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Tim Allen - Networking Practice Manager

Tim Allen

Tim is the Network Practice Director 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


Tim Allen in Network Optimization Video Series

Optimize Your Network for Today’s Needs—and Tomorrow’s

Our Video Series Takes You Through It

by Tim Allen | 05.22.17

There may be nothing more critical for your organization than a solid networking infrastructure. It’s the backbone supporting your daily tasks, as well as the facilitator of efficient communication and collaboration—in one office or across multiple locations. If you’re like many organizations today, however, you may have found that your network traffic has evolved faster than your networking infrastructure. So how do you create a secure, reliable network that’s ready to tackle today’s demands?

Tags:NetworkNetwork AssessmentNetworkingSecurityVideo

Digital Transformation: More than Just a Buzzword

Moving Your Organization Ahead with Digital Transformation

by Tim Allen | 04.19.17

Lately, it seems that digital transformation has become a term that is used pretty liberally as a convenient phrase for justifying a technology conversation. So what does digital transformation actually mean? We see it as an optimization of technologies that is process driven, automated, and has autonomous independence. This is disrupting the traditional blocks of infrastructure in the modern data center.

Tags:Big DataComputeDigital TransformationEthan BanksNetworkingPacket PushersSoftwareSoftware ServicesStorage

Digital Transformation—also known as DT, digitalization, DX, DE (Digital Everything) and Industry 4.0—is the next revolution that will change everything, only faster and more pervasively than perhaps anything we’ve experienced to date. While elements like big data, analytics, social, mobility, cloud, IoT, and security will all play their roles in the emergence of DX, the transformation all starts with the network—the very framework that connects and supports every other element.

Tags:Digital TransformationIDG ResearchIoTMobilityNetwork AssessmentSecurityTechnology

SDN:The Evolution from Hype to Competitive Advantage

Redefine Your Networking Landscape

by Tim Allen | 03.16.17

Unlike many hyped technologies that either never work as advertised, or arrive long after their 15 minutes of fame, Software Defined Networking (SDN) is delivering real-world benefits to its users.

Tags:ConnectionITNetwork Functions VirtualizationSoftware Defined EverythingSoftware-defined networkingVirtualizationZeus KerravalaZK Research

The Network Assessment

The Often-Ignored Step that Can Make or Break Your Digital Future

by Tim Allen | 03.06.17

The world is hearing about this race to digital transformation. We have to learn about it given the sheer volume and velocity of new devices and data impacting our networks—and ultimately the success of our businesses. DT (also called DX and Industry 4.0) is not just a technology trend, it is at the center of business strategies across all industry segments and markets, stated IDC—and the network will be the key to digital success.

Tags:Digital TransformationIDCInternet of ThingsITNetwork AssessmentSmartphone

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