Overcoming 7 Mistakes Commonly Made When Deciding On Your Phone Vendor

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Overcoming 7 Mistakes Commonly Made When Deciding On Your Phone Vendor

1. Finding the “ugly baby”. This step is overlooked so many times. What is driving the need for a change in the phone system? Many just go for a phone-for-phone and line-for-line replacement without delving into the issue which results in the need for the new phones. (more…)

Plain Old Telephones, SD-WAN And VoIP

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Plain Old Telephones, SD-WAN And VoIP

The expense of maintaining legacy systems has cause service providers to transition Plain Old Telephone (POT) lines to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). However, customers need to make the upgrade based on their business demands. Additionally, there are many areas to consider to ensure a smooth transition from sales to service installation teams to engage the customer and learn their requirements and challenges.

Below is an article from forbes.com that describes the items that should be considered when transitioning to VoIP. After reading the article, give us a call at Dodson Group so we can partner with you to implement the best telecommunications system for your business.

Source: forbes.com | Re-Post Dodson Group 5/31/2018 –

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems have been omnipresent for the past several decades. The VoIP way of phone service delivery provides tremendous advantages as compared to its predecessor, the legacy-based plain old telephone service (POTs). The key advantages are with regard to user features, better quality of services, ease of service management and integration with other business processes. (more…)

Using VOIP To Improve Your Business Productivity

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Using VOIP To Improve Your Business Productivity

Businesses are continually looking for ways to maximize productivity. One solution to having a strong telephony service is through a communications tool called Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). VoIP provides services that benefit remote workers, enhance the ability for their collaboration and improve customer relations.

Below is an article from securenetmd.com that describes the various benefits of VoIP and how it can improve productivity in businesses, especially those that are in multiple locations and need to collaborate. After reading the article, give us a call at The Dodson Group so we can discuss the best way to implement VoIP at your company to produce an efficient method for communication within your organization.

Source: securenetmd.com | Re-Post Godson Group 5/17/2018

Do you own a business? Are you looking for ways to improve workplace productivity? If so, then it may be time to try a new productivity tool.

Nowadays, there are several options to choose from, including voice over IP (VoIP) telephony services. These are some of the most powerful yet overlooked ways to grow a business. (more…)

Why A Strong Network Foundation Is Needed To Support Your Business

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Why A Strong Network Foundation Is Needed To Support Your Business

Creating a solid foundation is the key to creating a final project whether you are building a house or building a computer network. This concept is particularly important for small businesses because it will allow them to be able to effectively compete. A strong foundation also allows your business to take advantage of the latest technology.

Below is an article from biztechmagazine.com that provides the details on why it is so important to build a strong foundation for the success of a small business, beginning with the assessment phase. Once you understand the strength of your company’s network you can determine the steps that need to be taken to enhance it. After reading the article, give us a call at the Dodson Group so we can review the foundation of your network and ensure you are using the latest technology to allow your business to have an edge on your competition.

Source: biztechmagazine.com | Re-Post Dodson Group 5/3/2018

If you were building a house with a turreted window, you wouldn’t start there. You would start by building a strong foundation and then constructing the frame of the house and the turret after that. (more…)

SD-WAN + LTE = More IoT Manageability, Reliability And Flexibility

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SD-WAN + LTE = More IoT Manageability, Reliability And Flexibility

Network speed and reliability are critical factors in providing data access to businesses. It can quickly become complicated when there are many locations needing to share data. This is when SD-WAN can become a solution. And by including SD-WAN with Long-Term Evolution (LTE) cellular or the public Internet, it can provide a site with faster connectivity than a single network could provide by itself.

Below is an article from iot-now.com that outlines how the implementation of SD-WAN along with Long-Term Evolution (LTE) cellular. The benefits of implementing both achieve the speed and reliability that are required. After reading the article, give us a call at the Dodson Group so we can work together to define a winning SD-WAN strategy to provide the optimal amount of throughput for the lowest investment.

