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Simplifying Deployment and Management of Branch Office Networks
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Ari Bose, CIO, Brocade

Branch offices are growing at a rate of 17 percent and a recent report states that approximately 75 percent of enterprise employees work remotely or in a branch office already. With the growth in branch offices, networks are getting larger and...

Harnessing the Power of Digitization
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Anand Oswal, SVP, Engineering, Enterprise Networking Group, Cisco

The business IT landscape is evolving at breakneck speed. The cumulative onslaught of technology advances in big data, IoT, cloud adoption, software defined networking, virtualization, threat detection and security enforcement has resulted in...

Wireless First for Microsoft Employees
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Brent Hermanson, Principal Manager, Microsoft

Real-time collaboration and modern work environments require people to be mobile and untethered from their traditional desktops. Our employees expect a seamless wireless experience across multiple devices, starting with ease of connecting to our...

The Present and Future of Information Technology in the Enterprise
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Jako van Blerk, CIO, Macomb County Government

There is an exponential growth in demand for Information Technology (IT) to deliver quality solutions in an acceptable timeframe. This calls for a change in the strategic mindset of the IT decision makers. The traditional KTLO (keep the lights...

3 Things to Consider Before Deploying UC to Enhance the Enterprise Network Experience
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Russ Fordyce, Managing Director, Marketing, Broadview Networks

When looking to modernize an enterprise phone system, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) may be the first solution looked into. This technology replaces the traditional telephone network connections by using the internet to route calls. But...

One Size Fits None: Why SD-WAN Implementations Demand a Custom Approach
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Yulia Duryea, Director of Product Management, SD-WAN, Windstream

Have you had this experience when you are on vacation at the beach? You and your family want to go wind-surfing or sea kayaking, so you go to the equipment rental shop and when it’s time to pick out life jackets, all they have is...

WAN's Inevitable Influence
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Mark Horbal, CIO & CTO, SpringBIG

The Impact on WANs is Inescapable The two most significant trends in computing today are the transformation of traditional computer applications with a footprint on a local machine to SaaS web applications and the parallel migration of...

Digital Transformation: The Networking Challenge of Our Time
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Andrew Dugan, SVP- Network Architecture & Engineering, Level 3 Communications

Anywhere we look today, across nearly every industry and continent, we see evidence of a world in the midst of a digital transformation. Regardless of their traditional markets and models, businesses ranging from local coffee shops to...

The Global Race to 5G is On
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Tom Sawanobori, SVP & CTO, CTIA

Look around! You will see the vast majority of people using their mobile devices, whether that’s to use the Internet, listen to music, watch videos, or post to social media. As Americans quickly shift to a mobile-first lifestyle, we’re...

WAN Optimization Strategy
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Marcus McEwen, EVP Services, MNJ Technologies

WAN Optimization is an umbrella IT term that has no precise definition. It provokes an impression, but each vendor and expert has their own nuanced view of the term. I am going to define it as the use of hardware, software and process to achieve...

Current Market Trends Shaping the Wide Area Network Space
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Mark Fishburn, Director, Market Strategy, Broadband Forum

In our industry, it is easy to be lured by technologies and view them as market trends. It would be easy to reel off the usual acronym list and you are likely expecting SDN, NFV,, IoT and 5G to appear in this first paragraph. Having gotten...

Survival Strategies for a Post-WAN World: Cloud Architecture, SD-WAN, and the Future of Corporate Networks
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Mike Kozlowski, VP, Product Management, Windstream

Wide Area Networks (WAN) are one of the most durable, longest-standing technologies in the IT world, but the era of WAN as a foundation for corporate computing is nearing an end because of a combination of factors that are quickly making this...

Detangling the Network Orchestration Knot
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Olivier Huynh Van, CTO & Co-Founder, Glue Networks

The performance of today’s critical apps leaves no room for error, failure or downtime. But when enterprises try to standardize deployed hardware, the situation can become untenable. With nearly 30 device types per vendor on the market, all...

What's up with WANS?
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Claire Rutkowski, CIO, Bentley Systems

Today’s Wide Area Networks have become increasingly complex and difficult to manage. The deployment and operation of WAN connections can be a daunting manual process that expends valuable IT resources, drives up operating costs and hinders...

The Evolution of the SD-WAN
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Josh Dobies, Senior Director of Product Marketing & Strategy, Riverbed Technology

Today’s WAN is continually changing and both the architecture and the applications it supports are becoming increasingly complex. Not long ago, most applications were housed on-premises and the WAN was a well-defined and predictable...

What is CLOUD Doing to Our Networks?
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Sam Schoelen, Chief Information Technology Officer, Continental Resources

Do you remember upgrading to a 56K modem? Do you recall how fast that seemed at the time? If you were like me I was going from a 14.4K up to a 56K then you may remember that. Oh yes, and I was hosting a BBS on it as well. "We have grown...

Growing Broadband - Future Challenges and Opportunities for Service Providers
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Brian Peterson, Regional VP Engineering, Frontier Communication

I remember the early days of broadband clearly. It was around Y2K, as every network provider was rapidly moving customers from dial-up to a newly designed A synchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network providing dedicated Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL)...

Why Moving Productivity Apps to the Cloud could Backfire
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Kenny Gilbert, CIO, InvenSense

If you don’t fix this one thing, expect endless complaints from unhappy employees As productivity applications move to the cloud, new problems emerge. Gone are the days when we controlled our own LANs and server farms. Well, those days...

802.11ac and 2.5G Ethernet Speeds: Enabling the Mobile Enterprise
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Nicholas Ilyadis, VP & CTO, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom

Network administrators and the enterprise networks they oversee are under siege. At every turn, there is pressure to deploy mega-scale data centers and migrate to cloud computing. And, with the amount of data doubling in size roughly every two...

Desktop Virtualization and Secure Collaboration
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Donald Naglich, Corporate Director of IT, Franciscan Ministries

Collaboration tools are all the rage nowadays. Technology is the great enabler, and certainly one of the best uses of it is the ability to easily collaborate. Former barriers are gone, yet there are times that collaboration is neither as easy nor...

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