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Weekly Packet: What’s Gonna Work? Teamwork!
August 26, 2016 by
Happy Friday! Today we’re thinking about teamwork, after watching all those soccer players and relay teams kicking butt in the Olympics. I came across a recent IT trends survey, sponsored by Dell, that breaks out the views of IT decision makers vs. business decision makers. The survey results found that the two groups aren’t that…Continue reading
Let’s Talk About Your Application Performance
October 24, 2011 by
Do you know how long your customers are going to wait for a page load? More importantly, how long are you making them wait right now? Back in the misty eons of time, it used to be easy to measure your application performance. You’d grab a stopwatch, load up your web application, and see what…Continue reading
Telecommuting in all its forms has been on the rise for years. Today the trend is accelerating dramatically as affordable, cloud-based technology, rising gas prices, and pressure to reduce facilities’ operating costs all converge to make telework more attractive for all—and the enterprise more distributed than ever. Whether they’re checking email on their iPhones or…Continue reading
Path Comparison for the Win!
March 18, 2011 by
“Can you give me a use case where you created some value for a customer?” As a systems engineer at Apparent Networks, we get this question a lot. A few months ago, I was working with a managed service provider (MSP) attempting to provide virtualization as a service for a housing association with 6 locations.…Continue reading
The Straight Goods – Part 3 of 3
February 4, 2011 by
Don’t you hate when service providers refuse to acknowledge the issue is on their end? It really annoys me when a support team fobs you off with generic answers showing their thinly veiled disinterest. For this last tale I chose one very close to home for us here at Apparent. I want to show that…Continue reading
The Straight Goods – Part 2 of 3
February 3, 2011 by
Part of the support role is to reach out to new customers and provide some general product training – ‘onboarding’ as we like to call it. It’s not every day that we uncover network issues when providing this training with a client setup but it happens often enough not to phase me. The other week…Continue reading
The Straight Goods – Part 1 of 3
February 2, 2011 by
Isn’t it an awful feeling when you’re told something by someone who has a vested interest in you believing them? Let’s face it, who has ever wholeheartedly believed what a salesman told them? Yeah, there are cries of ‘snake oil!’ in my head when I’m approached by these types. So, I’m here to give you…Continue reading
LinkedIn Connectivity Problems? What We Found….
December 15, 2010 by
With the growing frenzy over cloud-based services and the recent announcements about managed cloud services, it is clear that we are looking at the future of business technology, one that merges critical business services with the cost efficiency, speed and easy integration of the internet. But, as one article aptly noted, “The cloud just might…Continue reading
Apparent Networks Named Tech Innovator by Everything Channel
November 16, 2010 by
Last week I headed out to Las Vegas to join CRN at the Everything Channel Xchange Tech Innovators Conference.This was a typical trip that involved the usual nonsense of Las Vegas, but the highlight for me was CRN awarding Apparent Networks with the Tech Innovator of the Year Award from CRN in the category of ”Managed Services.” This was a great event and it was fun to be…Continue reading
Packets Packets Everywhere, but Which One Do I Seek?
November 8, 2010 by
Much like the ancient mariner in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, we often find ourselves awash in a sea of packets that tempt that tantalize us with their ability to quench our troubleshooting thirsts – but just like seawater to a thirsty sailor, they’re often too much of the wrong thing. Let’s face it –…Continue reading