Private LTE Networks Could Bridge the Digital Divide for K-12 Students

Bill Halpin Blog, Education

Finding reliable internet access outside of the classroom is an ever-present challenge for many K-12 students. The majority of schools closed nationwide to prevent the spread of COVID-19,  leaving more than 56 million K-12 students in the US attending school online. Although summer break has provided some relief, schools must plan for a return to schooling – which may or may not include a physical school – in the fall.    Combating the challenge …

Azure Disaster Recovery Could Save Your Business. Here’s How.

Corrin Jones Blog, Cloud

SMBs today manage an average of 47.81 terabytes of data. If that sounds like a lot, consider that the average enterprise has 347.56 terabytes of data — seven times as much. Companies today need to protect their data for a variety of reasons: to keep their businesses operational, their clients safe, and their financial information and intellectual property protected. Azure Disaster …

Private LTE Networks Could Bridge the Digital Divide for K-12 Students

Melinda Walker Blog, mobility

Finding reliable internet access outside of the classroom is an ever-present challenge for many K-12 students. The majority of schools closed nationwide to prevent the spread of COVID-19,  leaving more than 56 million K-12 students in the US attending school online. Although summer break has provided some relief, schools must plan for a return to schooling – which may or may not …

Microsoft DNS Server Vulnerability

RRAdministrator Blog

As a leading technology solutions and managed services provider, Red River takes security vulnerabilities seriously and works quickly to address any known issues. Please see our action plan and resolution to the announced Microsoft DNS server vulnerability: In response to the Microsoft DNS server vulnerability (CVE-2020-1350; Critical Remote Code Execution) released July 14, 2020, at 5:30 pm EDT, Red River …

Storage is getting Faster, Smarter, and Cheaper

RRAdministrator Blog, storage

By Andrew Boggs, Data Center Design Architect What used to be the dullest technology in IT, hard disk storage and tape, is now innovating right and left. It started when we moved from 3.5-inch diskettes to USB Sticks and Chip Readers. It has evolved all the way to Storage Class Memory which is blurring the old lines between RAM Operations …

Red River Ranks #49 on CRN’s 2020 Solution Provider 500 List

Melinda Walker Blog, News

CLAREMONT, N.H. and RESTON, Va. – June 11, 2019 – Red River, a technology transformation company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Red River to its 2020 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue. Red River ranked 49 on this year’s list, …

Case Study: Enabling Connectivity for Temporary Hospitals

Melinda Walker Blog, Wireless

To support the need for new temporary hospitals capable of providing Covid-19 testing, Red River partnered with healthcare organizations to deploy our wireless LAN (WLAN) solution to locations across the mid-Atlantic region. This deployment was the first step toward ensuring immediate and secure internet access to these temporary field clinics. Although not always top of mind when erecting a field …

Virtualize, Deploy and Scale End-user’s Applications to the Cloud in Minutes with Red River’s Remote Workforce Assist

Melinda Walker Blog, Collaboration, Collaboration Technology, Managed Services, Telework

Remote work is increasing every day. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing mandates, employers have had to react fast to transition to a remote workforce. According to a recent study by Gallup, the number of Americans working remote has doubled since mid-March to 62%. However, this quick transition to a remote workforce has not come without its challenges.   Most organizations don’t have the technology infrastructure …

Best Practices to Keep Your Employees Productive While Working from Home 

Melinda Walker Blog, Collaboration, Managed Services, Networking, Telework, Uncategorized

COVID-19 and social distancing mandates have dramatically changed the way people work. Over the past few weeks, a full or partial remote workforce has become a necessity for most organizations. Working from home has it benefits but it also comes with several disadvantages that can be hard on employees and productivity.  While technology is not a cure-all to all remote work issues, the right tools …

Access, Delivery and Engagement: How Technology Supports Online Learning

Melinda Walker Blog, Collaboration, Education

By Kevin Steeprow Schools are closing and for how long is anyone’s guess at this point. Many districts are looking for ways to deliver instruction online – often for the first time. Even for those with distance learning options already in place, teachers and administrators have not faced the daunting prospect to move to an all-online scenario. There are many …

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Considerations for a Remote Workforce

Lindsay Michael Blog, Cloud, Collaboration, Featured, News

by Kevin Steeprow In 2020, many businesses have the technology in place to allow its workers to be productive outside the office. In fact, 54% U.S. of workers work remotely at least once a month, and 66% of companies allow remote work. However, there’s a big difference between supporting a work-from-home policy and preparing an entire workforce to be remote …

9 Ways Azure Managed Services Are More Efficient than Flying Solo

Melinda Walker Blog, Cloud

When it comes to an Azure infrastructure, your business doesn’t need to go it alone. If you’re thinking about an Azure deployment, you should also be thinking about enlisting the services of an MSP. An Azure managed services provider will be able to help you leverage Azure in ways that you may not be able to if you’re trying to …

Tech Talk with Kevin Steeprow – Cisco ISE

RRAdministrator Blog, Networking, Tech Talk

Simplify identity management across diverse devices and applications with Cisco ISE Does your network security authorize and authenticate every user or device? Our latest Tech Talk covers the benefits of a policy-based security solution with Cisco ISE.

Technical Insights: Docker at California’s Child Welfare Digital Service

Melinda Walker Blog, DevOps

By Thomas Ramirez Note: This is part two of a three-part series regarding work we performed at CWDS, and more specifically our experience with code checking through automation. As in the traditional IT (physical hardware) world, most workloads required more than one component. In our architecture, each container holds one application component, complete with whatever libraries and supporting tools are …

Technical Insights: Docker at California’s Child Welfare Digital Service

Melinda Walker Blog, DevOps

By Thomas Ramirez This is part one of a three-part series regarding work we performed at CWDS and is focused on containers, and more specifically our experience with Docker containers. Note: Containers are a tool and deployment model which make it possible to isolate applications into compact, lightweight execution environments that share an underlying operating system. Typically measured in megabytes, …

Red River is at AFITC 2018!

RRAdministrator Blog

Red River is excited to attend this year’s Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference (AFITC) in Montgomery, Alabama. This year we have a new booth and feature presentations on security and networking. Our security practice lead Robert Allende joins us from the trade show floor to discuss our new Device Isolation Architecture (XDIA) solution in the video linked here: …

Has Your Storage Turned into a Three-Ring Circus?

RRAdministrator Blog

There are circus performers who have an easier balancing act than some IT managers responsible for determining the amount of required storage capacity for their department. With needs changing quickly and procurement timelines lengthy, organizations can find themselves tying up unnecessary capital purchasing storage that goes unused if they guess high or scrambling to keep up if they lowball. It’s …