Internet Performance

Guiding Your Business Up the Internet Maturity Path

In 2021 alone, SMEs will spend over $182BN on new digital and cloud technologies to increase efficiency, accelerate growth, and improve employee and customer experience. For these businesses, internet connectivity is no longer a “best-effort” utility. It’s now a strategic … Read More

Building a Reliable Connectivity Foundation for Your Digital Transformation

70% of organizations have a digital transformation strategy in place or are working on one, while 45% of executives aren’t confident their companies have the right technology infrastructure in place to implement it. For the business considering digital transformation initiatives … Read More

7 Ways to Increase Your Business’s Internet Uptime

In today’s world, one of the easiest and most common ways for a business to lose money — through lost sales, decreased employee productivity, or frustrated customers — is for the internet to go down in any of its offices or locations. Because most of the important applications businesses depend … Read More

Why Uptime Is Critical for Healthcare & How To Increase Yours

Effective and efficient patient care depend on uptime  In today’s medical offices and clinics, many of the applications and technologies you rely on are now cloud- and internet-based. There are numerous advantages to this for you and your patients, but if you don’t have the uptime you need it’s almost … Read More

Why Medical Offices and Care Facilities Use Bigleaf’s SD-WAN

Healthcare is going to the cloud  More and more of the day-to-day operations of the typical medical office, assisted living facility, clinic, and care facility rely on the internet. They’re turning to cloud-based tools to more efficiently and effectively connect providers, patients, and data.  Patient medical records and communications are being managed digitally. Phone systems … Read More

Finally: Resilient and Autonomous Networking for Cloud-Focused Businesses

While they are excellent tools for collaboration, voice and video are also effective network diagnostic tools. With their sensitivity to circuit conditions, they more easily reveal problems with internet performance that other applications can limp through. A certain amount of … Read More

How to Create a Network That is Resilient Against Internet Outages and Issues

On August 30th, CenturyLink/Level 3 experienced a widespread internet outage lasting nearly 5 hours. This not only impacted their network and their direct customers, but it also affected many other ISPs and services that either directly or indirectly connected to … Read More

What Happened with the Internet Outage This Weekend?

You probably noticed or heard that CenturyLink / Level 3 had a big network outage this past Sunday morning. Several popular sites and online services were down or unusable, including Amazon, Hulu, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Steam, and Twitter. So … Read More

More Bandwidth May Not Solve Your Home Internet Problem

Here’s why Internet access at your team member’s home is different from what you use at the office. When many of us stopped commuting, our data had to start making a difficult commute instead.  We once headed in to the … Read More

Making Home Internet Work

How to Support Connectivity for Business Applications when Everyone is Working from Home — The challenges of managing IT for our newly remote workforce cannot be overstated. As the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered our offices, the number of Americans working from home went from 15 million to an estimated 92 million. That means you have gone from supporting one, or maybe a handful of sites, to supporting all the business apps your users need on different devices connected in different ways to different ISPs. … Read More