Cybercrime Doesn't Take a Holiday

November 19, 2019
The holidays are a busy time for most business owners as they ramp up to serve consumers excited to find holiday specials, or even as they prepare for time away from their businesses to spend time with friends and family. Hackers know that you are distracted from your core duties and normal routine and will look for vulnerabilities in your systems.

Five Things to Consider for Point-of-Sale Cellular Failover Connectivity

October 01, 2019
If a multi-location business is looking for cellular failover connectivity to ensure business continuity in the event of a blackout or brownout of the broadband internet connection, there are quite a few cellular modems out there that would do the basic job. But when looking for a cost-effective solution that is designed specifically for Point-of-Sale (POS) environments, then some important considerations come into play.

When Digital Transformation Equals Digital Disruption

August 27, 2019
The retail industry has come a long way during the last decade. Online ordering, in-store beacon technology, cloud POS, omnichannel retail platforms, and digital menus and signage, are evidence of innovation taking place. The impact of complacency can seriously damage short-term revenue but also brand reputation and therefore, long-term revenue.

The Four Elements that Build a Better SD-WAN for Retail

April 30, 2019
Building a better branch network for retailers is not necessarily rocket science. At least, it doesn’t have to be. The formula for building a better branch for these highly distributed businesses is rather simple. When you think about it, it is more like alchemy than chemistry. Like air, earth, fire, and water, it does not take more than four elements to define the ideal branch network.

5-Minute Guide to SD-WAN, MPLS, SD-Branch, NGFW, and More

February 11, 2019
The networking market is loaded with ambiguous buzzwords and competing acronyms that make it difficult to clearly distinguish one capability from another. So, let’s break down those buzzwords and competing acronyms that are the most commonly compared as if they were apples to apples.

New to SD-Branch? 8 Things Retail IT Pros Need to Know.

January 21, 2019
The complexities and costs of IT network management and security in retail stores has reached a breaking point. Today’s retail IT professional, point-of-sale reseller, or managed IT service provider is struggling to effectively deploy, manage, and secure the network in these branch locations in an efficient and affordable way.

Top Ten Branch Network Predictions for 2019

December 04, 2018
It’s that time of the year again! Family and office holiday parties are gearing up, business projects are racing toward year-end deadlines, and seemingly everyone is sharing their 2019 predictions for IT and cybersecurity. But what about the branch network?

SD-Branch Solutions Are Optimizing Network Management and Security at the Edge

November 14, 2018
A refresh has come for distributed enterprises. In 2018, branch office WAN technology has been increasingly moving towards software defined networking for many reasons: agility, scalability, resiliency and, above all, cost-effectiveness.

Should You Replace Your MPLS with SD-WAN?

October 04, 2018
Many IT leaders are excited about the benefits of SD-WAN such as cost reduction, agility/flexibility, ease of deployment, and the options to improve security. But as usual, SD-WAN as a MPLS killer is not cut-and-dry. If you’re wondering if SD-WAN is right for your IT environment, hopefully we can help you out.

Future-Proof Your Failover Solution

July 26, 2018
The cost of network downtime or failing internet connectivity has never been higher due to incidents resulting in million-dollar losses of business revenue and employee productivity. Both small and large enterprises are increasingly relying on business-critical applications deployed in the cloud. Here are some of the key factors to consider when selecting a failover solution.

Looking for Cost-Effective Business Continuity? Consider these five things before you buy.

April 25, 2018
One of the key benefits for most businesses deploying SD-WAN is the reduction in WAN costs by up to 80 percent. Continuity and resilience are also critical to businesses in today's growing cyber-threatened world. SD-WAN solutions offer multi-link support, so 4G LTE is an obvious choice for failover connectivity.

The Top Considerations When Buying a 4G LTE Router

April 04, 2018
More and more businesses are adopting 4G LTE either to set up a backup network connection or to gain internet access when other means, such as Cable and DSL, are not available. The trend is seen easily when searching for "4G LTE router" online. You will...

What is SD-WAN and can it be used for smaller sites too?

March 13, 2018
SD-WAN is transforming enterprise networks with affordable network infrastructure by offering low-cost, reliable network connectivity, while dramatically reducing operational expenses. Smaller retail stores are adopting omni-channel strategies to offer better shopping experiences through mobile connectivity to shoppers at the stores.