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When to Decommission Old Networking Equipment

When to Decommission Old Networking Equipment

Wouldn’t it be nice to hire someone to decommission all of your obsolete equipment for you?

Picture it being like one of those interior-decorating shows.

A longstanding professional comes to your offices and takes you through it step-by-step. You’re guided through the audit process and immediately see how your LANs haven’t been properly setup.

The expert also helps you sidestep the pitfalls of

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Network Expert Interview | What's on the Horizon

Networking Expert Interview | What’s on the Horizon

As part and parcel of providing exceptional support, and developing compelling technology, we’ve needed to attract and retain top network and IT talent.

This week, we wanted to take time to share some detailed insights from one of our outstanding analysts that’s helped to raise the bar for our whole team time and time again.

In fact, if you’ve called in for support once or twice, it’s quite

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IEEE 802.3cg | Pushing Ethernet Technology Into the Future

IEEE 802.3cg | Pushing Ethernet Technology Into the Future

Ethernet engineers have complicated work. Upgrading equipment, meeting budgets and deadlines, and ensuring maximum uptime all land in their wheelhouse.

But if you could summarize the primary problem (and solution) in one word, it would be speed.

There’s no question that since 1985, there’s been a lot of progress made when it comes to network speed. This year, 400GB ethernet is

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VX-GPU2626 | Crushing the Competition

VX-GPU2626 | Crushing the Competition

Managed switches are on the rise, and showing no sign of slowing down. Their uses are many, but one fast-growing industry where managed switches truly shine is the PoE lighting vertical.

We’ve been building and providing top-notch equipment for the network professional and installer community for over 21 years. So it should come as no surprise that we’re right in the thick of things when it comes

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Blockchain & the Internet of Value

Blockchains and The Internet of Value

Over the past 10 years you’ve probably heard a lot of banter about Bitcoin. If you’re the curious type, I’m sure you’ve already done a deep dive on how it all works.

But for the uninitiated, it can actually still be quite confusing. This despite how much information is freely available today.

So just what is a Blockchain? What’s a bitcoin?

Well, at it’s most basic level, Bitcoin is

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PoE Remote Cameras | Saving Lives & Solving Crime

PoE Remote Cameras | Saving Lives and Solving Crimes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that much of the South Eastern seaboard was recently devastated by Hurricane Irma.

While we all wish we could live in a world without natural disasters like these, we have to plan for their eventual occurrence. Being prepared and having the infrastructure in place to ensure civilian safety is of paramount importance.

There are a number

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Driverless Cars are Changing More Than Just the Way We Drive

Driverless Cars Are Changing More Than Just the Way We Drive

Since our January 2017 article, Autonomous Cars Are Reshaping the Way America Does Automotives, a lot has happened. We here at Versatek, have been following the developments carefully, especially since we’re playing a participatory role in a few exciting pilot projects with automakers.

Though still in its early stages, the autonomous car

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Hyperconvergence | The Future of IT

Hyperconvergence | The Future of IT

For decades, when we’ve imagined an optimal IT operation, we envision wall after wall of pristine servers. The system admin is holding a clipboard and except for the hum of these trusty servers, all is silent.

Businesses that wanted proper data security and redundancies often had to invest in their own facilities to house these server banks.

Then along came Salesforce. And it changed the game.

Instead

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Digital Signage & Power over Ethernet Have a "Bright" Future

Digital Signage and Power Over Ethernet Have A “Bright” Future

Imagine signs at the DMV that look like large screen TVs. The programs aired are aimed solely at helping you (and every other unfortunate stuck in the waiting room) to pass the time.

The screen not only shows who’s number will be called next, but it’s also giving you updates on the local sports news, and maybe a video tutorial on how to tune up your vehicle before the weather changes.

Or imagine

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