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How to Build in Redundancy for a Reliable Network

Hopefully, you’ve built your network to be fast, reliable, and secure. But even the best-laid plans can fall apart. Especially when dealing with natural disasters, power outages, or when the landscaper accidentally cuts through your fiber optic cable. In this post, we’ll cover ways to build in redundancy and failovers for when things go wrong. […]

Planning Your IT Career Path

Defining a career path in IT is not exactly a one-size-fits-all process. There are so many different professions within IT and many different educations and interests that have a place within the trade. There is no distinct path to success, but having a plan will certainly help you along the way. Use these tips to […]

Network Automation Basics

If your enterprise is looking to cut down on time spent on manual work such as reporting, simple but time-consuming tasks, or troubleshooting known issues, network automation can help. There are tools available to help you automate repetitive tasks and reporting to make your staff’s lives easier and save time that could be better spent […]

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 […]