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Are Carrier Re-alignments affecting your organization?

Posted by Jeff Hussey on Jul 25, 2018 10:13:39 AM

In 2017 alone, there was more than $150 billion in merger, acquisition, and divestiture activity in the telecom space. The end result is a more consolidated industry landscape with fewer telecom carriers than ever, which can make it harder for small and mid-sized enterprises to operate.

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Topics: Carrier and IP Solutions, Integra, Telco, Electric Lightwave

Cost of Unplanned Downtime is $7,900/min: 6 ways to mitigate your risk

Posted by Josh Jaeger on Feb 12, 2016 9:33:05 AM

Recent research has shown the price of unplanned data center downtime is rising: It stood at $7,908 in 2013, up 41% from its 2010 figure. There are many different root causes of unplanned downtime, and it pays to be prepared for multiple types of risk.

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Topics: Carrier and IP Solutions, Data Security, Risk, Downtime

VoIP over Coax? Hold the Phone!

Posted by Jeff Hussey on Nov 17, 2015 7:00:00 AM

VoIP is an efficient communications solution that has greatly replaced the traditional phones and WANs. To achieve high efficiency of the VoIP endpoints in your company, use VoIP Coax in the place of traditional WAN. This technology equipment will enable you to handle a lot of voice data all at once without any worry of overloading or your customers having a “busy” tone.

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Topics: Carrier and IP Solutions

Is BGP a four letter acronym?

Posted by Jeff Hussey on Nov 3, 2015 4:50:00 PM

With just a few ISP providers and some old coax cable your organization supports multiple VoIP deployments. Using smart cloud applications and Bigleaf Networks Internet optimization service featuring data failover, you're finally competing as equals with the big boys. And you intend to keep it that way.

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Topics: Carrier and IP Solutions

Securing Your Naked Network

Posted by Jeff Hussey on Nov 3, 2015 8:26:00 AM

Do you have a plan in place for when your network goes down? Because for virtually all networks the question is when- not if- the network will go down. Then the only question is how quickly you can recover from a costly outage.

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Topics: Carrier and IP Solutions, Cloud, Network Security, Securing your Network, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, cloud security, Scalable Architecture, Critical Data

One Big Internet Pipe, Many Little Circuits

Posted by Jeff Hussey on Oct 9, 2015 8:01:37 AM

With Bigleaf Network's services, companies are now able to have tighter control on their internal networks. Big Leaf offers a data aggregation package that allows your company to use a single IP address while maintaining multiple device connections. Imagine a single internet pipe that is broad enough to allow many individual smaller circuits to function within it. This means that your company's IT department will better be able to maintain individual devices and connections, as well as monitoring the traffic flowing along those smaller circuits.

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Topics: Carrier and IP Solutions

From Cloud Computing to Cloud Communications: The Expansion of Efficiency, Security, and Scale through RTC Solutions for the Government

Posted by Susan Sison on Aug 19, 2015 7:28:00 AM

By Patrick Joggerst, Chief Marketing Officer at GENBAND

The benefits of cloud computing, after well over a decade of development and growth, are now well-known and embraced by even the most demanding government agencies and enterprises. We know today that with the advent of a more robust and secure cloud, there is more processing power, more flexibility, and much better economics.

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Topics: Carrier and IP Solutions, Cloud, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Hosted Voice - UCFlex

Desktop as a Service/Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Getting ahead of the curve and leveraging the true power of cloud services

Posted by Jeff Hussey on Jul 28, 2015 3:46:00 PM

Desktop as a Service/Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: The Cloud Comes to the Desktop

Virtualization and cloud services have made major inroads into the enterprise server market over the last few years, and the impact has been significant. According to estimates, approximately 92% of enterprises use virtualization and cloud services to some degree, mostly in the areas of server infrastructure and applications. To be sure, there's still quite a bit of room growth even now - while it's true that many organizations have implemented virtualization to some degree, that doesn't mean they've moved more than a small fraction of their environment to the cloud. That said, the enterprise shift to the cloud is clearly underway. 

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Topics: Carrier and IP Solutions, Virtualization

Cloud Entry: migrating applications such as email and back-up/storage as cloud entry points

Posted by Jeff Hussey on Jun 16, 2015 8:35:00 AM

Measured Steps: Tips for a Successful Cloud Migration

It is pretty easy to get caught up in the hype around moving to cloud - and if you don't get caught up in it, it's likely that your senior management will. With all of the articles and blog posts out there, it would seem that everyone is feverishly moving their entire infrastructure into the cloud as quickly as possible. 

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Topics: Carrier and IP Solutions, Information Security, Cloud

Cloud-based security: leveraging cloud service for device management and incident response

Posted by Jeff Hussey on Jun 9, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Is Cloud-Based Security the End-Game for the Modern Enterprise?

It's hard to think of an issue for corporate IT teams that has grabbed as much attention, and created as much concern, as security. And unlike other technologies that grab a lot of headlines, security has real drivers behind it. It doesn't take any effort at all to see the effects of compromised IT security, and the attacks that make the headlines are big - really big. 

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Topics: Carrier and IP Solutions, Information Security, CenturyLink, Cloud-based Security, Cloud-Based Security Strategy, leveraging cloud service

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