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How To Stop Textbook Piracy on Campus

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

October 17, 2014

Shortly after the iCloud celebrity photo leak last month, many students took to Twitter and Tumblr to voice their response to the security scandal, and their reaction might surprise you: "leak college textbook PDF files, not nudes." This sentiment quickly went viral and it's not very difficult to see why - higher education is largely unaffordable and tuition fees continue to rise every year. So what are many college students now doing to try to shave a little bit off of their yearly expenses? They're heading to sites like Textbook Nova and The Pirate Bay to get their materials for class the same way they get their music and TV shows - illegally.

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What’s Driving Managed Services Adoption?

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

October 10, 2014

According to research conducted by Markets and Markets in 2013, the managed services market is projected to grow from $142.75 billion to $256.05 billion in 2018, and with this growth comes new opportunity for the managed service providers who can offer value-added, differentiated services to their clients.

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Yik Yak Poses Huge Threat to College Campuses

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

October 8, 2014

I know my cool points are fading when I'm no longer finding the latest trending app independently or through my group of friends. It took a string of concerning news articles to bring my attention to Yik Yak - a relatively new app that is rapidly making a bad name for itself among high schools and college campuses for good reason.

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How Managed Service Providers Can Stand Out From The Competition

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

October 3, 2014

As the modern IT environment has become more complex and expensive to manage, many companies have turned to managed service providers for the daily monitoring and management of their IT infrastructure, which has lead to a huge surge in the number of MSPs out there and an increasingly saturated market. You’re now competing for business with some of the largest companies, the guys who fix computers on the weekends, and everyone else in between. And with all of this new competition, it can sometimes seem impossible to come up with new, innovative ways to grow your business in such a crowded space.

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Internet of Things: How Service Providers Can Monetize It

Ryan Tollofson

Director, Marketing

September 26, 2014

I was lucky enough to attend Inbound 2014 in Boston last week and was captivated by David Rose's vision for the future as more and more Internet enabled devices, or what he calls enchanted objects, hit the market.   The driving phenomenon behind this concept is better known as the Internet of Things, a trend that is poised to drive an explosion in traffic that will make the job of managing networks that much harder. David’s talk got me thinking about how the Internet of Things will impact Exinda’s customers so I tapped our resident managed services expert Thabang Mashologu to get his thoughts.

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CIO Insight Part III: The 5 Most Transformative Higher Education Trends

Dee Childs

CIO, University of Alabama in Huntsville

September 25, 2014

Last week I began counting down the ten most disruptive technology trends impacting higher education institutions. In this blog, I'm going to take a closer look at the five remaining technologies I predict will radically transform campus networks.

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The Bigger Picture: Thinking Beyond Bandwidth Savings

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

September 16, 2014

In the last few weeks I've examined what's making today's IT environment more complex and expensive to manage, and I've also suggested a few tactics that companies can use to reduce their bandwidth costs. In my last installment in this 3 part series, I'm going to look at the broader benefits a WAN solution can bring to your business in addition to helping you defer bandwidth upgrades for at least three years.

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CIO Insight Part II: 5 Disruptive Campus Technologies

Dee Childs

CIO, University of Alabama in Huntsville

September 11, 2014

In my last blog, I outlined the current campus technology landscape and hinted that I am seeing ten emerging technologies that will soon, if they haven't already, begin to transform learning, the student experience, academic and scientific research and provide strategic value to the mission of the university - whether we like it or not. In this blog, I'd like to spend some time discussing the first five that will impact the daily decisions we make about how we manage our campus network environments.

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Making A Complete Business Case For A WAN Solution

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

September 8, 2014

In my last blog, I talked about the growing number of applications and devices flooding the modern IT environment, and how network operating costs continue to rise every year even though IT budgets do not always grow to match. In this installment, I'm going to look at how organizations can implement a strategy to successfully lower their costs over a 3 year period and improve network performance.

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Why You Don’t Actually Have To Ban Mobile Devices In Class

G. McGlynn

Content Marketing Associate

September 5, 2014

My best friend recently went back to school after a bit of a hiatus and was sharing her first week frustrations with me, mainly commenting on the annoying in-class behavior of one of her peers. My pal was diligently taking notes by hand during her second day of classes, and was distracted by a nearby student who was staring at his smartphone at a completely inappropriate time. This student wasn't even trying to be subtle about his multitasking - he had his phone out right in front of his face rather than hidden under a desk or behind a book.

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