In past blogs we touched on all the ways your business can be disrupted, from huge natural disasters to accidental cable cuts. The best solution for any downtimeto have a solid business continuity plan in place to minimize the impact and keep your business running. Here are some key elements that our team thinks you should keep in mind while designing your business continuity strategy.
Keeping all employees, especially corporate leadership, engaged and active can greatly improve the cyber resilience of an organization. Making sure that they have all the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when it comes to cybersecurity will pay dividends in the end.
Analyst firm Gartner predicts the worldwide public cloud service market will grow from $182.4bn in 2018 to $331.2bn in 2022, attaining a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6%. More near-term, they forecast that the worldwide public cloud services market will grow from $182.4 billion in 2018 to $214.3bn in 2019, a 17.5% jump in just a year.
Gartner, Forrester and others have many polls that show the top reasons that companies are migrating to the Cloud. They also have many statistics that show exactly what type of workloads are being moved, what type of Clouds they’re being moved to, the top Providers being selected and much more.
From Long Island Business News - Diane Miller was named to the newly created position of chief operating officer at Advantage Communications Group, a Roslyn Heights-based technology sourcing advisory firm. Miller is responsible for the overall project management, service delivery, customer experience and ongoing lifecycle support for the company’s 800-plus clients. She is also charged with growing and scaling the existing Advantage operations organization while building the foundation to support the strategic expansion of the firm’s service offerings.
Evaluating a possible moving to a Unified Communications (UCaaS) model is a good time for businesses to reflect on critical business needs and requirements to consider when making the switch. Asking yourself a few key questions first can help bring a better understanding and clarity to the desired business outcomes. are many things that they need to keep in mind. Here are a few things you need to consider before taking that jump.
Our Director of International Sales Jesse Bernstein Ansaldi recently sat down with Telecom Reseller Editor Doug Green to discuss the ins and outs of Advantage’s unique dedicated International channel organization.
Join Advantage and Rackspace for a business-focused look at the impact of Digital Disruption on your business and the IT Transformation that must occur to accommodate the Digital Age. Hear some real-world case studies outlining bottom line savings of over $6 million AND the role that new business centric digital technologies have played in helping businesses achieve business agility and profitable growth.
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.
Now that the cloud has become a household name, businesses are becoming more selective in how they choose their services. Business needs and concerns have changed significantly since the cloud first emerged, meaning there are new market drivers to consider. Agility is still a top driver, but the significance of things like Cost, Performance and Security play varied roles depending on company industry and size.
Fixed Wireless bypasses traditional wireline fiber and copper/coax last mile connections, utilizing digital microwave technology to beam transmissions via microwave radios that quickly install on business building rooftops. You avoid high build-out costs—and long waits for permitting and digging up streets.
Data is considered by many to be a company’s most valuable asset. Yet protection of that data continues to be a challenge for businesses of all sizes. Its estimate that over one-third of US business experienced some level of data loss in 2016, and that one-third of those companies ....
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.
As Friday’s Comcast’s nationwide outage proved, it can happen anytime: network connectivity goes down, and business grinds to a halt. No phone, no Internet, no email, no website—employees sit idle and very little gets accomplished. One hour of network downtime could cost a company at tens of thousands of dollars.
Advantage Communications started out in 2001 and looked mostly like a telecom master agent, back when master agents were defined as distributors providing products, services, and support around telecom carrier offerings. That still describes some of what we do, but it no longer defines who we are and all we do.
Server virtualization is old news, but desktop virtualization has become just as mature. With a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution, users work on virtual desktop infrastructure hosted in the cloud. Because the cloud-based desktop configuration is stored on a remote server, it is independent of the physical devices which access it.
From the Internet of Things to mobility and the cloud, technology is giving your company unprecedented capacity for disruption. IoT may seem futuristic but here are some practical ways it can help your business today.
Adopting the cloud should be an enabler to becoming a more agile organization. But if your cloud footprint looks exactly like your on-premises configuration, how likely is it that you’ll receive all the benefits? Your current infrastructure is probably over-provisioned, which makes sense because your current operating model is characterized by long lead times to accomplish most activities.
All companies are becoming more digital. Sounds right enough, but let’s level set on the definition. At a minimum, digital companies make their offerings easy to find, easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. Beyond these basics, a digital company uses technology as a central element of value delivery.
The global hosted PBX market is expected to more than double by 2023, growing from more than $4.7 billion this year to $9.5 billion, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, which expects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 percent.
As the deadline for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance in Europe approaches, many customers are unsure where to begin. With roughly 160 requirements and a mandated 72-hour notification for personal data breaches, it’s clear that most organizations can’t do this alone,
Business continuity planning assumptions are changing the way companies recover from impact scenarios and minimize the disruption to daily business activities. While SaaS solutions provide reliability, most do not provide the same protection as a business received using a separate off-site backup with a long retention period.
SD-WAN is in a similar situation to where Cloud was ten years ago - if companies haven't already adopted it, they are at least investigating it. But it's important to remember, though, that not all SD-WAN offerings are the same. Before deciding on an SD-WAN action plan, here are four basic questions that every company need to consider:
Shifts in IT spending towards the Cloud had changed the landscape for buyers, vendors and technology solution providers alike. We've identified eight important technology trends (Cybersecurity, Cloud, SD-WAN, Blockchain, Big Data, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation) that you should be aware of in 2018.
According to a recent survey, 82 percent of European consumers will likely take advantage of their new data access rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), meaning organizations that are mulling over their readiness strategies need to get ready — and quickly.
Advantage’s unique business model addresses the needs of today’s businesses, and their IT teams. We consolidate all the key areas of IT into a single support model while giving customers the flexibility to choose ANY provider required for their business. Advantage offers solution engineering, project management, support, and numerous other services just like the providers.
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.
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.