XO Communications Blog

February 27, 2017

XO Communications Continues to Rank Seventh on Vertical Systems Group Ethernet LEADERBOARD

XO Communications, for a third consecutive time, ranked number seven among the top U.S. Ethernet providers on the Vertical Systems Group (VSG) U.S. Carrier LEADERBOAD at the end of 2016.  XO has held the number seven rank since VSG’s mid-year 2015 evaluation.  Rankings are measured by the number of customer ports in service based on input from surveys of Ethernet providers.

VSG US Carrier LEADERBOARD

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February 21, 2017

Integrating Your Voice and Data in the Healthcare Industry

Despite advances in communications and mobility in the past decade, a portion of the healthcare industry has continued to rely on outdated technologies. According to a recent study by Ponemon Institute, 66 percent of providers claimed that healthcare professionals are still using pagers as the main mode of communication within their practices.

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November 17, 2016

Looking for a Managed Security Service Provider: Why Not Start With Someone Who Already Knows Your Network?

This blog post was written by Frank Dickson, Research Director, Information & Network Security, Frost & Sullivan.

Managed security advantagesHere is the unkind reality: cyber security in 2016 is hard, really hard.  The cyber criminals are getting more innovative. The attacks are getting more sophisticated. The potential losses are growing.

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November 4, 2016

Getting the most out of your staff in the midst of the cyber security skills gap

This blog post was written by Tom Flynn at our partners BAE Systems.

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March 21, 2016

Network Performance and Capacity Planning: When To Upgrade

Nothing kills network performance more quickly than limited bandwidth. Even worse? For many companies it’s difficult to predict when and how bandwidth overages will occur — is it better to spend more for (potentially) unneeded capacity to avoid this problem, or provision “just enough” and hope for the best? Before you break the budget or take a pass, take a hard look at your network capabilities, throughput and capacity. Here is how you get started.

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February 26, 2016

Three Reasons Why IaaS is the Best Infrastructure Option Around

In this wild world of enterprise technology, so much of the glam gets devoted to new gadgets and software rather than the underlying infrastructure that everything runs on. Evidence of this assertion can be found in literally every industry, region, market, business, consumer population, government and beyond. Think about it this way: Every time a major service delivery disruption occurs, an employee cannot access the network or data storage environments that are cut off from mobile devices, the organization likely missed a critical aspect of infrastructure management.

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December 15, 2014

Millennials Influence Collaboration And Flexibility With BYOD

Decision-makers will have to ensure that their user policies, application offerings and IT infrastructure capabilities are prepared to keep up with the rapid pace set by the millennial contingent.

Millennials are transforming the corporate environment in a number of drastic ways, infusing collaborative and social elements to a traditionally static and hierarchical arena. Communications are now free-flowing across a variety of channels, and applications sanctioned by the enterprise – as well as several beyond this domain – are included in the typical end user’s wheelhouse.

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December 8, 2014

4 Ways The Cloud Is Revolutionizing Human Resources

Human resources in the digital age is all about responsiveness, meeting the demands of a workforce bringing high expectations to the table. In many ways, HR serves as the internal equivalent of a customer service center or help desk, and with the instant gratification offered by today’s consumer arenas, it’s no surprise that employees are raising the bar for speed and quality when seeking the assistance of these in-house teams. The cloud is therefore the perfect technology for HR in such a fast-paced business environment.

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October 23, 2014

Gartner’s Top Tech Trends Reflect Growing Network Demands: Part Two

Completing our look at Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015 for the upcoming year, we explore the next five trends and how each is tied back to the demand for increased network capacity and flexibility.

As David Cearley, Vice President & Gartner Fellow explained in the firm’s press release, these are “trends that organizations cannot afford to ignore in their strategic planning processes” – it’s up to IT decision-makers to leverage their potential and support growth from the ground up.

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October 21, 2014

Gartner’s Top Tech Trends Reflect Growing Network Demands: Part One

Earlier this month, XO played a major role in game-changing discussions with the more than 8,500 senior IT professionals who attended the annual Gartner Symposium and ITExpo. During the conference, Gartner released a list of their top strategic technology trends for the upcoming year. We decided to take a look at these trends and the critical role they will be playing for enterprise operations.

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