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During a 2015 event at the Northwestern Institute for Policy Research, participating panelists discussed the digital revolution and the classroom’s exposure to it. At the time, school districts had begun to adopt 1:1 policies, where each student would have access to laptops or tablets. Google was at the forefront of this surge, gaining a healthy chunk of new users each year across the education industry. Today, the formidable duo of the Google Chromebook and the G Suite for Education has changed the way education is approached. In this... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For many organizations, embracing the potential of the new digital economy involves migrating services, data, and infrastructure to the cloud. The cloud is a powerfully disruptive technology. It allows businesses to be more agile, responsive, and available than ever before by transforming traditional compute architectures and best practices that have been in place for decades. Most organizations today have some sort of a cloud strategy. Nearly all of them are adopting a hybrid cloud infrastructure that combines their private cloud with one or... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet’s UTM solutions have been positioned in the leader’s quadrant of Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management report for the 8th year in a row. In this year’s report, Gartner recognized the ‘completeness’ of our solution, which includes the Security Fabric vision, and we also achieved the highest placement for our ability to execute on that vision. Unified Threat Management, or UTM, solutions consolidate security and networking functions into a single device to simplify business infrastructures... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Hughes Network Systems is a leading managed network service provider for highly distributed enterprises that need to operate and deliver uniform performance across large numbers of branch locations. They have been a long-time Fortinet partner, delivering innovative managed network solutions that leverage Fortinet platforms by combining Fortinet’s security capabilities with Hughes’ broadband transport, routing, and WAN optimization technologies. We recently sat down with Jeff Bradbury, Senior Director of Marketing at Hughes, to talk... [Read More]
by RSS Daniel Mellinger  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Fortinet is a Gold sponsor at Discover 2017, and will showcase several important security innovations to help you stay ahead of cyber threats. Join Fortinet at booth 231 while you’re at Discover 2017 to see a demo of the Fortinet Security Fabric in action! We’ll also have technical experts on hand to discuss any security needs you ma A key focus area for many attendees will be cybersecurity, given the challenges they face from today’s sophisticated and rapidly evolving threats. The isolated, proprietary security devices most organizations... [Read More]
by RSS Neil Prasad  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Wireless access has not only revolutionized networks. It has profoundly changed our culture. It has transformed how and where we work, how we interact through social media, and how we stay connected with family and friends. The challenge we are now facing is Wi-Fi saturation. Given the number of connected devices online now, and the predictions for exponential growth over just the next few years, we need to ensure that we are building wireless networks that can accommodate both the volume of connections and connected devices coming, the increase... [Read More]
by RSS Kaushik Dash, Harish Gnanasambandam, Vikas Banerjee  |  May 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Given the very public explosion of ransomware, and an ever-growing list of other cyber threats, IT services providers are increasingly looking for ways to meet the insatiable demand for cybersecurity. In this article we will look at some of the trends and challenges facing the MSSP community. How has the cost and shortage of security talent empowered the MSS domain? There are two forces driving the growth of MSS - complexity and cost. The complexity of threats and regulations continues to grow, with no change in sight. On the cost side, there... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 25, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Digital Transformation is Happening Now Digital Transformation is a subject on the minds of CEOs everywhere as they seek to improve business results and align more closely with the needs and the expectations of their customers. And why not? Businesses large and small are adopting digital practices that a recent McKinsey study shows delivers, on average, five times more revenue and eight times more profitability than peer companies. The appeal of improved revenues, greater profitability, and higher levels of customer engagement underpins a shift... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Orgias  |  May 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In a 2015 article posted by Forbes, it was reported that 87 percent of people hadn’t heard of the term “Internet of Things” (IoT). At that time, Gartner Inc. estimated that there were 4.9 billion connected devices in use. Fast forward to 2017, and Gartner now reports that number has grown  to 8.4 billion, with a look ahead to 2020 predicting that 20.4 billion connected devices will be in use. The IoT has gained traction in day-to-day life by adding new applications and capabilities at a rapid rate, and as this technology begins... [Read More]
by RSS Amy Thompson  |  May 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For the past 3-4 years, there has been a lot of buzz in the Information Technology market around the Software Defined delivery of applications. In terms of meta-technology evolution, software is being used to create and deliver software. Yes, it is as confusing as it sounds. The Software Defined revolution has caught on in three distinct areas: data center and cloud, connectivity to applications, and the agile deployment or creation of services. Amazon Web Services has recently redefined the new SDDC, or Software Defined Datacenter space,... [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  May 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends