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August 30, 2017

Seven Key Considerations to Maximize Your Mobile Computing Strategy

Although enterprise mobility is a critical business enabler, it's complicated. Don't forget about these important steps when developing a best-in-class mobile computing strategy for your business.
August 22, 2017

Evaluating Your Mobile Ecosystem

Mobility has become a strategic business imperative that should be embraced -- but be sure that your enterprise’s ecosystem has the rock-solid strategies and controls in place to address complexity and costs.
August 16, 2017

Cannon Group Runs for Charity in “Corporate FunRun” 5K

Cannon Group team members participated in the 2017 annual Corporate FunRun 5K, an event benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.
August 15, 2017

Why It’s Time to Rethink Mobility

Mobile technologies have revolutionized the business world -- while also presenting a host of issues for IT departments when it comes to managing the devices, contracts, invoices and users.
August 10, 2017

Mobile Communications: Rethinking Your Strategy

Enterprise mobility has progressed rapidly, and in that time, the right strategies, policies, controls and management have become critically important to the bottom line — as well as equally complex.
July 27, 2017

CG Mobility Support Center Rep Earns Kudos for Providing Outstanding Support

As part of continuing efforts to provide clients with great support, the Cannon Group Mobility Support Center went above and beyond to help when an employee from a large utility firm was having an issue opening email attachments on his iPhone.
June 22, 2017

Cannon Group Welcomes Team Members from Across the Globe for Annual Event

Last week, Cannon Group enjoyed its annual summer picnic event. The private telecom management firm, headquartered in Blue Bell, Pa., brought together Cannon Group team members from across the globe for a day of celebration, food, and a variety of team-building activities.
June 19, 2017

Considering a Move to SD-WAN? The Right Partner can Smooth the Transition

Choosing the right SD WAN solution is not straightforward. The key to success is knowing what the vendors are offering, what’s included or not, and the staying power of the companies themselves. They are changing constantly, from their solutions, partners and pricing.
June 6, 2017

Four Steps to a Successful SD-WAN Migration

Changing network infrastructure can be a foundational disruption for any modern enterprise if it is not properly and professionally executed. Here are four critical steps to consider when embarking on an SD-WAN migration.
May 30, 2017

Navigating the Complicated SD-WAN Landscape

Before choosing and implementing SD-WAN, it is important to consider a consulting firm that knows the vendors, their pricing and differentiators, exactly what questions to ask, and can provide a proven roadmap of the entire adoption process.
May 23, 2017

The Case for SD-WAN

SD-WAN can be very helpful for a variety of enterprises. But before beginning the SD-WAN journey, IT leaders need to ask: Does it make financial sense for my company? How much MPLS do we need to maintain for business critical traffic? Is my IT team ready for the sea change that SD-WAN will introduce to their world?
May 17, 2017

SD-WAN: Is it Worth Considering?

SD-WAN is worth some serious consideration for any enterprise IT department, particularly as this disruptive new technology could be, among other things, an attractive alternative to traditional hardware-centric networks such as MPLS.
December 7, 2016

What to Consider Before a Network Upgrade

Upgrading your enterprise network infrastructure is the best way to keep up with an ever-changing technology landscape. Based on time-tested Cannon Group processes, here are a few best practices for planning a network upgrade...
November 15, 2016

Cannon Group Honors More Than 50 Veterans’ Organizations Nationwide on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, Cannon Group team members showed their appreciation to veterans at more than 50 VFW locations, American Legions and military bases across the U.S., including Philadelphia, Pa., the Poconos, Harrisburg, Pa., Allentown, Pa., Decatur, Il., Kansas City, Mo., and the National Guard Base in Helena, Mt.
October 28, 2016

Google Denies Potential to be Major Telecom Rival, Pumps Brakes on Google Fiber

Despite recent forays into wireless, Google has put its Google Fiber projects on hold, insisting it's not trying to trying to become a major telecom player.
October 20, 2016

Google Fiber Just Became a Wireless ISP

Google Fiber announced earlier this month its acquisition of Webpass, expanding its broadband network and solidifying its status as a wireless internet service provider.
September 29, 2016

Comcast Sets Sights on Wireless in 2017

Last week, Comcast confirmed plans to launch a mobile service by mid-2017 using Verizon Wireless's expansive nationwide network. Here's what this Comcast/Verizon collaboration could mean for you and the U.S. wireless industry.
September 9, 2016

