Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MPLS Network Design - What's Important

Before jumping into MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) for your network design there's important items to consider. Take a step back and first consider what you need your network to do, how, and what must happen if there are issues.

Intent of the network is definitely a critical piece. It is so important to understand what you are putting over the network in order to engineer the optimal network. I've had the same conversations with clients when they realize that they can't have as many call paths as they would like and still be able to surf the net.

Also, business continuity is definitely key. Documenting the plan and understanding how traffic should flow in the event the primary path is unavailable for any reason ensures you have survivability in the instance of an interruption of service or outage of any kind.

If you understand the intent, you can accurately plan for outages or interruptions in your disaster plan. Most times, you don't need to have every type of traffic pass over the MPLS during an outage. You need to understand what is most important to your business, what has the biggest impact on your revenue, and then design a plan that ensures that you don't lose that piece of the puzzle for any length of time.

I think the most important piece is not even the Disaster Recovery plan, but more so the "business continuity" piece. The reality is you want the design to be flawless and address the rare occasion prior to it happening. With having a "business continuity" plan in place this allows for you to continue business seamlessly in the event something does happen. The Disaster Recovery plan will only address how do you recover in the event of an outage, cost, and time associated with the disaster. Business continuity will minimize that impact of these three and ensure you are still operational during this time. The other important pieces of course are the speed and security of the network.

Also key now that I think about it is default route pathing. This ties in to the intent of the network. Even if the original intent of the MPLS network is not to pass internet traffic... having dynamic routing on the core so that one site can piggy back off of another in the case of an internet connection outage at one of the sites, is often one of the most useful side features that everyone always seems to forget or overlook. Sometimes this can be done with you changing your firewall/router's default gateway to point to the MPLS hop manually or can be done with OSPF/EIGRP.

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By Michael Lemm

Michael is the owner of FreedomFire Communications... including DS3 Bandwidth. Michael also authors Broadband Nation where you're always welcome to drop in and catch up on the latest BroadBand news, tips, insights, and ramblings for the masses.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hybrid Cloud Storage...A Tiered Approach

Hybrid Cloud Storage

For hybrid cloud storage, data mostly resides within the private portion of the cloud. If apps are also deployed within the private cloud, the data store may store files and data for these apps, this should be the highest-performing storage system within your entire hybrid cloud storage strategy.

It's all about time and money

The costs of local and cloud data persistence is now so inexpensive that using secondary means, even tertiary mean, of storing data as an active backup system for primary persistence, or even as an up-to-date copy of the primary storage, is the best approach. With a few exceptions.

In the hybrid cloud storage strategy, the secondary storage system exists in the public cloud. Data is replicated or moved to a public cloud storage system, my preference is as Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Simple Storage Service, to provide active backup for the primary storage system. In other cases, an enterprise might move older data to the public cloud to free up space in primary storage. AWS Glacier would be a great example.

If a secondary storage system is used to store data moved from primary storage, be sure to design your apps to look for data in both storage systems.

Triple up

Archived storage is optional, but triple redundancy is always a good idea. Again, and especially, with the low cost of storage. So why not? Archived storage systems are low-cost and low-performance systems designed for long-term storage of data that is no longer needed by core business processes, or to back up other backup systems. AWS Glacier, for example, is built for archival storage functions. In my industry, track/trace/serialization of Pharmaceutical products, it is mandated to archive data for six years.

Hybrid Cloud and Tiered Storage

Using a hybrid cloud for a tiered data storage architecture offers several benefits to an enterprise. First, because it establishes two, even three, separate storage systems all at different price and performance levels. Second, tiered storage helps developers and IT create application-specific storage strategies. For example, some data analytics systems interact almost exclusively with the most current data. As a result, an organization could move older data into a cheaper systems.

Additionally, tiered storage in the cloud creates a backup environment that spans two separate platforms -- public and private cloud -- to provide automatic redundancy that is geographically separate. Finally, tiered storage in hybrid cloud should reduce the risk of data loss, caused by disk failure or human error, to almost zero.

