Organizations today have a multi-cloud presence. By that, I mean that on-premises data centers are no longer the standard in IT. Businesses require application mobility to meet the ever-increasing demand for data and information at light speeds, and thus it is very typical for an organization to have several deployments of multi-cloud data centers to fit these demands and needs. Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Unified Communications as a Service, Edge, and IoT Computing are just a few of the potential multi-cloud deployments, on top of the on-premises and co-located data centers in different regions and geo-locations.Read More
2020 has been a groundbreaking year on many fronts. Unfortunately, the majority of them have not been good ones. On October 28, 2020, the FBI, HHS, and CISA jointly reported on an imminent threat to healthcare organizations (the Health and Public Health Sector) surrounding the Ryuk variant of ransomware and other malware most recently seen accompanying it. “We are experiencing the most significant cybersecurity threat we’ve ever seen in the United States,” said Charles Carmakal, Chief Technical Officer of the cybersecurity firm Mandiant, in a statement.Read More
One of our Lead Solutions Architects at ConvergeOne (and a long-time member of the Ski Patrol), Leif Haslund, has told me that the most important piece of information to ask in an emergency is, “Where are you?” When an emergency happens and his team gets called, they must know where to go in order to give assistance.Read More
The thought of migrating your entire business, with all its complexities, to the cloud, can feel daunting. However, the need to modernize has never been more urgent. In fact, it is estimated that 81% of companies with 1,000 employees or more have a multi-platform strategy. The number is expected to rise to more than 90% by 2024. Financially, worldwide spending on public cloud services is expected to grow to 73%, from $160B to $277B between 2018 and 2021.Read More
As most traditional network vendors are trying to build a cohesive solution through acquisition and integration, Cisco Meraki has had the integrated platform that other vendors are trying to create for quite some time. You owe it to yourself to take the time to get to know Meraki.Read More
About 90% of colleges and universities see fewer than 70% of students graduate within six years. Clearly, student retention is a big goal for provosts and other institutional leaders. Higher Education is seeking ways to engage students to not only keep them rooted to the campus community, but also to ensure they graduate. Additionally, as campuses expand within their own footprint or to new locations, they look to modernize and future-proof investments.
It goes without saying that 2020 has been the most chaotic year of our lifetime, and changes we have experienced this year are likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future—if not indefinitely. The way that we collaborate with each other at work, the way our children are educated at school, and even how we spend our personal time with clubs, family, and church have changed.
During this year of uncertainty and the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many issues within schools, colleges, and universities globally on how to deliver student applications.Read More
There’s an old adage among veterans that the military is a great place to be from. This is certainly true for me, as the knowledge and experience I gained by attending the U.S. Naval Academy and as an officer on board a Destroyer has served me quite well throughout my current career in the corporate world. For starters, there’s no doubt that my military service helped me get an excellent civilian job when I transitioned out of the Navy – I was hired into my first “tech sales” position by a former USMC Colonel who overlooked the fact that I had no direct experience in sales. That early vote of confidence, and the mentorship that came along with it, motivated me to work especially hard and strive to be among the very best in my newly chosen field.Read More
To no surprise COVID-19 has forced organizations to provide communication solutions and offerings that address today’s challenges and ensure resilience. While many companies know that this is a need more than ever, migrating IT workloads can seem cost prohibitive due to the time and challenges most organizations face when trying to do all the work internally.
Challenges can compound when the migration includes mission-critical data, infrastructure and moving to the cloud. Since there is no single method for all sizes and types of cloud migration, you can significantly bolster your chances of cloud security success by leveraging best practices, well-executed plans, and partners with experience.
Steve Brock, Avaya OneCloud Marketing Leader, recently wrote a great article about the four new mindsets Avaya has noted that have enabled customers to maintain and even increase their workforce productivity during these challenging times.Read More