The Benefits of Device-as-a-Service

So you’ve been hearing more and more lately about DaaS — Device-as-a-Service. If you’re wondering exactly what it is and why it’s a benefit to your IT operations and your business, you’re not alone. In a nutshell, Device-as-a-Service is a turnkey, one-stop-shop way to deploy, manage, and maintain all of your devices, from logistics to security and more. It’s all about convenience, flexibility, choice, and efficiency, and it ensures you always have access to exactly [...]

By | 2018-09-18T16:14:22+00:00 July 9th, 2018|End User Computing, Professional Services|Comments Off on The Benefits of Device-as-a-Service

Why Fog is Better Than Cloud Cover in IoT

The Cloud can present limitations in real-time transactions, time-critical tasks, and analytics when it comes to achieving responsive, real-time IoT. For years, administrators have been concerned that too much bandwidth is required to transmit two-way communication and data generated by sensors along a network in IoT implementations. Latency, security, and privacy within a network infrastructure can be problematic if applications rely completely on the Cloud. This is where Fog Computing comes in. It brings autonomy [...]

By | 2018-06-25T20:10:56+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Cloud Technology, Converged Infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT)|Comments Off on Why Fog is Better Than Cloud Cover in IoT

Avoid Failures With This 3 Step Cloud Onboarding Plan

With many organizations using cloud storage and solutions to some degree, for most organizations there is no longer a question of whether or not you should migrate to the cloud. However, many businesses have been slow to fully adopt cloud storage and seem hesitant to completely commit to the cloud. The benefits of the cloud are clear to IT professionals. A 2018 survey identified the most important benefits of cloud computing as: Eliminates requirement to [...]

By | 2018-07-17T14:56:23+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Cloud Technology, Data Center|Comments Off on Avoid Failures With This 3 Step Cloud Onboarding Plan

Why SD-WAN is a Smarter Choice

Up to 70% of enterprise budgets can be consumed by recurring WAN charges and costs when companies deploy private MPLS circuits. MPLS circuits are very reliable but are also very expensive. They are also slower, lack flexibility, and are inadequate for bandwidth-intensive applications. SD-WAN is better than a private MPLS or backup VPN. Join Mike Louis, NWN National Practice Lead and Brian Soper, NWN Director of Solution Architects as they discuss why SD-WAN is the [...]

By | 2018-06-28T21:26:51+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Converged Infrastructure, Networking|Comments Off on Why SD-WAN is a Smarter Choice

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

Benefits of Converged Infrastructure for State & Local Government

We’ve all heard the expression "Teamwork makes the dream work." That’s as true in the office as it is on the field, and it’s especially true with your technology infrastructure. Imagine the benefits of an environment in which all of the components are designed to seamlessly work together, eliminating costly hiccups and headaches. That’s not a dream — it’s converged infrastructure. What is Converged Infrastructure? Converged infrastructure is all about teamwork. It’s a unified combination [...]

By | 2018-04-16T20:11:34+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Converged Infrastructure, Data Center, Data Storage, Networking, State & Local Government|Comments Off on Benefits of Converged Infrastructure for State & Local Government

New Year, New Website: NWNComm.com

We’re excited to announce that our new website NWNComm.com, is now live. The new site provides a plethora of resources and information about our expertise and solutions for Unified Communications.  The information is broken out by the primary services offered by NWNComm, which include Team Collaboration, Contact Center as a Service, Hosted Voice, Video Conferencing, VoIP Circuit Services and SmartComm monitoring applications. NWNComm is 100% powered by Cisco technologies. We have been a Cisco Gold [...]

By | 2018-04-11T18:55:13+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Cloud Technology, Collaboration Technology, Unified Communications|Comments Off on New Year, New Website: NWNComm.com

The Next Generation Data Center – Moving to Hybrid with Cloud (AWS) Video

Business needs are becoming more demanding than ever. With customers wanting: agility, scalability, security and manageability, it’s too much for most IT Departments to deliver.  Moving your company’s data center to a hybrid or cloud model can unlock hidden potential and drive efficiency.  NWN's Director of Solution Architects – Tom Pedder and National Practice lead – Pat Heinrich discuss different aspects of the data center and the benefits of moving to a hybrid or [...]

By | 2018-07-03T20:17:25+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Cloud Technology, Converged Infrastructure, Data Center|Comments Off on The Next Generation Data Center – Moving to Hybrid with Cloud (AWS) Video

Collaboration: The Cornerstone of an Agile Business

To stay competitive, you need to create new opportunities for your organization.  Many companies have found that they can achieve better performance and results through increased teamwork. Enabling an open flow of information encourages innovation and experimentation. Collaboration can yield tangible business results, including increased productivity, cost savings, and higher employee satisfaction. People can work together more effectively by sharing information, solving problems, and reaching consensus faster. The challenge for IT in enabling greater collaboration [...]

By | 2018-07-03T20:17:43+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Collaboration Technology|Comments Off on Collaboration: The Cornerstone of an Agile Business

NWN is Thankful During the Holiday Season

After joining the NWN family only 3 short months ago as a Project Coordinator I am constantly reminded of the full circle of appreciation with this group that I have joined.  We are each challenged everyday with making the complete customer experience from the moment a new proposal is sent, to the initial project kickoff, the engineers working with our customers on site, to the NCare team that is there to assist after the [...]

By | 2018-08-01T14:28:49+00:00 November 29th, 2017|General|Comments Off on NWN is Thankful During the Holiday Season