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Why Cisco Secure Firewall Is Your Best Choice For Network Security

By Josh Cronin |   Aug 22, 2023

 

As the world moves towards a digital future, network security is more important than ever. In an ideal network infrastructure setting, a single firewall would be enough to protect business assets from external threats. However, as technology progresses and attackers become more advanced, these security measures need to evolve in depth and flexibility.

Is Your Network Future Proof? Five Reasons You Should Embrace NaaS

By Victor Fabian |   Aug 01, 2023

It is no surprise most enterprises are prioritizing network modernization in the day and age of digital transformation. Outdated infrastructure harms productivity and hinders security, making it a challenge to build a future-ready network that meets evolving expectations. All too often, our team will assess networks based on traditional VLAN architectures that will 100% struggle to accommodate hundreds of thousands of users and devices. A modern network should seamlessly connect remote workers to physical locations, data centers, and the cloud, following an edge-centric and data-driven approach.

How AI-Driven SD-WAN Can Boost Retailers' Digital Transformation

By Greg LaBrie |   Jun 20, 2023

The retail industry has rapidly changed in recent years, embracing offline, online, and hybrid shopping as the new norm. Technology has thus become an essential factor in the success of retailers, which puts significant pressure on them to keep up with the latest tools and reconsider their approaches. To align their current infrastructure with the evolving landscape, retailers must focus on networking as a central aspect of their efforts. This entails an aggressive adoption of digital transformation through cloud computing and omnichannel retailing, modernization of inventory management, and implementation of advanced data loss prevention systems.

Four Significant Ways Retail Businesses Adopt Experience-First Networking

By Greg LaBrie |   May 16, 2023

Delivering a personalized and efficient shopping experience to customers is crucial in today's competitive retail landscape. Whether customers are shopping online or offline, achieving this goal requires retail organizations to take experience-first networking strategies. To successfully create this in a hybrid cloud era, retailers must meet these four key requirements: 

  • Setting up a heightened Wi-Fi connection for employees
  • Optimizing location-based services
  • Establishing a reliable network infrastructure
  • Forming a unified data and connection security between retailers and customers

5 Ways Location-Based Networking Improves The College Experience

By Greg LaBrie |   Mar 30, 2023

Enterprises everywhere are leveraging their computer networks to attain a competitive advantage for not just operational efficiency, but also employee satisfaction. Network information systems are being utilized to improve communication and collaboration amongst employees, increase productivity, and accelerate decision-making.

By collecting, storing, and analyzing large amounts of data, companies gain insights into customer behavior and market trends that allow them to act preemptively ahead of their competitors. In a time when economic inflation is on everyone’s mind, digital technologies are streamlining business processes to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and achieve pricing advantages.

Why Higher Education Turns to Technology to Meet Today’s Challenges

By Greg LaBrie |   Mar 09, 2023

Back in 2016, Georgia State University decided to address the annual phenomenon known as “summer melt” in which a sizable number of students enrolled during the summer session would fail to enroll in the fall. The school implemented a chatbot project called Pouncethat wasdesigned to regularly connect with incoming students. This practice, commonly referred to as nudge technology by Gartner, reminds students of upcoming meetings and deadlines. Additionally, and in the interest of this blog article, nudge technology also uses AI to answer frequently asked questions that incoming students often have.

HPE GreenLake for Aruba: The Ultimate Network-as-a-Service Solution

By Victor Fabian |   Jan 10, 2023

Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solutions are becoming popular for businesses of all sizes, providing them with a cost-effective and efficient way to quickly provide networking capabilities. HPE GreenLake for Aruba is one such NaaS solution that helps organizations overcome challenges such as complexity, bandwidth constraints, and security concerns. For these reasons, enterprises should consider NaaS solutions as part of their overall IT strategy so they can enjoy the many benefits this innovative technology has to offer. Read on to learn more about the advantages of HPE GreenLake for Aruba.

Make Your Wireless Network Upgrade Easy With Wi-Fi 6E

By Greg LaBrie |   Jun 02, 2022

Wi-Fi 6E offers a lot of exciting features that can transform your wireless network environment. In fact, it is the only protocol that supports 6 GHz, so new clients don’t have to compete with legacy devices and experience interference from items such like security cameras, microwaves, etc. With four times the capacity of the traditional 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, Wi-Fi 6E accommodates high-volume workloads and easily handles bandwidth-consuming streaming technologies. The new standard is governed by WPA3, which offers far greater security than WPA2, as the latter continues having its share of known weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Wi-Fi 6E: New Boundaries For Wireless Network Performance

By Greg LaBrie |   May 19, 2022

Learn why making a wireless network upgrade to Wi-Fi 6E may not be as complex as you might think. Read more. 

The latest protocol for improving your wireless network performance is beginning to make itself available to new devices here in 2022, and its name is Wi-Fi 6E. Chances are, your network management team may be unacquainted with this new innovative standard as very few client devices currently support it. This unfamiliarity won’t be for long, however. Wi-Fi 6E has too many advantages over its predecessors to be ignored. It is destined to empower a whole new generation of wireless and IoT devices to experience faster speed, lower latency, high capacity, and greater security. It might be the biggest wireless network event that you haven’t heard of.

Disruptive Change Ignites New Paradigm of Digital Innovation

By Patrick Gamble |   Mar 31, 2022

WEI recently had the pleasure of hosting a virtual conversation about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its critical role in digital transformation and the intelligent network. This eye-opening exchange was led by Linda Bernardi, a professional speaker, author, corporate consultant, and innovative disruptor. In her 40-minute discussion, Linda touched on the power that disruptive technologies are having across the business spectrum. She presented an actionable blueprint outlining the proven AI strategies that companies should be implementing to succeed in this new age. Linda’s bold ideas centered around the need to rethink many of the traditional progressions that restrict our thinking, and ultimately, our success.

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