Topic: Digital Transformation

Protect Your Business With Cloud

Every once in a while we are reminded in a very dramatic way how unforeseen events can wreak havoc on businesses. With the heavy dependency businesses have on their IT and networks, any interruption to these services is difficult to cope with – there are simply no longer any manual back-up systems in place. The 2012 Sandy storm, which disrupted thousands of businesses for many weeks, is a solid example of how large weather systems, natural disasters, travel disruptions and power outages can severely impact businesses or even force them to close. Read more…

BYOD: Employees Bring Their Own Efficiencies to Work

The rapid rise in the Bring Your Own Device trend is bringing about big change in business, with more employees using personal devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops to access company data and applications. For many professionals – BYOD is quickly becoming BYOE – Bring Your Own Efficiencies to work. According to a study by BT Global Services, 64 percent of IT managers and users surveyed thought productivity would improve if employees used their own devices. Read more…

Don’t Let a Super Bowl-style Blackout Halt Your Business

For the millions of people watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, there were the usual sources of entertainment: the pageantry and commercials, a big lead closed and an almost comeback, and a flashy halftime show. But for business and IT leaders watching the big game, there was also a valuable lesson in the importance of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) plans.
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What 100 Gbps Means for Your Business

It’s no secret that businesses are consuming more data than ever, thanks to the prevalence of cloud computing and mobile traffic. Add to that the ever-growing Big Data needs, and organizations are seeing unprecedented demands on their networks. In its July 2012 Visual Networking Index, Cisco reported a rapid increase in networking demand from many sources but mainly streaming media. It also estimates an annual growth rate of 29 percent for IP traffic through 2016.

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The Jury’s Still Out on Google+ for B2B

The role of social networks in business is nothing new but when Google+ came on the scene, I know what you were thinking. The same thing I was: Another social platform? We examine Google+ on the marketing benefits for B2B companies. Read more…

Beyond the App Store: iPads in the Enterprise

In an earlier post, we discussed whether businesses should really care about the iPad, and suggested that the answer is now yes. Today, let’s take a deeper look at the role mobile tablets can play in your endpoint environment. It goes a lot further than email and calendaring. Read more…

iPad for Business? We’re Not Sold

There has been a lot of discussion about the viability of iPads in the enterprise. iPads have become so pervasive in consumers’ lives, it begs the question: Will it follow the path of laptops, smart phones, instant messaging and social media that got their start in our personal lives and then made their way into “must-haves” in our business lives? Read more…

Perspectives on the Merger

It’s been a week since we shared that Qwest is becoming CenturyLink. Now that you’ve had a chance to consider how this might change the enterprise telecom landscape, we wanted to share a few perspectives from our executives in the market … Read more…