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The challenges and benefits of application rationalization

The challenges and benefits of application rationalization

What is application rationalization? At the most basic level, application rationalization is precisely what it sounds like—justifying why your organization needs each of the applications it uses. In practice, there is a lot more to it. The process includes identifying...

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Modernizing in-store experience with unified commerce

Modernizing in-store experience with unified commerce

Challenges in the retail sector The retail industry has radically transformed in recent years. Consumer behavior has evolved, and retailers must meet heightened expectations from customers and employees. Customers want omnichannel experiences that treat a retail...

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IT infrastructure is the backbone of your business

IT infrastructure is the backbone of your business

Technology is crucial in every facet of modern business. When effectively interconnected, technology has the potential to enhance communication, streamline operations, and boost overall productivity. Successfully navigating the complexities of infrastructure...

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CBTS Certified Partner Program

CBTS Certified Partner Program

CBTS has learned that our most successful partners: Understand the nuances of our offerings and where they fit in the competitive landscape. Utilize our sales engineers for training, tech updates, and frequent customer engagements. Have CBTS demonstration kits in...

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Understanding hybrid IT and hybrid cloud infrastructure

Understanding hybrid IT and hybrid cloud infrastructure

What is hybrid IT? Hybrid IT is an intricate mixture of public cloud services and on-premises data centers. Additionally, Hybrid IT includes edge computing and IoT devices. Building out hybrid infrastructure is crucial in many organizations' digital transformation...

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Why CBTS and Dell Technologies

Why CBTS and Dell Technologies

Overview CBTS is privately held company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, that’s among the fastest growing value-added reseller programs with Dell Technologies. We currently have more than 1,500 associates in 27 offices throughout North America (U.S. and Canada), the United...

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The Cisco Gold Partner advantage

The Cisco Gold Partner advantage

Selecting a Cisco Gold Partner Cisco remains one of the most prominent names in the networking and technology industry, offering a range of networking equipment, software, and services including routers, switches, firewalls, wireless access points, security...

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2024 IT modernization trends

2024 IT modernization trends

2024 promises to be a pinnacle year for cloud computing. Gartner predicts worldwide cloud spending will rise to $678.8 billion this year, an incredible growth of 20.4%. But the forces driving cloud adoption are beginning to shift. Rather than cloud technology acting...

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Managed Microsoft Sentinel XDR: Managed cloud-based security

Managed Microsoft Sentinel XDR: Managed cloud-based security

As IT becomes more strategic, the importance of security grows daily. Security information and event management (SIEM) solutions built for yesterday’s environments struggle to keep pace with today’s challenges—let alone tomorrow’s unimagined risks. Information...

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Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

Attackers move so quickly and stealthily that it’s challenging for both protection technologies and security professionals to keep up with the latest threats and proactively defend against them.  To respond just as quickly as the attackers, modern endpoint...

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Firewall Management

Firewall Management

Firewall monitoring and management by CBTS allows your IT staff to focus on driving business initiatives Many businesses struggle to employ qualified staff to ensure their firewalls are being monitored, managed, and updated with scheduled patches specific to their...

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Why work with an HPE Platinum Partner like CBTS?

Why work with an HPE Platinum Partner like CBTS?

Businesses team with an HPE Platinum Partner because they understand that remaining competitive requires agility and adaptability. For IT teams, that means ensuring their infrastructure is modern, scalable, and secure, with reliable connectivity. With AI becoming...

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Why businesses win by choosing a Cisco Meraki Partner

Why businesses win by choosing a Cisco Meraki Partner

More and more business leaders opt for managed networking solutions like Network as a Service (NaaS). By engaging a Cisco Meraki Partner for a NaaS solution, enterprises expand geographically and boost revenue without the burden of increased expenses.  The...

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Finding the right HPE Aruba Partner

Finding the right HPE Aruba Partner

HPE Aruba has established itself as a reliable and secure choice for enterprises that depend on their networks to ensure uninterrupted operations. It offers a diverse range of networking products and services, which include wired and wireless networks, cloud-based...

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What is a security assessment?

What is a security assessment?

Is a security assessment the same thing as a vulnerability assessment or a risk assessment or a zero trust assessment? How is a security assessment different from a penetration test? What about a compliance assessment, like PCI DSS or HIPAA? As a cybersecurity expert,...

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Choosing a Dell Titanium Partner

Choosing a Dell Titanium Partner

A Dell Titanium partnership is the highest level of collaboration Dell Technologies offers, signifying a deep, strategic relationship between Dell and a partner organization.  To achieve the Titanium level, a partner must demonstrate expertise across Dell's...

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Location-based marketing technology in retail: A primer

Location-based marketing technology in retail: A primer

Eight critical use cases As the retail industry continues recovering from the pandemic at a much more modest growth rate than in previous years, retail leaders are seeking new ways to prioritize customer experience. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF),...

