WAN Optimization Lives On—Probably
August 18, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Either WAN optimization is dead, or it’s more important than ever. This story argues that WAN optimization reached its peak in the era of limited bandwidth. Now, though, the technology has lost its usefulness because it can’t improve VoIP or video streaming application performance. On the other hand, this analyst says that WAN optimization should
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Update Your WAN for the IPv6 Transition
August 17, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

No one would blame you if you can’t muster up much enthusiasm for IPv6. After all, IPv6 has been “the future” of internet protocols since its inception in 1998, without much evidence it’s happening. Even though you’ve been reading about the impending downfall of IPv4 since 2007, here we are in 2017 watching adoption just
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How to Prevent Remote User Issues
August 16, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Why does it matter so much that enterprise users have a good experience with the technology they use every day? Well, their productivity has a big impact on the business’s bottom line. Fewer complaints from users means fewer calls and help desk tickets for IT to manage. And today’s cloud and SaaS-based technology can be
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5 Tips for Better Collaboration Tool Security and Performance
August 14, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The need for collaboration tools like chat and video apps is greater than ever, for a few big reasons: Businesses are increasing their numbers of remote locations quickly Companies have recognized that it’s important to hire the best talent regardless of location. Employees often travel on business or choose to work remotely. Customers and suppliers are actively
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IT Charts a New Remote Office Course With SD-WAN
August 11, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

More healthcare organizations are discovering SD-WAN technology for help managing their many remote locations. It makes a lot of sense—in many ways, healthcare businesses like hospitals and home healthcare facilities are the poster children of the challenges of modern networking. Each remote office or location needs high-performing networks and applications, and most don’t have IT
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Living on the Edge (of Your Network) to Optimize Remote Locations
August 9, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Just as you’re starting to get comfortable with the cloud, IT reporters may have you thinking there’s a new wave about to replace it—edge computing. And as the Internet of Things takes hold in the workplace, moving processing power to the edge will certainly be important. However, there aren’t many businesses that are prepared to
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Even the CMO Can Troubleshoot: The Day Salesforce Went Down
August 7, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring, Product News

One morning last week, I came into the office to find that the folks in our Boston office couldn’t consistently access Salesforce.com. But of course I already knew this. I had gotten an alert from AppNeta Performance Manager that the app wasn’t functioning correctly, so I could quickly troubleshoot the issue. As Chief Marketing Officer
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WAN Challenges Are Overwhelming IT
August 4, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

A recent survey from Dimensional Research found that nearly all respondents are facing multiple WAN security and management challenges. Network complexity is the underlying challenge for most respondents, which they’re aware of, but not addressing. The top three challenges all involve supporting branch offices: Managing devices, mitigating security risks and deploying new solutions at branch
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When Guest WiFi Is Unusable, What’s the Point?
August 3, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

What would happen if we woke up tomorrow and WiFi didn’t exist anymore? It would take some getting used to, for sure. You could fall back on your carrier’s mobile service, but it’s not quite the same as the comfort of your personal WiFi network. For years now, proposals have surfaced about the possibility of
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IT Support Technology and Teams Get More Advanced
August 2, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

“Help, I need somebody!” That refrain from one of the songs that powered the Beatles to long-ago pop music success is the perpetual lament of anyone who’s ever run into a brick wall at work with computer or hardware, WiFi access, or a host of other potentially challenging activities. For years, the IT support help
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