It Might Be Time to Revisit Unified Communications for Your Business

Gartner describes Unified Communications services as "now a viable alternative for many enterprise deployments." If your organization is planning a move to UC, Cannon Group can manage the entire process to help your company get on track and complete this implementation.
August 25, 2016

What to Expect from 5G

So what’s the deal with 5G? The industry is likely queuing up this new technology as a proactive solution for the wireless problems of the future. Frankly, it’s tough to predict how 5G could change the wireless environment on any scale—but we can make some educated predictions.
August 2, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About WiFi Calling

When making voice calls, users’ phones can utilize a nearby WiFi network instead of using their carrier's network connection. This can bypass the issue of weak carrier coverage in certain areas where users may be unable to get an adequate signal.
June 15, 2016

Apple Unveils Promising New Updates with iOS 10

With the unveiling of iOS 10 yesterday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced a host of new features to come -- along with an updated, more fully-loaded Siri to help users navigate this expanding landscape.
April 28, 2016

Are You Losing Money to Traffic Pumping?

Though security breaches seem to be most people’s greatest fear, traffic pumping is an underestimated and largely unknown culprit that could slowly but consistently be harming you financially.
March 16, 2016

How to Avoid Common and Costly BYOD Mistakes

To ensure maximized productivity and minimized risk with your BYOD program, it's essential to consider these factors: enterprise security, actual costs, the user experience, and a work-life balance.
February 24, 2016

How the Cloud is Affecting Application Delivery in 2016

This just in: Hybrid cloud is the new normal. According to a recent study, many enterprises are moving to hybrid cloud for flexibility and potential cost savings, with 100% of study participants reported using at least one of the 24 cloud application service choices provided.
February 2, 2016

AT&T Covers the Most Customers with 4G LTE

The U.S. carrier race for best 4G LTE coverage continues. Last week, AT&T proclaimed itself the king of LTE in North America, with about 355 million people covered under its 4G LTE – more than any other carrier. Meanwhile, despite this recognition, Verizon continues to outperform its competitors with the best overall network performance...
November 11, 2015

Best “Enterprise-Savvy” Smartphones for Business Users

With the ever-present issue of security in mind, experts recommend these smartphones to protect company information while also performing everyday tasks in and out of the office.
October 8, 2015

Microsoft May Struggle in the U.S. Smartphone Industry with Limited Carrier Distribution

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be Microsoft's first ever Windows-powered smartphones, offering Windows 10. However, the software giant might have to think of another way to stay relevant in the smartphone industry: Currently, AT&T is the only carrier that plans to sell the Lumia 950 in the United States.
October 5, 2015

Global Data Shows Strong 4G LTE Growth

According to recent data, there were 755 million total LTE connections globally at the end of Q2 2015. More specifically, North America increased its 4G connection base by 49 percent in the past year to reach 197 million.
September 25, 2015

BlackBerry to Release New Android Smartphone for Enterprise Security

When it comes to mobile security, studies show that mobile malware is a rapidly growing concern in today’s increasingly connected world. Enter a new breed of smartphone that’s designed to address these concerns and thus become the new face of enterprise security. At least, that’s what BlackBerry and Android – the duo behind this new device – are trying to accomplish.
June 17, 2015

FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million on Data Throttling Charges

The FCC has proposed a $100 million data throttling fine for AT&T based on charges that the wireless carrier used deceptive carrier practices against consumers. More specifically, AT&T is being accused of data throttling, the practice of slowing down data flowing from a mobile network, resulting in slow connection speeds for users.
May 29, 2015

Global Survey Shows Poor Mobile Usage Satisfaction Worldwide

According to a survey of more than 500 consumers around the world, the telecom industry ranks as the second worst industry for customer service worldwide. One of the best methods for improving this poor rating, experts say, is to improve analytics and real-time quality of experience monitoring.
May 26, 2015

Windows Switches to Subscription-Based, as-a-Service Model

In May of 2015, Microsoft announced plans to begin offering its Windows operating system as a service. As a result, CIOs and IT organizations will have to change the way they think about updates, creating processes to manage updates on an ongoing basis.
May 20, 2015

Collaboration between CFOs and CIOs is Becoming Essential

CFOs and CIOs must work together to balance technology, investment strategy and risk. As CFOs become increasingly involved in IT, CIOs must help them make technology investment decisions using their knowledge of important IT issues.
May 12, 2015

