Four Predictions for the Software-Defined WAN in 2018

By CIO; February, 2018

2018 WANs will need to be more intelligent and elastic while leveraging pervasive wireless connectivity and software agility — resulting in the Year of WAN Transformation.

2018 is shaping up to be the Year of WAN Transformation. Rapidly evolving market forces and relentless innovation are shifting Digital Transformation into high gear and driving mass adoption of cloud, mobility, and IoT within businesses of all sizes and across many industries. All of these changes are stretching legacy WAN infrastructures to their breaking point in terms of volume, velocity, and a variety of connected endpoints.

Here are some of my predictions as we head into 2018:

Cable vs. Fiber-Optic: Which High-Speed Internet Service is Right for Your Business?

Business.Org, By Eli Bishop     March 5, 2018

The Internet connection you choose for your business can have a major impact on employee satisfaction, productivity and your bottom line. Unfortunately, most small business owners don’t have the time to invest in thoroughly investigating all their options. As a result, they often wind up making a hasty, less than ideal choice.

So you don’t make this mistake, we’ve matched up two of the most popular broadband options available: cable and fiber. Read on to discover the pros and cons of each and determine which one will most effectively pump up productivity in your office.

Survey Shows Bright Outlook for Small to Medium Sized Businesses in 2018


CPA Practice Adviser, January 23, 2018

Optimism is growing among small-to-medium sized businesses in 2018 in light of new tax reform legislation, according to a new survey of accounting professionals released today by Right Networks.

The survey, which sampled 365 accounting professionals at CPA firms and small-to-medium sized businesses, revealed that nearly 54 percent of SMBs felt “very confident” about the economy heading into 2018 compared to a year earlier. Over 70 percent of SMBs responded that they were either “very confident” or “moderately confident” in their business prospects for the upcoming year, compared to a year ago.

Inside the Telecom Industry: The Trends that Matter for 2018

  Barbara McKinney — January 26, 2018
It’s safe to say that the telecommunications industry is still a major driver for growth in some of the world’s most progressive countries. For sure, a great deal of these countries – think of Singapore and South Korea – depend their economic numbers on the telecommunications industry. This is mostly due to the demands for instantaneous communications and more so because of its societal importance.
To put it simply, a paper published in The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine points out the industry’s societal importance:
  • It provides a technological foundation for societal communications.
  • It enables participation and development.
  • It provides vital infrastructure for national security