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The Secret to Getting the Most Out of Technology Investments

Ryan Benner Ryan Benner| September 21, 2017

IT investments should start with a problem, not a product. All too often in business, that process gets reversed. Companies fall in love with a set of features or the promise of an innovative, disruptive solution and rush to sign on the dotted line. Next thing they know, that exciting new piece of hardware is […]

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Cisco Data Center Partner Connection - Update 2: Cisco's Integrated Infrastructure for OpenStack

Ryan Benner Ryan Benner| February 13, 2015

Cisco is the clear market leader for Integrated Infrastructure with solutions developed with VCE, EMC, NetApp, IBM, Hitachi, Nimble, and Simplivity using software from VMware and Microsoft.  Cisco’s strategy has been very clear, to offer customers choice.  Cisco is adding a new option, the Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform […]

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Cisco Data Center Partner Connection - Update 1: Where IoT, Big Data, and Analytics Meet

Ryan Benner Ryan Benner|

Cisco has been touting the Internet of Things for several years, calling it a $19 trillion global opportunity over the next decade.  There are roughly 25 billion devices connected to the Internet today, but it is estimated that it will double to 50 billion by 2020.  That’s a lot of new devices, and who is […]

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Cisco Enterprise Executive Connection - Update 3: The Intelligent WAN

Ryan Benner Ryan Benner|

Most companies have spent a lot of time and money trying to provide adequate application performance to their branch offices.  This usually has involved buying larger MPLS circuits, installing dedicated optimization appliances, and deploying virtual desktops.  With Cisco’s new IWAN offering, organizations can now gain control over their spiraling branch office infrastructure investments.  Using a […]

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Cisco Enterprise Executive Connection – Update 2: A Better Way to Buy Cisco Software

Ryan Benner Ryan Benner| February 12, 2015

While most people don’t think of Cisco as a software company, they are the 5th largest software company in the world.  Why then has it always been so complex to purchase and consume Cisco software?  Cisco has heard our frustration and has just announced Cisco ONE Software.  Cisco ONE helps make buying, managing, and upgrading […]

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Cisco Enterprise Executive Connection - Update 1: Multigigabit Wireless and the Campus LAN

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While most companies are still considering moving to Gigabit Wireless (802.11ac Wave 1), multigigabit wireless is just around the corner.  802.11ac Wave 2 promises speeds up to 6.8 Gbps.  This speed is necessary to support the applications and user density that enterprises need today.  There’s just one problem with it: the switches and cables most […]

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Cisco UCS New Product Announcements

Ryan Benner Ryan Benner| September 22, 2014

In only five short years, Cisco has grown their blade server market share in North America from non-existent to first place.  This meteoric growth was fueled by an innovative architecture and simplified management.  Cisco is continuing to evolve its UCS platform to respond to the changing IT landscape.  Recently they announced enhancements and additions to […]

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Video Collaboration Enabling Better Patient Care

Ryan Benner Ryan Benner| September 9, 2014

The use of video collaboration in healthcare has been available for many years.  However, its use has been very limited.  With recent changes to EMR regulations and insurance company reimbursement policies, video collaboration is receiving renewed interest from providers across the country.  Providers who are implementing this technology are seeing decreased costs and improved patient […]

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