Cisco’s hierarchy of needs for network innovation

By | March 22nd, 2017|Blog|

At a CiscoLive Europe keynote, a Cisco VP described a Maslow-like hierarchy of needs for network innovation and digital transformation. It serves as a prescriptive approach to shifting to a higher-level of digital enterprise. Like with human behaviors starting at the most fundamental physiological needs like food, water and air up the scale through safety, [...]

IoT business justifications (+ a scary anecdote)

By | February 16th, 2017|Blog|

The Internet of Things (IoT) has never been short on hype or fear, but as real applications and deployments begin to factor into tactical business plans, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) is required. Starting with costs, consider current environmental costs and implementation costs. The current environment includes what you are [...]

Reliable networking for first responder

By | February 14th, 2017|Blog|

Reliable communications are critical to any first responder organization. For the South African Police Service (SAPS), providing security across the nation includes a radio network that functions in both urban and rural areas. Uplogix Local Management is deployed at radio tower sites and switching centers to manage trunking radio and networking gear. Some of the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Network modernization requires flexibility

By | October 18th, 2016|Blog|

For governmental (and some commercial too!) IT groups, network modernization takes more than incremental improvements, according to the Social Security Administration's IT chief. SSA CIO Rob Klopp told an AFCEA audience that technology is advancing too rapidly to catch up a little at a time. "You will not be able to take a 20-year-old technology and [...]

Oracle’s 80/20 rule for the data center

By | September 21st, 2016|Blog|

At this week's Oracle OpenWorld conference, CEO Mark Hurd said that the move out of the corporate data center and full-on into the cloud will provide the innovation dollars CIOs are desperately looking for. Hurd said IT groups are forced to spend about 80% of their budgets on old, inefficient IT infrastructure and applications, including [...]

Remote access to my network, Scotty!

By | September 8th, 2016|Blog|

Fifty years ago, the premier of the iconic sci-fi franchise Star Trek went boldly were no man has gone before. Today, Uplogix boldly delivers remote access so that no man (or woman!) has to go on truck rolls again. Well, maybe not ever again, but we can pretty boldly manage network infrastructure with a combination [...]

V2I like local connection to network infrastructure

By | August 23rd, 2016|Blog|

A good analogy for the local connections used by Uplogix to manage network infrastructure is a new project by Audi of America that puts vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology that will give cars the ability to communicate with traffic signals. This will provide vehicle IT systems with real-time information from centralized traffic management systems that monitor traffic [...]