Blog Posts for Network

Goodbye Conference Room, Hello UCaaS with Anytime/Anywhere Communications in the Cloud

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Yesterday's most popular workplace collaboration spot was the conference room down the hall. In most cases, it was supported by a PBX voice/phone system that might have lived in a closet nearby. Those days, like those of many other aging, legacy network technologies, are coming to a close. Today, collaboration occurs anywhere and everywhere, while the old conference room down the hall gathers dust, because the best place to connect and share ideas is now the cloud. And the way to get there is Unified Communications as a Service. The UCaaS era is here.

When it comes to optimizing mid-market enterprise networks, one size does not fit all

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Wouldn’t it be nice if everything was Plug and Play? We all crave that kind of simplicity in our lives, but sometimes simplicity leads to oversimplification that becomes counterproductive. In the network space, we see this a lot with mid-market companies who would welcome the types of solutions geared for smaller organization but which just can’t seem to scale to their needs. At the same time, they often lack the resources of many larger enterprises who can more easily apply the time and money required to bring complex projects to fruition.

Leaving the Traditional Network WANosaurus Behind with SD-WAN

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Let's get this straight. There's a reason dinosaurs are extinct. Scientists don't all agree why, but the fact remains; they ruled for a long time, and now they're gone. IT people can relate to this, since tech works in a similar, but more accelerated, cyclical fashion. In fact, it's happening now in enterprise networking, with SD-WAN. After a 15 year hiatus, during which MPLS ruled the Earth, a new cycle of network innovation is dawning. The days of the traditional WANosaurus – networks designed for a different kind of enterprise computing environment – are numbered. The era of agile, reliable, cost effective SD-WAN is here.

How SD-WAN Can Take on Branch Office Security Challenges

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Prior to SD-WAN, multi-location enterprise networks needed to rely solely on local protection at the branch office level from a data security perspective. This typically meant point security appliances at the network boundary in the branch office, which combine functionality including firewalls and unified threat management for local use (content filters, data loss protection, data encryption services, etc.). Moving to SD-WAN introduces new options for taking on typical multi-office network security challenges. Following is a summary of those challenges, and an explanation of how SD-WAN, along with other security solutions, can help mitigate them.

SD-WAN: Pathway to Digital Transformation for Branch Office Networks

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In the era of digital transformation, branch office networks play an unprecedented role in delivering business value. Digital transformation refers to the disruption and evolution of business models and processes through new technologies leveraging cloud, mobility, social media and the Internet of Things. Many digital transformation initiatives are centered around cloud-based business applications...

SD-WAN: The Network Evolves to Support Digital Transformation and Cloud

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SD-WAN has emerged as an important solution for businesses which are increasingly dependent on the cloud, and are striving to digitally transform their operations.  IDC found that digital transformation is an imperative for enterprises and other organizations worldwide.  Indeed, in a world defined by digital transformation, competition is increasingly intense.

Windstream Invests in Detroit Expansion

There are few cities in America as interesting as Detroit. It has such a variety of influences that people can't agree on a nickname. Whatever you call it -- the Motor City, the Arsenal of Democracy, Motown, Hockeytown, the 313 – there is no question that Droit is beloved by its residents.

We are proud to invest in our hometown of Little Rock

Those of us who work at Windstream are proud to call Little Rock, Arkansas, home. Windstream is headquartered here, and our company’s connection to the city goes back nearly 75 years.

So you can imagine how excited we are to announce a major expansion of the local metro fiber network in our community. That’s because it creates a new level of connectivity and network stability for all local businesses, and expands the services that are available to our local customers.