The challenge, however, is to create a tiered storage strategy that accounts for all enterprise use cases and properly serves business processes. For instance, in data analytics, the system might need to support other use cases, such as fraud detection through machine learning.

Enterprises must carefully design and plan for both their tiered storage architecture and automation processes. As with anything, test, test, test to ensure your hybrid tiered storage system lives meets requirements and expectations.

As always - Stay Cloudy

Hybrid Cloud storage is rapidly gaining ground because of market choices and ultra affordability. There are no longer excuses to put this off any longer.

By Chuck Sailer

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CIO...The Rumors Of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

When I was promoted to CIO 15 years ago, my co-workers joking referred to my new title as 'Career Is Over'. It was amusing at first, but I later began to wonder if it was true. I quickly learned every good CIO must have a healthy dose of paranoia to be successful. Fast forward to today and many believe all CIO's careers will soon be over. You can hardly attend a technology event, read an article, tweet or post without someone predicting "The Death of the CIO".


The typical logic behind the demise of the CIO role is driven by the consumerization of technology and the multitude of cloud solutions now available. Business leaders argue: I no longer need a PC at my desk. I can buy my own tablet or smartphone and the apps I need at the touch of a button. I no longer need a datacenter full of hardware. I can purchase software as a service for my business, using just my credit card, without the need for IT's approval. Why do we need an IT department, much less a CIO?

For decades, the CIO and the IT organization have been viewed as the outcasts by the other business leaders. What IT does is not understood by their peers and superiors, which often materializes as a lack of trust. CEOs understand finance, sales and HR, but they rarely understand what IT actually does. How many times has a CIO heard from the CEO "I don't know what you do, but you sure spend a lot of money!'? I can remember getting frustrated with these comments, thinking, I just reviewed the IT budget with you. Why don't you understand? After the scars of many battles, I have learned if a CIO is experiencing these challenges, they have no one to blame but themselves.


The first reaction of a CIO might be to create a robust IT vision and strategy that explains everything a business leader needs to know about IT, to the nth degree of detail. The problem with this approach is these documents are often full of IT jargon and technology details that only support the misunderstanding and mistrust from those outside IT. (Keep in mind, a common reaction to the misunderstood is to avoid it or get rid of it!) The best way to communicate with someone who does not speak your language is to learn their language. In this case, what is most important to this business leader and what is IT doing to support that objective?

IT Strategy can be simply stated in three business categories. Think of these as the legs of a three-legged stool (the strategy will not stand up if one is missing). You will notice these categories are in terms that any business leader can relate to.

1. Deliver on Commitments. A business has commitments to its customers, employees, shareholders and suppliers, either clearly defined or assumed as a part of doing business. These commitments could include Service Level Agreements (SLAs), physical and information security compliance, project schedules, customer and employee engagement and other business, regulatory and contractual obligations. If the IT organization clearly defines, measures and delivers on the agreed IT and business commitments, the barriers of misunderstanding and mistrust will quickly be broken down and the CIO will become known as a valuable asset instead of a redundant expenditure.

2. Grow Profitable Revenue. It's a safe assumption profitable revenue is a clear objective of most companies. IT's contributions to meet this objective might include new product development, significant enhancements to existing products or services, and integration of acquired products or services. Although this sounds simple on the surface, ensuring alignment with the priorities of the company leadership and shareholders is critical to the success of the CIO and the IT organization. This category is a great opportunity for CIOs to demonstrate their value as an innovation leader instead of a dinosaur headed for extinction.

3. Drive Operational Efficiencies. Early in my career, a CFO clearly defined the importance of driving unnecessary cost out as 'every dollar saved is a dollar of profit'. Because IT is often thought of as a cost center, it is imperative that CIOs focus on operational efficiencies. This includes analysis and possible adjustments to all expenditures, including people, processes and technology (hardware, software, service agreements). Keep in mind to be the most efficient sometimes requires a level of investment. For example, investing in employee training could/should result in more efficiency from that employee. If a CIO can demonstrate a commitment to operational efficiency and its direct impact on the company's financial success, the IT organization will be less likely seen just as a necessary (evil) expense.

