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  1. From 5G To AI And Network Security Hot Tech Trend Tips For 2021 - person on laptop with digital trend graphic overlay

    From 5G To AI And Network Security: Hot Tech Trend Tips For 2021

    As we enter 2021, I’d like to briefly look back at the year that was to reflect on all that happened — and to gain insights into what to expect in the new year. I think it goes without saying that 2020 was a year like we’ve never experienced before. This year, the switch to…

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  2. Preparing for 5G

    Beyond the hype: Preparing for 5G (if you need it at all)

    5G’s upside is great, but the downside lies in its misunderstanding and misalignment with business objectives. We’ve all heard the incredible promises associated with 5G – lightning-fast speeds, reduced latency and greater capacity, which will help to support an array of transformative new applications, changing the way we work and live. It’s easy to imagine…

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  3. Is AI really the answer

    Is AI really the answer?

    When considering where AI can make an immediate impact on IT operations, one application stands head and shoulders above others: hyperscale automation with intelligence. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been hailed as the answer to just about every IT problem, including eliminating the dreaded skills gap, supercharging productivity, securing networks and ensuring competitiveness. Its potential seems…

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  4. Three Technologies That Can Help Improve Customer Experience Today

    Three Technologies That Can Help Improve Customer Experience Today

    New interactive technologies have the potential to intelligently transform the customer experience, delivering a deeper level of brand engagement. Despite these innovations, adoption for these solutions remains sluggish: A recent Microsoft survey (via AINews) found that U.S. companies are among the slowest surveyed globally to adopt AI technology. Given the seamless experience consumers expect with businesses…

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  5. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Network Services Names MetTel Leader

    Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Managed Network Services Names MetTel Leader

    Nearly a decade ago, we recognized that a new software defined WAN would be an integral part of all our customers’ digital transformation journey. We worked closely with partners and customers to develop and refine our WAN capabilities, even prior to the now ubiquitous term “SD-WAN.” While many of the bigger players in the industry…

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  6. SD-WAN Key Piece of Digital Transformation

    SD-WAN: The Key Piece in Your Customers’ COVID-19 Digital Transformation

    In the post COVID-19 environment, business leaders are quickly realizing the benefits of building more agile, efficient and adaptable operations that can thrive in a rapidly changing and unpredictable environment. Although digital transformation (DX) has been a hot topic for the past few years, the pandemic has made clear the DX benefits to be captured as businesses work to accommodate the needs of a largely remote…

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  7. Application Mobility Is Key To Business Continuity In The Crisis Economy – Ed Fox

    Application Mobility Is Key To Business Continuity In The Crisis Economy

    For businesses, the world has never been as fraught with risk as it is right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we work and do business, and for some industries, it’s shut them down altogether. And even as we deal with the fallout from the pandemic, we can’t forget that other threats have not…

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  8. SD-WAN: The Backbone of Digital Transformation

    SD-WAN: The Backbone of Digital Transformation

    Some version of this statement is everywhere you turn these days: “Cloud computing, 5G, mobility, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) are transforming the ways we work, collaborate and live.” There’s a good reason we hear it everywhere: it’s true. These technologies are radically reshaping not only the way we do business but also…

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  9. SD-WAN Provides Increased Bandwidth, Flexibility

    As Businesses Grapple with COVID-19, SD-WAN Provides Increased Bandwidth, Flexibility

    Digital transformation (DX) has been on everyone’s lips for the past couple of years, but now with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re seeing that the necessity of DX has been greatly accelerated, as many businesses attempt to cope with the demands of a remote workforce and customers. Digital transformation (DX), of course, can mean many different things,…

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  10. featured image – 10 Predictions For A New Decade: How 5G, Digital Transformation And Cloud Will Impact How We Work – Woman on high tech screen

    10 Predictions For A New Decade: How 5G, Digital Transformation and Cloud Will Impact How We Work

    As we begin a new decade, it’s useful to spend a moment reflecting on how far we’ve come over the past decade and look ahead to see what’s on the horizon. In technology, this is an especially important exercise, as the advancing rate of change in capabilities is dizzying — which in turn lends itself…

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  11. Enabling a new digital future with SD-WAN

    Enabling A New Digital Future With SD-WAN

    Technologies like cloud computing, 5G, mobility, artificial intelligence (AI), and internet of things (IoT)-enabled devices are transforming the ways we work, collaborate and design for the future. While these technologies often dominate tech news, software-defined networking (SD-WAN) is the unsung hero in the background enabling all these technologies. In much the same way virtualization has…

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  12. Navigating the 5G hype cycle-image

    Navigating The 5G Hype Cycle

    I have little doubt that 5G will be a catalyst for incredible innovation in how we live and work — but not for every industry, business or function. 5G certainly is getting its share of headlines, from carriers rushing to announce commercial availability to promises of being able to download a full-length movie in seconds, beaming avatars into meetings and…

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