speed and how to calculate your actual transfer speed. In Part II, we examine steps you can take to increase Internet speed on a Wi-Fi network, securing your network, DSL filters, ... Read More
April 24, 2018Tommi
Whether you work from home or the office, a fast and efficient Internet connection is essential for business. Slow Internet speeds due to weak connections are frustrating and cost companies money. Here are some ways to increase Internet speed for your web-connected devices. One of the first and easiest steps you can take toward increasing Internet speed is run ... Read More
April 17, 2018Tommi
  [ninja_forms_modal_form id=33 image_link="/wp-content/uploads/phone-buyers-guide.png"] The most important part of choosing the right business phone system for your company is calculating the total cost. There are five components that come into play when calculating the total cost of your company’s new business phone system. First, is the base unit or system that controls the whole phone system’s infrastructure. ... Read More
February 19, 2018Stacey Larson