Client Spotlight

A Very IT School Vacation

Unlike some seeking R&R during school vacation week, I didn’t jet down to Florida to visit Mickey Mouse, binge watch Netflix, or tackle the ever-growing list of projects around the house. As district technology coordinator for South Amboy Public Schools, in South Amboy, NJ, I instead spent my break working with the fine folks at […]

04.19.2018

Networking

SD-WAN: What’s the Best Model for My Business?

Most organizations struggle with managing their carriers, bandwidth, and adding new applications to their WAN. The complexity, cost, and time of managing these networks has a real impact on their ability to respond quickly and that, in turn, has real business impact. Enter SD-WAN, which allows companies to vastly simplify their network, making it more […]

04.10.2018

Carrier Services

4 Tech Predictions for 2018

With 2018 just around the corner, Carousel experts have been ruminating about what’s in store for 2018. Here are what some of our top minds said about what IT leaders should expect in the next 12 months. Darryl Senese, VP, Carrier Services SD-WAN. It’s really a game changer, allowing IT leaders to do different things […]

12.19.2017

Networking

3 Considerations When Exploring an SD-WAN Solution

Well over a decade ago, the term “cloud” became common vernacular when behemoths like Google and Amazon began to regularly toss around the phrase “cloud computing” to explain the paradigm shift occurring with how users were accessing software, computer power and files over the Web instead of on their desktops. Though some argue the term […]

11.28.2017

Networking

Is Spanning Tree’s Time Up?

The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) has been around for decades. Originally designed to help reroute network traffic in the event of a partial outage, it provided a useful solution given the environment of the time. But administrators today are increasingly finding STP is no longer the most efficient way to handle their need for redundancy […]

10.31.2017

Networking

Innovating During a Time of Need: How Technology Assists Those Impacted by Major Storms

As major hurricanes—Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria—swept across the south, devastating residents and affecting communities around the nation, experts in IT and education reimagined an app to help homeowners back on their feet called Hope4Homes. The original concept of an AVR-based trade school was created by Jack Werner, a master home inspector for the National Association […]

10.06.2017

Client Spotlight

Build It and They Will Come: Creating a Town’s Own Internet Service

Nearly half of Greenfield, Massachusetts’s residents didn’t have access to internet service, and those that did found service unreliable and expensive. Comprised of 18,000 residents and 600 businesses, bringing every resident and business the bandwidth they need no matter where they are or which device they are using was no easy feat. Carousel helps organizations […]

08.30.2017

Events

Network Evolution or Revolution: Reflecting on Key Announcements from Cisco Live! U.S. 2017

Now that the dust has settled on another Cisco Live! and some of the details have been filled in, it’s worth discussing where Cisco and the market at-large seem to be heading. I was fortunate to be invited to attend the Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Innovation Day and am basing this high-level commentary and what […]

08.29.2017

Carrier Services

What’s Next? Leaders Cite Top IT Priorities for 2H 2017

Today’s IT leaders are tasked with everything from daily run tasks like patching to more strategic business initiatives like migrating data to the cloud. But how successful do they feel they are in propelling their organizations toward transformation? Carousel surveyed more than 300 New England-based IT leaders across several verticals to find out the top […]

06.08.2017