WheelHouse Solutions Blog

WheelHouse Solutions provides Managed IT Services to businesses throughout the United States.

Request A Free Evaluation
Home / WheelHouse Solutions Blog
Starlink, developed by SpaceX, is transforming how we connect to the internet. By using a network of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, Starlink delivers high-speed, low-latency internet, reaching areas previously underserved by traditional broadband services. This innovation benefits both individual customers and businesses in various industries. Bridging the Digital Divide Many rural ... Read More
May 17, 2024Heather Puckett
TEM is better with WheelHouse Solutions Efficient management of technology expenses requires more than just software; it demands a proactive, comprehensive approach. WheelHouse supports your Technology Expense Management (TEM) initiatives by providing unparalleled expertise with advanced analytics, ensuring not only cost savings but also operational excellence. Elevating Expectations with WheelHouse WheelHouse Solutions bridges ... Read More
April 10, 2024Heather Puckett
Having up-to-date technology is the name of the game when it comes to keeping your organization ahead. If you're in charge of your organization’s IT, you've got your hands full balancing the need for top-notch infrastructure and pushing the envelope with innovation to stay ahead of the pack. Finding the ... Read More
March 18, 2024Heather Puckett
In today's internet-connected world, businesses are constantly seeking effective solutions to streamline operations, increase efficiency, and stay competitive. One solution gaining significant traction is AI-driven network optimization and automation. This revolutionary approach leverages artificial intelligence algorithms to intelligently manage and optimize network resources, resulting in a multitude of benefits for ... Read More
February 20, 2024Heather Puckett
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just another technological advancement; it is a game-changer that is reshaping industries, enhancing efficiency, and opening doors to possibilities previously unimaginable, revolutionizing the way we work, communicate, and interact with the world around us. Automation and Efficiency AI-driven algorithms and robots can perform tasks with precision and ... Read More
February 2, 2024Heather Puckett
Using a managed services provider (MSP) for your IT and telecom needs offers businesses expert management, cost savings, and enhanced productivity. MSPs bring specialized knowledge and experience, ensuring your systems are efficiently maintained and secure. With predictable budgeting and 24/7 support, MSPs help streamline operations and allow your team to ... Read More
December 27, 2023Heather Puckett
Zero-trust security, often summarized as "never trust, always verify," marks a fundamental transformation in cybersecurity. Unlike traditional security models that focus on protecting an organization's perimeter, zero trust emphasizes authenticating and verifying all users, devices, and applications before granting them access. This approach, defined in the National Institute of Standards ... Read More
November 27, 2023Heather Puckett
Microsoft SharePoint is a versatile platform with a broad range of features and capabilities that make it well-suited for addressing the unique needs of healthcare organizations. From efficient document management to improved collaboration and data analytics, SharePoint can significantly transform the way hospitals manage information and communicate. Document Management and Organization One ... Read More
November 7, 2023Heather Puckett
Cloud backup, also known as online backup or remote backup, is a data protection strategy in which a business or individual copies their data to a remote server hosted in a data center. This process involves regularly backing up critical files, databases, applications, and other digital assets to a secure ... Read More
October 12, 2023Heather Puckett
Predictive analytics is a branch of advanced analytics that uses historical data, statistical algorithms, machine learning, and data mining techniques to identify the likelihood of future events or outcomes. It involves analyzing patterns in data to make predictions about future trends, behaviors, and events. Predictive analytics utilizes data-driven insights to ... Read More
September 26, 2023Heather Puckett
What is Blockchain and How Does it Work? Imagine a Blockchain as a digital ledger or record-keeping system, but instead of being stored in a single place like a traditional ledger, it's distributed across many computers (known as “nodes”) on a network. Each computer on the network has a copy of ... Read More
September 7, 2023Heather Puckett
Business operations today move at a relentless pace, demanding that organizations stay at the forefront of technology. Having the right software solutions is no longer a luxury, it is a critical necessity for staying competitive and achieving enduring success. Microsoft has risen to the occasion by offering a comprehensive range of ... Read More
August 21, 2023Heather Puckett
Unified Communications (UC) refers to the integration of various communication tools and platforms into a single cohesive system. It aims to streamline and enhance communication and collaboration within an organization. UC brings together real-time communication services such as voice calling, video conferencing, instant messaging, presence information, and data sharing, ... Read More
August 3, 2023Heather Puckett
Microsoft SharePoint has gained recognition as a leading intranet solution renowned for its extensive features and seamless integration capabilities. SharePoint distinguishes itself from the competition for several compelling reasons. By seamlessly integrating with Microsoft Suite, including Office 365, Outlook, and Teams, SharePoint empowers organizations with a unified collaboration and communication ... Read More
July 20, 2023Heather Puckett
