As organizations come to rely more on network performance for daily business functions, it’s essential to know how well your network is performing. A simple network test or ping test can tell you what your upload and download speed is at a given moment. However, without a baseline or benchmark to compare it to, you […]
Along with our other services, Summit is proud to offer a buyback program for used equipment and networking gear. Odds are, you have a closet or storage room filled with gear you’re not using. If you have any used equipment, spare switches, servers, routers, or other networking gear, we’ll offer you a competitive price for […]
You may feel like WiFi isn’t critical until the wireless network goes down, and the tickets and complaints start rolling in. When work grinds to a halt because the WiFi is down, you will quickly learn that it is a critical function after all.
Building a “green” business with a focus on reducing environmental impact is not just trendy — it makes sound business sense. Often, minimizing the carbon footprint of your business means not only reducing waste but also minimizing power usage and a movement toward energy efficiency. Since energy costs money, reducing the amount of electricity needed […]
At Summit, we strive to be a complete solution for all your IT needs. But how do we do it? Here’s a rundown of all the products and services we offer.
Enterprise storage optimization isn’t always given top priority. Managing systems, dealing with issues and helping end-users can easily take up all your time. This leaves little left to plan and optimize your enterprise storage system proactively.
While Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telecom systems have been around for years, they still encounter issues from time to time. VoIP systems rely on the internet and are therefore vulnerable to interruption or outage when network issues occur, such as latency, packet loss and jitter. When you run into issues that take down one of the main […]
When you think of the tech industry, you may think about ever-increasing efficiency, faster speeds and shrinking chip sizes, but there is a dark side to the advances. Also known as Moore’s law, the exponential doubling of the power of computer chips has led to an increase in electronic waste. However, physical waste is only […]
You may have come across advice in the IT industry, stoking fear that not buying through traditional Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) would somehow endanger your business. That used or refurbished equipment may be counterfeit, that used equipment is more expensive or comes without warranties or even that it’s illegal to buy used or refurbished equipment. […]
Your firewall protects your internal network from the public internet. It is the first line of defense to stop intrusions and malicious attacks from entering your network. The manufacturer of the firewall hardware provides definition files. The firewall scans the network using these definition files, which provide patterns for normal network traffic. By comparing the […]