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2020 has been a challenge to say the least. Our team met this past January to present our sales plans and not a single one of us had the word "Pandemic" in our plan. We would learn 60 days later that the world was to...

Partner: Auditmacs Headquarters: Jacksonville, FL Founded: 2004 Quick Description: Auditmacs helps enterprises manage their entire technology lifecycle.  They help their clients eliminate waste and save significant money on all technology expenses and also help improve processes and provide clarity around IT asset management. Solution Overview: Auditmacs provides comprehensive technology...

Types of Clouds  There are three flavors of cloud models for you to consume: public, private and hybrid. BEK Networks can help you determine which cloud is for you. Let’s dive into the benefits of each cloud type and how applications function in these environments.   Public Cloud  These...

In today’s world, seamless communication and connectivity are more important than ever. Companies with a global presence face the challenge of connecting their locations and teams in regions across the world in a cost-effective and manageable way. It can be cost-prohibitive to implement a single MPLS...

Partner: CloudGenix (now a Palo Alto Networks company) Headquarters: Santa Clara, CA Founded: 2013 Publicly Traded: Palo Alto Networks has been publicly traded since 2012 - PANW Solution Overview: CloudGenix is Magic Quadrant leader for SD-WAN solutions. Legacy WAN architecture lacks the visibility and automation that businesses need to be agile. The branch...

Partner: Nextiva Headquarters: Scottsdale, AZ Founded: 2006 Publicly Traded: Nextiva is privately held Solution Overview: Nextiva is a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) provider. They offer a 99.999% up-time guarantee for their platform. They boast the best customer service in the industry and quick support responses. This makes it an ideal solution for...

It is quite common to hear a vulnerability scan labeled a pen (penetration) test. While both engagements are quite useful, they are not the same. When your organization is shopping for a vendor to provide these services, it is important to understand the complete scope...

Partner: Five9 Headquarters: San Ramon, CA Founded: 2001 Publicly Traded: Five9 issued its IPO in 2014 (FIVN) Solution Overview: Five9 is a born-in-the-cloud contact center solution. This offering is 100% cloud-based and offers the flexibility and features that a traditional on-prem system simply cannot compete with. Agents can log in from anywhere at anytime...

Through my years of working in this industry, I’ve noticed an upward trend of companies outsourcing their Managed IT Help Desk Services and for good reason.  There are several contributing factors as to why companies choose to do this and here are what I consider...

I recently had a conversation with a colleague about our business model.    Try as I may, I could not get them to understand how we operate.  Their experience had been in the traditional VAR model in which VAR's typically sell a handful of key manufacturers...