In today's fast-changing digital world, your employees’ electronic devices have become prime targets for cyberattacks. With more and more devices connected to the internet and business’ increasing reliance on technology, cybercriminals are constantly looking for ways to exploit your company’s vulnerabilities. Businesses need strong measures to protect their employees and ... Read More
June 29, 2023Heather Puckett
What are the advantages of SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) over other security options? Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a cloud-based network security solution that combines wide area networking (WAN) capabilities with comprehensive security features such as secure web gateways, firewall as a service, and zero-trust network access. SASE is ... Read More
April 18, 2023Tommi
As large corporations are faced with the challenge of continually updating technology while still managing expenses, equipment maintenance, and maintaining their bottom line, Technology Expense Management (TEM) is a valuable tool that addresses these needs. Providing greater visibility into technology inventories and optimizing efficiency though automation, TEM allows organizations to ... Read More
January 7, 2023Tommi
Creating an intranet that will meet your business needs and successfully achieve your organizational challenges can be a daunting task. Corporate intranets have dramatically evolved since their beginnings, moving from a document management system, to a more comprehensive platform for collaboration. Launched successfully, a corporate intranet can bring tangible benefits to ... Read More
April 2, 2022Tommi
Even before the coronavirus pandemic and the changes it quickly forced on the way we work, IT managers and cybersecurity strategists had already observed a rise in Social Engineering, the latest cyber threat to businesses. The most critical of cyber dangers does not start with malware by any means. Instead, social ... Read More
April 1, 2022Tommi
More and more businesses are seeing the increased productivity and cost savings of the new work-from-home and hybrid work business model. Most of these savings and benefits are made possible by cloud-based Unified Communications. As businesses closed their offices, globally, cloud UC went from a fast-growing sector of the economy to ... Read More
December 8, 2021Tommi
SD-WAN securely connects multi-location businesses to enable high performance and reliable connections to cloud services for data centers and branch locations. SD-WAN aggregates bandwidth more effectively while providing greater control over the prioritization of applications at a considerably lower cost than traditional WAN solutions. Here are 8 ways in which SD-WAN ... Read More
November 5, 2021Tommi
Healthcare professionals, throughout the United States, have been learning to manage HIPAA compliance to adhere to industry requirements. One component that the healthcare industry must comply with is the Security Risk Assessment (or SRA), which must be completed annually. The Security Risk Assessment includes, not only your processes and procedures, ... Read More
October 7, 2021Chris Torbit
Hosted PBX allows different small and medium-sized business to have a complex telephone system without spending any money on the telephone equipment. The hosted PBX is operated and maintained by the VoIP service provider. It empowers employees to work from anywhere such as their house, a hotel or even on ... Read More
September 26, 2021Chris Torbit
When it’s time to manage business utilities, there are things that you should do, and here they are: First: Turn off unused electronics and unplug them. Just because the device is turned off does not mean that it is not using electricity. When done working for the day, utility bills can ... Read More
September 10, 2021Chris Torbit
Wheelhouse Solutions provides Puppet® Consulting allowing us to work with our clients to apply advanced development methodologies, in order to deploy IT infrastructure, through the feature-rich and intuitive Puppet® software interface. Our Puppet® Consulting & Installation Services Include: Consulting and technical resources to assist you in rapidly deploying and implementing Puppet ... Read More
August 28, 2021Chris Torbit
Cyber attacks are on the rise and only getting more frequent. It's imperative for your business to have an effective strategy to protect against data breaches, malware, spyware and other threats that could compromise your company. Because most businesses are technology-driven, IT systems are central to your organization’s success. With that ... Read More
August 12, 2021Chris Torbit
How Important is Your Data? Wheelhouse Solutions understands that not all data is created equal, and while some businesses may just need files securely backed up, at a low cost, others need to know they can restore their server in minutes, not hours or days. That's where we can help. Your business ... Read More
August 1, 2021Chris Torbit
Software-defined networking in a wide area network, better known as SD-WAN, has become a useful and functional technology for companies nationwide. It provides an easier way to manage and operate the wide area network by decoupling networking hardware from the original control mechanism. Companies are then able to improve the ... Read More
July 15, 2021Tommi
No matter how much a company spends on technology and equipment, those solutions are not meant to last forever and have an anticipated lifecycle. Even after significant investments in technology in your organization, you may have noticed that those solutions are no longer as effective as they once were. Competitors ... Read More
July 4, 2021Chris Torbit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE St. Louis, MO – June 22, 2021 – WheelHouse Solutions, a leading IT consulting and managed services provider and Clarus Communications, a leading technology broker, both based in St. Louis, Missouri, have announced a merger with TDM (Telecom Decision Makers) of Louisville, Kentucky. WheelHouse managing partner, Chris Torbit, ... Read More
June 22, 2021Tommi
