Not your average wi-fi

Picking a wi-fi option for your house to stream Netflix and look at Facebook is a tough decision, but what if you must connect 80 devices to it and need those devices to roam from classroom to classroom or office to office?  Picking a wi-fi option is sort of like trying to choose between a Lexus and a BMW.  Tons of options and features that all sound great, but how do you know what will be the best? My name is Josh Peldo and I’ve been with DRN and ReadiTech for 11 years. I’ve been helping businesses and schools with their technology needs for the past seven years.  If you’re looking for a new wi-fi option for your business or school, let me help you pick between that Lexus or BMW. In my experience with schools and businesses I’ve worked with many different vendors:  Cisco, Ruckus, Aruba, Fortinet, D-Link, Ubiquiti, and many others.  The one vendor that has risen to the top for me in the last three years is by far and away the Cisco Meraki.  The hardware has been solid and the best feature they offer is the cloud controller: no licensing issues, no controller firmware issues and best of all, a no-hassle portal to see all your devices and reports.  Meraki offers many different models of access points, network switches, routers, and even cameras. As far as wi-fi choices go, I feel like the Meraki offers you the most reliable, easy to use, and feature rich options.  A very popular feature has been content filtering.  Businesses or schools can offer a highly secure admin network alongside...

Tech App:  GroupMe!

One of the predicted popular apps for 2018 is GroupMe!  If you ever get tired of scrolling down your text messaging history to find that group message thread that you know you had….then maybe you want to try GroupMe! GroupMe is a mobile group messaging app owned by Microsoft.  It allows easy group communication.  Think of all the groups you are involved in…your family group, friend groups, work teams, project teams, school groups, civic groups…the list goes on.   It’s like a chat room for your small group.   GroupMe allows instant communication to that important group at your fingertips and the best part about GroupMe…it’s a free app! GroupMe has been around for some time now but it has recently been gaining popularity since it’s redesign of the application.  Fun features that GroupMe has in addition to chat is the ability to share pictures, videos, locations, events and emojis.  GroupMe also has like functionality built in so you can like messages, pictures, videos, etc. I recently found GroupMe to be beneficial when communicating amongst my work team of nine individuals that are located in several locations.  It allows ease of communication between our work group. Plus our group chat thread is readily available at a glance.  For personal use, I have found GroupMe to be beneficial when planning our summer vacation with a group of family members.  Family members have been able to share pictures, links and ideas with the group easily. One feature that I wish GroupMe had was group video chat.  How fun would that be? You can find GroupMe on all mobile platforms; Apple, Android and Windows. ...

What can ReadiTech do for you?

Today’s technology is ever-changing and keeping up with what’s new, how it can help or where it can it take your business may seem overwhelming.  Why not concentrate on what you love the most and let DRN’s ReadiTech team provide the benefit of experience and leadership to prepare your business for the future. Hi, this is Mary Lou Sundby, Business Account Representative for DRN and DRN ReadiTech. As a member of our sales team, we are committed to getting to know your business and creating tailored solutions, not just offering a “one-size-fits-all” package.  Our certified employees are well versed in the latest communications technology and are here to help or answer any questions you may have. Working with my customers and sharing products that can truly make a difference in the efficiency of their business or just allow them more time to concentrate on what they do best, is one of the most rewarding aspects of what I do.  Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life”.  What’s not to love about seeing someone smile! If you feel overwhelmed with the technology in your business, let’s make an appointment to review what the ReadiTech team can do for you.  Here’s just a quick overview of some of the services we offer businesses: Managed Services – Our robust remote monitoring and management platform supports early detection and remediation of issues before they cause downtime or date loss. ReadiHealth – provides a security analysis of your network ReadiRemote – remote monitoring and management for your business ReadiProtect – provides web guardian, online...