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Jun 20

Enjoy the first Fireside Chat. Fireside Chats are a LookingPoint video series where we bring casual technology conversations to you! This week we are discussing one of the hottest topics of 2017: SD-WAN. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice fireside chat. 

Learn more about SD-WAN here.

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The title to this blog is a question that I have been hearing a lot from customers in the last few months. With Gartner’s recent prediction that spending on SD-WAN will rise from $129 million in 2016 to $1.24 billion in 2020,  I figured it’s about time I write up a little blog article all about this latest offering to revolutionize the enterprise WAN, or perhaps not!

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Nov 15

Avaya has been a leader in the Business Communications market for the greater portion of the last 16 years, however 2016 has reflected multiple warning signs of serious vulnerability. In February 2016 Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Avaya from a B3 credit rating to a Caa1 rating (moving them from the “high risk” bracket to the “very high risk” bracket). Moody’s also downgraded Avaya’s...

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Last week Cisco hosted it’s second Partner Summit of 2016 in San Francisco, CA. At the summit Cisco announced the release of numerous new products and product updates to its partners. A few members of the LookingPoint team attended the summit and shared with us their top takeaways and exciting announcements from the Partner Summit.

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Today, the most significant cyber threat is Ransomware – a type of malicious software designed to hold a user’s files (such as healthcare records, financial contracts, software codes, and other documents) for ransom by encrypting them and demanding the user pay a fee to decrypt them. Ransomware attacks use sophisticated infrastructure and resilient techniques to target data and hold critical...

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Meraki does it again! Meraki is no longer just simplifying networking; they are on a mission to simplify IT as a whole. On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Meraki announced the launch of a brand new product line; Security Cameras.  Just like all things Meraki, the MV series is plug and play, requires no additional on-premise hardware and is 100% cloud managed. This means no more network video recorder...

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Sep 20

This weekend Cisco released a high severity Security Advisory confirming a vulnerability in its implementation of the IKEv1 protocol in products running Cisco’s IOS, IOS-XE and IOS-XR software.

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In trying to come up with a managed service blog entry, I’ve decided to write about an experience I had as a managed services customer, rather than as the manager of the LookingPoint Managed Services Team. Years ago, working for the first corporation in my career that had a full-time managed service agreement, I had an eye-opening experience.

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Aug 10
Olympics 101
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Ancient Olympic games date back to the 8th century B.C. The first Olympics consisted of a single event – a 192 meter footraces called the stade. As time passed more events were added to the games, including:

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Sep 20

 

It’s Tuesday. The room is dimly lit with the warm orange glow of Edison bulbs and tea candles. The sounds and smells of the kitchen waft into dining room and join the low roar of people filling the air. It's time for an epic dinner at San Francisco's, Lolinda..

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