The pace of technology change is staggering. Unlike any other executive, the CIO's challenges are changing every day. However, if a CIO successfully aligns and delivers on the objectives defined in these three categories, they will gain understanding and trust from other business leaders required to avoid an early 'demise'.

By Steve Reynolds

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

Mobile Analytics - Get Insights Into The Performance Of Your Mobile Offering

Mobility Services

In this fast-moving world, there is an impending need to be able to access information and take decisions anytime and from anywhere. Mobility is spearheading this transformation by putting businesses on the move, helping them connect with customers, partners, employees and machines 24x7. Mobility services are being offered by companies across a wide variety of handheld devices: from smartphones, tablets, infotainment gadgets, biometric devices, digital TVs and set-top boxes, to digital cameras, USB & Wi-Fi enabled digital photo frames and various IP Phones.

Some of these services include:

• Mobile strategy, application development and life cycle management
• Cloud integration, platform porting and migration
• Middleware media integration
• Mobile enablement for Business Intelligence and Analytics
• Mobile applications QA and testing
• Performance optimization
• Wireframe design, usability and GUI engineering
• IoT and connected devices implementation

The Need for Mobile Analytics

Trillions of bytes of data in the form of images, videos, app data, business transactions, GPS information and social media updates is being created as the number of mobile devices skyrocket. In order to get the most from these large amounts of data, managing, monitoring, and analyzing such data through mobile analytics becomes inevitable. Through mobile analytics, enterprises can achieve important and useful insight into a wide variety of business-critical activities, helping them transform the way they do business and thus achieve a competitive edge by offering unique customer experiences.

Also, as the world gets more and more global, enterprises are spreading their wings across several geographic locations. In this global age, users expect to have full access to real-time information, and want to be well-connected and informed round-the-clock. Through mobile analytics, enterprises are facilitating quick and seamless sharing of vital information, thereby connecting employees with customers and improving business productivity in the long run.

Mobile Analytics Benefits

Through mobile analytics, enterprises can achieve a plethora of benefits. Let's look at a few:

• Access to Real-Time Data: Mobile analytics enables users to have access to real-time data. This ensures users are updated with the most recent data, which in turn helps them in making timely, accurate decisions.

• Insight into Marketing ROI: Using mobile analytics, organizations can track, measure and monitor crucial metrics across mobile websites and apps for a variety of form factors. Analysis of these metrics enables organizations to understand the contribution of mobility to their bottom line, and get insight of the ROI of their mobile marketing investments.

• Measure App Performance:    []Mobile analytics enables organizations to understand how successful their mobile offerings are, thereby helping them prioritize investments for the future. By measuring only those mobility metrics that matter, enterprises can understand usage patterns of their apps, giving them a clear understanding of mobile engagement and enabling them to make data-driven decisions.

• Optimize User Engagement: Mobile analytics helps organizations in measuring app usage metrics like monthly active users, new users, etc and get information on app revenue. By tracking key app-related trends, organizations can make crucial decisions to increase user engagement and monetize their apps.

• Analyze Mobile Activity: Mobile analytics provide enterprises with the ability to explore and analyze digital data. Such analysis helps in understanding the usage patterns of mobile offering, and enables enterprises to revamp their strategies based on the success and failure of current offering.

• Optimize Mobile Campaigns: Using mobile analytics, organizations can see how their mobile campaigns are working. They can track conversion and sales data generated through the mobile channel, compare it with other channels and devise necessary strategies to improve transactions.

Augment Customer Experiences

Mobile technology plays a significant role in business life, allowing enterprises to empower employees and understand customers like never before. Offering rich tools and reporting capabilities, mobile analytics enables personalized interactions with customers. By understanding the ROI of mobile investment, and optimizing mobile strategy, organizations can make customer experiences worthwhile with mobile analytics.

