Recent posts by Ray Watson

Ray Watson is VP of Innovation at Masergy. He brings over 17 years of expertise in IT strategy, application solution design and next-generation network architectures. Ray has enabled numerous global enterprises in transforming their IT infrastructures to guarantee business outcomes. Ray is an industry thought leader in IT transformation and is a frequent speaker on topics such as hybrid networking, SDN, NFV, cloud connectivity and advanced security. Prior to joining Masergy, Ray worked at Airband Communications and Broadwing Communications. He holds a B.S. from Purdue University.

How to Invest Wisely in Digital Transformation with Technology Chains

In focusing too narrowly on single technologies, IT leaders miss out on the aggregate benefit of technology chains. The key is to ensure tight integration across all layers of the IT ecosystem with a technology value chain.

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Help for Legal Firms: Outsourcing IT to Focus on Clients

How do legal firms support cloud applications and foster emerging technologies all while addressing the ever-expanding scope of security threats? Masergy offers answers at ILTACON 2019.

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SD-WAN Benefits: Rising Expectations Create New Action Items for IT Leaders

Research shows the widespread business benefits of SD-WAN are spurring a rise in expectations. See how the trend is spawning new action items for those looking to champion a solution.

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SD-WAN FOMO: Adoption Accelerates Signifying IT Agility as a Competitive Edge

Research from IDG shows that 90% of companies have either adopted SD-WAN or are actively researching the technology. Explore the state of SD-WAN adoption and how it acts as a lever for IT agility.

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Is Your Company Doing Any of These Five Things? If So, It’s Time to Move to SD-WAN.

Which IT initiatives recognize the greatest benefit from an SD-WAN investment? In this blog, we explore the explosive growth of SD-WAN and how it delivers on top business needs.

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2019 DX Trends Report: Tech Investments, Preferred Partners, and Pendulum Swings

Digital transformation study sheds light on technology investments, preferred partnerships, and ROI approaches for IT metamorphosis.

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A Quick Guide to SD-WAN Security: Internet, Bundled Features, and Buyer Tips

Security must be at the top of the priority list for every SD-WAN deployment. Here’s what you need to keep data safe yet accessible.

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Understanding SD-WAN Solutions: The Limitations of Some Edge Devices

SD-WAN is all the rage, but before investing consider these interoperability, visibility, and security limitations.

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Approaches for the Forward-Thinking CIO: Ovum Explains How to Enable Digital Transformation

An Ovum report exposes the status of digital transformation strategies and what forward-thinking CIOs pursue in their journey.

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Dispatches from the Front Line of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation leaders design a more intelligent IT network, leading their enterprise through these three phases of preparation that lay the foundation for innovation.

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Secure SD-WAN: Three Security Questions to Ask Before You Buy

Security shouldn’t be bolted on. Here’s why enterprises should look for SD-WAN solutions that make security built-in. Ask these questions before you buy.

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Cyber Security Enhanced With Powerful Big Data Analytics

Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, from drive-by downloads to watering hole attacks to the most common attack vector – spear phishing.

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Hybrid Networks Drive Business Innovation

Is your network as dynamic as your business? If not, perhaps it’s time to consider a hybrid network. After all, your network is your organization’s central nervous system.

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Two Big Business Trends Driving Network Modernization

If your business is growing, chances are you’re outgrowing your corporate network.

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3 Ways That NFV Can Boost Network Security

In mid-October, the leading standards group ETSI declared that security in the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) environment represents both a major challenge and enormous opportunity.

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Why Cyber Insurance Isn’t Enough

Do you think that you don’t need a unified enterprise security system, because you already have cyber theft insurance? Think again. For one, insurance doesn’t cover the most expensive breaches.

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