Mike Champion

20
Aug

How Ready Is Your Company For SD-Wan?

It is one thing to consider SD-WAN for your business (like almost 80% of all medium to enterprise companies are doing right now) — it is another to be completely READY for SD-WAN!  To date, there has really been no defined standard for readiness and any consulting process should provide documentation that allows clients to move forward with an efficient

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6
Aug

Another Solution Provider Company

“Why create yet another Solution Provider Company?” “Why now?” These are questions I am frequently asked by CIO’s, Investors – and even close friends! The answer is really 3-fold! We live in amazing times for technology and the migration/use of data! The perpetuation of Cloud Applications –Software Defined Solutions – AI — Cyber Attacks and Security Solutions – and the

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27
Jul

Three quick learnings from NRF for I.T. Leaders!

[Released January 2018] The National Retail Federation’s BIG SHOW was in New York this week — bigger, and maybe better, than ever! With Xcelocloud being a National Solution Provider focused on Networks-Security-Cloud Applications-and Managed Services, I am sure that my lens of learnings is somewhat skewed — but for better or worse — here are my Top 3: 1.   The number of CMO’s,

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27
Jul

THE INCREDIBLY CROWDED SD-WAN MARKET… Where do I start?

[Released June 2017] CIO, “WOW – A Wide Area Network with 50% to 70% savings, 2 to 10 times the bandwidth, improved application performance and almost installs itself??? Sign me up!” Ummm… The good news is that the SD-WAN Revolution is extremely strong because at least a portion of the claims above ARE actually TRUE for most customers!  The interesting trend to

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