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Recent ISP Outage in UK Proves Again why Link Balancing is Key

Like most contemporary businesses owners, chances are you rely heavily on the Internet to complete a variety of mission-critical tasks. But what happens if one day you go to turn on your computer and are unable to access any of your Web-based services due to a regional outage from your Internet Service Provider (ISP)?

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Take the Heat off Your Links This Summer

Enjoying summertime is all about keeping cool and stress-free. But as most IT managers can testify, these goals are just about impossible to achieve when your network starts experiencing problems, because network disruptions and downtime affect all areas of your business and can eat up valuable time and resources.

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Link Balancing Keeps Healthcare Networks Feeling Good

Networks are the backbone of most businesses, regardless of size or industry. But perhaps in no vertical is reliable connectivity more important than in healthcare, where keeping applications running and information flowing can literally be a matter of life and death. Even when lives are not at stake during outages, financial well-being could be. On average, downtime costs organizations a staggering $7,900 per minute.

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Reflections on HITEC 2014: Los Angeles

Last June, Elfiq Networks showcased once again at the world's largest hospitality technology show: HITEC, in Los Angeles, California.  For several years now, Elfiq Networks has been providing bandwidth management solutions for many of the largest hotel groups such as Marriott, IHG, Starwood, and Mandarin Oriental.

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What is the True Cost of Lost Productivity?

Suppose your business’ Internet went down due to an unplanned outage from your ISP. Would your company be able to recover from even a small amount of network downtime? Research suggests it might have a tough time bouncing back.

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Is the World Cup Becoming a Bandwidth Issue in Your Office?

You may have noticed that over the last couple of weeks your office has come down with an aggressive case of World Cup fever. Even when there are no games on your employees might be streaming footage of the action from Brazil over laptops, desktops and mobile devices. As a result, your communications are suffering from slow network speeds.

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Beware: Construction Ahead

When business managers think about business continuity, oftentimes the first thing that comes to mind is the threat of a natural disaster, like a hurricane, and its capacity to cripple business operations. While these kinds of visits from Mother Nature can cause widespread, long-term Internet suspension, they are rare, fortunately. A far more insidious downtime culprit may be lurking just up the road from your office at a construction site or underneath a manhole.

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IT User Group Conference at Maggiano's

We're happy to join Assurance Data Inc. on June 17th in Orlando, Florida, for a User Group Conference on Data and Network Security

Organizations are faced with a significant challenge managing risk in an environment replete with sophisticated cyber threats, cost constraints and compliance demands. Come and learn how to make servers, devices and other endpoints invisible to hackers and unauthorized users inside and outside your enterprise. 

 

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Manufacturers Keep Rolling with Link Balancing

Manufacturing environments sure aren't what they used to be. Today's manufacturing facilities are ultra clean, streamlined environments that operate around the clock to meet the demand for the materials they produce. Manufacturing environments are all different; some have one location and others have 10 or 100, perhaps scattered across a state or even in different countries. Many are complex only because of the 24/7 nature of the business; others have complicated network configurations or incredibly high bandwidth costs because of their location.

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Link Balancing and Link Bonding: What's the Difference?

In a previous post, we talked about the questions potential customers ask us about the difference between link balancing and load balancing. We also get asked about link bonding, also known as broadband bonding, and how it's different from the work our link balancing solutions perform. The answer is, in a word, optimization.

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