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Tim Allen - Networking Practice Manager

Tim Allen

Tim is a Networking Practice Manager at PC 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


App Management with Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

Go App or Go Home

Learning the Application Centric Infrastructure

by Tim Allen | 08.06.15

“Move faster. Transform. Do more with less. Be agile. Increase reliability. Keep us secure.”

That pretty much sums up the demands put on CIOs these days. Some of those requirements appear to be contradictory and there are times when all of them can feel impossible. Nonetheless, if an organization is going to survive it needs an agile IT department that is able to fulfill lofty and shifting strategic goals while operating on a continuously accelerating application lifecycle.

Tags:ACICIOCiscoITSecurity

Security

Keeping IT Simple

Mobile Collaboration Doesn’t Have to Be So Complicated

by Tim Allen | 07.21.15

“Elegant code” is the ultimate compliment for a programmer. It means the work is as clean and simple as it can be. Only that which is absolutely necessary is used, and as a result it diminishes the chance of a bug slipping in.

Tags:BYODEnterpriseMobile Device ManagementMobile devicesSecurity

Is Virtualization the Solution for You?

Take a Step Back and Assess

by Tim Allen | 07.17.15

Just because something is generally a good idea doesn’t mean you should rush right out and do it. Your best bet is usually to wait until all the facts are in and weigh the evidence carefully before proceeding. We would all agree that buying flood insurance for your home is a prudent move—unless you live in the desert. Virtualization is also a great example of something that seems like a no-brainer, but may not be in every circumstance. Read on for tips on making sure your infrastructure is ready for virtualization.

Tags:CiscoNetworkingStorageVirtualization

Software Defined Networking: Look Beyond the Hype

SDN has grown. Here’s why you should be paying attention.

by Tim Allen | 07.01.15

Less than a year ago, Gartner characterized the mainstream market action surrounding software-defined networking (SDN) as “mostly just tire-kicking.” That assessment of the market, however, is fast becoming old news. IDC has forecast  that the “worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service provider segments will grow from $960 million in 2014 to over $8 billion by 2018.”

Tags:CiscoITNetwork VirtualizationSoftware-defined networking

Wireless WAN and LAN: Where Do You Start?

Take the Guesswork Out of Your Next Network Project

by Tim Allen | 06.04.15

It’s the rare organization that doesn’t have a wireless network. But merely enabling wireless connectivity isn’t the same as deploying a wireless network—especially if you want one equipped for the needs of an enterprise or optimized for future growth.

Tags:CloudNetworkingSecurityWireless

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