Expandable network storage takes the pain out of record keeping for a growing dental practice.
Small businesses depend on information. If you can’t access the data you need you need when you need it, your business comes to a standstill. And if you can’t serve customers, you’re losing business. Having reliable network storage to both store and serve data helps contribute to your company’s success.
Skye Cosmetic Dental Center —our fourth small business profile for Small Business Week—knew that to offer the best in modern dental care, it needed a business-class network with fast, reliable access to data. Using a Cisco NSS 300 Series Smart Storage device to store critical data, including patient records, the practice has quick access to information, reducing costs and improving productivity and patient care. In addition, having a digital, paperless record system helps Skye Dental make a positive impact on the environment.
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Tags: nas, network attached storage, networking, small business
La Petite Baleen keeps its network operating swimmingly and has grown the business with the help of a Cisco Partner.
When you’re running a small business, you can’t do it all, like managing your own network. And, oftentimes, you can’t justify the cost of an in-house IT staff. This is when having the right IT partner can help keep your business running.
Our third small business in the spotlight during Small Business Week is La Petite Baleen, a swim school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Not large enough to support an in-house IT person, co-founder John Kolbison turned to IS-WORKS, a Cisco certified partner. As La Petite Baleen has expanded from one location to three swim schools, IS-WORKS has helped the company grow, connect, and manage its network. This partnership helps keep La Petite Baleen’s business afloat by improving productivity and minimizing network downtime.
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Tags: networking, partner, small business
Many believe that number 13 equals bad luck. And on Friday the 13th some may take extra precautions to ensure nothing bad happens. There are literally hundreds of myths out there around things that could bring bad luck: a black cat crossing your path, walking under ladders, and breaking mirrors, to name a few.
One thing that’s guaranteed to bring good luck to all, however, is watching the latest Partner Update newscast. What could be more lucky than getting all of the latest Cisco partner news in less than five minutes?
It’s been a busy week! In this newscast, we share ways that Cisco is simplifying and making easier to do business with us, we cover the top networking myths, new IT cloud and print solutions, give you a recap of our B2B lead generation and marketing webcast with tips on turning leads into customers, a way to turn your customers’ old networking equipment into money for you, showcase B2B blogging tips, and highlight our Tweet of the Week.
Keep reading for highlights and links to everything we covered in this week’s Partner Update along with timestamps so you can easily jump to each item. Read More »
Tags: 13, B2B, blogging, Cisco, debunk, facebook, friday, keith goodwin, master partner, myth, networking, news, partner update, partners, pulse, rob lloyd, social media, TAP, twitter, velocity, video, webcast, xerox
A new series that defines the terms behind the technologies that run your business.
When it comes to technology, there’s so much to know that it’s often overwhelming. As a small business owner, your brain is already overflowing with the myriad details and tasks involved in running your company. With our new Talkin’ Tech series, we define the basic terms behind a product category so that you can more easily understand and make decisions about the technologies that run your business.
In this first Talkin’ Tech, we tackle switches. The cornerstone of any reliable network, switches are the glue that connect your business to your employees, giving them access to the resources they need to do their jobs, including laptops, servers, printers, and storage devices. Switches are used to create a local area network (LAN). Although there are many different types of switches, the list below provides a glossary of the essential terms common to this category.
Stay tuned for the next installment of the Talkin’ Tech series next month, when we’ll take a look at the terms behind unified communications. If there’s a product category you’re interested in having defined, we’d love to hear from you.
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Tags: glossary, networking, small business, switching
These 5 building blocks will help ensure your network supports your business today and in the future.
If you’re just beginning to build your network for a fledgling small business or you’re expanding the network of a more established smaller company, you should plan your network with an eye toward preparing your business for growth. Your network should be a secure, reliable foundation; one that’s flexible and can adapt to the changing needs of your business as well as give you a competitive edge.
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Tags: networking, remote access, security, small business, unified communications, wireless