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Jared Quan

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Three Reason’s to Consider Barracuda for Your SD-WAN Solution

Posted by Jared Quan on Jul 10, 2018 8:03:00 AM

Software-Defined Networking in a Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), is a new approach to support branch office connectivity in a simplified and cost-effective manner. It is the ability to use multiple ISP egress links to provide continuity across a specific path, whether that’s an SD-WAN that you define internal to your own perimeter network, or what you're also connecting to internet resources – like SalesForce, PeopleSoft, Cloud, and SaaS applications.

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Topics: Barracuda, SD-WAN

Step up to the plate with HPE and Veeam

Posted by Jared Quan on Dec 1, 2015 9:21:26 AM

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Topics: Product News

How to influence leadership to invest in your ideas

Posted by Jared Quan on Jul 20, 2015 9:39:26 AM

Whether you’re proposing a new budget, or you’re looking for a promotion, there comes a time in everyone’s professional experience where they need their boss to invest in their ideas. As you have probably experienced, approaching leadership with a sensitive topic is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Rule #1, really get to know your boss. There are a lot of factors that can affect how you start that conversation. Here are three that you’re going to want to take into account:

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What does HP, Tony Hawk and Shaun White have in common?

Posted by Jared Quan on Jul 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

What does HP, Tony Hawk and Shaun White have in common?

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Topics: HP

HP is to Aruba like Peanut Butter is to Jelly

Posted by Jared Quan on Jun 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

As you might have heard, HP has purchased Aruba for approximately $3 billion dollars. The more analysts and IT industry professionals have had a chance to review the purchase, the more they realize that the two fit together like peanut butter and jelly. This is smart and bold move for HP, especially with their HP Enterprise/HP, Inc split. The completion of this very expensive sandwich has it benefits for IT professionals looking for opportunities to improve their environments.

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Topics: Product News

What does your printer have to do with the Iliad?

Posted by Jared Quan on Jun 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The Iliad is the notorious story of the fall of the Troy to the Greeks in the Trojan War. Regardless of heroes like Achilles or Hector, the war was eventually won with the most unsuspecting tool, the Trojan Horse. Disguised as a victory trophy for the Trojans, the hollowed out horse was used to sneak past Trojan defense lines for the Greeks to end the war. This successful strategy has become an infamous symbol in modern days for tech threats just as massive and deadly. Our threat up for discussion today? The standard office network printer. Here are some common Trojan Horses found within printing environments.

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Topics: IT Information

3 Ways the Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Will Kill You

Posted by Jared Quan on Jun 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Like an overzealous train conductor, Microsoft has been announcing the end of Windows Server 2003 support, since 2013. Time and again we have been reminded by webinars, seminars, and department meetings. However if you are reading this there is a more than likely chance you have not yet migrated all or some portion of your environment to a newer version. There could be several reasons for this, but as we near the end-of-the-line, your environment could suffer a derailment.

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Topics: IT Information

The Cost of Delayed Server Refresh

Posted by Jared Quan on Jun 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

I don’t think people realize how similar the IT and movie industries are. Though 3D movies have been around in some form since 1915, 2003 marked the year of kicking 3D effects into blockbuster action. Despite low movie-goer excitement for 3D movies in the beginning years, studios joining the game in 2007 were able to hit the 3D sweet-spot where technological advancements and public thrill started to peak. For the studios that waited until 2010 to pick up the technology - where cost dropped from demand - late-joining studios suffered under those more experienced who were already evaluating a new set of technologies to get ahead in the game. 

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Topics: IT Information

Is the Internet of Things taking over the universe?

Posted by Jared Quan on Jun 4, 2015 1:50:25 PM

Kevin Ashton said in an interview on NPR, “I had no idea that the phrase 'Internet of Things' would take off, had I known I would have thought of something better to call it.” The phrase IoT (Internet of Things) started as a presentation title Kevin had made up for Procter & Gamble, and though he was the first to say it, the concept has been around for a while.

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Topics: ARTICLES FROM THE EXPERTS

IT CONNECTION: THE MULTI-VENDOR EDUCATIONAL EVENT (PART 2)

Posted by Jared Quan on May 27, 2015 8:30:00 AM

This is the second blog article covering the IT Connection event that took place earlier this month. We had so many vendors and such a great experience we couldn’t cover it with just one article! This article covers the following companies that participated in the breakout sessions: Beau Sorenson with First Choice Home Health and Hospice, Kevan Paul with Fortinet, Chad Haskell with Barracuda, and a review of the very popular speed networking session.

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Topics: Event Recap