Articles in Networking

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Let’s Talk about the Modern Business Ecosystem: Why We Need to Open Up

  • Jean Turgeon
  • May 22, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • Forty years ago, technology vendors had it all figured out. They would differentiate themselves by continually bringing new proprietary solutions to market—a recipe for success…
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Benefits of Deploying the Avaya Surge™ Solution for Any IP Network

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • May 11, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • The Avaya Surge™ Solution is designed to work in an SDN Fx fabric environment. But many companies don’t have the luxury of deploying a full…
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Avaya Surge™ Solution Makes Securing the IoT Easy for All Devices

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • May 4, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • Let’s explore how you can manage thousands of IoT devices while protecting your network and data from unnecessary risk. Often, we think newer devices will…
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A Secret Weapon: See the Full Potential of AI for Your Next-Gen CX

  • Jean Turgeon
  • May 2, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • If I were to ask how often you engage with a form of artificial intelligence (AI), what would you say? Now, what if I told…
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Secure IoT Deployments with Avaya SDN Fx™ Architecture Solutions

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • April 25, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 6 minutes to read
  • Let’s look at how to deploy the IoT in a safe and sane manner—a top-of-mind business challenge. Before diving into the technology, let’s remember why…
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A Business-First Approach to Digital Transformation

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • April 20, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 7 minutes to read
  • In part I of this series, we explored the definitions of Digital Transformation, IoT, and Smart Enterprise. Digital transformation goes beyond normal organizational evolution. It…
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Wrangling the IoT: The Next-Gen Architecture We’ve All Been Waiting For

  • Jean Turgeon
  • April 18, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 6 minutes to read
  • Technologies like AI, the IoT, virtual reality and data analytics are no longer enterprise luxuries, but means of survival in an era of rapid digital…
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Digital Transformation, the IoT, and the Smart Enterprise

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • April 12, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • I was given the title “Smart Enterprise” for a presentation at #AvayaEngage 2017. The presentation abstract mentioned Digital Transformation and the Internet of Things (IoT),…
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The 2020 Network Is Here: Stop Visualizing and Start Deploying

  • Jean Turgeon
  • April 11, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • At this point, it’s safe to say you’ve heard of digital transformation and the radical changes it’s driving within the enterprise as we approach the…
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Next-Generation IT: What Does It Really Look Like?

  • Jean Turgeon
  • March 20, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • From mainframes to virtualization to the IoT, we’ve come a long way in a very short amount of time in terms of networking, OS and…
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How to (Finally) Break the Longstanding Hold of Legacy Technology

  • Jean Turgeon
  • March 14, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 8 minutes to read
  • Without question, we’ve seen more technological innovation in the last 30 years than we have in the last century. We now live in a reality…
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Hoteliers: Your Best Laid Plans Will Go Awry Without Strong Wi-Fi

  • Robert K. Mitton
  • January 6, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • In today’s smart, digital world, the average guest experience isn’t so average anymore. Traditional room service, for example, is being replaced by in-room kiosks that…
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Data Protection Part 3: Where Does Encryption fit into Data Protection?

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • January 4, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 10 minutes to read
  • I’ve mentioned that the SNIA SDC Conference provided the catalyst for writing this blog series on data protection. (See part 1 and part 2.) While…
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Data Protection Part 2: What About Unauthorized Data Access?

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • December 16, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 7 minutes to read
  • In part 1, we explored the physical loss of data, meaning the data is no longer available for access (intelligently) by anyone. There’s another, perhaps…
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Data Protection Part 1: What Does it Mean to Lose Data?

  • Greg Deffenbaugh
  • December 12, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • I recently attended the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Storage Developer Conference (SDC). It was very much a going-home event. I hadn’t thought about locks…