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

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 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

Top 5 Trends for Digital Transformation in 2018

Digital transformation is no longer a buzzword that C-level execs can push to the background and essentially ignore any longer. It’s critical for any business that hopes to compete at any level in the digital economy. It doesn’t take a team of experts to realize that those brands that can’t embrace disruption simply won’t make the cut. We’ve identified the top 5 trends for digital transformation in 2018 and share them with you here. Hyper-converged [...]

By | 2018-05-15T20:26:33+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence (AI), Converged Infrastructure, Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), Security|Comments Off on Top 5 Trends for Digital Transformation in 2018

Security and Mobility Solutions – Common Concerns

In Search of Secure Mobility Solutions Organizations have to face the fact that mobile computing is so much a part of modern culture, both at work and at play, that providing security against all threats is more of a dream than a reality. Businesses are adapting to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world because it has the potential to raise productivity and because a millennial workforce demands it, but the dangers are just beginning [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:36:06+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Security|Comments Off on Security and Mobility Solutions – Common Concerns

Recapping Cisco Live 2016 – Technology & Security

NWN recently attended Cisco Live 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. One of the key takeaways this year was an emphasis on the importance of technology. In the keynote address from Karen Walker, CMO and Chuck Robbins, CEO, they stressed that technology is “the single largest driver of change.” Robbins emphasized the importance of using technology to benefit the greater good by highlighting its importance in fields such as healthcare, education, and government, saying “we must [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:36:13+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Cloud Technology, Security|Comments Off on Recapping Cisco Live 2016 – Technology & Security

7 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your PC & Mobile Devices

Spring is finally here, and you’ve probably already spent a fair amount of time cleaning your home, yard, garage, and even your car. But have you taken the time to clean your computers and mobile devices? Twenty years ago, personal computers were used for web browsing, creating and editing documents and spreadsheets, and playing video games. Today, we rely heavily on a wide array of computing devices to manage our daily routines, so much so [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:37:05+00:00 May 8th, 2015|Security|Comments Off on 7 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your PC & Mobile Devices