More Hackers are Targeting Healthcare Providers

As cyberattacks become more rampant and hackers become savvier, the healthcare industry is finding itself in a dire situation. According to a recent study, cyberattacks against the U.S. healthcare system have more than doubled in the past five years—and it won’t stop there.
May 7, 2015

Expect Better Network Performance in 2015

Carrier spending on WiFi equipment grew 23 percent to $336 million globally throughout 2014. And in 2015, experts predict that worldwide WiFi spending will escalate an additional 88 percent, strengthening networks and allowing for enhanced performance and a better user experience.
April 28, 2015

Behind Comcast’s Failed Acquisition of Time Warner Cable

In 2014, the two biggest cable companies in the U.S. agreed upon a $45 billion deal in which Comcast would acquire Time Warner Cable -- but in the end, Comcast decided to abandon the merger in April 2015. Here's what this collapsed deal means for consumers and the industry.
April 21, 2015

Mobile Plus Cloud Equals Opportunity

These days, businesses must understand that the key to enhanced mobility is not only a proactive attitude toward new capabilities, but also a focus on integrating cloud to facilitate these innovations. To take the next step with mobile, businesses must also embrace and integrate cloud.
April 21, 2015

Fortify Your Security in 6 Steps

This week, the second largest U.S. health insurer became the victim of a massive cyberattack. In a world of instant sharing and storing information in the cloud, getting complacent with security is more dangerous than ever. Here are a few key pieces of advice to ensure that your information is secure as possible.
April 14, 2015

Here’s How Network Teams are Handling Enterprise Security

Security has been a hot topic in the business world lately. From cyberattacks to faulty enterprise security, there are many ways in which organizations can find themselves at risk. Experts say that network teams must take a more comprehensive approach to combat growing dangers.
April 7, 2015

Tips for Mobile Business Development

In the years since BYOD entered the business environment, recent legal cases have illuminated much of the gray area surrounding BYOD policies. Going forward, these verdicts will provide valuable insight into the future of organizational BYOD.
April 2, 2015

The Current State of Broadband and Net Neutrality

This informative graphic outlines past investments in broadband and compares the United States’s broadband service to similar services internationally. In addition, the infographic delves into a brief history of net neutrality.
March 25, 2015

Learn from Recent BYOD Lawsuits

In the years since BYOD entered the business environment, recent legal cases have illuminated much of the gray area surrounding BYOD policies. Going forward, these verdicts will provide valuable insight into the future of organizational BYOD.
March 19, 2015

How to Reduce Data Consumption (Android)

Constantly worried about exceeding your data limit? It’s time to get the most out of your data plan using the series of important tips below, crafted specifically for users with Android devices.
March 16, 2015

How to Reduce Data Consumption (iOS)

Constantly worried about exceeding your data limit? It’s time to get the most out of your data plan using the series of important tips below, crafted specifically for users with iOS devices.
March 12, 2015

How to Extend Your Battery Life (Android)

Today’s smart devices are modern miracles, with all the built-in capabilities of a super-computer – but with a dead battery, the best device in the world is just a hunk of metal and plastic. Here are a series of important tips for the modern age and its inhabitants with Android devices.
March 9, 2015

How to Extend Your Battery Life (iOS)

Today’s smart devices are modern miracles, with all the built-in capabilities of a super-computer – but with a dead battery, the best device in the world is just a hunk of metal and plastic. Here are a series of important tips for the modern age and its inhabitants with iOS.
March 2, 2015

The FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

FCC lawmakers have finally settled upon a verdict regarding net neutrality, voting in favor of net neutrality advocates. For the average consumer, Internet browsing won’t immediately change...
February 23, 2015

Paying for Privacy: A New Trend?

It’s no secret that with more technology comes less privacy, but most of us are still uneasy about the idea of companies spying on our online activity. Now, it looks like a new service by AT&T could begin a movement to protect consumer privacy -- for a price.
February 18, 2015

Avoid Pitfalls in Cloud for Business

While implementing cloud can be an incredibly beneficial move for businesses, there are also many potholes to avoid on the road to savings and simplicity. Managing the extra costs of cloud implementation and day-to-day cloud usage is becoming increasingly important.
February 12, 2015

Verizon Sells $15.6 Billion of Wireline Operations & Wireless Towers

Verizon is focusing on its wireless growth, East Coast landlines, and its FiOS business by consolidating its wireless and wireline networks. As of last week, Verizon announced 2 deals totaling $15.6 billion with Frontier Communications and American Tower Corp.