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2020 CHRISTMAS CAROL

2020 CHRISTMAS CAROL

Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean and miserly old man with no family and even fewer friends, is sitting in his office counting his bitcoins, when suddenly the network goes down. Again.

“Cratchit! The internet has crashed again. Go fix it!” He hollers.

Bob Cratchit, smiles benevolently and shakes his head. The silly old sod has no idea about technology; Scrooge thinks ‘hardware’ is only sold in an ironmongers and that ‘application’ is something to do with haemorrhoid cream.

“The internet hasn’t crashed, sir,” Bob explains. “It’s the old network that you refuse to update. Look, all your businesses are offline.”

“New network, bah humbug! There’ll be no Christmas break for you Cratchit until you get this lot back up and running. I’m losing money hand over fist!”

“Hmmm tight-fist.” Cratchit mutters.

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HALLOWEEN HOWLERS 2020

HALLOWEEN HOWLERS 2020

It’s that time of year again where many of our competitors are quaking in the Frankenstein-inspired platform boots – it’s not Halloween they fear, but our annual Halloween Howler blog, where we tell nightmare-inducing horror stories of things that went wrong in the world of SD-WAN and SaSe.

As usual, dear reader, we’ll be letting rip like a mummy in a bandage factory with the usual (blood) splattering of stories about networks that go crash in the night…. (we say ‘night’ for dramatic effect, but in reality the networks we refer to normally crash at the busiest time of the day). So, who has become a vampire, sucking the life-blood from every business they meet? Who is the giant SD-WANNABE monster that lurks in Mirky Valley? Who is being stalked by the Grim Reaper and who, frankly, may as well kick the Halloween trick or treating bucket and give up the ghost on SD-WAN right now?

[any similarities in this blog to any business real or dead are purely coincidental. This blog is for entertainment purposes only.]

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WORKING REMOTELY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE EVEN REMOTELY REMOTE!

WORKING REMOTELY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE EVEN REMOTELY REMOTE!

As someone who’s worked remotely for the best part of 20 years (the last 13 of those from Ibiza) the idea of going into an office daily fills me with abject horror – the constant din of multiple phone conversations, the continual ducking off for coffee, lunchtime queues for damp sandwiches and the sharing of lavatory space…..Eeeeek.

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YOU CAN’T CHANGE CHANGE BUT YOU CAN CONTROL CONTROL

YOU CAN’T CHANGE CHANGE BUT YOU CAN CONTROL CONTROL

Coronavirus, or COVID-19 has created challenging, uncertain and ever changing times for businesses everywhere. Success, or even now survival, is down to how your business, or even your entire workforce, reacts to change, how you learn from it and most importantly how you adapt. Don’t focus on what you can’t change; try to see the positive in every situation and work with that.

Here we’ve created a guide to both working at home as a remote worker – what things to avoid and how to stay focussed, and as a business how to get the best from remote working and home workers.

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WHAT IS SD-WAN AND HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT IN PLAIN SPEAKING ENGLISH?

WHAT IS SD-WAN AND HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT IN PLAIN SPEAKING ENGLISH?

Technospeak, cyberbabble: usually confusing and often overflowing with superfluous verbosity. But what really confuses us in explanations about technology is that the HOW it works is explained, rather than WHAT it will do to improve your life or business.

So we’re just going to say it like it is and explain what true SD-WAN will bring you in good old fashioned plain speaking English. There, no unwarranted verbiage so far and there’s none to follow:

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HALLOWEEN HOWLERS

HALLOWEEN HOWLERS

We love Halloween. Not just because the SDWAN SOLUTIONS’ ‘wear your Halloween mask to work competition’ is such a laugh, but because it gives us the perfect platform to show how SD-WAN should form part of your digital transformation strategy for 2020, so that your network doesn’t go CRASH in the night! Our blog explains which Halloween Howlers your business should avoid on pain of a grisly network death with our ‘based-on-fact’ stories… but of course, Shhhh, we mention no names!

No matter what time of the year everyone needs telecommunications and network technologies that will future-proof their business, maximise productivity and save time and money. Here we give insights into what went wrong for some SD-WAN vendors and their unfortunate customers and suggest ways you can get all the benefits of SD-WAN for your business without getting the heebie-jeebies!

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