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It's 2018. Isn't it Time You Looked Into the Cloud?

The Cloud is delivering benefits of business agility, competitive advantage and cost reductions to companies that have moved their workloads.  If your business has yet to make that move, at the very least you should make investigating Cloud services one of your 2018 initiatives.

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Why the Direct Sales Model No Longer Works For Technology Customers

Years ago, when things were ‘simple’ and business only had a couple choices for their telecom and IT services, a company could rely on their AT&T, MCI or IBM rep come in and handle everything. But the industry has changed, technology has evolved, companises have consilidates and customer infrastructure challenges have become increasingly complicated.

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Four Tips for Securing Big Data

The enterprise big data landscape continues to evolve, yet many organizations aren’t prepared for the complexities of protecting this data, even though it's becoming an integral part of the overall data environment. Here's a summary are the unique challenges of securing big data and four items that business should consider to reduce risk.

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7 CyberSecurity Traps to Avoid

The truth is that in cybersecurity, most businesses are their own worst enemies. While the world has begun looking at cyber attacks and other types of cybercrime more seriously, it would appear that measures to prevent them aren’t being taken seriously enough. For businesses to actually be as secure as they are confident, they’ll need to refrain from falling into these seven traps:

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Our Blockchain Primer: What Is Blockchain?

If you haven’t heard much about blockchain, you’re about to. Even those who are generally skeptical of pronouncements about ‘the next new thing’ have developed a growing appreciation of the transformative nature of blockchain, especially its potential to redefine how commerce is transacted across an increasingly wide variety of sectors.

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Interactive Submarine Cable Route Map

This interactive Submarine Cable Map, courtesy of TeleGeography, is based on in-depth  research and depicts active and planned submarine cable systems and their landing stations.  Selecting a cable on the map projection or from the submarine cable list provides access to the cable’s profile, including the cable’s name, ready-for-service (RFS) date, length, owners, website, and landing points.

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Why Your Business Can't Afford To Ignore SD-WAN

Driven by ever-increasing demand for bandwidth caused by initiatives including cloud, mobility and global expansion, Enterprise IT leaders are faced with delivering a seamless and consistent connected experience for all of their customers, employees, and partners, regardless of location or proximity to the network backbone.  What’s more, they typically need to do all of this with relatively flat IT budgets.

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VIDEO: Cloud Computing Drivers

Cloud Computing is more than a technology.  It's a digital disruption, business agility and business growth driver.  See how and why in this video defining the Financial Drivers for Cloud Computing.

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