IoT Services to Enhance Retail Customer Experiences

How does the Internet of Things fit into your retail customer experience? As IoT technology such as beacons are becoming more prevalent in the retail industry, it is more important than ever they become a key part of your customer experience. A recent study found that 70% of retailers are planning IoT investments by 2021. IoT has the potential to improve every aspect of retail from ecommerce to the supply chain. However, as with the [...]

By | 2018-11-06T15:05:27+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Internet of Things (IoT), Retail|Comments Off on IoT Services to Enhance Retail Customer Experiences

Maintain the Health of Your Data Center with Predictive Analytics

How much could problems in your data center be costing you? On average, enterprises report a single hour of downtime costs their company over $100,000. Even if there isn’t a critical failure in your data center, an inefficient allocation of resources or a poorly designed infrastructure could cause an overall loss of efficiency that costs even more. These concerns are in addition to the constantly looming threat of a data leak. The fact is, data [...]

By | 2018-11-05T20:59:11+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Converged Infrastructure, Data Center, Data Storage|Comments Off on Maintain the Health of Your Data Center with Predictive Analytics

What To Include in Your IoT Strategy

Companies who adopt an IoT strategy are seeing some unexpected benefits. A recent study found 27% of executives who are planning to adopt the Internet of Things expect an improvement in customer experience. Meanwhile, 39% of those who already have an IoT strategy in place have shown a large improvement in customer experience. Customer experience isn’t the only IoT benefit that companies are underestimating. While only 36% expected a large IT security increase, 48% of [...]

By | 2018-11-05T21:17:24+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Converged Infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), Professional Services, Security|Comments Off on What To Include in Your IoT Strategy

What to Look for When Purchasing Computers

3 Questions Every IT Department Needs To Answer When purchasing computers for your organization, are you thinking about security, stability, and manageability? If not, you should be. Every time you purchase a computer, you’re also making a security decision. It’s true! With the majority of data breaches entering from endpoints — a whopping 71 percent — ensuring endpoint security is critical for every business today, and should be considered every single time you purchase a [...]

By | 2018-10-22T18:36:56+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|End User Computing, Security|Comments Off on What to Look for When Purchasing Computers

Why Choose Managed Print Services?

When Office Space depicted three disgruntled employees destroying the universally-hated office printer, how dramatic were they being? With 23% of all IT calls being either print or copy related, your IT department might actually be dreaming of recreating that epic scene more often than you think. Aside from the added frustration of managing your organization’s print fleet, printers can be a cause of many IT security issues resulting in a major drain on already over [...]

By | 2018-10-12T15:58:41+00:00 October 12th, 2018|End User Computing, Professional Services|Comments Off on Why Choose Managed Print Services?

Best Types of Enterprise Data Storage Solutions

With the different types of data storage and data storage methods, IT professionals evaluating enterprise data storage technologies have their hands full. The only thing for certain is your data storage needs are growing at an alarming rate and your current storage solutions won’t be able to handle the demand for long. Most organizations are seeing data growth of 10-24% per year. More alarming, 51% manage between 1 and 99 Terabytes of data and 9% manage [...]

By | 2018-09-05T21:16:03+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Cloud Technology, Converged Infrastructure, Data Storage, General|Comments Off on Best Types of Enterprise Data Storage Solutions

How Blockchain Will Affect the Future of the Healthcare Industry

The value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies remains a big question mark. Meanwhile, blockchain, the technology that is the foundation of cryptocurrency, is proving to be a massive disruptor for every industry. While virtually every large bank is exploring the use of blockchain technology and in some cases, cryptocurrency, healthcare is slower to adapt. First, what is blockchain? Blockchain technology creates a digital ledger that is decentralized across all users on the chain to allow [...]

By | 2018-08-22T19:07:48+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Blockchain, Healthcare, Security|Comments Off on How Blockchain Will Affect the Future of the Healthcare Industry

How to Overcome Network Density Challenges in Healthcare

Network density and gridlock are some of the biggest challenges to healthcare today. Applications such as remote diagnostics, multiple devices, and mission-critical applications are consuming massive amounts of bandwidth. Learn what healthcare is doing to counteract network backlogs and free up space in saturated networks for apps like remote diagnostics, advanced telemetry, and education. Join Jason Arnold, NWN Nationa Practice Lead and Mark D’Onofrio, NWN Enterprise Consultant as they discuss the importance of a capacity-planned [...]

By | 2018-08-01T14:10:49+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Converged Infrastructure, Healthcare, Networking|Comments Off on How to Overcome Network Density Challenges in Healthcare

How Blockchain and IoT Are Powering Smart City Platforms

While most of the buzz surrounding crypto surrounds digital coins like bitcoin, the real value of crypto is in combining the technology that supports these coins - the blockchain - with other existing infrastructures and systems. One such combination that offers a number of exciting opportunities is the combination of blockchain and IoT to create Smart City Platforms. Blockchain and the Internet of Things enables local municipalities, governments and businesses to grow their local economies [...]

By | 2018-07-05T17:27:05+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Security|Comments Off on How Blockchain and IoT Are Powering Smart City Platforms

Five Ways to Boost Your IoT Security

The Internet of Things has created a new challenge for companies trying to keep their network secure. As the points of entry into a network increase, so does the attack surface, giving an attacker more opportunities to probe for vulnerability. In fact, Symantec’s 2018 Internet Security Threat Report revealed a 600 percent increase in IoT attacks between 2016 and 2017. So here are five ways your company can boost their IoT security and help defend [...]

By | 2018-08-16T15:46:38+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Converged Infrastructure, End User Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Security|Comments Off on Five Ways to Boost Your IoT Security