Networking Unplugged

Perspectives on cloud networking and SMB IT

Posted September 04, 2014
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Pertino Update - New Features and Enhancements Bring New Packages and Pricing

It’s hard to believe that a year and a half has gone by since we first fired up our Cloud Network Engine and launched the Pertino cloud networking service into public beta. That was February 13, 2013, and our product has grown by leaps and bounds since then. To match all of these expanded features and capabilities, we are announcing updates to our pricing plans.

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Posted May 08, 2014
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Silicon Valley Talent Search Flies South for the Winter

Pertino CEO Craig Elliott describes how he's found a steady stream of interns year-round —by recruiting in New Zealand.

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Posted February 21, 2013
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Two Steps Closer to Big IT For SMBs

Back when Pertino was first getting started, my co-founders and I were sitting around sharing our visions and aspirations for the company when a common theme emerged – create a technology that helps "democratize" IT for the over 50 million SMBs around the world. We called this ideal "big IT for SMBs" and last week we moved two steps closer to realizing it with the public launch of the Pertino cloud network service and the appointment of J.P. Allen to our newly-formed…

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Posted February 13, 2013
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How Spiceworks is Enabling SMB IT Innovation

When I went out to raise our first round of funding a year ago, investors loved the Pertino story right up to the point where we said "and we believe the right market for our revolutionary new way to network is small and medium businesses". Investors understand the well-worn path of launching new technology into large enterprises, but SMBs are more of a mystery to them. Luckily, I found two top-tier, forward-thinking investors in Norwest Venture Partners and…

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Posted October 06, 2012
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Small Business is Not So Small Anymore

The difference between small business and big business has always been more than the number of employees and the dollars of revenue.  Big businesses have information technology (IT) infrastructure that allows them to better collaborate, analyze data and make complex decisions.Only big businesses are sophisticated and worldly, right? Well guess what?  To compete today everybody is being forced to play the same game.  Suddenly, being a small consulting practice,…

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