Source: iot-now.com | Re-Post Dodson Group 4/19/2018

Many enterprises have IoT devices scattered across dozens, hundreds and thousands of sites—everything from stores to branch offices to remote oil wellheads. The more sites there are, the less likely it is that a single network technology or service provider can connect them all. (more…)

SD-WAN Benefits Continue To Emerge As Public Cloud Adoption Climbs

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SD-WAN Benefits Continue To Emerge As Public Cloud Adoption Climbs

Managing the cost of running a wide area network is a challenge that constantly impacts network administrators. As more companies switch to a public cloud service, consolidating functions into a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is helping to contain network costs.

Below is an article from techtarget.com that explains the benefits that using an SD-WAN can provide such as increased traffic flow and the use of more efficient network devices. After reading the article, give us a call at the Dodson Group so we can help you create a strategy for implementing SD-WAN at your company and enjoy the benefits it provides.

Source: techtarget.com | Re-Posted Dodson Group 4/5/2018

Public cloud computing is driving more interest in the SD-WAN market as IT departments look to streamline management of network traffic leaving the data center. (more…)

SD-WAN Is Just-Right Network Technology for Many Small Businesses

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SD-WAN Is Just-Right Network Technology for Many Small Businesses

Maintaining low overhead in a small business is critical to its success. As companies look for ways to save costs, technology can play an important role in achieving that goal. SD-WAN is a cost-effective way to distribute information in a reliable, secure and economical way.

Below is an article from biztechmagazine.com that details of how small businesses are benefiting from implementing SD-WAN technology. After reading the article, give us a call at Dodson Group so we can assist you in keeping your overhead low with the implementation of technology that is right for your business.

Source: biztechmagazine.com | Re-Post Dodson Group 3/22/2018

Last year, Briggs & Stratton rolled out Cisco Systems’ Intelligent WAN to 45 sites scattered around the world.

The software-defined IWAN lets the company deliver more functionality to remote locations for the same or lower cost than was previously possible. (more…)

4 Ways To Ease Network Bottlenecks

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4 Ways To Ease Network Bottlenecks

Consistency in data throughput is crucial to managing a network. It requires determining the best of many available techniques to avoid bottlenecks. Implementing the best method to keep traffic flowing on the network can be completed in several ways from load balancing to Leaf-spine architectures.

Below is an article below from networkcomputing.com that discusses growing number of techniques available to improve network throughput. After reading the article, give us a call at the Dodson Group to discuss the best method for maximizing the network traffic at your business.

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When it comes to tackling network bottlenecks, networking pros have often relied on a limited number of techniques: Increase link throughput, configure port channeling, or integrate quality of service (QoS). While these are all still valid methods, network engineers have a few additional tricks up their sleeves in 2017. Here are four modern ways that engineers ease congestion throughout various parts of an enterprise network. (more…)

SD-WAN – Entry Point For Software-Defined Everything

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SD-WAN – Entry Point For Software-Defined Everything

As communication technology changes, determining when to stay with a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), use the Internet or move to a Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN), can be a challenge. For more sensitive or regulated traffic, MPLS may still be the technology of choice, however, for many corporate uses, the Internet may be the more cost-effective option.

Below is an article from forbes.com that provides details on the various options of sharing data while maintaining the level of security that is required. After reading the article, give us a call at Dodson Group so we can partner with you to find the optimal technology solution for your business.

Source: forbes.com | Re-Post Dodson Group 2/22/2018

The noise in the Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking (SD-WAN) marketplace has reached pandemonium levels, as a wide range of vendors seek to disrupt the hegemony of Cisco Systems CSCO -0.21% in the networking marketplace. (more…)

The 3 Types Of SD-WAN Architecture

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The 3 Types Of SD-WAN Architecture

SD-WAN is not a one-size-fits-all technology. There are 3 main types and each has benefits for a particular type of communications needs. Setting up the right type at your business is critical to take advantage of the best components each has to offer.

Below is an article from networkworld.com that describes the 3 main types of SD-WAN, the scenario for the best fit and the benefits of each option. After reading the article, give us a call at the Dodson Group so we can work together to find the best SD-WAN option for your business.

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If you’re contemplating whether SD-WAN will improve your company’s Wide Area Network, I’ve learned it’s important to first get a grasp of the different SD-WAN architectures.

As a long-time business ISP and cloud broker, I’ve had the best seat in the house for watching the SD-WAN craze take flight. As dozens of SD-WAN product offerings pop up, I have the enviable job of making sense of it all. [sigh] (more…)