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The Audiovisual Interactive Products You Can't Go Without in 2021

2020 taught us definitively that quality and innovative audiovisual technology is crucial for business success. While many relied on audiovisual (A/V) equipment to stay in touch with colleagues, friends, teachers, students, and family, others used the technology to find new ways to get work done. Building on these recent advancements—and just how much A/V technology has integrated itself into our daily lives—we wanted to bring you a roundup of some of the interactive A/V products you won’t be able to go without in 2021. Here are some of our top audiovisual finds to keep an eye out for.
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Cybersecurity

5 Hacks to Keep Your Network Safe 24/7

From phishing to malware, cyber attacks to natural disasters, our networks are constantly under attack. Add in the additional complexity of increased remote work arrangements in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic—as well as the strain on legacy systems—and it can be harder than ever to protect your networks around the clock. However, with some proper planning and smart investments, your organization can take key steps to improve network security and build momentum for a strong cybersecurity program, no matter where and when your staff are working.
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Managed Services

Time Management Hacks for the Busy Engineering Project Manager

With critical skills shortages and an ever-increasing demand for IT services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems there has never been more pressure on engineering project managers to deliver. Whether it’s installing new network technology, updating existing infrastructure, or upgrading legacy systems, the focus and technical expertise of these professionals is in high demand. Although these professionals can seemingly deliver the right technical outcomes at the right time, every time, without breaking a sweat, it can still be difficult to balance all of these conflicting priorities over time. Are you or someone you know an engineering project manager looking to take a breath and reset your schedule? If so, we have a list of time management tips compiled from our experience as a trusted managed services provider. You can use it to get more done in less time.
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E-Rate

2021 E-Rate and CRRSA Act Updates from the VectorUSA Webinar

This February, VectorUSA and Fortinet hosted an E-Rate and Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act webinar, which covered key updates on the funding packages, a look ahead at future relief funding, and tips on how to maximize your resource dollars. Curtis Paradzick, Vice President of Sales for VectorUSA, was joined by Jeff Jennings, National State and Local Education Director at Fortinet, and Catherine Banker, Education Compliance Director at VectorUSA. Together, VectorUSA and Fortinet bring decades of insight and knowledge of the rules and regulations that govern the funding programs, and they used this webinar to share updates and their perspectives for the road ahead.
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Managed Services

How to Get Your Team Onboard with a Managed Services Partner

Onboarding a managed services provider can introduce plenty of advantages and benefits to how you run and manage your business. However, the change can also bring up new questions from your staff about how things will change and what the new processes will be like.
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Wireless Solutions

How IT Services Organizations Can Keep You Safer in 2021

The last year has brought many changes to how organizations are operating, which makes the already difficult job of maintaining cybersecurity controls and standards even more complicated. Fortunately, your cybersecurity professionals do not have to face these challenges alone. IT service providers are well positioned to help organizations like yours overcome these challenges and be ready for those of tomorrow. In addition to bringing the expertise, flexibility, and technology to secure your network security and IT infrastructure, they also have the critical skill sets that you need to get the job done. What can IT services organizations do for your business? Here are seven key ways they can help keep your operations safer in 2021 and beyond.
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Wireless Solutions

Wireless Solution Trends for 2021

Every year, it seems as if technology evolves faster and faster, but 2020 has shown just how valuable these advancements can be for both our personal and professional lives. These developments have been especially notable for wireless solutions, which have revolutionized how and where we work, what we can accomplish, and even how we stay connected to those who matter.  Technological evolution is showing no signs of slowing and, as we move ahead, wireless solutions will continue to offer new ways to keep us connected, productive, and secure. As businesses and employees look ahead to what their new normal will be, wireless technology is poised to have a very bright future. This article will take a peek at the big trends we see coming over the horizon, so you’re ready for what’s next.
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E-Rate

Key Changes to the E-Rate Program for 2021: What You Need to Know

If there is one thing that the last year has taught us, it is just how important reliable, fast, and affordable internet is to keep students, schools, and libraries connected. This has been the exact mission of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) E-Rate program since 1996.
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E-Rate

How E-Rate Encourages School Innovation and Addresses Digital Challenges

The last year has caused school districts to be even more innovative, creative, and flexible when it comes to delivering for their students and community.
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Network Security

Designing More Intelligent Data Network Solutions: Top Tips for Building an SD-WAN that Works

For a majority of our managed services customers, and in fact, for most organizations today, the journey to the cloud is already well underway. 
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