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Tim Allen - Networking Practice Manager

Tim Allen

Tim is a Networking Practice Manager at Connection with more than 24 years of experience in network professional services and administration and operations. In his free time, Tim enjoys many outdoor activities, especially skiing and hiking. 

Areas of expertise:BYODNetworking

Articles by Tim Allen


Network Security

Holistic Security: Don't Converge Your Infrastructure Without It

Top Security Concerns for the Modern Network

by Tim Allen | 08.17.16

As organizations manage data from a growing variety of sources, many are shifting to a converged infrastructure for their data centers. A converged infrastructure combines computing, storage, networking, and virtualization into an integrated system provided by a single vendor, giving a company access to all of its resources from one centrally-managed location. It provides transparency, makes management easier and cheaper, and ends IT sprawl.

Tags:Converged InfrastructureData CenterNetworkingSecurityServersSoftware-definted storageStorageSwitchingVirtualization

The Way Forward

A Team Approach to Network Digitization

by Tim Allen | 08.10.16

The move to become a digital organization is a trend that’s now being felt across almost all organizations in every vertical. The building blocks of digital are technologies such as cloud, mobile, big data, and analytics.

Tags:Big DataCiscoCloudConnectionDelldigital networkHewlett Packard EnterpriseLANMobilityNetworkNFVSDNVMwareWAN

The DX Economy: Transform or Perish

Digital Transformation and the Path Forward

by Tim Allen | 07.22.16

Most of today’s IT and business conversations include references to big data, analytics, mobility, Internet of Things, social media, security, and cloud—and while they all play increasingly critical roles in the evolution of business, the bottom line is all about going digital. Digital transformation, what IDC calls DX, will determine the winners and losers. It’s a case of transform or perish—and your infrastructure, centered on your network, will be the foundation on which your success will be built.

Tags:Big DataCloudIDG ResearchInternet of ThingsITMobilitySecurity

Networking's Ugly Truth

You Can’t Get There (DX) From Here

by Tim Allen | 07.18.16

If digital transformation, what IDC calls DX, is in your future—and IT IS—then the ugly truth is that your network infrastructure will have to change radically. Most of today’s networks are based on technology that hasn’t changed much over the last 30 years. But that technology is woefully inadequate for addressing all the new and emerging requirements of big data, analytics, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), social media, security, and cloud.

Tags:CloudConnectionDigital TransformationDXForrester ResearchIDCIoTMobilityNetworkSecurityTechnology

Wi-Fi for Mobile Devices

Heads Up, Phones Down!

A Look Behind the Scenes of Public Space Wi-Fi

by Tim Allen | 04.15.16

It’s been a little while since my last article, giving me some time to think about our “constantly connected world” and the interesting changes new technologies have brought to our daily lives (not to mention affecting my own behavior, possibly to my detriment).

Tags:APConnectionHealthcare ITRetailTD Garden Case StudyTechnologyWi-Fi

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