2017 predictions for IT networking & security

By | December 12th, 2016|Blog|

Mid-way through the last month of the year means it's time for everyone to release their predictions for IT in the coming year. This year is no different, and given recent headlines about Russian hacking and ransomware designed to let you opt to infect others you know rather than pay up, we're going to talk [...]

Five ways to make your Cisco bulletproof

By | December 9th, 2016|Blog|

Uplogix has always had a great story for managing Cisco equipment. As a Cisco Solution Partner we've shared this story at CiscoLive as well as through demos, webinars and white papers. But who has that kind of time anymore? So we cut it down to an eBook with the top five examples of how Uplogix [...]

Rise in phone subscriptions includes failover network

By | November 23rd, 2016|Blog|

While there are numerous high profile endeavors to bring high speed internet to all, a couple of interesting statistics released this week in a report by the United Nations' International Telecom Union (ITU) was that by the end of the year there will be as many cellular subscriptions as there are people on earth, and [...]

Cool use case: Satellite antenna blockage zone recovery

By | November 17th, 2016|Blog|

The design of the Uplogix out-of-band platform gives it some highly flexible capabilities. Today's example is recovering a satellite antenna in a blockage zone on a vessel at sea. Granted not everyone has this problem, but the functionality used to solve it can be applied to other areas of network management also. In any deployment, Uplogix [...]

Network recovery after the hack

By | November 17th, 2016|Blog|

Today we live in a world of "when." And when you're affected by a security breach, you need to think beyond just data protection and backup. You need a clear plan for network recovery after the hack that doesn't rely on the network itself or slow trips to remote sites for "sneaker net" repairs. This [...]

Reducing network complexity

By | November 16th, 2016|Blog|

The chief architect of a global top-20 telecom says bringing agility to managing legacy network assets is a key pillar to their strategy to reduce network complexity along with increasing automation to eliminate the human touch. Speaking at an event this week, Neil McRae, chief architect for British Telecom, said that BT's goal is to make [...]

IT modernization a shrinking slice of agency budgets

By | November 11th, 2016|Blog|

Federal IT is like running on a treadmill without an on/off switch. Stopping to get a drink will result in a wipe out. Or in this analogy, divert significant spending from operations and maintenance to IT modernization and programs and people are adversely impacted. The result is systems get older and more expensive to maintain and eat [...]

IT horror stories and infographics

By | October 20th, 2016|Blog|

This is the time of year when everyone shares their horror stories. That's right, Cybersecurity Awareness Month!  IT is no different and never at a loss for some one-upmanship when the topic comes up. From holey firewalls to leaky plumbing in the ceiling above a data center, not to mention the terrors of the IoT, there are enough [...]

Gartner strategic predictions for 2017+

By | October 19th, 2016|Blog|

If you believe the self fact-check, the annual Gartner strategic predictions are right 78% of the time. This might make the three-to-five year tech outlook worth paying attention. Here is a look at a few of the 10 predictions. Through 2019, every $1 that enterprises invest in innovation will require an additional $7 in core execution. [...]

Oil & Gas satcom mood tied to price of oil

By | October 18th, 2016|Blog|

Last week's Oilcomm show in Houston had a strange feel to it. In addition to no lines at the afternoon beer stands, the sound of silence echoing through the oil & gas satcom tradeshow seemed to be driven by the price of oil. At least three different visitors to the Uplogix booth referenced the current [...]