By Loren V Vargas

Loren is native of California state and known as a Technical guy. I worked in many projects that relied on the impact of emerging software technologies. Apart from this reading articles and content fascinates me that's why writing has always seemed like a natural transition. For being writer, you need inspiration and such sites motivate & inspire me for a writing.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Digital Transformation And The Healthcare Industry

In the last few years, healthcare has joined other industries in the quest to deliver better customer experience. This has brought about a fundamental change in the healthcare industry and they have now shifted from volume to value of care of patients. The evolution in the cloud, data and mobile technologies has disrupted the health care industry.

The disruption has forced insurance companies and healthcare providers to move from a health system driven model to a customer oriented model. The behavioural needs of the modern customer has also changed and they now demand both control and choice.

Digital transformation is revolutionizing healthcare. It has helped connect and apply data, communication and technology to engage and redefine customer experiences. Most people have a misconception that digital transformation is about automation of jobs, processes and technology but it is much bigger than that.

Digital transformation requires you to rethink all your business processes. It is all about using data and digital technology by putting the needs of the customer at the centre of the business. If you want to succeed in the transformation, you need to look at the entire ecosystem of the company and determine ways to drive more value to the customer.

Optimize Clinical and Operational Effectiveness

Digital technology has helped improve quality and outcome of healthcare services. Consumers are now able to access and analyse information, so that they are able to make informed choices. Innovative solutions are offered to improve quality of care and efficiency of services. The new technology has helped reduce clinical variations.

Operational Analytics

The operations are streamlined and this helps reduce costs. Clinicians and executives are now able to share information and analyse the structured and unstructured data to make informed choices. Structured (electronic medical records) and unstructured (handwritten case notes) data can be brought together to get insights and uncover actionable intelligence.

Clinical Analytics

The quality and outcome of health services are drastically improved by creation of powerful data models. The healthcare professionals can collaborate and share insights in new ways. The accuracy, completeness and consistency of health information is improved by resolving problems that are caused by bad data.

Medical Data Storage

Innovative and new technologies in the healthcare industry is generating more data than before. Digital technology has enabled healthcare providers to store the data and utilize it in the best possible way. The data can be used to optimize patient care and anticipate the emerging health trends.

Technology has helped create a system of engagement with patients. Physicians will be able to get more information about their patients and this can revolutionize the services that are provided to customers. Health professionals can explore and navigate reports faster.

Digital transformation is an ongoing process that puts customer at the centre of healthcare business. It is important to look beyond technology to drive innovation. If the healthcare industry wants to keep pace with digital disruption, it needs to engage with those that it wants to please, its consumers. Failure to engage with the customer can result in the industry operating behind the times.

Read the Digital Transformation Handbook to learn more about it.   []

By Rahul Shariff

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

The Impact Of Technology On Globalization

The effects of technology breakthroughs on globalization are creating immense transformations in the way corporations and industries organize their production, trade goods, invest capital, and develop new products, services, and processes. Specifically, advances in information technology and information systems have become a key component in the most U.S. industries global business strategies with the capability to communicate and process information in a digital form.

Any successful global business is going to have exceptional information technology and information systems to enable the world, and their company, to be more interconnected. This technology includes computers, mobile phones, hardware, software, and artificial intelligence. They provide the means to access information systems of other countries to easily communicate while also increasing a business' ability to collect data and pursue their economic potential. With the introduction of the Internet and Internet-based tools, the way people share information and communicate globally has been easier than ever which is helping to fuel globalization. Therefore, hardware and software have been playing an important role in globalization by connecting people and systems across the globe. With the rise of artificial intelligence, there are computer systems that can perform tasks that would normally need human intelligence. This includes visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. With these skills implanted into a computer system, it is easy to continue expansion overseas in a variety of different ways. A computer system that has visual perception, speech recognition, and decision-making skills help companies save time and money by expanding without the use and training of more employees. This makes it easier to develop business in other countries because there is less human error, fewer language barriers, and the system is set up to handle specific inquires relating to the location by systematic forward planning of strategy and task analysis. While these functions are beneficial, translation between languages can be especially helpful when a company's global strategy includes business in a different part of the world that does speaks a different language. These information technologies "permit instantaneous communication among the far-flung operations of global enterprises (Stever, Muroyama 2017)."

