It’s been a few years since Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life for their 2960S switches. Much of the routine maintenance and support for the product has already been phased out, and by the fall of 2020, the 2960S will be considered obsolete. As you prepare for this inevitability, you may naturally be looking to […]
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Securing the data in your public, private or hybrid cloud environment is important. While your CSP will handle the security of their data centers, server hardware and virtual machines, as well as offer an array of security services and tools, there are security measures that your IT team is responsible for as well. If your […]
If your business is interested in the cloud, there are new types of architecture to consider and incorporate into your existing enterprise architecture. Here are the three main types of cloud architecture: Private Cloud By incorporating a private cloud (also known as internal or enterprise cloud) into your enterprise architecture, you gain the ability to […]
Keeping your enterprise network running smoothly is a full-time job with many things to maintain and monitor regularly. While doing that regular maintenance, it can be easy to delay in-depth maintenance until something goes wrong. However, by performing a few key maintenance tasks at least once a year, you can save yourself a headache down […]
In December of 2017, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai voted to repeal rules for net neutrality. Because the U.S. Office of Management and Budget is required to approve the repeal, which they did last month, the rules have been scheduled for effective repeal on June 11, 2018. The rules protecting net neutrality were put […]
Are you preparing to move some or all of your business’s storage and applications to the cloud? Even for experienced IT professionals, cloud migration projects can become complex undertakings. Today, we share some of our top tips for ensuring that your cloud migration is smooth and successful. Take time to conduct due diligence on potential […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 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 […]