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Why Data Center Services and Metro Ethernet are a Marriage Made in Heaven

Tim May on 10/03/2018

The cloud is here and has been for several years now. Businesses we encounter are moving more applications and services to the cloud every day. Whether it’s a CRM, ERP, accounting, or other program, reliance on the cloud is greater now than ever before. Why, then, are businesses still hosting servers internally?

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Topics: business internet, metro ethernet

Beware Low Cost Metro Ethernet Providers

Tim May on 07/09/2018

Caveat emptor is the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for ensuring the quality, reliability, or suitability of goods and services prior to executing a purchase. Colloquially, it means buyer beware.

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Topics: business internet, metro ethernet

The Importance of Upload in High-Speed Internet Connections

Tim May on 06/28/2018

Every internet connection offers two speeds – download and upload. These speeds may be different or the same depending on the type of internet connection.
Broadband services like cable and DSL have different download than upload speed, while dedicated access circuits like T1 and Metro Ethernet offer the same speed in both directions.

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Topics: business internet

Should Businesses be Using Wireless Internet Access?

Tim May on 06/19/2018

In our guide, “Data Failover and Redundancy,” we talk about how businesses can leverage wireless access solutions in a backup, or failover capacity. We’re often asked, however, if businesses should be looking at wireless internet access options as their primary link.

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Topics: business internet

Understanding the Importance of Homed Networks

Tim May on 05/31/2018

In our guide, “Internet Failover and Redundancy,” we talk about primary and secondary internet access paths, alternate routes, SD-WAN, and how 4G LTE plays as part of those solutions.

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Topics: business internet

Can 4G LTE Be Utilized in an SD-WAN Environment?

Tim May on 04/23/2018

As SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) continues its assault on traditional MPLS architectures, more and more CIO’s and Network Engineers are looking at ways to leverage and maximize the benefits of an SD-WAN architecture.

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Topics: SD-WAN, business internet

4G LTE Basics and Benefits for Business Internet and Cloud

Tim May on 04/12/2018

As demand for internet and cloud-based services continue to increase, so must the bandwidth and connection options which support it.

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Topics: cloud, business internet

Net Neutrality Decision from an Independent ITSP’s* Perspective

Tim May on 03/06/2018

You may be aware that the United States’ net neutrality rules, which went into effect in 2015, were repealed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last month.

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Topics: Internet Telephony Service Providers, business internet

How VoIP is Impacting Business Mobility

Tim May on 02/13/2018

As we discussed in our white paper, “Unified Communications and Mobility,” VoIP is at the heart of how mobility is impacted in corporate America.

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Topics: VoIP, unified communications, business internet

How Much is Your Degraded Internet Actually Costing Your Business?

Tim May on 12/07/2017

Internet access has become perceived as a commoditized service like gas and electricity. Unlike gas and electric which are regulated and must conform to specific guidelines and quality metrics and which offer customers virtually unlimited availability, the internet has limitations.

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Topics: business internet

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