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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.

Best Practices for Managing Site to Site VPN

Written by Paul Centanni on 7/13/17 9:55 AM

A site to site virtual private network (VPN) can be an excellent way to communicate in a secure and cost-effective way. VPNs leverage the Internet making them relatively inexpensive compared to dedicated circuits. The ability to leverage the public Internet securely is done ...

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How to Choose a Managed Services Provider [Checklist]

Written by Katelyn Clary on 7/3/17 9:00 AM

Researching the options for managed services (MS) can be overwhelming. There are a variety of different factors to look for to evaluate where your company is on the managed service needs spectrum. This checklist provides you with a starting point on factors to take into ...

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7 Things You Need to Know to Comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Written by Christina Nordquist on 6/29/17 12:02 PM

We live in a global village today with the advent of the Internet. Yesterday, Annese teamed up with our partner, GreyCastle Security, to deliver a webinar on The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This mandate, which will go into effect on May 1, 2018, has been ...

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The Top 4 Cybersecurity Trends Impacting Businesses

Written by The Annese Team on 6/22/17 10:16 AM

With accusations of Russian hacking at the forefront of the news this year, people around the world are becoming more aware of the seriousness of cybersecurity. Perhaps most unsettling is the fact that these threats are sure to continue and become more severe in the years ...

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4 Ways Automation in the Cloud is Changing the Enterprise

Written by The Annese Team on 6/20/17 2:05 PM

Enterprises are increasingly moving away from on-premises data centers, and automation is changing everything. As of 2016, 70 percent of enterprises have incorporated the cloud in some capacity with many already investing millions into cloud computing. The large number ...

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Public Safety Organizations & Cybersecurity: 10 Questions they Should be Asking Themselves

Written by Christina Nordquist on 5/10/17 11:59 AM

Unlike the countless other threats currently facing our country, cyberattacks on citizens can have instant, wide-ranging consequences. No country, industry, community, or individual is immune.  Across America, more than 800,000 law enforcement officers work to keep our ...

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Comparing NetApp's FAS Series vs. E-Series

Written by Blake Maras on 5/5/17 10:24 AM

Anyone who has compared NetApp's E-Series and FAS (Fabric Attached Storage) Series knows that one of the main separators is price. The E-Series, overall, is less expensive than the NetApp FAS Series; however, when evaluating the two systems, price shouldn't be the only ...

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Trusted Options for UC & Contact Center in the Wake of Avaya's Chapter 11 Announcement

Written by Ryan Gebauer on 5/1/17 1:23 PM

It’s 2017, and if we’ve learned anything from successful companies like Amazon, Cisco, Microsoft, Google, and IBM over the past decade, it is this: if you don’t have a cloud strategy, you will not survive. Earlier this year, Avaya filed for bankruptcy as it accumulated over ...

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The Art of the Network Administrator: A Day in the Life

Written by Mike Keller on 4/25/17 4:52 PM

The phone rings. It’s two o’clock in the morning: “Hi Mike, we’re not sure what’s going on but it looks like the network went down. When do you think you can be there to fix it?” “I’ll be there shortly.” My mind wanders a bit: Just what could it be? Is the internet service ...

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