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  • Time to Renew Your Maintenance Agreements…What Are Your Options?

    by Marketing | February 12, 2013

    It’s about that time of the year again where you have to sit down, and evaluate your maintenance renewals. When considering maintenance options for your enterprise hardware equipment; you might want to consider looking into other alternatives opposed to OEM’s maintenance options if you have not done so already.  Maybe your company has already looked into...

  • Pentaho, Who…And What Do They Have To Do With Cisco?

    by Andrew Hammack | January 23, 2013

    Recently, an article was released about a couple of companies doing big things with big data analytics.  Pentaho Corporation and Cisco announced that they have partnered to “deliver a high-performance big data solution on the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS™) hardware platform.  Okay, so we know what Cisco brings to the partnership, and if...

  • The Official Death Of The Cisco Office Phone – Enter the world of BYOD

    by Scott Robinson | January 23, 2013

    Just about every product or trend has what is known as a shelf life.  The once revolutionary 8 track player was replaced by the cassette, and then replaced by the CD, then by the MP3 player.   The greatness of the VCR was replaced with Blu-ray and DVR.  US mail was replaced by email.  PS2 connections...

  • Avoiding 6 Hidden Cloud Costs

    by Michael Stough | January 22, 2013

    Everything seems to end up costing more than you think it will.  From personal expenses like car repairs and home improvement projects to business expenses like rolling out a new product or a new marketing program.  It’s no different with Cloud implementations.  There are hidden costs that you don’t realize or expect until you are...

  • 5 Things to Remember from CES 2013

    by Michael Stough | January 15, 2013

    Colin Neagle at CIO Magazine gives us the 5 top things to remember from CES (Consumer Electronics Show)  this year. Televisions 4K or Ultra-high-definition TV (UHDTV) Smart TVs with internet apps Remote controls with a standard remote on one side and a QWERTY keyboard on the other Dish Networks’ Hopper adds compatibility with Slingbox PC Touchscreens Kirk Skaugen of Intel states that touchscreen...

  • Cisco has a “Blank Check” for Network Security Strategy

    by Andrew Hammack | January 15, 2013

                    Nicola Leske and Nadia Damouni, from Reuters, wrote about Cisco’s woes when it comes to network security.  There article starts by saying that Cisco failed to land an acquisition deal last year in the security arena and that they have steadily been losing market share.  This is not a surprise, because Cisco’s Systems Chief Executive...

  • How Important is Customer Experience?

    by Scott Robinson | January 11, 2013

    I think just about everyone has had good and bad customer service experiences.  These experiences completely shape the way people make future decisions in both their personal and professional lives. For example – I remember as a kid waiting on Christmas morning to come, rushing down the stairs, and launching myself headfirst into the pile of...

  • Cloud Users Beware

    by Michael Stough | January 11, 2013

    I read an article by Brandon Butler at Network World and he reminded us all that Werner Vogels, the CTO of Amazon, has previously stated that failures will occur and that customers have some level of responsibility for making sure cloud hosted applications can survive downtime.  I believe Mr. Vogels is right; we need to...

  • Why Cisco is Favored for 2013

    by Marketing | January 11, 2013

                  According to a recent article posted on , MKM Partners picked Cisco systems as their top communications-equipment provider for 2013. In 2013, they predict Cisco’s year-over-year product order to increase over the next few quarters as the equivalent sales become easier as Cisco continues to expand in these areas:  service provider (SP) mobility, data...

  • What is Cisco’s “Product Takeback and Recycle” Program Really About?

    by Scott Robinson | January 10, 2013

                  Cisco states that according to the UN Environmental Program, the global e-waste stream is soon to reach 50 Million tonnes annually.  So… they have graciously offered a program to help with the growing concerns…. Or have they? I question the real purpose of the program and what it is designed to do because it is only...

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