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Tariffs and Technology

If you’ve read the news recently, then you’re aware that the tariffs on Chinese merchandise have been raised again — in fact, they’ve more than doubled. As we discussed in our blog post on price increases, tariffs can play a significant role in the increasing prices of essential networking equipment. Tariffs and Trade Wars Major […]

How Summit Reduces Tech Waste

Waste from technology, known as e-waste, can be especially toxic and, as people are getting new cell phones every other year, it’s becoming a real problem. However, by recycling and refurbishing old technology instead of throwing it away or buying used equipment instead of new, you can be part of the solution. Why Go Green? […]

Vulnerability Scanning 101

Protecting your network is an essential part of network maintenance. One of the ways you can keep your network safe is by performing regular vulnerability scans. A vulnerability scan is an assessment that checks for vulnerabilities, or weak spots, in your computer, server, network, or infrastructure. How Does it Work? One of the most common […]

What You Need to Know About Edge Router Configuration

Your network edge is what connects your network to the internet, allows remote employees to VPN in, and can connect your campus to other branches of your enterprise. Because the network edge is quite literally the edge of your network, it can be vulnerable to outside attacks. One connection between your network and the internet […]

Is Cisco StackWise the Right Virtualization Technology for You

Recently, we’ve discussed the pros and cons of virtualization, how it compares to the cloud, and how to plan for it. In this post, we’ll explore Cisco’s StackWise Virtual technology; what it is, how it works, and whether it’s right for your enterprise. So, What Is It? The StackWise technology has been around for some […]

How to Create a Bulletproof Backup Strategy

In today’s digital business world, data is valuable and, in some cases, mission critical. As your business grows, the amount of data you’re processing increases as well. All indications point to explosive and exponential data growth in the coming years, thanks in part to the rise of video and Internet of Things. Developing a backup […]

Is the Enterprise Due for a Linux Takeover

Linux has gained a strong following for being open source and customizable, but when we think of the enterprise, it’s Windows that comes to mind. Red Hat is changing that. Microsoft’s operating system has been dominant in the enterprise space since the 1990s, but behind the scenes, Linux, and especially Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), […]

How to Maintain Your Enterprise Network Hardware

Regular maintenance of your enterprise network equipment will keep each device running efficiently, prevent failure, and increase its lifespan. Plus, the increased uptime of well-maintained network equipment saves time and money. Your staff saves time by avoiding frequent troubleshooting and repairs, while your company saves money by getting the most out of their hardware investment. […]

What You Need to Know About 802.11ax

You may have heard the buzz about the new wireless standard, 802.11ax, also known as High-Efficiency Wireless. Wi-Fi is important than ever with the increasing number of devices in our homes and used by our businesses. The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing and connected devices are becoming more widely available. Additionally, the number of […]