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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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7 Factors that Can Impact Your Network Performance

Written by The Annese Team on 4/18/17 10:30 AM

In today's extremely competitive global marketplace, enterprises routinely demand a high degree of availability from their networks. CIOs face increasing challenges in improving network uptime due to technical problems such as unscheduled downtime, inadequate tools, and ...

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Why Your UPS Doesn’t Fit a Normal Outlet (and Other Questions that Boggle the Engineering Mind)

Written by Blake Maras on 7/19/16 7:18 PM

How many times has this happened to you? You order a rackmount 3000VA UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) for your networking closet and when you go to plug the unit in, you find it does not have the same plug type as your electrical outlet? This is a common headache in the IT ...

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How ResNet is Transforming College Students' Mobile Experience on Campus and in the Dorms

Written by Jason Beiter on 5/17/16 8:44 AM

As we've seen colleges across the state build and maintain enterprise wireless solutions on campus, we've noticed a common need to provide an experience equally as robust in the residence halls. We know designing wireless for a campus equals high-density, open areas, and a ...

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What the Device Mesh Means for Healthcare

Written by The Annese Team on 5/11/16 10:45 AM

At the Gartner Symposium IT Expo 2015 in Orlando, Florida, the Device Mesh tops the list as the Top 10 Strategic Technological Trends of 2016. The advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts nearly every aspect of business and commerce, and the healthcare industry ...

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4 Reasons the "Connected School Bus" is a Game-Changer for K-12

Written by Brandon Kuras on 4/6/16 10:29 AM

Welcome to our ever increasing world of the Internet of Things (IoT), where network-enabled objects communicate and exchange data. The key to IoT is that the “objects” aren’t always electronic gizmos and next-generation gadgets; they can be practically anything, mobile or ...

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What is a Wireless LAN Controller and Why is it Important?

Written by Eric Peterson on 7/14/15 1:25 PM

If you believe the marketing hype, you might think that Wireless LAN Controllers (WLC) are outdated or optional technology. Well, they aren’t. A WLC is one of the most important parts of a strong wireless network. Why are Wireless LAN Controllers so important? Wireless ...

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Design Your Wireless Network like a Pro with These Tips

Written by Eric Peterson on 6/4/15 12:21 PM

In my last wireless basics post I wrote about the difference between 2.4 GHz coverage, 5 GHz coverage, and density models for wireless. While it is one thing to know what kind of coverage and density you want in your wireless network, it’s another thing entirely to turn ...

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Alert: Cisco AP/WLC Manufacturer Inserted Certificates Expiring Soon

Written by Jason Boyers on 5/22/15 11:00 AM

Please be aware that certain Cisco Access Point (AP) models will be expiring starting in July due to their manufacturer inserted certificates which are valid for 10 years. CAPWAP utilizes DTLS to encrypt communication between the Lightweight AP and Wireless LAN Controller ...

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