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The Modern IT Environment: More Apps, More Devices, Less Money

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

August 29, 2014

Almost every day I get an email alerting me of five apps that will change my life or make me more productive. Or I see an article trending about how 10 new appplications will revolutionize the way I do X, Y or Z. A lot of the time I can't resist clicking and investigating these listicles further. And if the apps are free, why wouldn't I download them and test them out? This compulsion has lead to me owning a smartphone that's bursting with 109 apps. The majority of them I haven't used much after the initial download, but the 20 or so apps I do use on a daily or weekly basis really do make specific tasks easier for me in one way or another. Whether it's banking, checking the weather or identifying a song I can't remember the name of, my phone is always there with me, like some sort of modern security blanket.

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3 Ways To Keep iOS 8 From Blowing Up Your Network This Fall

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

August 27, 2014

Word on the street is that the latest operating system from Apple, iOS 8, is set to drop this fall. And according to Apple, it's "the biggest iOS release ever - for developers and everyone else." It's kind of hard to imagine how the iOS 8 launch could be any bigger than last fall's iOS 7 release, considering that mass demand for the software caused a lot of network disruption on college campuses last year. And when I say disruption, I'm talking about colleges seeing five times more bandwidth than usual being consumed, key applications rendered unusable, students being unable to submit assignments on time and periods of extended downtime.

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3 Challenges Facing Service Providers in Latin America

Javier Rodriguez

Territory Sales Rep

August 22, 2014

In Latin America, the internet penetration rate is only 50% but is expected to climb to 63% by 2017. While connectivity continues to improve, Latin Americans are still plagued by low bandwidth limits, high latency and higher than average costs. This situation is made worse by increases in digital content consumption via social media and streaming applications.

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5 Steps To Solve The Campus Bandwidth Challenge

Kevin Suitor

VP, Strategy & Alliances

August 21, 2014

According to Intel Canada, college students are now spending one third of their education time online using new mobile technologies. The survey results showed that among other things, research is conducted online 78% of the time and homework is conducted online 52% of the time. The most commonly completed tasks online include collaborating with peers (mentioned by 87% of respondents) and communicating with professors and teaching assistants (mentioned by 86%). As a result of increased dependence on the network for learning initiatives and the social experience, it's not too surprising that 6 in 10 students now identify a slow campus network connection as a top concern.

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Exinda Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

August 15, 2014

Last week our friends at OpenView challenged us to take the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Research and we happily accepted to support this great cause.

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Enforcing Appropriate Use of Your Network Requires More Than One Type of Policy

Jessica Katz

Security Analyst

August 7, 2014

In an ideal world, employees would use the computers and Internet access provided by their employer solely for business use. It is however, sadly, not...

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The Often Overlooked Side Of Campus Technology

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

July 31, 2014

When we think about the college experience as it pertains to campus technology, we typically think about student learning experiences and how they can continue to be enhanced to leverage the latest and greatest applications and devices. Next the mind wanders to the student social experience - Netflix in the dorms, and a seemingly never ending stream of selfies and social media updates all over campus. In the midst of all of these competing priorities, the other side of campus technology can be easily overlooked - the administrative side.

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The Top 3 Causes Of Network Downtime

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

July 25, 2014

One of the top things an IT manager never wants to hear is "the network is down." When employees can't connect, the entire office can quickly spiral out of control. Panic over missing important deadlines quickly sets in and the IT team gets flooded with user complaints. Aside from the stress of trying to restore service and close those support tickets fast, another thing that IT needs to be mindful of is how much this downtime can actually cost the business and what they can do to try to minimize the amount of downtime - especially when the average business deals with 14 WAN related incidents a year that hurt productivity.

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How Are You Preparing Your Campus Network For Back To School?

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

July 24, 2014

A friend of mine told me recently that she can't fall asleep unless she listens to 3 hours of sleep hypnosis videos on YouTube each night. I started thinking about how her new-agey nighttime ritual could impact fellow students if she lived in a dorm. If one student is getting their hypnosis on, while another is trying to Skype home to their family, and someone down the hall is racing the clock to submit an assignment on time, and the RA is downloading a movie, it's pretty hard to guarantee a reliable experience for everyone, especially during peak traffic times. And that's just a few people in one dorm. Forget about the rest of campus.

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Solving The Network Complexity Conundrum

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

July 17, 2014

BYOD and IoT: two trendy tech acronyms that are meant to make work more efficient but also add to the growing network complexity problem that plague many IT managers. Being able to support these important business initiatives without hurting network  performance is a big catch 22 for many IT professionals today.

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