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Networking Solutions for Small Business: Everything You Need to Get Started

Small business networking solutions allow your organization to work using both private networks and the Internet. They are essential for functionality such as payments, printing, data storage, and even linking computers together. Most importantly, choosing a quality network will enable your organization to perform work more quickly, more efficiently, and with greater security, which will benefit your business as a whole.

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What Are the Business Benefits of Wireless Infrastructure and Networking?

Wireless networks are increasingly efficient, affordable, and capable. Most organizations can install and maintain wireless networks at less than the cost of wired, typically with comparable performance. This is especially true as more organizations move to cloud, virtual computer, and virtual private network solutions. Adding wireless networking as a default adds to convenience, network flexibility, and user access control, all of which benefit your business.

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How to Select Video Conferencing Hardware

Video conferencing is today’s solution to remote work, busy schedules, and offices spread across the globe. The more diverse your organization is, the more likely it is to have workers who either cannot or cannot afford to come into meetings. Video conferencing is an affordable alternative to traveling to meetings, offers better communication than calling, and caters to even the busiest work schedule. 

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Pros and Cons of Always-On Video-Conferencing Portals for Remote Offices

Organizations are increasingly working further apart, with teams in different geographic locations or even different countries, and with flex work and freelancing as a standard part of operations. Creating visual communication tools like video conferencing is an important way to bridge those gaps, allowing individuals to maintain quality of communication without having to travel to see each other.

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Bridging Remote Workers with Video Conferencing

Video conferencing improves how individuals communicate, adding more depth and nuance to interpersonal communication. While it’s not right for every form of communication, and a quick call or chat may sometimes be ideal in some cases, video adds a lot of value, especially in circumstances where remote workers never or rarely meet their teammates or teams.

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How to Integrate Network Performance Management

Network maintenance is crucial to ongoing performance, no matter what you’re running on that network. Network performance management is an essential because it’s the only way to ensure networks offer performance throughout the day, handle peak periods without crashing, and that data-loss and latency aren’t causing issues on your servers, application, or signage. 

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Optimizing IT Infrastructure to Achieve Digitization and Efficiency Goals

Your IT infrastructure optimization will heavily depend on your current structure, IT teams, resources, and ability to upgrade or make changes. In some cases, you won’t have the tools or resources to truly optimize for digitization in-house. In this case, outsourcing your solutions is likely the best option, and will likely offer more in terms of efficiency than investing in your own resources. 

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Choosing the Right Digital Signage Hardware for Your Needs

Digital signage is extremely flexible, can often be tailored to meet very specific needs, and is easy to choose in a way that creates modular solutions for different environments. If you’re not entirely sure of what you need, it’s always a good idea to consult a professional installer who can recommend very specific solutions for each application in your organization.

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Reducing Load on IT Teams with Managed Services

Implementing IT managed services does not always mean replacing IT teams (although it can, especially for small business) because most organizations should retain their own IT. Instead, it means supplementing existing IT with specific service support and infrastructure or hardware, plus external specialists or teams to handle work.

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Software vs Hardware Upgrades: Which Impacts IT More

Optimizing IT infrastructure is often-needed but it requires an in-depth understanding of your infrastructure and your options. In most cases, this will mean both hardware and software upgrades or optimization, even when those changes are as simple as changing cable layouts and reassigning servers to boost efficiency. 

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Digital Signage in Manufacturing Environments

Digital signage is traditionally used in advertising environments, but as technology gets smarter, Internet of Things becomes the norm, and mobile devices proliferate, it’s increasingly valuable in other industries as well. Manufacturing is one of those industries, where digital signage adds value on the work floor by enhancing communication, productivity, and management. 

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5 Aspects of Network Security to Protect Your Data

Confidential and sensitive data is always a risk and those risks are expected to keep growing, especially when it’s customer-data or private employee information. Taking steps to secure your networks and protect data is essential, not only to protecting your organization and its customers, but also to complying with regulation and law for many industries.

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