Are Your IT and Business Processes Out of Alignment?

If your IT department and business executives only communicate when computers or applications aren’t running, you can be certain your operational efficiency, customer service and industry compliance are suffering. It used to be normal for business executives and IT management to butt heads over IT buying decisions. A common scenario was the business team viewed […]

Keep Your Cisco IOS Software Updated. Here’s Why.

Even the best security solutions can become liabilities if not maintained. Let’s face it; keeping up with the onslaught of security vulnerability warnings can be daunting. In addition to the volume of information, it takes time to certify the patch or image, schedule a maintenance window and roll it out to your production environment and […]

SMBs Need Enterprise-Grade Wireless Mobility, Too

SMBs have many of the same wireless mobility needs as larger enterprises, but they have a number of additional challenges that must be overcome first. As technology users become more mobile and connected, small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are facing many of the same wireless challenges and opportunities as their enterprise counterparts. Achieving these business […]

Why You Should Start Thinking About IoT Security Now

When it comes to protecting the Internet of Things (IoT), an extensive, embedded security plan is a necessity. According to Gartner, 25 billion connected “things” will be in use by 2020. When you think of products like connected security systems, thermostats, cars, electronic appliances and alarm clocks, it becomes clear that IoT is becoming an […]

Why Old Networking Devices Can’t Handle Today’s Security Threats

Decade-old network devices lack security-centric capabilities such as image signing, secure boot and hardware trust anchors, which are must-haves to protect against today’s sophisticated security threats. When it comes to IT buying decisions, the old adage ‘If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,’ is a good rule to follow most of the time—except when it […]

Is it time to check your IT Alignment?