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Utilizing WhatsUpGold over SolarWinds by Josh Breese on July 26, 2012

“Utilizing WhatsUpGold over SolarWinds”   Offering different software than initially sought is the best solution for one of Better Direct’s clients.   Recently, Better Direct won a contract for the Indiana National Guard utilizing a network management software vendor called WhatsUpGold from Ipswitch. The bid was won up against the industry standard SolarWinds.  WhatsUpGold provides detailed insight into exactly how your network bandwidth and capacity are utilized and by whom. WhatsUp Gold not only highlights the overall utilization of the LAN, WAN, specific device, or interface, it also indicates which users, applications and protocols are consuming the bandwidth. And for… Read More

HUBZone Living by Mario Herrera on July 26, 2012

 “HUBZone Living”   The HUBZone is a unique place to live.  Better Direct is in a tract near ASU.  There is a mixture of both full-time residents and students.  There are various shops and resturants that are in walking distance, and the parks are well maintained. It is really city living.  The thing is that there are a lot of people, but not a lot of jobs beyond service industry and retail.  Those are fine I suppose, but a company like Better Direct being in the area brings career opportunities.  Also, I can live by the fun stuff and… Read More

What are you doing to monitor your network today? by Josh Wood on July 26, 2012

“What are you doing to monitor your network today?”   In this day and age of hacktavists and disgruntled employees, you don’t need to look hard to understand why network security is so important.   If knowledge is power and information is money, then the variety of personal information and data collected on individuals seems to grow at a rate of almost exponential proportions that not even the Federal Reserve’s printing press can keep up — and every organization’s network potentially faces thousands of threats daily.   The Computer Security Institute (CSI) conducted a study on network security threats and security breaches and discovered that 70… Read More

Happy 6th Anniversary to Better Direct!!! on July 25, 2012

“Happy 6th Anniversary to Better Direct!!!” Hooray! Hooray! Celebrate!!! Yaaahooooooooo!!!!   Established: July 2006        … Read More

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce to you…..managed print services by Chris Hustrulid on July 16, 2012

 “Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce to you…..managed print services” From business to home users, everyone has a, “this damn thing is a peace of junk!!!” printer story. Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce to you…..managed print services.  The Strategic Approach to Managed Print Growing awareness among decision makers within organizations of the cost savings and other benefits that are gained from MPS. PRINTSolv’s MPS solution includes professional advice to optimize end-user printer fleets to get internal printing costs under control. PRINTSolv is able to offer comprehensive MPS solutions consisting of software, reseller training, end-user assessment/proposal services, marketing support, financing, break/fix… Read More

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