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This blog seeks to answer all of your burning tech questions. The articles, written by our team of diverse subject matter experts, dissect the most transformational topics shaping today's IT industry and rippling through the markets we serve. Annese strives to be your source for technology news and education.

How Will Augmented Reality Impact the Future of Business as We Know It?

Written by The Annese Team on 10/12/17 11:09 AM

The Zombie Apocolypse is the premise of the upcoming augmented reality (AR) game, The Walking Dead: Our World currently in development by Finnish studio, Next Games. While, gaming is only the tip of the augmented reality iceberg, AR is poised to revolutionize business as we ...

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5 Key Things to Know about Hybrid Data Center

Written by The Annese Team on 9/14/17 3:21 PM

The hybrid cloud has at last answered the question of whether data centers are superior to the public cloud. The answer is neither because businesses can now enjoy the best of both worlds. Hybrid ecosystems combine third party, cloud-based, and on-premises services that ...

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Meraki vs. Apogee vs. Aruba: Which One is For Me?

Written by The Annese Team on 9/6/17 11:38 AM

Cloud networking technology has come a long way in the last five years. It has transformed from an emerging industry into a requisite tool, but it's nowhere near finished evolving. It's expected to keep broadening its scope to better support marketing strategy, ...

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Cisco Spark: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Written by Phil Birmingham on 8/31/17 12:09 PM

Cisco has guided the remote working revolution since its market entry in 2014 with “Project Squared”. They reinvented team messaging and created the first cloud-based collaboration tools. Their toolkit was directly in need of some unification, though. Enter: Cisco Spark, a ...

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How to Calculate the ROI of Cloud-Based Solutions

Written by Alexa Fiden on 8/8/17 11:30 AM

It is generally good practice, in business as well as in life, to make decisions based on what will benefit you long-term. It is unwise to invest in something that may not give you a significant return over time. In regard to technology, which so rapidly changes, it can be ...

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5 Reasons Why SightLine 2017 is Destined to be the Most Exciting Technology Conference of the Year

Written by Christina Nordquist on 8/4/17 2:22 PM

As an IT professional, business executive, or tech enthusiast, where else can you go to experience two days of educational breakout sessions, an inspiring keynote speaker, hands-on workshops, world-class exhibitors, unique networking opportunities, and relaxed pub-style ...

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4 Signs it's Time for a Security Assessment

Written by The Annese Team on 7/27/17 10:55 AM

If you are wondering whether it is time for a security assessment, then the answer is probably yes. As more businesses adopt cloud computing and hackers continue to identify security weaknesses in order to steal valuable data, cybersecurity has become a growing concern. ...

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How to Decide between Cloud-Based vs. On-Premises Collaboration

Written by Phil Birmingham on 7/20/17 10:21 AM

If there was a one-size-fits-all conferencing tool, cloud-based collaboration would never have been developed, or it would have emerged as the only obvious answer. The conversation about cloud vs. on premises collaboration is as lively as ever, which is a clear sign that ...

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What You Need to Know about the Acquisition of Annese & Associates, Inc. by ConvergeOne

Written by The Annese Team on 7/18/17 4:15 PM

We have very exciting news to share! Annese has been acquired by ConvergeOne due to our impressive 47 years of expertise, relationships, and innovation in the IT space, and strong presence in New York and the Northeast. Annese's founder, Frank J. Annese, once said, ...

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