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High-Bandwidth Networking

If your business requires more bandwidth than you are prepared for or you work for a business that uses a lot of bandwidth, there are some things you can do to make the most of the bandwidth you have. There is also technology and hardware available to help you manage high bandwidth use. What Does […]

Mesh Wireless Networking 101

What Are Wireless Mesh Networks? A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a wireless network that is made up of an interconnection of devices such as mesh clients, mesh routers (or nodes) and gateways. Rather than the small number of wired access points used by a traditional network, a wireless mesh network uses wireless mesh nodes […]

Summit’s Guide to the Cloud: Free Ebook

Get our free guide for insight into cloud storage, monitoring, computing, and more. Everything you need for a seamless transition to cloud services is included in our free ebook. From the basic concept of cloud computing to the major players and unique offerings of cloud providers, this comprehensive guide gives you a full grasp of […]

Switch Layer Levels

When trying to understand and select the right switch for your needs, you will need to know which layer it will operate on and what functionality is available for that layer. There are seven layers in the open system interconnection (OSI) model of networking framework. These layers are: Physical Data Link Network Transport Session Presentation […]

Top IT Job Growth Areas

Information Technology jobs are among the fastest growing in the country. That trend is not slowing down anytime soon and we’re excited about that. Being in the IT industry means constantly being open to technological changes and advancements. This makes IT an exciting industry, but with this fast-pace comes challenge and high skill requirements. There […]

Diagnosing Mystery Network Issues

Is a specific service or protocol running slow? Are certain online services not working correctly? Can some users not connect to WiFi? Is one specific area of the network dropping packets at an unusually high rate? Sometimes issues come from places we can’t put a finger on. So, what do you do when issues are […]

Avoid Price Increases by Buying Used

With the recent price increases announced by Cisco on October 20, 2018, it’s important to remember that you have options when it comes to buying Cisco equipment. There are several reasons why buying used equipment can be the right financial decision. Tariffs and Fluctuating Markets Prior to the recent tariffs announced, the tech market had […]

The Evolution of IT Jobs

If you were in IT in the 1990s or early 2000s, you could probably tell some stories about things that have dramatically changed. Today’s opportunities and challenges in tech careers were virtually impossible to imagine before the Internet was widespread, before smartphones existed, and before connectivity was expected everywhere we go. Recent Bureau of Labor […]

Tools for Monitoring Global Network Health

Your enterprise depends on you to keep the network running smoothly and securely. But, in our increasingly connected world, your enterprise may have cloud services and other systems connected to the global internet. With this connection there can be issues or outages, such as DNS outages, denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, that can bring your enterprise network […]

Buying Used Cisco Gear: What You Need to Know – Part 1

When shopping for new gear it can be easy to be persuaded by vendors to jump to the latest and greatest, but it’s not always in the budget. However, used gear is available at a greatly discounted rate compared to new. And, by purchasing used equipment rather than doing a full upgrade when your existing […]