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Managed Services

Building an IT Environment for the Future

Do you know that most IT leaders use an average of nine—yes nine—different monitoring tools within their environment? That means nine different boxes and nine different applications to manage. And the most interesting part? Very rarely do they even talk to each other. And, this number can be even higher if we bring in hybrid […]

12.05.2017

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

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Carrier Services

Five Reasons to Explore End-to-End Mobile Device Management

The explosion of mobile devices—tablets, smartphones and other wireless devices—is enough to stress any IT team to the max. Between security issues and upgrades to international travel, managing pooling plans, shutting off decommissioned devices and pricing that seems to change quarterly as the carriers fight for your business, most businesses lack the tools, manpower or expertise to […]

06.29.2017

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Managed Services

Paying a Premium for Talent—Are You Getting the Return You Paid for?

In any competitive field, the only way to acquire premium talent is to pay for it. The best athletes get the biggest contracts, the most popular movie stars command the largest deals and in technology, the best and brightest minds are offered the top salaries. In fact, according to data from Payscale, CIOs in the […]

06.27.2017

Events

Tips for Attending Cisco Live!

It’s been dubbed “Geek Summer Camp”, and many make the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas to attend Cisco Live (CLUS). Whether this is your first time or one of many, we’ve compiled this list of resources to keep handy as you make your way to an event that draws nearly 20,000 attendees. Transform your business […]

06.22.2017

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Carrier Services

UC&C Migration on the Horizon? Don’t Forget Telecom and Carrier

If your organization is in the planning stages of a unified communications & collaboration (UC&C) migration and is nearing the execution phase, now is a great time to take a brief pause to consider if you have checked all the most important items off your migration to-do list. Have you thoroughly vetted all the available […]

06.20.2017

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Cloud

3 Signs It’s Time to Migrate to a Newer Platform

Maybe your email server is nearing end of life and you’re stuck trying to figure out what’s next—do you upgrade or move to Office 365? There are some instances when updating existing hardware isn’t as cost effective or efficient than migrating to a new platform—like the cloud or a hybrid data center—altogether. In this post, […]

06.15.2017

Financing

Guest Q&A: Important Tax Breaks for Technology Equipment

As a business leader, you’ve likely invested, or plan to invest, in technology equipment in 2017. To maximize your IT spend, we’ve outlined a quick Q&A of Section 179—an important tax benefit that helps alleviate some of your tax responsibility. What is Section 179? Section 179 is an economic stimulus in a form a tax […]

06.12.2017

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

Managed Services

IT Checklist for Planning an Office Move – Part 2

Click here to read Part 1 of this two-part series for the complete checklist. 7. Conduct a dry-run A few weeks before the final move, conduct a complete step-by-step run-through of the plan to test for any gaps or issues that may arise with transit, missing or backordered equipment, or vendors. Going through step-by-step of […]

06.06.2017