Internet access for your corporate sites – What are the options?

Internet access. It's like tap water and everyone expects it to be readily available, always and plentiful. That may be the case for your home workplace, but for the IT manager or CIO connecting each corporate site this can be quite a puzzle. Does it really need to be that complex?  The power of large telecom organizations (telcos) To get…

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How CIOs keep happy employees

An interesting article recently appeared on CIO.com with the appealing title "Employee satisfaction now more important than ever." The article writes about expectations that employees have of the (home) workplace, the facilitation of personal brand preferences, such as Apple or Android, but also the fact that millennials are less loyal to their employer. It got us thinking ... What more…

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SD-WAN focus of world players! Microsoft, Citrix and…

It is the strong statement by Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, that there are major developments in SD-WAN, software-defined networks in a wide area, and leading global brands are collaborating. It brings other ways of working together, even safer, even faster. What did Satya Nadella state? “As organizations everywhere adapt to new ways of work, they will need to reimagine…

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Internet access without complications?

Suppose you ask a random person to give as many names as possible of providers of internet access. You will likely hear two to five names, while there are dozens of organizations in the Netherlands alone. But what if the same question is asked for other parts of the world? If you are responsible for the corporate global network infrastructure,…

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Netflix-like performance at work?

Slow network performance has a major impact on user experience and daily business. Video conferences between directors at international business locations and customers can be interrupted. Also, network slowdown can lead to painfully slow file transfers of large media files such as CAD or video material. How can a modern digital organization improve performance for the end-user, so that a…

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What kind of IT professional are you? Visionair, Pragmatist or …

Disruptive or solid perhaps? These are two words of extremes, but they can both apply to a CIO, IT manager, IT architect or other related position. Which characterization suits you and are you happy with that? This blog describes various IT types and may inspire you to look at your interesting profession from a different point of view. Choose from…

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The attractive VPN – working anywhere, anytime

What does a CIO, IT manager or IT architect do when almost the entire workforce must be able to work remotely? Often the first reaction is to use the most common technology for remote access, namely Virtual Private Networking (VPN). But whether it is wise to invest in traditional VPN servers in the head office or within the data center…

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10 ways to save cost on your corporate network

This week we had an online discussion with the management a large international company. The challenge; The costs for the network connecting all sites continue as everyone works at home. It makes one wonder, there should be a better way? According to a recent article by Dutch news agency NOS, businesses have been catapulted into the digital age by COVID19,…

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6 CIO homework challenges

The way we work and do business together is changing very rapidly. Certainly right now, as the majority of the working population suddenly became a home worker, and that applies not only to your Dutch colleagues. Who knows, maybe working from home becomes more appreciated! Head offices and branches of companies see less visits and expensive square meters become unnecessary.…

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Homeworkers and SD-WAN

As we struggle with the implications of Coronavirus, IT professionals are readying themselves for what’s being called the largest work-from-home experiment in human history.  A lot of efforts are currently underway to deploy additional equipment, capacity and processes to accommodate home workers. But is this really necessary?  Several IT managers already had plans to switch to SD-WAN, and therefore ask…

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