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Selecting an AWS Consulting Partner

Selecting an AWS Consulting Partner

Moving to the Cloud is no longer optional for enterprise-level organizations, as it offers numerous benefits such as cost efficiency, high scalability, and robust security. With a cloud-first strategy, businesses can focus on their core operations while continually...

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Top retail technology trends of the tech revolution

Top retail technology trends of the tech revolution

On the Retail Tech Revolution podcast, Justin Rice and I discussed the importance of reliable and secure networking for retailers—focusing on the common challenges, network downtime impact, and SD-WAN and SASE's role in enhancing network reliability and security. We...

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SASE: What is it, why now, and is it right for you?

SASE: What is it, why now, and is it right for you?

For many organizations, the remote work revolution hastened the need for digital transformation. The rapid migration of applications and operations to the Cloud now means security must follow the user and not be tied to a traditional brick-and-mortar location. Digital...

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Embracing a digital workplace transformation

Embracing a digital workplace transformation

As the distributed workforce trend continues, team collaboration tools have become essential to modern workflows. They offer a variety of features, such as file sharing, instant messaging, cloud storage, online whiteboards, document synchronization, voice/video...

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Secure cloud networking in 2024 with SASE and SD-WAN

Secure cloud networking in 2024 with SASE and SD-WAN

Hybrid work is here to stay, but it can lead to some complex environments involving mixes of cloud networking—public, private, and cloud services—especially at the enterprise level. The focus of networking continues to be on securing user data no matter where it...

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Why choose CBTS as your global technology partner

Why choose CBTS as your global technology partner

In order to compete, businesses must continue to evolve and do so quickly. Digital transformation is now mandatory with growing businesses using cloud, communications, and other innovative solutions to meet their customers wherever, and whenever they need. Their...

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 A customized, vendor-agnostic approach tailored to you

 A customized, vendor-agnostic approach tailored to you

As a client's business grows, so do their technological needs. Many turn to a single vendor for anything  from servers to laptops to network administration. This approach can lead to vendor lock-in, where a company becomes reliant on a single vendor, making it...

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How CBTS ensures IT-business alignment

How CBTS ensures IT-business alignment

Why is it so difficult to build IT-business alignment?  Traditionally, business leaders and IT departments have operated within separate silos, resulting in a misalignment of goals. Business leaders believe their IT managers don't understand their organization's...

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How much do you think about total cost of ownership?

How much do you think about total cost of ownership?

Planning. Research. Due diligence.  The total cost of purchasing and maintaining IT infrastructure can add up for businesses relying on technology. From hardware to software to ongoing maintenance, it's essential to consider the total cost of ownership before...

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CBTS and our holistic, customer-first approach

CBTS and our holistic, customer-first approach

A recent poll by marketing and public relations consultant Edelman showed that 81% of customers believe they need to be able to trust a brand before they buy from it.  Trust through a holistic, customer-first approach is one of the most—if not the most—critical...

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Strategic technology partnerships with industry leaders

Strategic technology partnerships with industry leaders

In today's ever-changing technology landscape, strategic technology partnerships are crucial. Being a good technology partner means more than just offering leading, cutting-edge products. Leading technology partners work together with CBTS to prioritize our clients’...

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Beyond the hype: Discovering the real benefits of SASE

Beyond the hype: Discovering the real benefits of SASE

https://youtu.be/H8WLA4i44SA In this CBTS Tech Talk episode, hosts Lance Hart, Justin Rice, and Jon Lloyd discuss the real benefits of secure access service edge (SASE) as well as the hype surrounding it and its integration with zero trust. What is SASE, and why all...

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Six transformational benefits of running a lean organization

Six transformational benefits of running a lean organization

At OnX, we work to run a lean organization.  Lean organizations employ a practical approach where businesses build efficiency and create the most value for customers by involving everyone in problem-solving and minimizing resource use. Or, as the Lean Enterprise...

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How integrated cloud security affects your bottom line

How integrated cloud security affects your bottom line

What is cloud security? A recent study found that the global cloud services market is valued at $454 billion and is expected to surpass $2 trillion by 2032. As businesses continue to shift toward cloud integration, security becomes more and more urgent. Even though...

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Tech recruiting in this highly competitive age

Tech recruiting in this highly competitive age

Recruiting top talent can be challenging. One survey of more than 1,500 senior executives worldwide revealed that 87% believe their companies aren't equipped to address the skills gap.  With the rapid advancements in technology, the demand for skilled IT...

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Digital acceleration helps you stay ahead

Digital acceleration helps you stay ahead

Growth is no longer the forerunner of a successful business. It's not enough to be the biggest, it's also about innovating at a pace that maintains your edge over the competition. Navigating complexity now represents the most significant hurdle in creating faster...

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