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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


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

The Digital Transformation Marches On

How Did Your Peers Rank in This Recent Survey?

by Tim Allen | 12.21.16

Chances are, by now you’ve been looking into what it takes (or have already started) to go digital. We’ve hit a hyper-connected age where business is done at the speed of technology, and that technology is changing rapidly to help your workplace evolve. The cloud, virtualization, mobility, the Internet of Things—all of this and more wouldn’t be possible without going digital at least in some part. But while you may have your research to do, or plans to make, what about others who are already (or are in the process of) going digital?

Tags:CloudConnectionDigitalInternet of ThingsITDMMobilityNetwork PracticeVirtualization

Real-Time Networking Insights:

Get the Pulse Of IT

by Tim Allen | 10.25.16

We recently partnered with industry-leading technology research firm IDG to learn more about today’s top networking trends and challenges. The feedback we received helps illustrate today’s latest networking trends. For example, when it comes to supporting wireless access, did you know the vast majority of organizations currently support wireless and plan to continue in the future?

Tags:ConnectionIDCIDG ResearchNetworkingTechnologyvoice over IPWireless Network

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