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Streamlining Communication: A Guide to Navigating Cisco Webex Calling

In today’s fast-paced business environment, seamless communication is essential to effective teams. Cisco Webex Calling, a leading solution, stands out with its unique suite of features that streamline collaboration across organizations. From its ability to enhance productivity to its seamless connectivity, Webex Calling is not just a tool, but a game changer for organizations.   Understanding […]

Top 5 Reasons to Refresh Your Firewall for Enhanced Cybersecurity

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In today’s interconnected digital landscape, where cyber threats loom large, ensuring robust cybersecurity measures is imperative for businesses of all sizes. Among the cornerstone elements of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, the firewall is a critical line of defense against malicious cyber activities. However, as technology evolves and cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated, the need to […]

Wi-Fi for School Buses Now Covered by E-Rate: 5 Key Takeaways

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In a significant move toward bridging the digital divide, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has expanded the scope of the E-Rate program to include Wi-Fi connectivity on school buses as a Category One service. This decision marks a pivotal moment for educational technology, opening up new possibilities for student connectivity and learning beyond the classroom […]

Navigating the IPv6 Landscape: A Step Forward in Networking Technology

IPv6, a relatively new technology, is gaining momentum worldwide, with approximately 45% usage globally. In the United States, IPv6 has become the dominant protocol, boasting a 50% usage rate. In this guide, we’ll explore the evolution of IPv6 and its transformative impact on the technology industry.  The Evolution of IPv6 Usage  Many industries are embracing […]

Mastering Basic Network Troubleshooting: Essential Tips and Techniques Navigating the complexities of network troubleshooting requires a deep understanding of foundational principles and advanced techniques. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore essential tips and techniques to help you master the art of network troubleshooting.  Understanding the OSI Model  The OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model serves as the cornerstone of network communication, with its […]

Navigating the Future of Network Management: A Deep Dive into Cisco Catalyst and Meraki Convergence In today’s hyper-connected world, where digital transformation is the norm rather than the exception, network management has emerged as a critical component of business operations. As organizations strive to adapt to evolving technologies and user demands, Cisco stands at the forefront of innovation with its Catalyst and Meraki platforms. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll […]

How to Defend Your Network

How to Defend Your Network Against Security Threats State, local, and education (SLED) organizations are suffering targeted ransomware attacks. At the start of February 2023, schools in Nantucket, Massachusetts were attacked using ransomware, causing the school district to cancel classes for more than a day. The attack shut down student and staff devices and disabled […]

5 Barriers to Network Security

5 Barriers to Network Security Developing an effective network security strategy starts with assessing both the threat landscape and your company’s current security tools and processes. The sooner you uncover security vulnerabilities, the more quickly you can strengthen your security posture. Every company has obstacles standing in the way of network security. To help your […]

BridgeTek Solutions and Ruckus Networks are opening doors for North Carolina students

A World Beyond Their Neighborhood A sixth-grade student walks along the Great Wall of China as her classmate roams the pyramids of ancient Egypt. Just feet away, another student is exploring the vast expanses of the Milky Way. Virtual reality field trips like these allow students at East Forsyth Middle School to travel across miles […]

The Current State of the E-Rate Program – Part III

What is the FCC doing now about E-Rates Issues? When the president declared a national emergency back in mid-March, the FCC made a few quick changes. The first action they took was to temporarily waive the E-Rate gifting rule, limiting the gift value to less than $50 that a district can receive from a service provider. […]