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Multi-site businesses need an agile network that doesn’t let them down

By Martin Jones on May 18, 2021

Managing the network for a business based across multiple locations comes with additional challenges compared with single site operations. Firstly, there’s the pressure to deliver consistent, cohesive and reliable network capability across every site. Secondly, the additional challenges from having multiple sites puts an extra strain on budgets, resource and security.

Topics: Managed Services Security Cato SD-WAN BT SASE
4 min read

How can a survey be so significant to the future of education?

By Martin Jones @ LAN3 on January 13, 2021

We’ve all been asked to fill out forms, or complete a short survey and let’s be honest, even the most conscientious of us don’t usually do so unless there’s an incentive involved and certainly not without knowing its purpose. And it’s for this reason we at LAN3 wanted to be really transparent about why we seek the opinions and expertise of people in the education sector through our State of IT in Education’ survey.

Topics: Security Wi-Fi Education Technical
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RingCentral & Microsoft Teams 2

By Martin Jones on September 29, 2020

"I’ve got Teams, I love Teams, I just Wish the Call Plans were Not so expensive and the Reporting was better!"

Microsoft Teams is good in so many ways and is entrenched in so many companies, but it lacks desired functionality, including enterprise call handling, reporting and reliability. 

Topics: UCaaS RingCentral Microsoft Teams
4 min read

I’ve got Teams, so I don’t need another UCaaS like RingCentral…do I?

By Martin Jones @ LAN3 on August 03, 2020

The truth is Teams is a good platform that ticks a lot of boxes. It has a wide install base and the interface is simple and easy to use. However, look a little closer and it lacks some key functionality that deters the ‘enterprise’ from taking it seriously as anything more than a messaging app.

Topics: UCaaS