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Lessons Learned on the Farm

Posted by Seth Ritter on Sep 14, 2020 12:33:54 PM

How Shortcuts Can Turn Into Headaches – Whether That Be in Cattle Driving or CALEA Compliance.

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Topics: Network Monitoring, Carrier, NOC, CALEA

Monitoring Generator Fuel Saves BIG Money

Posted by Doug Kuntz on Sep 14, 2020 12:32:30 PM

Monitoring Generator Fuel Usage Results in Savings for Nex-Tech

Nex-Tech is no different than most Telcos, and performs generator run tests on a regular basis. This practice ensures generators are within operational standards in the event of a power outage. During these tests, we have seen our share of generators fail. Common failures are not starting as scheduled, not turning off after the run test, or even running low on fuel. These can result in network downtime in the event of a power outage.

Documenting generator information has become a regular practice for us over the years and the data can often lead to the detection of issues.

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Topics: Network Monitoring, Carrier, NOC, CALEA

Cordell 2020 Summer/Fall Newsletter

Posted by Bill Mathews on Aug 17, 2020 9:54:12 AM

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Topics: Nex-Tech, Advertising Solutions, Network Monitoring, Carrier, Cybersecurity, NOC, CALEA, Security, Business, Tech Tips, Search Engine Optimization, Communication, cybercrime

Autonomous Cars and Autonomous Networks — Not Quite?

Posted by Doug Kuntz on Jun 3, 2020 8:53:33 AM

What an Intelligent Driver Assistance System and Network Monitoring Have in Common.

Right before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, I traveled to Portland, Oregon to attend the ITA Showcase Northwest Telecommunications Trade Show. I arrived during the weekend so I could schedule meetings first thing Monday morning with clients in the Portland area. With this being my first time to Oregon, I was excited about being able to explore the area on Sunday before I would have to go to work.

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Topics: Network Monitoring, Carrier, NOC, CALEA

50 Years A Lifetime

Posted by Seth Ritter on May 21, 2020 8:39:34 AM

What the Chiefs History and Network Monitoring Have in Common.

The date was January 7, 1996. The temperature was 0 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of negative 15 degrees at kickoff. The location: Arrowhead stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. It was the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs on the AFC side. My father had decided that I was old enough to join him and his two brothers on this trip. There are a few things that 6-year-old me remembers from that game.

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Topics: Network Monitoring, Carrier, NOC, CALEA

Work Remote With Cloud. Get Ready. Set. Go.

Posted by Sara Johnson on Mar 25, 2020 9:00:59 AM

COVID-19 threat increases the importance of working remote.

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Topics: Network Monitoring, Network Assessment, Business, Cyber Security, Virtual Workplace, Work Remote

Going Live

Posted by Aubree Broyles on Mar 25, 2020 9:00:32 AM

A Quick Guide for Taking Your Canceled Event Online!

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Topics: Network Monitoring, Network Assessment, Business, Cyber Security, Virtual Workplace, Work Remote

Technology and the Birds of Optimism

Posted by Steve Riat on Mar 25, 2020 8:59:54 AM

Beyond the Crisis. With the uncertainty and gloom currently surrounding us, my team challenged me to find a positive and maybe even hopeful message to deliver to all of you.  So, I accepted the challenge with this caveat: Nothing in this article is to make light of the COVID-19 virus, the lives affected by it, or the economic impact its presence may have now and perhaps for months to come.

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Topics: Network Monitoring, Network Assessment, Business, Cyber Security, Virtual Workplace, Work Remote

Tools You Need to Work Remotely

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Mar 25, 2020 8:58:30 AM

Working remotely has clearly been the talk of the nation. But how do you implement that? What tools do you need? What will it cost? How quickly can you get set up? Here are a few pragmatic, no nonsense, real-deal answers.

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Topics: Network Monitoring, Network Assessment, Business, Cyber Security, Virtual Workplace, Work Remote

To Our Customers and Communities

Posted by Sara Johnson on Mar 25, 2020 8:48:37 AM

Nex-Tech is actively monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and its impact to our employees and customers. Our focus is on the well-being of our team and our customers, and we have instituted measures from our Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to ensure their well-being. Here is a summary of the steps we’re taking to ensure the safety of customers and employees as we navigate this fast-moving situation.

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Topics: Network Monitoring, Network Assessment, Business, Cyber Security, Virtual Workplace, Work Remote