Tag: education

15
Jan

THE TRUTH ABOUT SD-WAN (PART 3)

THE TRUTH ABOUT SD-WAN (PART 3) MYTH:  “GARTNER’S REPORT IS ALL I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SD-WAN” CONTEXT:  Typically stated by Gartner Representatives, very conservative IT Decision Makers and/or companies who find themselves in the best/correct quadrant! HERE IS THE TRUTH:  The “SD-WAN” report by Gartner is really a WAN Edge Report that includes SD-WAN and other congruent technologies like

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14
Jan

THE TRUTH ABOUT SD-WAN (PART 2)

THE TRUTH ABOUT SD-WAN (PART 2) MYTH:  “ALL SD-WAN SOLUTIONS ARE ALIKE” CONTEXT:  Usually stated by either the bottom 80% of the 52 SD-WAN providers that currently exist OR by IT Team Members that do not want to take the time to understand and define the market! HERE IS THE TRUTH:  There are so many macro and micro differences in

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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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