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The Evolution of Fixed Wireless Broadband Connectivity

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.

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Is Colocation Right For Your Business?

Determining where to house your company's data computing and/or storage infrastructure is a significant decision for any firm. The right solution will enable your company to scale up and down as needed, meet your unique business needs and provide the reliability and security you can trust. Here are six benefits businesses are experiencing from choosing a third-party colocation facility..

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Key Benefits of Using MS Teams for Employee Collaboration

Today’s businesses use an array of tools for communication and collaboration, and it’s not uncommon to find different departments in the same company use different tools.  Microsoft Teams is a collaborative tool that can be deployed company-wide to brings together employees, their conversations and their content for a more productive way of working. Here are a few different ways that Teams could benefit your business:

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The Move to Cloud: Why Not 'Lift-and-Shift'?

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.

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Things to Consider When Choosing an SD-WAN Provider

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:

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7 Key Cloud Contact Center Benefits

Cloud-based Contact Center solutions greatly improve the customer experience by allowing businesses to interact with their clients in multiple ways, including voice, e-mail, chat, text, and website interaction. Along with the redundancy and flexibility benefits inherent with Cloud-based solutions, there are many other intrinsic benefits or utilizing a Cloud Contact Center solution as part of CRM strategy.

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Isn’t It Time You Virtualized Your Desktops?

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.

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Key Considerations for Every Business Continuity Plan

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.

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Cybersecurity Must Be a Priority of Every Employee

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.

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Details Behind Gartner's $331B Public Cloud Forecast

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.

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Cloud Computing: Are we asking the right questions?

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. 

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Making IT work

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.

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Why Do They Call It The Cloud?

Everybody is cloud crazy. It’s evolving as rapidly as any technology adoption in the last 20 years. So if we’re going to give in to the cliché, perhaps we would all do better to agree on what we mean.

 

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Moving to UCaaS? Here are 3 Things to Consider.

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.

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Digital Disruption is Forcing Change. Don't Get Left Behind!

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.

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