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High Availability Radio Communications Keep First Responders Rolling

High Availability Radio Communications for First Responders
Staying online and in communication is important to every organization, but it can be a matter of life and death for fire and rescue services. Read on to learn how MicroAge recently supported a private American fire department with high availability radio communications when they’re needed most. A west coast leader in private fire protection…Read More

7 Things to Know About 5G

In recent years, tech advancements have made fifth-generation cellular networks (i.e., 5G) possible. 5G will be much faster than existing 4G connections and is expected to facilitate the seamless operation of VR tech, self-driving cars, drones, industrial robots and more. Basically, 5G is the newest generation of mobile broadband that will augment and eventually replace current 4G…Read More

Improving IoT Security: 4 Ways to Slam the Door on Hackers

As I was reading a recent Sophos blog on improving IoT security, I had a flashback to my childhood. Growing up, my parents got after me for leaving doors open (“In or out!”, “You’re letting all the warm/cool air out!” and “You’re letting bugs in!” were popular in my house). Your company leaders probably don’t…Read More

SD-WAN – MPLS Mesh Network Gives Medical Practice Resilient, Secure Telecom

SD-WAN - MPLS Mesh Network solution
Phones are critical for a doctor’s office. Their business relies on patients calling to schedule appointments and clinicians being able to call patients about medications or lab results, for example. Without a highly available telephone system, such as the SD-WAN – MPLS mesh network featured here, the office cannot function optimally. For a multi-location physician…Read More

E-commerce Firm Starts Fresh with ITaaS Strategy

ITaaS solution story graphic
A change in business strategy often necessitates a change in IT strategy. For a 50-employee Midwestern company shifting from an advocacy platform to an e-commerce model, a forthcoming office move created an opportunity to start fresh and build an IT as a service (ITaaS) strategy that made sense for the new business model. Reaching out…Read More

SD-WAN vs MPLS…is it Really a David and Goliath Situation?

SD-WAN vs MPLS David and Goliath
Networking is going through a transformation and becoming heavily distinguished by software. I’ve seen quite an increase in the adoption rate of SD-WAN; and not only within the SMB market but by the leading service providers.  What’s more, those service providers are introducing and recommending SD-WAN to their clients. To a greater extent, SD-WAN has…Read More

VeloCloud SD-WAN Freezes Network Outages for HVAC Client

VeloCloud SD-WAN
A network outage brings business to a screeching halt, especially when there’s no resiliency to help a company prevent losing access to critical apps. Fortunately, such outages are history for a national commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) provider; MicroAge devised a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution that eliminated downtime. The VeloCloud SD-WAN…Read More

Best in Class UCaaS Functionality from Mitel MiCollab

Mitel MiCollab UCaaS
Many unified communication as service (UCaaS) providers look similar at first glance, but there can be significant differences between providers that can impact your overall communication strategy. When evaluating different solutions it’s important to keep in mind more than just your current state, the best price, or the most visually appealing soft client. There are…Read More

UCaaS System Saves Time and Hassle for IT Team

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In the life of every technology, there comes a time when it simply no longer makes sense to keep the old system, no matter how much you want to save money. For one division of a large national commercial real estate company, it came time for a legacy phone system to go — and time…Read More

SD-WAN vs MPLS – A Meraki Lesson Learned

SD-WAN vs MPLS
This is a lesson on how doing things the way they have always been done can negatively impact your business. While building the Communications Practice  at MicroAge, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with hundreds (if not thousands) of different organizations about their individual approaches to the wide area network and as of late I’ve seen…Read More