When a corporation or industry is in the global business sector, quick and reliable communication is key to running a business overseas. Due to the influx of new information technology, devices such as cell phones, networks, and personal computers have had a profound affect on the advancement of globalization. These advances have allowed companies to communicate more frequently and in more ways than ever before, making global business a much more accessible goal without having to worry about distance, time, or location. Instant messaging, email, and calling on mobile phones allow employees to reach one another across time zones and continents to conduct business efficiently and effectively. Computer networks allow global companies to provide universal, immediate services whenever necessary. An example of this would be when a customer submits a request that is then transferred across the globe. This is done without the customer's awareness that the work for their case is being done on the other side of the world due to the efficiency of this system. Due to advancing information technology and systems, time and distance independence is an achievable goal for any global business.

According to the published work The Globalization of Information Technology in Multinational Corporations from the Information Management Journal, the goal of information technology is:

"To create globally integrated information infrastructures that electronically link their entire supply chains -- their sales, production, and delivery processes -- into one seamless flow of information across national borders and time zones, with both real-time and store-and-forward access to information from any location (Stephens 1999)".

Advanced information technology and systems lead to globalization, which, in turn, produce a more competitive global business. For many companies to maintain a competitive edge in the global business markets it is essential for these businesses to integrate their information systems and technology infrastructures on an international basis. Information technology and information systems are the driving force of globalization and will continue connecting people and businesses to provide products and services to customers around the world.

By Caroline McDonnell

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Future Of Virtual Reality Gaming

VR's gaming leaders discuss what the future holds for the promising platform.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Top 5 Virtual Reality Gadgets Of The Future

These gadgets will push VR onto the next level......

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Benefits Of SDWAN With Case Studies

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SDWAN) solutions are highly appealing for their efficiency, flexibility, and security benefits. Although still emerging, SDWAN solutions are integral in shaping the future of WAN management.  Below are 3 case studies which help illustrate the current and future benefits of SDWAN to enterprise network management.


Bigleaf Cloud-first SD-WAN is the next generation of internet optimization – based on the natural redundancy found in leaf veins. They connect you through our plug-and-play router in your office, to their gateway clusters in the Cloud, providing end-to-end visibility and control. Their Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology ensures that your business-critical applications are prioritized across your internet connections and that all traffic flows are routed over the best connection in real-time

New Seasons Market is a high-end grocer similar to Whole Foods, with locations up and down the west coast. The reason BigLeaf likes to talk about New Seasons Market is they are not unique relative to a lot of your customers. They are a mid-market business who is going through rapid growth; they have a lean and somewhat overworked IT organization. What they are looking to do is leverage the cloud to continue to scale and gain a competitive advantage in their given market.
Each store got its internet from a local ISP and had a dial up connection designated as the backup system. Sean Teisher, VP of IT for New Seasons Market, explains that as the company began to scale the number of stores, they started to notice slower internet speeds and overall network congestion. The IT team was also looking to move critical applications to the cloud. Looking for a better alternative, New Seasons Market reached out to Bigleaf for help. For the initial deployment, New Seasons Market installed Bigleaf Networks’ plug-and-play SD-WAN routers at 10 of the company’s grocery store outlets with the plan to roll out additional routers over several months. The routers came pre-configured and sat outside the firewall, so installation was extremely simple and fast. The New Seasons Market IT team was also pleased that they got to keep their preferred firewall solution which includes, anti-virus, content filtering, intrusion detection, and VPNs for private networking, while Bigleaf was able to provide support and traffic shaping capabilities all in complete solution. Unlike other multi-WAN solutions that monitor only a tiny subset of internet paths, Bigleaf measures each internet connection from the store’s location, all the way across the internet path, to Bigleaf’s network. This provides a complete picture of the performance of each circuit and helps insulate internet experience from common ISP issues such as peering disputes, unplanned maintenance, traffic congestion, and more.
Bigleaf provides 100% uptime and reliability from their internet connections. This is the cloud migration story that a lot of mid-market customers are facing today, and where Bigleaf excels. As the SD-WAN market continues to evolve, you will continue to see more and more differentiation in the market. 


