Preparing IT Infrastructure to Overcome Any Challenge - Featured Image

Preparing IT Infrastructure to Overcome Any Challenge

While the IT organizations of many companies pride themselves on having 99.999% uptime, there always comes a time when the very systems they depend on are suddenly unavailable.
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The ABC’s of VPN Configuration

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are used by companies to grant their employees access to corporate networks from their personal devices. VPNs provide an extra layer of security to such networks but in the past have been difficult for users to configure. Today VPN clients are often built right into operating systems and are available for most computers, phones and tablets. This article gives instructions on configuring VPNs for several frequently used operating systems.
The 4 Most Confusing Concepts in Networking Explained - Featured Image

The 4 Most Confusing Concepts in Networking Explained

Building and maintaining a network is a large complicated undertaking with many interlocking and moving parts. This article describes the four major components of a network - the address space, how it is subnetted and divided up, how routing is done between all the disparate networks, and how DNS works to map IP addresses to domain names.
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MPLS Sourcing Made Easy

Below is an example of a recent MPLS consulting and sourcing project we worked on with one of our valued clients. It's a great example of how we can save our clients time, money, and headaches.
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Cloud Connections Evolving with Third-Party Data Centers

 Data center usage has been increasing over the last few years, add to that a crazy number of As-a-Service options growing in popularity, all this has enterprise companies clamoring for third-party data center solutions to power a wide range of projects and applications. Alcatel Lucent, an international telecommunications company, has projected a 20% annual growth rate in the number of metro areas with cloud data centers and a 60% annual growth rate in the total number of data centers, each year through 2017.
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New Technologies Lead to Evolving IT Departments

Technology solutions are rapidly evolving, which leads to IT departments needing to change or adapt to a broader scope of responsibilities. The IT department is being integrated into the overarching business strategy for most companies. This can lead to challenges for IT professionals throughout all verticals and business sizes.  A recent study done by Protiviti, a global consulting firm, of over 1,000 CIOs, IT VPs, and IT Directors found that many professional faced similar challenges.