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IE Attains Master Cisco Certifications & Renews Gold Partner Status

[fa icon="calendar'] March 4, 2020 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in Company News, Cloud, Intelligent Networks, Collaboration, Managed Services

We are excited to announce that we have successfully renewed numerous certifications and specializations with Cisco. In addition to meeting the requirements to maintain our status as a Cisco Gold Partner, we’ve been re-certified in Master Collaboration Specialization and as a Cisco Cloud & Managed Services Master Partner (MSCP). We’ve also gained certification in Cisco’s Master Networking Specialization.

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An IT Admins Playbook to Providing a Secure Network with Cisco Meraki

[fa icon="calendar'] January 27, 2020 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in Mobility, Cloud, Security, Intelligent Infrastructure

If you’re an IT Admin, we don’t need to tell you how difficult and demanding your job can be on a daily basis. You’re not only installing network gear and keeping it updated, but you’re also managing everything from clients to applications. Not to mention the demands associated with business growth. When the business grows, so does everything else in the network: the type of uses, devices, and applications. All of that falls on you and your team to install, update, and maintain. While managing these groups of clients has always been challenging, now along comes security to keep you up at night.

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From Mainframe to Hybrid Cloud Management: One Man’s Journey

[fa icon="calendar'] June 6, 2017 - Written by Richard Babb
Posted in Cloud, Data Center

Working with clients on a daily basis, I’m often asked my opinion of “The Cloud”. Having been a consultant in the technology industry for 23 years I’ve seen a lot, from Mainframe to today’s Hybrid Cloud Management platforms. When I first started, I was fixing Apple Macintosh computers and their 40 MB hard drives and HP LaserJet III (PC Load Letter anyone?) printers. I personally was the proud owner of a 486/50 PC and the first Pentium 60 MHz were just starting to hit the market. I believe that when they hit the market they literally “hit” something like a tree because that first month I replaced a lot of them. Most local area networks were comprised of Ethernet hubs and heaven help us “ARCnet.”  Computing infrastructure was still very heavy with Mainframes and AS/400’s and as a result highly centralized. If you wanted to manage your systems, you pretty much had to physically be in your data center on a terminal or computer with a terminal emulator.

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How Technology Can Improve the Customer Experience and Create Value

[fa icon="calendar'] March 29, 2017 - Written by Sean Rollman
Posted in Mobility, Cloud

As technology continues to evolve and digital transformation enters full swing, competition for customers is growing increasingly fierce. An essential question for businesses has become, “How can technology improve customer experience and create additional value for my shareholders?” A great question, and to answer it let’s take a look at what one well-known company did to leapfrog their competition and launch themselves into the digital age. 

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Smart Spending on Security for 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] January 12, 2017 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in Cloud, Security

As we enter the new year, experts predict cybersecurity spending to surpass $1 trillion from 2017 through 2021, as companies struggle to keep up with a global spike in cybercrime. With this trend expected to continue for the foreseeable future, it’s no surprise that businesses everywhere are shifting their budgets to accommodate for the growing cost of cybersecurity. 

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