Network availability is crucial in today’s business world. Organizations require consistently fast and reliable network performance just to support mission-critical business applications, but the adoption of emerging technologies make bandwidth demands increasingly harder to meet. The Internet of Things (IoT), for instance, necessitates that IT teams expand the scope of their wired and Wi-Fi wireless networking to begin processing data outside the data center — at the edge, in the fog or in the cloud. Join CDW experts as they discuss how this digital transformation drives organizations to adopt next-generation networking technologies such as the cloud, software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) and intelligent WAN (iWAN).
Cisco Meraki recently released a new switch — the MS390 — and while I normally don’t get excited about new switches, this one has some neat tricks up its sleeve. My CDW engineering colleagues and I were able to get our hands on some of these switches before their release and put them through their…
The first bookmobile hit the road in 1839 to serve students in rural communities far from any library. Today, school buses are bringing an even richer source of information — the internet — to students in underserved areas.
A network can be a bit like highway infrastructure. Highways are critical to how we live and work. When traffic moves as expected, no one thinks about it much. However, when issues such as congestion arise, they cause problems for everyone involved.
It may seem easy to buy a simple technology tool such as a laptop. But many questions can swirl around even such a modest purchase.
When CDW works with organizations on hardware purchases, we talk about how staff members plan to use the devices, how much memory they will need and other factors such as processing power and applications.
There’s an old saying in networking that goes something like “You’re only as good as your tools and to the degree that they are updated.” This usually comes up when we’re talking about network management. Like the rest of the IT world, innovation in networking technology is constant, which means that the processes and tools we use to run the network are constantly being improved upon and updated.