Monday, January 31, 2011

Improving Business Value of WAN Optimization

Want to achieve faster ROI with WAN optimization? Ask a Continuums representative to help you discover how you can cut IT costs without compromising performance, gain greater efficiency, and improve productivity and overall satisfaction. 

For IDC's white paper on the subject, visit

Monday, January 24, 2011

An In-Depth Look at ROI

In this economy, as IT budgets remain flat or get reduced, doing more with the infrastructure you have has never been more important. But is investing more money in the same old networking infrastructure wise? Ask Continuums to discuss its compelling and powerful return on investment in hard dollars, and a way to leap past the obstacles preventing you from reaching your IT objectives.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Five Steps to Successful IT Consolidation

Has your Enterprise made the strategic decision to consolidate remote site IT infrastructure into central data centers? Then you have probably discovered that consolidation projects are fraught with technical, organization, and implementation challenges that require a well thought-out strategy. Ask a Continuums representative to help you design an IT consolidation strategy that is right for your business.

Design for a Global IT Infrastructure

Successfully tie together your distributed and highly mobile organization with wide-area data services. Meet the demands business puts on IT today including: flexibility, simplicity, security and continuity. And discover the five key principles that you should use to redesign your business infrastructure. (CIO 1/2011) Ask a Continuums representative how they can help you design your IT infrastructure to support global business. 

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Cybersecurity Leadership?

Cybersecurity should be left neither to the free market nor to the military to solve, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Janet Napolitano said in a speech in Washington, D.C., last week as she reasserted her agency's role as the leader of cybersecurity authority in the federal government. ( - Dec. 2010) Who is in charge of your Cybersecurity? Ask a Continuums representative how they can help your technology leadership assess and mitigate the cyber risk in your data infrastructure.

Cloud coming but security makes it gray: Cisco study

During the week of December 6th, Cisco finished up its three part Connected World study by finding that IT is moving to cloud computing but grappling with security and control over data. Fifty-two percent of IT officials responding to a Cisco study use or plan to use cloud computing with high adoption rates in India, Brazil and China. 

But of those 52%, only 18% are actually using it; 34% are in the "plan to use" phase. Eighty-eight percent of respondents expect to be using private and public clouds for some of their data and applications over the next three years. ...the Cisco study found, despite the benefits - 40% of the respondents expect an operational cost reduction of 25% to 49% from virtualization due to optimized resources and faster application provisioning. (Network - 12/09/10) 

Ask Continuums what is the best cloud or virtualization solution for your business.

IPv4 Reputation Filtering Not a Long-Term Fix

As public IPv4 addresses become more scarce, multiple-layers of NAT will be required to sustain the Internet for years to come. Use of Large Scale NAT (LSN) systems by service providers will cause problems for many applications. Today there are many security filtering systems that use lists of public IPv4 addresses to identify "undesirable" hosts on the Internet. As more ISPs deploy LAN systems the effectiveness of these IPv4 filtering systems will diminish. 

There are many reputation filtering vendors on the market and more being offered every quarter. Ask Continuums to help you choose the reputation filtering solution to protect your enterprise.

Increase your Network Security with IP and DNS Reputation

As cyber threats across the globe continue to increase in number and sophistication, security and networking personnel must not only work harder but also smarter to stay ahead of malicious attacks.

Learn how Continuums can provide IP and DNS reputation services to act as a first line of defense against the rapidly expanding sources of bad network traffic, including botnets, malware, phishing sites, and compromised hosts - saving your company time, money, and embarrassment.