Cisco Buys AppsDynamic for $3.7 Billion

Cisco recently acquired AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, just before AppDynamics was set to take its company public. This signals a trend that is likely to continue, with large tech companies acquiring emerging tech unicorns before they go public. This can mean a lot of different things to different people. If you’re a Cisco stockholder, you’re very happy. If you’re planning to invest in AppDynamics once it was public, you’re mad. If you’re a consumer, you want to know what it means for you.

What this means for consumers of Cisco, is that they will now offer software with their hardware. Cisco has been mostly a hardware tech company, and one of the biggest and best. Now the will be able to create the software to compliment their hardware. Cisco primarily wrote the big check for AppDynamics software business.  This will change the sales and investment structure for Cisco, and we have to see how it affects consumers.

Cisco hope that AppDynamics software will enable them to be a software based company. This means that there will be software to continue to improve the front end business operations with the back end. Cisco hope to have software that can tell you how thing like websites and cash registers are doing, and use the back end network to improve performance and analytics.

As for us, we see this as an interesting opportunity. We have been a Cisco partner for many years, and look forward to offering new solutions for our clients. We will keep you updated on what this acquisition will mean going forward.

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Trumps Policies Can have Negative Effect on Tech

We all know about Trump and his anti-immigration and anti-trade policies, and how popular the are with his supporters. They also are likely to have a negative on the technology industry in many different ways. The technology industry is a global one, and it may be one of the few industries that truly rely on a global economy and free trade. The top tech companies gather resources and talent from all over the world. Trumps threat to put tariffs on products not made in the USA will do multiple things like raise prices to consumer, spark a trade war for resources, negatively affect other countries economies, and more.

Tech companies use vast amount of resources to build their technology, and these resources come from all over the world. A company might build the parts of a computer separately in multiple factories all over the world. Certain parts like, processors and chips require certain materials not found in the U.S, or it is very hard to get them. So it is easier for them to have a factory where they get those resources. After all the individual parts are built, they put the final product together in another factory. Then they ship it to the U.S, and sell it to vendors and individuals.

If companies base their manufacturing in the U.S it will provide many jobs, but they won’t pay or do as well, if it sparks a trade war. If Trump puts tariffs on goods from overseas, countries like China will retaliate. Why could this be a problem? Selling products in the U.S is a market of about 500 million, and you market share shrinks depending on the competition. China has a potential market of over a billion. They are the biggest consumer of American goods. If they block our products in their country, it will hurt us a lot more. It also brings down other countries economies, and then they can’t afford our goods.

The most important thing in this whole equation is that, either way it could raise the cost of technology for consumers, businesses, and vendors a like. The consumer will carry most of the burden. This is not to advocate against bring manufacturing jobs, but to talk about how this can affect the technology industry.

Hopefully there is a way for everyone to benefit if Tech manufacturing does come back to the U.S. If the tech companies and Trump can find a way to make this all possible, it could help everyone. As an IT consulting firm, we often act as a reseller, we help clients buy all the tech they need for their problem or project. This works when companies can be flexible with prices. We hope Trump can solve this, so we can continue to grow as a company.

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Why Your Business Should Be Worried About Ajit Pai

Donald Trump’s nominee for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai, is a person all businesses should be worried about. Pai has gone on record against net neutrality. What is net neutrality? It is a law the President Obama put in place, to prevent internet service providers, such as Verizon, Comcast, AT&T from charging businesses more for better internet performance. Mr. Pai wants to end that, and that is bad for most businesses.

First to fully explain net neutrality, I will try to relate it to your company’s website. Every business now has a website and does business on the internet. With net neutrality, your website performs as well as any other. Also google and other search engine can find it with relative ease. If net neutrality is gone, internet service providers can charge your business more for web performance. Now the big multinational corporations have enough money, that it doesn’t matter. However; if you have a startup or small business, it matters to you a lot more.

Take a fashion designer like Ralph Lauren and a fashion designer who is just starting their business. Ralph Lauren can pay Verizon, as much money as they want to make sure their website is running well and is getting lots of traffic. The startup fashion designer, does not make enough to pay Verizon lots of money for better web performance. Then Verizon, slows down their website to the point no one wants to use it. They also make sure that the startup website is hard to find.

No matter the size and scope of your business, when it comes to the internet, everyone is on equal footing. The effectiveness of your website depends on you, and your abilities to design good websites for search engines to to index. It net neutrality ends, many businesses will suffer from the consequences.

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Start Small with IoT

Have been thinking about how to start implementing the internet of things (IoT) for you company, but you don’t know where to start? Well you may want to start small. What I mean by that is, you want to pick a small part of your operation to implement IoT. For example if you have a manufacturing plant, you may want to implement IoT in just one assembly line. IoT can be very beneficial to a company, but also very hard to implement.

The benefits of starting small are numerous and can help you decide in the long run of IoT is something worth implementing fully. With an technology upgrade and implementation you will experience many difficulties. Starting small will allow to see what the challenges are and what bugs need to be fixed. You can measure on a small scale if the implementation of ROI is helping efficiency and you bottom line.

It very easy to think that you need to fully implement something like IoT when you first start to consider it. However; starting small is a great option for every business that wants IoT. This is how you see the cost versus the benefits. You can get a picture of how this can work for your company. If you’re interested in learning about IoT and how to start implementing, you should read this blog from Cisco on how to start small. Click here for the blog.

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Compulink and Small Businesses Make America Great

Today the United States of America will swear in Donald J Trump as the 45th President. As his slogan said “Make America Great Again”, he never said what is it that makes America great. Well Mr. President one of the things that makes America great, are all the small businesses across the country. Compulink is one of many small businesses that make this country great. We would like to show Trump how a small company like Compulink makes America great. 

Compulink Technologies is a small business, and is a minority owned business. Our CEO was an immigrant from Ecuador, and our VP was an immigrant from France. We also have other employees who immigrated to the U.S. either as adults or children. Over the 30 years we have been in business many immigrants have come in and started a career with Compulink. It is our CEO’s experience of being an immigrant that allows him to empathize with today’s immigrants. He understands what it is like to leave all your loved ones behind for a better life in America. We are proud to do this for the few immigrants that we can help.

When it comes to race, you will find a small diverse group in our office. We are proud to have a mix of races in our office. Each of us come from different walks of life, but we all respect and value each other. Our backgrounds make each of us unique in the office, and it is always great to learn about a culture you never really knew. It really add value to our workplace that you can’t measure in dollars.

Compulink employs people based on their skills and quality of work. Small businesses like Compulink are the backbone of America. Small businesses tend to treat employees better than the large corporations. When you work a Compulink you are part of a family, and you are worth more than your work. Trump’s policies would hurt small businesses and would put too much power into the largest corporations. We may not employ thousands, but the few people we employ count on this job all the same.

Small businesses are part of what make America great. While it is not

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