SimpleWAN is a provider of cloud-based networking solutions for branch offices, service centers, stores, and franchises. They believe networking should be simple, efficient, and innovative, and they created an all-in-one solution to make IT secure, smart, and smooth.

One of the case studies SimpleWan likes to highlight is a nationwide deployment which they started about a year and a half ago for a nationwide pizza chain. This pizza chain was relying on a slow network of MPLS and VPN; they were utilizing commodity broadband for those VPN deployments and T1s on all their sites. They had absolutely no visibility into the network for each location and very little to no IT support at each of the sites. Bringing new locations required either one lengthy MPLS install or expensive equipment because of this it took them way longer to open a new restaurant than corporate would have preferred. They also wanted to standardize the technology for all of the franchisees and make sure their security vulnerabilities were locked down. Also, their disaster recovery solution was extremely expensive and lacked flexibility. This pizza chain was trying to tie multiple providers together while having a secure WAN and ensuring that all locations had access to inventory management, online ordering applications, and point of sale. This company has made a huge transition to online ordering so much that they incentivize customers with free pizzas after so many online orders. They found running those applications over their tired MPLS network was problematic.
Being able to optimize certain applications is the highlight of going with an SD-WAN deployment. This company wanted something more holistic where they could look at the entire view of every single location, see what sites were online, and be able to communicate with unified communications between all the locations. If the calls are not able to come into the locations they will not be able to receive the order. This customer wanted one provider who could meet all of their demands, and the solutions had to be simple. When SimpleWan rolls out customers, they make sure that the store manager or somebody who has very little to no IT experience can understand the environment. In this case, the customer was able to displace not only their sole MPLS network and aging firewalls but also multiple boxes that were stacking up at every single location like caller ID boxes and Wi-Fi controllers. The customer had roughly a 37 percent reduction in MRC, and they now have the ability to manage all of their sites with a single pane of glass.
Why SimpleWAN? 
  • One way to manage all their locations
  • One magic box that takes care of all their networking
  • Flexibility to change and add to their networks
  • A trusted partner that keeps their networks running and secure


SD-WAN is broad regarding terminology, and it applies to a lot of different business in very different ways. Ecessa takes a little bit of a different approach, if Bigleaf is cloud-first, then Ecessa is premise first. What this means is that a lof of the customers they work with have been on a path to cloud leveraging; they’re starting to migrate a few critical applications to the cloud, but they still have legacy applications and components that they have to host locally. Due to this, they still need some connectivity and some resiliency to their internal networks as well. Ecessa is premise-first for companies who are migrating to the cloud but are not there yet or are never going to be completely there regarding 100 percent applications to the cloud.     
Ecessa has been working with Trans States Airline for several years now, Trans States is based out of St. Louis, and they do carrier support for United and American. As you know, the airline industry has been rife with failures from an IT perspective and outages. Ecessa has been able to help them build backups and resiliency to their infrastructure across multiple locations around the world including data center and remote locations. The most important piece for them was for Ecessa to be able to integrate into their network, which is one of the benefits of an Ecessa approach. A few of the questions Ecessa likes to ask are:
  • Does the customer have multiple sites that need that never down connectivity between locations?
  • Do they need to support a mesh network?
  • Is real-time traffic important to them?
  • Do they want to leverage their existing connectivity including their IP addresses that are coming from their ISPs?
Ecessa prides itself in being agnostic to carrier and technology; they will integrate any connectivity that people need to bring along. These are some of the really important pieces when it comes to identifying a good Ecessa opportunity. Trans States Airline had multiple MPLS  they purchased that they weren’t able to use actively; they had them as emergency failover only. By integrating an Ecessa product into their different locations, they were able to help them create and active network, also helping them never lose a ping or access to their applications. They also helped them achieve a 100% uptime for the last several months.


