Articles By Lynn Greiner

Reducing the cost and complexity of network security

The prospect of a security breach is a fact of business life. Just consider a couple examples from recent months: a simple phishing attack conned a payroll employee at Arizona-based supermarket chain Sprouts

Published on: June 9th, 2016 Lynn Greiner

How upgrading your network can deliver a competitive advantage

In 2014, Gartner reported that the average cost of network downtime to an enterprise was $5,600 per minute. And even if the network isn't completely non-functional, high latency can potentially impact productivity, especially

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 Lynn Greiner

Three ways businesses can shed the burden of managing mobile devices and data

There was a time when futurologists thought the Information Age was going to abolish drudgery for people. Machines and software programs would take care of most menial tasks while humans could be free

Published on: May 19th, 2016 Lynn Greiner

The Top Ten Reasons UC Implementations Fail

Unified communications (UC) is a double-edged sword. Done right, it can enhance and improve communication across a company, with customers and suppliers. It can save money, improve productivity, and enhance employee engagement by

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Lynn Greiner

Cutting the cord in a wireless world: Why looking at a managed services provider makes strategic sense

Today's users don't sit still for long. And, when on the move, they expect to have connectivity to whatever resources they need to do their jobs. The old-fashioned fixed wired network connection just doesn't

Published on: March 10th, 2016 Lynn Greiner

Securing the Internet of Things

The recent hack of a Jeep Cherokee, in which security researchers took control of the vehicle from ten miles away, controlled windshield wipers, entertainment system, steering, transmission, and even disabled the brakes, causing

Published on: September 28th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

Is your network ready for the Internet of Things?

We've all seen the predictions. Gartner says that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have 26 billion units installed by 2020, and product and service suppliers will pull in revenue exceeding $300 billion

Published on: September 21st, 2015 Lynn Greiner

Hot, cold and warm backup sites: Which is just right?

When disaster strikes, it's important to get operations going again as quickly as possible. If that doesn't happen, chances are the business will fail; the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency says that forty

Published on: July 29th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

Resources to tap for disaster recovery best practices

We all hope that we'll never need to use them, but disaster recovery and business continuity plans are a critical part of any organization's strategy. The Enterprise Connectivity Series Future-proofing your business Without

Published on: July 28th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

Getting started with business continuity: finding your data crown jewels

One of the problems with today's data volumes is, well, today's data volumes. There's so much of it, it's virtually impossible to sort out what's mission-critical, what's important, and what's merely there. The

Published on: July 20th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

How can I be sure no-one will snoop into my cloud-based data?

One of the biggest inhibitors of public cloud use is the fear that data will not be secure. After all, it’s the “public” cloud, and who knows what evil lurks there. The Enterprise

Published on: June 25th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

Ask the right questions when picking your host in the cloud

When workloads exceed data centre capacity, it's often a nice problem to have; it means business is booming. But that doesn't mean it's feasible to expand your datacentre, or to build a new

Published on: June 17th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

OneNote to bind them, OneNote to rule them all

With the number of devices most of us carry around, it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of what information is where, and to access what we need when we need it.

Published on: May 25th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

From your desktop to your tablet to your phone, you can take Office everywhere

When people think of Microsoft Office, they often equate it with Windows only. Once, that was true, but no longer. Microsoft now provides Office for multiple platforms and operating systems, making it much

Published on: May 22nd, 2015 Lynn Greiner

How the cloud can transform your contact centre

Contact centres are expensive. Not only is there a huge cost in office space, furniture, electricity and other necessities, there's the cost of acquiring, managing, and running the computing infrastructure to power the

Published on: May 19th, 2015 Lynn Greiner