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Cloud Wi-Fi Solution Saves Time and Money

Not many organizations are truly global, or for that matter, national. This one is. With offices in 60-plus countries and 28 locations in the United States, it is a major real-estate presence. It conducts countless transactions across its US network every day, relying on its Wi-Fi network. However, as MicroAge’s Chris Pirwitz discovered, “The client…Read More

Designing a Data Center for a Start-Up

Entrepreneurial vision is the key ingredient in driving innovation across all industries. The medical field is no exception; for this start-up marketing company, the very first step was to design a basic, yet robust, data center to support current and future operations. The client contacted MicroAge to plan and implement a solution to address all requirements—from…Read More

Bakery Needs MicroAge to Create the Perfect Infrastructure Recipe

Servers, Networking and Security A tried-and-true recipe makes a perfect loaf of bread. For this bakery chain with approximately 30 locations in the western U.S., baking traditions are supported by IT infrastructure innovation and MicroAge’s JP Patchett. Initially contacted by the client’s IT director when he joined the company, JP’s first engagement was to document and…Read More

Controller-less, Cloud Wi-Fi Solution Improves Retail Chain’s Operations

When the IT manager for a regional chain of about a dozen retail stores was looking to enhance his Wi-Fi environment, he knew he wanted the most advanced technology available. “In most wireless environments, you have access points that have to communicate somewhere to access the security policies you’ve set up. That’s how the technology knows who’s allowed…Read More

Cloud-Controlled Wi-Fi and Security is the Perfect Blend for Coffee House Chain

As coffee houses and cafes have proliferated across the country, they also have become far more than quick stops for “a cup of Joe.”  They are destinations in their own right, complete with Wi-Fi access points and various other technological outlets for customers to utilize. For this client, operating approximately 200 such storefronts across the…Read More

Engineering Firm Relies on MicroAge for Complete Data Center Refresh

Building Confidence Over time, civil engineering fully encompasses communities—from constructing roads to homes, public venues to office buildings—its long-term impact reverberates in numerous ways. For this established civil engineering firm in the western United States, maintaining uncompromising project quality is integral to its ongoing success. Network security, storage, data archiving, and disaster recovery are equally…Read More

Security Solutions for Critical Energy Industry IT and Infrastructure

Protecting the Grid: MicroAge's Energy and Expertise Helps Fend Off Threats For decades, the security of virtually all providers in the energy industry—from power generators to oil refineries—and their process control systems was considered immune to attack. Operating under the assumption that these types of internal networks were closed, most facilities presumed their critical infrastructure…Read More

How to Set Up a World-Class Wireless Mesh Network No Matter Where You Are

What can any company with remote data access needs learn from a gold mine in the far north in Alaska? Apparently quite a bit. In this case study, MicroAge found an out-of-the-box solution for an in-the-middle-of-nowhere company that wanted to make sure its workforce of miners could stay connected with each other and their families.…Read More

Critical Load Balancing Management Solution for E-Commerce Website

A young entrepreneur who had begun his business in his mid-teens contacted me with an urgent need: Help him find a load balancing management system that would keep his e-commerce hosting business from crashing on high-traffic days. The e-commerce hosting business, which started a decade earlier in the founder’s garage, hosts hundreds of e-commerce sites.…Read More

WAN Bandwidth Optimization for Nationwide Construction Company

Any company with offices and operations nationwide has a critical need for reliable file accessibility. Users in remote locations must to be able to quickly access the files they need—even when those files are housed on a server thousands of miles away. Bandwidth can become a debilitating issue when the company is a large commercial…Read More