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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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CIO Insight: The Future Of Campus Technology

Dee Childs

CIO, University of Alabama in Huntsville

September 3, 2014

I didn't consciously plan to be in a technology field when I graduated from college, but what initially attracted me and has kept me working in technology, and in a university setting in particular, is the amazing variety and opportunity for discovery, innovation and change in higher education. But with change comes challenge and nothing is more challenging than managing a university network that literally touches every human who steps foot on campus. Without a robust wired and wireless network that reaches every building, every classroom, and even outdoor spaces, students, staff and faculty simply can't work, study, discover, grow or communicate.

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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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