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Extreme Networks Enhances Partner Program With Cloud, Managed Services Posted on

Extreme Networks Enhances Partner Program With Cloud, Managed Services

By Scharon Harding November 2, 2016   Channel players discuss program changes, how partners will collaborate following Zebra Technologies WLAN acquiistion   Extreme Networks has announced additions to its Extreme Partner Network (EPN) partner program that includes enhancements around cloud and cloud managed services.   Under the announcement, EPN gets a cloud specialization program, which includes new incentives for selling Extreme’s ExtremeCloud offering. According to Gordon Mackintosh, senior director of

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Decoding the fuzz from the buzz: Digital Transformation Posted on

Decoding the fuzz from the buzz: Digital Transformation

Buzz words have long been used in almost every industry. Symptomatic of technology, in particular, it seems they go hand in hand with this sector. I’ve been in this ever-changing and exciting tech world for more years than I care to admit and have seen terminology and technology come and go. Yes, Apple has revolutionized the consumer technology industry and taken us to a level of technological advancement we never

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Reasons why People are Passing on PaaS Posted on

Reasons why People are Passing on PaaS

PaaS or Platform as a service (PaaS) “is a category of cloud computing services that provides a platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage Web applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an app.” With the main benefit of cloud computing being agility, questions are raised as to why such a technological benefit is not being adopted with open arms.

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A Phone System that Maximizes Your Control Posted on

A Phone System that Maximizes Your Control

You’ve realized that your current phone system is no longer working for your growing business. So you do what any savvy business person does – you research your options. And you quickly comprehend that what you need is a phone system that will minimize disruptions to your business and integrate with your current custom applications, all at a reasonable cost.  Most importantly, you want to be able to control how

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You Don’t Know What You Have Till It’s Too Late (for you) Posted on

You Don’t Know What You Have Till It’s Too Late (for you)

In June 2013, a fortune 500 company had a major controller failure in their KC Data Center. With almost 24 hours of outage, its management team decided to realign the strategies of the current Business Continuity Plan including the addition of Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) to avoid this type of disaster from happening again. Here’s why you might consider doing the same: Unfortunately, like most

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What Would You Do With MORE Time? Posted on

What Would You Do With MORE Time?

You cannot buy time with money- although it would be nice these days, it just will never happen. Did you know that in the average business, IT personal spend 20 hours a month searching for information and monitoring the storage? Thin provisioning is the consolidation and automated process of allocating just “the exact required amount” space at the time it is required. Since thin provisioning is designed to allocate exactly

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It’s 10 O’clock in The Evening. Do You Know if Your Data’s Protected? Posted on

It’s 10 O’clock in The Evening. Do You Know if Your Data’s Protected?

Technological advancements have transformed the way we do business; connectivity has developed a word-wide market enabling transactions to occur at the simple click of a button. Anytime a transaction takes place online, the opportunity for hackers to steal your information exists. The fact is that while innovation gives us the ability to perform business online on a greater scale, these transactions are immediately susceptible to risk. Risk accompanies innovation. Areas

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Creating Better Customer Experience One Call at a Time Posted on

Creating Better Customer Experience One Call at a Time

If you make money using the phone, then your phone system needs to be a business enabler, not inhibiter. Your prospects must be able to reach you in a timely manner. Your customers need to find you wherever you are, at the front desk, in a meeting or outside the office. That’s how you want to serve your prospects and customers. That’s how they want to be treated. Here are

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The Millennial Perspective on Cloud Services Posted on

The Millennial Perspective on Cloud Services

The millennials (anyone under 30) represent 50% of the workforce. This is a generation who doesn’t care what comprises the IT infrastructure or the inner-workings of keeping a network secure. While these items obviously matter to any business, a millennial simply wants their technology to work. And they want it to work now! So what does that mean for businesses trying to engage and employee millennials? Millennials will push hosted

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