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The Insider’s Guide to Cisco Meraki Licensing Category Index Image

The Insider’s Guide to Cisco Meraki Licensing

Written by Gil Brouillette, Cisco Meraki Channel Account Manager for Northeast, & Roberto Toscano, Senior Account Manager at Aspire Technology Partners Cisco Meraki remade its licensing models in late November 2019 to support its mission of simplicity while offering flexibility. The redesign of the licenses is simple, but older gear and small purchases can impact […]

Enterprise Wireless: Wi-Fi 5 & 6 Selection and Implementation Category Index Image

Enterprise Wireless: Wi-Fi 5 & 6 Selection and Implementation

Written by Michael Keller, Senior Consulting Engineer, Aspire Technology Partners Wireless technology evolves as rapid as wireless technology Wireless technology is rapidly evolving, along with the requirements for enterprises that require upgrades to either an existing or a new architecture. The challenge for any upgrade to your wireless environment is determining your organization’s needs and […]

Use Case for L2TPv3 Category Index Image

Use Case for L2TPv3

Written by Rio Zavarce, Principal Consulting Engineer, Aspire Technology Partners How to maintain Access to All IT Systems During a Data Center Migration Maintaining access to all IT systems during a data center migration poses a technical limitation: duplicate IP subnets cannot exist in two geographically-disperse locations simultaneously. It is possible, however, to implement a […]

How to Fix Your Students’ Broken Hybrid Learning Model Right Now Category Index Image

How to Fix Your Students’ Broken Hybrid Learning Model Right Now

There is a simple solution that works with existing equipment without breaking the bank for your school district. By Greg Klausa, Aspire’s VP for Digital Architectures, Aspire Technology Partners As schoolteachers and administrators, you know there is nothing “normal” about how our kids are going to school right now. If you’re also a parent of […]

Employing a Cross-Architecture Solutions Approach to Achieve Your Business and Technology Goals Category Index Image

Employing a Cross-Architecture Solutions Approach to Achieve Your Business and Technology Goals

By Greg Klausa, Chief Architect & VP Digital Architectures at Aspire Technology Partners CIOs and line of business executives often discuss employing “best practices” for their digital transformation initiatives. This means using a series of recognized methods to achieve a repeatable objective. Best practices are often developed into case studies or use cases for reference […]

Businesses Continuity Replaces Disaster Recovery Category Index Image

Businesses Continuity Replaces Disaster Recovery

There is no shortage of things we can point to that have changed as a result of the pandemic, some of which we hope to never revisit. Others will be preserved as the new normal. For businesses, the focus on business continuity will forever replace traditional disaster recovery planning. Of course, that does not mean […]

Have You Provided IT Security for Your Work From Home (WFH) Employees During the Coronavirus Outbreak and Beyond? Category Index Image

Have You Provided IT Security for Your Work From Home (WFH) Employees During the Coronavirus Outbreak and Beyond?

In an earlier article, Aspire’s VP of Digital Architectures Greg Klausa asked IT leaders, Do You Have a Business Continuity Plan to Combat Coronavirus? In this article, we will assume that you are, or will soon be, supporting a remote workforce. Have You Provided IT Security for Your Work From Home (WFH) Employees During the […]

Do You Have a Business Continuity Plan to Combat Coronavirus? Category Index Image

Do You Have a Business Continuity Plan to Combat Coronavirus?

By Greg Klausa, VP of Digital Architectures, and Josh Dolby, Senior Sales Collaboration Specialist Does your organization have a strategic plan in place to support business-function continuity in the face of possible quarantine and travel restrictions due to the emerging Coronavirus situation? In the final week of February, the US stock market plummeted 11.5% due […]

Managed Collaboration Services – the New Mantra for Business Enablement Category Index Image

Managed Collaboration Services – the New Mantra for Business Enablement

By Ravi Gonuguntla, Director, Managed Services, Aspire Technology Partners Organizations often find themselves incorporating multiple disparate technologies in search of a perfect blend of solutions to meet everyday business needs. A convergence of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) environments, for example, can become unwieldy and disjointed – with numerous service provider networks, various messaging and […]

IT Leaders turn to Centers of Excellence to Boost the Delivery of Technology Initiatives Category Index Image

IT Leaders turn to Centers of Excellence to Boost the Delivery of Technology Initiatives

By Doug Stevens, VP, Managed Services for Aspire Technology Partners Today’s business landscape is placing increasing demands on IT. CEOs now view technology as a critical enabler of business strategy, and core to how their organization plans to grow and transform. This thinking is driving CIOs to maximize IT’s impact on the business by aligning […]