Wide Area Networks: The Pros and Cons

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Keeping your data flowing, and your business humming, requires a secure and reliable connectivity solution. A local area network (LAN) works well for a single location business. However, as your business grows, expanding into new areas and new locations, connectivity becomes more challenging.

A wide area network (WAN) can provide fast and secure communication between offices, even if they are located far away from each other. Certain aspects of a WAN can be costly, but there are ways to trim those costs so that they are affordable. This article will discuss the pros and cons of wide area networks.

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Topics: Network

Choose the Right Data Network Solution for Your Business

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

The data network selection process must incorporate a number of variables that go beyond basic technical considerations. Others include budget, security, compliance, and business requirements. This article will provide a list of questions to help you identify the right network solution. Then it will describe the key differences between data network configurations, including point-to-point WAN, point-to-multipoint WAN, and scalable Ethernet services.

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Topics: Network

Oxford Networks Merges with FirstLight Fiber, Part 1

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 09:30 AM


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Topics: Data Center, Network, Oxford Networks, FirstLight Fiber, Fiber-optic cable, Acquisition, Data-Center Expansion, Merger

Top 5 Reasons for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is undergoing a transformation as the workplace changes. According to CareerBuilder, 63% of employees surveyed think that the concept of an 8-hour workday is outdated. On top of that, 62% choose to work outside of the 9-to-5 workday. 

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Network

Top 5 Reasons Small Business Should Implement Hosted VoIP

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, May 10, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Communication: It is what makes businesses revolve in today’s fast-paced world. Being in contact with your co-workers, no matter where you are on the globe, has become canon in the modern marketplace.

And companies that have dependable, anywhere-access to all of their communication platforms are at an advantage over those that don’t.

Email and texting, of course, are designed for the new mobile era. But what about in-office voicemail?

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Topics: Network, VoIP