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Onepath Systems 2014 Sales Kick-Off a Success!

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Onepath Systems 2014 Sales Kick-Off a Success!

This past week, Onepath Systems hosted its annual two-day Sales Kick-Off meeting in Atlanta. Since the company has grown and expanded in multiple regions, it’s important to provide opportunities for the team members to meet face-to-face and get to know each other. Attendees were able to meet and learn with (and from) many they’ve only interacted with over the phone and email. Along with the ability to directly network with their peers from other offices, attendees were able to learn from each other through presentations and demos provided by colleagues and management. Additionally, team...

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Transparent Caching

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Transparent Caching

by Terry Barden, Vice President of Service Provider Solutions The broadband data offering tends to be the most profitable solutions in a Service Provider’s (SP) bundle.  The fixed costs involved tend to be the cable modem termination system (CMTS), cable modem and the monthly data access.  Over the last several years, we have seen the number of IP enabled devices in a home rise and the amount of data consumed by the subscriber explode: Netflix is 30% or more of peak downstream traffic in North America YouTube is typically 14-27% of downstream traffic Globally Video makes up 66% of consumer...

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Ransomware – A Real Threat to Your Data

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Ransomware – A Real Threat to Your Data

by John Penrod, Vice President IT Solutions Have you heard the term Ransomware? If you care about your files and data, then you need to know about this cyberthreat.   The year 2013 will be remembered for a number of things. From the publicity about NSA data gathering practices to the rise (and fall, and rising again) of the Bitcoin, the technology field has been chock full of news-worthy happenings. Things more important even than Miley Cyrus! Even if you keep up with tech news though, one story that may not have shown up on your radar was the introduction of a new computer trojan...

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Do You Have Separate Security Systems or an Integrated Security Solution?

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Do You Have Separate Security Systems or an Integrated Security Solution?

Fourth-generation integrated security solutions leverage your stranded investments in security systems. This integration delivers the ROI of a comprehensive solution that works in real-time to prevent or at least minimize the impacts of crime. To best understand the value made possible by this next generation of integrated security solutions, it is helpful to first consider where we’ve come from, along with how and why we have moved to where we are today. The first-generation of camera security systems started with analog cameras recording on analog VCR tapes. However, it was ridiculously...

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Service Provider Bandwidth Crunch: Causes and Solutions

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Service Provider Bandwidth Crunch: Causes and Solutions

by Terry Barden, Vice President of Service Provider Solutions Bandwidth is a limited resource, and service providers across the nation are facing challenges in meeting demand for this precious commodity. The constant push for more bandwidth isn’t going to ease any time soon, either: DOCSIS 3.0 will continue to require additional bandwidth to offer increased downstream speeds. Over-the-Top audio and video content is going to continue to put strain on these networks. There are currently 192 HD channels available for broadcast. If you have AT&T or Verizon encroaching on your space, you can...

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Mobile Collaboration: Is Your Company Ready?

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Mobile Collaboration: Is Your Company Ready?

by Dan Ford, CTS, Project Engineer With the economy on the upswing and businesses beginning to grow and thrive again, one of the almost universal challenges they face is the need to keep up in a world that seems ever smaller and busier. Technological advancements now make it possible to communicate anytime, anywhere, meaning that collaboration can take place outside of the office with as much ease as it can inside the office walls. And as younger generations that grew up immersed in mobile technology begin to enter the workplace, we are starting to see a big change in the way companies...

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