Letter from the President

This article by “Our World in Data” shows the incredible growth in nearly every area of technology. While the focus of this particular article is on personal consumption, it dovetails into organizations as more and more of our users demand technological solutions to their everyday business problems. This places a heavy weight on your business’ leaders to keep up. To do this, it is imperative that you incrementally keep up with the technological landscape. 

Networking Technologies is committed to assisting you in keeping pace with these changes in the way you choose to. If you want to ensure you or your IT team is up-to-date on the latest availability of products, services and solutions, ensure they are subscribed to our newsletter and check out our resources page for webinars, white papers and case studies. 

We also have added a dedicated training space for our clients to interact with the technology – whether it is a new piece of software or hardware. This will allow you to either better utilize technology you already have or explore technology you are considering implementing. You can check out the photos from our recent Extreme Networks training. 

If you are looking for a team to guide you in IT decision making and planning, learn more about our managed services where our team of experts can serve in place of your IT department or can augment your IT team in one or more areas. We hold our team to a high standard of continual learning and professional growth. Each month we celebrate our employees who have earned certifications or completed training. This isn’t just a celebration of a personal accomplishment, it is also a testament that our team is staying current on the latest technologies. Regardless of whether you are utilizing us for procurement, special projects or your primary IT support, you will receive expert guidance. 

Take some time this month to take a next step toward technology education – read an article, attend a training or give us a call – there’s no better time to catch up or keep on pace than the present.

From all of us at Networking Technologies,

James Bahm
President, Networking Technologies

4 Reasons to Move to Planning Software
used with permission from IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub
by Stephanie Freyer, IBM Planning Analytics Marketing

Change. The mere mention of the word makes some people uneasy. There are endless behavioral studies dedicated to determining why people resist change. Whether this change is exercising more, teaching yourself about new technology, or procrastinating less—no matter how you slice it, change is never easy. Based on our human nature to resist change, it’s no wonder why making a dramatic process change at work is a massive undertaking.

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5G and Wi-Fi 6
used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com
by Scott Gurvey

Both promise great increases in the data handling capabilities, enabling a new generation of applications.

As you can tell by all the marketing hype, 5G is upon us. The mobile telephone carriers are touting their plans to roll out 5G, the Fifth Generation of wireless service, although specifics about the timetable, fees and applications are difficult to come by..

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Convert Your Office IT into a Mobility Force
used with permission from Tektonika (HP)
by Karen Gilleland

As an office IT decision-maker, you’re concerned with making employees’ lives easier and more productive—that’s why you’re always on the hunt for new tech solutions that add convenience. And in the current environment, office IT convenience means utilizing mobile apps. Mobile apps, which have long been platforms for more trivial matters like gaming, are quickly emerging as the dominant business interface.

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Does Green = Success for Your Business?
used with permission from HP Tech@Work

8 important sustainability tips

By 2050, there will be 9.8 billion people on earth. Greenhouse gas emissions expected to rise 34%, energy use expected to rise by 48%, and the demand for water will be 40% higher than supply. And we have just 12 years to make massive changes to our global energy infrastructure to limit global warming to moderate levels, according to a comprehensive 2018 United Nations study.

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Technology Certifications – May 2019

Congratulations to the following Networking Technologies, who earned certifications recently.

KarCraig Allison
HPE: HPE Sales Certified – Hybrid IT Solutions
Jim Bahm
Lifesize: Lifesize Sales Specialist
Karen Butts
HPE: HPE Sales Certified – Hybrid IT Solutions 
Tom Corapi
HPE: HPE Sales Certified – Hybrid IT Solutions

Continue reading for more certifications →

IoT Security Trends
used with permission from Tektonika (HP)
by Jasmine W. Gordon

Modern home office - a desk with dual monitors setup, Toned image
Hackers love to target smart devices, and poor IoT security can leave your organization a sitting duck. According to the latest Cyber Threat Report by Sonic Wall, the number of IoT attacks more than doubled last year with routers being among the most frequently-targeted IoT devices.

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Safeguard Networks Customer Credentials
used with permission from FTC.gov

Abstract crypto cyber security technology on global network background. Digital theme. 3D illustration

Suppose a lunch companion says, “I think there’s something wrong with this tuna salad.” To determine if the problem is tuna not to their taste vs. tuna gone bad, would you scarf it down? Probably not. Now remove tuna salad from the example and substitute a web browser extension. (Stay with us here.) Let’s say you’ve been warned that an unknown extension could be used for fraud. 

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Technology Certifications – May 2019

networking technologies training center Extreme Networks

The new Networking Technologies Training Center hosted Extreme Networks for a client workshop. More to come on the next training opportunity!

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