So where does SD-WAN fit in general? Start with the concept of resiliency, be it to the cloud or be it within an organization on-premise like the type of applications Ecessa prides themselves on. This technology gives you back control, you can approach organizations that are stuck in contracts with existing connections if people want to replace MPLS you have that capability. Today you can insert and Ecessa, a Bigleaf, or a SimpleWan device and integrate additional bandwidth. There’s a lot of freedom that comes with leveraging the technology as well as building out that resiliency. When you think Ecessa, think flexibility. They can integrate into those existing customers, they don’t require large architectural changes, and they can fit into any network.

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10 Funniest Virtual Reality Fails And Reactions!

Before you watch this hilarious video of VR fails and reactions, grab some popcorn and your favorite beverage....then be prepared to laugh yourself silly!

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

5 Futuristic Toys Every Kid Must Have

They sure didn't have anything like this when I was growing up!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

5 Future Technologies That Will Change The World

Our world is changing at an extremely fast rate from our technological advancements. Here are 5 technologies that are right around the corner to change our lives as we know them.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Smart IT Strategy That Saves Every CIO Time, Money, And A Whole Lot Of Frustration

How do you search for IT infrastructure and telecommunications services when you need them? 
It can be a costly, time consuming, frustrating, and high effort experience...unless you have a secret weapon.  It's even better when that secret weapon is free.
If you are like most companies, you might go online to see which service providers can service your area, realizing that not all of them present accurate information about your specific location online at their web sites.

If you have multiple offices across the country or even across the world and want to standardize on one carrier, what are your network service provider options?

When you find one, then you play telephone tag with that carrier for several days until you find the right person there that can answer your questions about service, availability and price.

And all this assumes that you already know exactly what you’re looking for … don’t expect them to take the time to ask and fully understand your application or requirements, or in doing so, to suggest a better approach, perhaps even with a less expensive option. Then a few more days pass before you finally get a price from them for something that hopefully, maybe, with any luck, will meet your needs.
Then you repeat the process for the next carrier that can service your location while another week passes, and so on.
So say you found four service providers who could service your location with your requested service. Given about a week to get a price from each one, now a full month has passed since your first phone call to find out if this will fit into your budget. In the meantime, your competition is passing you by and business continues to be prosperous … for your competition, who found a better way of doing this mundane and arduous task. More on that in a minute.
Do you see the fundamental problems here? Let’s outline them:
Problem #1: It’s now a month later and you are still at basically the same place you were a month ago with no circuit on order.
Problem #2: Are you really comfortable that you have contacted ALL the first tier carriers that can service your location? Could there be others?
Problem #3: If you found a “super price” from a second or third tier carrier, are you comfortable they can really provide what you need; comfortable enough to not use a first tier carrier? Yes of course you search for reviews online but is what you find fact, fiction, marketing hype, or even comments from an isolated eternally-disgruntled customer?
Problem #4: How comfortable are you that the prices you were given for the circuit are as aggressive as the carrier is willing to be with them? How do you know if better pricing is possible with a first tier carrier?
Problem #5: If you order the circuit, sure they have 24×7 tech support but who’s going to go to bat for you if the carrier is not resolving the problem or the people in billing don’t understand why your invoice is wrong … again?
Problem #6: You’ve got a business to run, and taking time to deal with the problems above are not allowing you to focus on much more important tasks to make and keep your company as competitive and profitable as possible.

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And since we have taken the time to talk with you to fully understand your application and requirements, both for today as well as in the future, we can suggest alternate technologies and other possible solutions that could save you money, perhaps approaches that you weren’t even aware of or didn’t realize could be provided in your area.
Price? We have a Low Price Guarantee for you. For any quote we provide you, we guarantee that the pricing shown for each carrier is the lowest price that that carrier will offer, even if you go to that carrier directly. The reason we can do that is because of the volume of business that we provide to our partner carriers every month, which allow them to enable us to give you that lowest price, guaranteed.
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5 Futuristic Robots That You Must Have

Watch examples of how robots of the future could make your life easier.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

WARNING! This Video Will Shock You, Sophia Robot Said She Will Destroy Humans

Hanson Robotics has designed Sophia's Robot, one of the most advanced robots like Atlas.. This robot Sophia, said she wants to destroy humans. It is not a funny statement..!

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