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How Will 5G Impact Enterprise Wireless Networking?

With major wireless carriers announcing the launch of 5G later this year, you may be thinking it’s time to put your current network plans on hold and wait for this cutting-edge networking innovation. 5G networks are the latest generation in wireless technology (3G, 4G, LTE, etc.), touting faster speeds and more reliable connections. But, is […]

Data Security and Privacy in the Age of IoT

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) means that many business networks are larger than ever before – maybe even bigger than you realize. The number of devices that may now be a part of your network – via your infrastructure, employees, and customers – has exponentially increased the attack surface for would-be hackers. […]

Tips for Getting Your MCSE

With Microsoft applications ubiquitous in both small businesses and enterprises, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) credential is worth consideration for many IT professionals. Today, we share a few tips about this certification, including how to decide if it’s for you, and how to earn it. Is the MCSE worth it? There are a lot […]

Designing Your Network Backbone

Designing your network backbone is a big undertaking, and one that will affect business operations for years to come. If implemented well, you’ll save yourself and future network managers time by building a core that is easy to manage, expand, and keep secure. You’ll also ensure your business continues to operate smoothly as the network […]

IT Management in a Post Net Neutrality World

Net neutrality: Exactly how businesses and consumers will be affected by its recent repeal is still to be determined. Now that internet service providers (ISPs) are no longer required to treat all internet traffic the same, what will they do instead, and what does it mean for IT administrators? Today, we share some predictions and […]

I’m in IT… What Certifications Should I Get? [Infographic]

If you’re in IT, you’ve probably asked yourself at one point, what certifications should I get? Do I want to pursue more education? Since one of our main goals is to help IT professionals advance their careers with the most relevant IT certifications, we were curious ourselves to see what our audiences thought. We asked 200+ IT […]

How To Create a Work Environment Where IT Workers Thrive

Have you taken a look at the results of Summit’s most recent survey results of IT workers? We asked over 1,000 respondents about their roles in the workplace and biggest pain points on the job. Representing various job titles and levels in their organizations, a significant number of respondents identified their top pain points as […]

Strategies for Dealing With Malware

It may be a little premature to determine whether 2018 will be a better or worse year than the last in the world of cybersecurity. Regardless of the trends, we can be confident that viruses, ransomware, and other types of malware will continue to be a major threat to all types of businesses. Protecting your […]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Tips for Managing Mail Servers

For the average end user, email is the heart of day-to-day business, and easy to take for granted. Your average systems administrator, though, has to put a little more thought into it. A common question is whether managing your own mail servers in-house is best for your business, or whether you should go with a […]

Seven Ways To Support Your Support Staff

IT support teams have a tough job. Fielding calls from frustrated, angry, stressed clients every day isn’t a career just anyone signs up for. A well-running support team can be a huge asset to your company, though, whether they’re supporting your internal team or your customers. Internal support teams keep your business running smoothly and […]