Astound Business January 28, 2022
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What is DevOps & How Can It Benefit Your Business?

  So, what is DevOps? Simply put, it’s the combination of two terms, development and operations). Less simply put, it’s an enterprise software development phrase used to describe a type of agile relationship between IT Development and Operations teams, traditionally...

Network Agility White Paper

An agile network is the difference between solving a problem eventually or proactively. No doubt your team will identify and fix the problem as soon as they can, but what if they could do it faster, with less effort, or...

Show Your Employee Appreciation

Keeping up with employee satisfaction can be just as important as customer satisfaction to a business. After all, happy employees lead to happy customers. Astound has compiled a short list of ideas to help companies show their employee appreciation. (more…)

Mobile Collaboration—what does it mean for your organization?

We live in a connected world, where organizations face challenges to maintain and manage their network portfolio of business services while achieving high levels of customer satisfaction and experience. This makes effective communication critical to business success. There are many...

Case Study: Citi Open

The Citi Open is one of the top 20 events on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour. The tournament’s staff needed to enrich the fan experience with reliable, fast Wi-Fi, sports programming, and game broadcast services. Learn how...

Case Study: NWIRC

The Northwest Innovation Research Center (NWIRC) is an organization that works with entrepreneurs and inventors in Northwest Washington to identify the strategy, tools, and community resources needed to bring their products and business ideas to life. With a large number...

Case Study: GK Machine

GK Machine is a leading manufacturer of high quality agricultural and industrial equipment, parts, and accessories. The company wanted to enhance data security and business continuity given today’s technology landscape. Learn how we brought secure, high-bandwidth fiber to them to...

Become The Company Your Customers Want It To Be

Successful organizations embrace change. They are constantly reevaluating systems, workflows and personnel skills for improvement to keep their business at the leading edge. But even the most forward-thinking companies face challenges when implementing technologies that change the status quo. What...

What Are The Benefits Of Edge Computing vs. Cloud Computing?

Many IoT developers and manufacturers are preparing for the storm by storing or processing-critical data locally...or on “the edge.” So, what is edge computing? (Not a 3rd grade question, though in a few years, who knows?) Basically, it’s a group...

Astound Business Enables Up to 10-Gigabit Direct Connections to Amazon Web Services

Astound Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, announces today the availability of Amazon Web Service (AWS) Direct Connect for customers. AWS Direct Connect customers can now link to AWS Direct Connect locations using Astound...

Best Benefits of Transitioning to a Cloud Computing Service

There was a time the telecommunications industry saw cloud adoption as a controversial and relatively undeveloped technology. Today, cloud computing services are established networking solutions that are gaining widespread acceptance and deployment. What is the cloud, you ask? Other than...

Why Providers Choose Edge Computing Over 5G Technologies

The next wave of cellular networking technology (5G) is on its way, but still cresting. But the next wave of other technologies, like edge computing, is already here. High-speed data providers that want to improve their current 4G (LTE) service...

Your Business Needs SD-WAN, But Not for the Reasons You Might Think

SD-WAN represents a fundamental shift in the way wide area networks (WAN) are implemented. It simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by using software to automate and prioritize traffic routing between WAN sites, and by maintaining operational rules...

Software Defined WAN Technology

It May be Time for a WAN Change How much has your WAN grown? Is it still just a few point-to-point connections between branch offices and the enterprise data center, or has it evolved into something more complex, serving an...

Saving IT Teams, One Office at a Time

IT Teams are Falling Hard For Software-Defined Networking Three reasons why SD-WAN has IT managers falling in love with their network again! It was a relationship on the rocks and everyone knew it. IT teams and legacy WAN had been...

Why you should care about SD-WAN

Put WAN on Waivers, and Plug SD-WAN Into the Game The benefits of a software-defined network are virtually endless. There’s a saying in sports that a team is only as good as its weakest player, and the same can be...

5 Signs You Need To Upgrade Your Enterprise WiFi Network

The Benefits Far Outweigh the Effort “Don’t fix what isn’t broke” is an adage we’ve heard our whole lives. While it may be sage advice for many of life’s perplexing challenges, when it comes to network connectivity for business productivity,...

How a simple redundancy plan can prevent a major headache

Analyzing an Ethernet service provider’s network is critical to building a good redundancy plan, which ties back to the service level agreements (SLAs) you should have received during the consultation phase. The network management and monitoring systems should rapidly identify...

Questions to Ask When Evaluating Ethernet Solutions (Checklist)

With pressures to keep costs low combined with the expectation to deliver higher performance, updating IT infrastructure can seem like a daunting task. But the process for making the change can actually be quite seamless with the right tools. Use...

How Increased Cyber Threats Are Affecting Your Business Continuity Plans in 2022

Your business can’t afford to suspend operations due to a supply chain shortage, a natural disaster, or a power outage in your warehouse. And it certainly can’t afford to be a victim of a cyberattack either. Unfortunately, as technology evolves...

Don’t Become a Headline

Protecting Your Company From Cyber Security Breaches The plague of ransomware, such as WannaCry, has cost companies billions of dollars in 2017. Believe it or not, the intent of cyber attacks isn’t always financial gain. The goal is often system...

How to Choose the Best UCaas Provider for Your Enterprise

As businesses grow, they outgrow many of the technologies that worked for them as a small business. Telecommunications is a great example. Hire a new employee and get them a desk, PC and phone extension and set them to task....

Unified Communications-as-a-Service Levels the Playing Field for SMBs

To equalize the customer experience, build a presence as large as your biggest competitors Small businesses have always struggled to keep up with their larger competitors, especially when it comes telecommunications technology. Until Hosted Voice services came along, switched phone...

AWS Direct Connect – Bringing Businesses Together

AWS Direct Connect: A Secure Path Between Your Business and AWS A public internet connection to Amazon Web Services (AWS) will give your business access to a level of service equal to all other users of the world’s biggest public...

Become The Company Your Customers Want It To Be

Successful organizations embrace change. They are constantly reevaluating systems, workflows and personnel skills for improvement to keep their business at the leading edge. But even the most forward-thinking companies face challenges when implementing technologies that change the status quo. What...

Collaborate Better Together With Unified Communications

Take Your Business Communications to the Cloud What if there was a reliable, affordable means to keep all of your employees connected and engaged no matter where they worked? There is, and it's called Unified Communications as a Service. Rather...

Network Security

Cyberattacks and Security Breaches are on the rise With the rapid adoption of new technologies like the cloud, businesses large and small can no longer afford to ignore this surge. While fraudulent activity will continue to become more sophisticated, you...

Don’t Become a Headline

Protecting Your Company From Cyber Security Breaches The plague of ransomware, such as WannaCry, has cost companies billions of dollars in 2017. Believe it or not, the intent of cyber attacks isn’t always financial gain. The goal is often system...