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Case Study: RE/MAX United

How managed voice and Internet across multiple buildings helped RE/MAX United avoid tech debt   The Client RE/MAX is a real estate franchisor with locations all over the globe and more than 135,000 agents. The network of offices are franchisee-owned and operated. RE/MAX United has two offices that serve West Michigan in Rockford and Grand Rapids. These offices have a total of 6 employees and 45 real estate agents.

Case Study: Multiple Buildings, One Internet Provider

Here's How a Bridged Wireless Connection Solved Bandwidth Management Issues for this Small Business   The Client The client is the owner of several businesses, all within close range of each other and located in rural Michigan, serving a small town. They needed a secure network between multiple buildings, which included a combined gas station, restaurant, and convenience store, a liquor store, a second, standalone restaurant, and a storage...

Van Hydraulics – Case Study

  Rural Small Business Enjoys Benefits of Modern Tech Thanks to VanBelkum The Client Van Hydraulics is a regional hydraulic and pneumatic repair facility located in Conklin, MI. They have more than 200 years of experience repairing industrial and mobile hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, custom machine design and construction, specialty machining and fabrication, preventive maintenance programs, and customer service. The owner of...

The Network Maintenance Equation: How to Keep your Systems Running Smoothly

    Technology, especially when it’s something new, can be daunting. From technical jargon to unexplained acronyms, at times it can be downright frustrating to keep your systems running smoothly. We’ve all purchased something that seemed like it would function beautifully, but then for one reason or another, it would not connect to Wi-Fi, could not stay connected, and just did not work the way it should. Or perhaps that...

3 Risks of Flat Networks and How to Mitigate Them

What Is a Flat Network? Also called a “basic network”, a flat network is where all the devices in the facility are connected to each other. Each device can “talk” to every other device, from the phones in the service department to the cameras at the point of sale to the computers in accounting; there’s no compartmentalization, no segmentation, no differentiation, no prioritization. No levels, ergo, flat. While these types of networks are...

Why VanBelkum Deploys High Availability Networks

You may ask, “why would anyone need two firewalls?” Well, here’s the deal, all hardware can fail. We all know this is true, but what can we do to keep that from happening to mission critical electronics that run our businesses? One of the many things that can be done is to run two firewalls concurrently (HA or High Availability), so that if one fails the other can instantly take over the job. Extremely high uptimes are the name of the game,...