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Capital One Mega-Breach May be “Just the Tip of the Iceberg”

The latest major IT security breach, which involves Capital One Financial Corporation, may be the ‘tip of the iceberg,” according to a cybersecurity expert who consults with AVANT Communications on matters of data loss prevention. On Wednesday July 30, Ray Watson, VP of Innovation at Masergy, told AVANT Research & Analytics that he expects the Capital One Breach to be the “tip of the iceberg.”  Read more...

Buying SD-WAN Often Starts with a Discussion on Something Else Entirely

While today’s enterprise company is faced with tons of options for upgrading their technology infrastructure, many of these choices are best considered in combination with one another. Take SD-WAN for example.
Let’s say your Trusted Advisor has come to you with a proposal to sideline your aging PBX in favor of a new, state-of-the-art Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) offering. But suddenly the term, “SD-WAN” has entered the discussion – and SD-WAN and UCaaS are clearly two very different types of technologies. So, what just happened? Are you being subjected to a bait-and-switch sales tactic? The short answer is, probably not! Read more...

Announcing AVANT Analytics

I am very excited about the kickoff of AVANT Analytics, our new analyst division that combines the knowledge base of AVANT’s tens of thousands of real world IT business engagements with primary research and analysis designed to help Trusted Advisors and their customers make successful technology decisions that best match their circumstances, needs, and budgets. Read more...

Pathfinders: Blazing the Trail, Then and Now

AVANT is launching a new Platform for IT Decision Making called the AVANT Pathfinder.  The name evokes the spirit of an elite military outfit of World War II. June 6th marked the 75th anniversary of this historic event. We thank the many who made the ultimate sacrifice that day and the Pathfinders that helped guide their way.

In the spirit of the Pathfinders, the team at AVANT has announced the launch of the AVANT Pathfinder, a powerful IT decision-making tool to guide enterprise customers in their IT transformation mission.  The AVANT Pathfinder is the new name for the next release of the AVANT BattleApp.

AVANT Pathfinder Helps Trusted Advisors Navigate IT Decision-Making

June 11, 2019 - CHICAGO - AVANT Communications (“AVANT"), a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next generation technology, today released new enhancements to Pathfinder -- the most powerful face-to-face IT decision-making tool for enterprise customers. Accessible on any device, Pathfinder is available exclusively to AVANT’s growing ecosystem of Trusted Advisors. 
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