Managed Cloud Services are helping companies optimize and streamline the management of their mission-critical applications and data. With managed cloud services, businesses can outsource scheduled maintenance, patches, software updates and management of their IT infrastructure, enabling their IT staff to focus on other business-critical objectives. WheelHouse Solutions provides fully managed IT ... Read More
June 11, 2021Chris Torbit
In a recent article on mobile device management (MDM), CIO magazine makes the intriguing and pointed observation that “the mobile enterprise is the BYOD enterprise,” which may be the reason many businesses have been slow to implement comprehensive mobile device management policies. Unfortunately, a lack of such policies is unrealistic and fails to ... Read More
May 28, 2021Chris Torbit
WheelHouse Solutions' help desk solutions allow your business to provide 24/7/365 help desk services while leaving the help desk management to us, so as not to take up the valuable time of your IT staff. WheelHouse Solutions offers both shared and dedicated help desk options, for our clients, and our ... Read More
May 17, 2021Chris Torbit
One of the most popular buzzwords in tech today is the "Internet of Things" (IoT) but what exactly is it referring to? This week, we'll explain the very basics of IoT and how it will continue to transform the way we communicate and conduct business in the 21st century. The phrase ... Read More
May 5, 2021Chris Torbit
WheelHouse Solutions works with companies, nationwide, allowing them to move some of their workloads to cloud platforms. Selecting one application to evaluate its cloud portability, is simple. If there are no significant changes to the architecture, WheelHouse will assess the compliance requirements and security, and then “lift and shift” the ... Read More
April 25, 2021Chris Torbit
It’s not just your data, it’s your business Business Continuity is all about reducing the impact of a catastrophic data loss. Sure, you can restore individual files, but the ability to restore an entire server or the environment in the cloud in minutes, so you can reduce the impact of a ... Read More
April 10, 2021Chris Torbit
Microsoft Project Online is simple and flexible solution for project portfolio management (PPM), and other various forms of internal and external work processes. It works through Office 365, and provides teams with the ability to plan, prioritize, and manage projects and other portfolio investments, from practically any device. It can ... Read More
March 26, 2021Chris Torbit
When your circuits go down, everything else stops and productivity comes to a screeching halt. The pace of most businesses cannot afford the impact of losing voice or data circuits during business hours. Businesses depend on connectivity for important functions like processing credit cards, placing orders and accessing business-critical data. ... Read More
February 25, 2021Tommi
When anyone refers to Azure SQL, they’re actually referring to SQL in the cloud. There are three main deployment options when it comes to Azure SQL. The first type is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution which consists of SQL server running on an Azure Virtual Machine. Azure will manage ... Read More
January 29, 2021Tommi
Previously known as telecom expense management, TEM has evolved as telecommunications have evolved. Instead of being focused solely on managing wireline and wireless telecommunications expenses, Technology Expense Management now includes all manner of a company’s networking technologies and services spend, including managed services, maintenance, hosting and cloud services. The complexity of ... Read More
December 14, 2020Tommi
Technology has become an essential factor in almost every business operation and now business owners are looking for ways to reduce expenses in their IT departments, in order to achieve greater efficiency for less money. To do that, as a business owner, the logical action would be to cut back on ... Read More
November 17, 2020Tommi
Microsoft has recently announced a partnership with the telecommunications industry, worldwide, to unlock the power of 5G and deliver cloud and edge technology closer than ever before. The partnership comes as a result of increased demand for always-on connectivity and secure collaboration, especially in the wake of more people working ... Read More
October 31, 2020Tommi
What is SIP Trunking is another question we get all the time.  Organizations of all sizes can save a fortune from this technology.  It is the protocol which makes VoIP work and provides dial tone for IP Phone implementations.   SIP trunking is a huge cost saver because it eliminates the need to buy expensive PRIs, local lines or ... Read More
May 24, 2018Chris Torbit
Finding the proper small business phone system for your own business isn’t necessarily a cut and dry process. If you want to upgrade to new phone technologies, you have to think of your own business structure and what you really need to help yourself grow. No doubt your small business is already ... Read More
February 26, 2018Chris Torbit
WheelHouse Solutions, an IT services provider in the St. Louis metropolitan area, has announced its acquisition of KB Data, a leader in the design, installation, and service of SIP‐based business telephone systems and IP telephone service. Since opening their doors in 2000, WheelHouse Solutions has provided exceptional information technology services ... Read More
February 8, 2018Chris Torbit
There are increasing risks daily due to ever-growing exposure of data integrity to new technologies and devices. Recognizing this, IT professionals are devoting more and more resources, time, and effort to detecting, preventing and restoring from hackers who, maliciously or otherwise, seek to gain access to management systems and disrupt ... Read More
January 31, 2018Chris Torbit
Technology advances so quickly that you may become bewildered at all the options available to you. One of the choices you may find yourself making is the choice between traditionally stored data and cloud storage. You’re probably more familiar with traditional methods, but there are a few things you ought to know about cloud ... Read More
January 23, 2018Chris Torbit

Contact Us