The Digital Network Revolution Is Here
July 21, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Check out this research showing how digital transformation is affecting companies with remote and branch offices. The EMA Research study found that 83% of enterprises are increasing their number of WAN-connected sites, and in 84% of enterprises, the number of network-connected devices is also increasing at remote sites. A majority of businesses surveyed—74%—are also making
Continue reading

Use Caution When Considering Managed SD-WAN Services
July 20, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Whether you’re just starting to learn the basics or you’re researching more specific benefits, you can’t go far without seeing stories about SD-WAN technology. The market for SD-WAN solutions is set to explode and IT publishers are feeding the hype. Sometimes, you might just want to sit back and ignore the hype. You have plenty
Continue reading

AppNeta vs. SNMP: Device-Centric Monitoring Has Limits
July 19, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Monitoring the performance of your infrastructure is a worthy and necessary part of any IT environment. Whether you have one office or thousands, knowing the status of your equipment is important. However, many of the applications we depend on today are delivered over networks owned by carriers. Accessing your email, for example, likely routes through
Continue reading

SD-WAN or WAN Optimization? Why This Question Doesn’t Cut It
July 17, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Have you joined the rising crowd of IT pros claiming WAN optimization is dead in recent years? It’s the same story with all types of technology at this point. You spend 10 or 20 years relying on yesterday’s innovation, and as soon as something new comes along, the industry is ready to move on. For
Continue reading

Can Emerging Network Technologies Solve IT’s Problems?
July 14, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

One of our favorite topics around here is obviously network performance. This take on upgrading network performance looks at the big picture of networking today to see where improvements might happen. Throughput and security have traditionally been the two big considerations in network performance, but others now include policy-based approaches, flexible infrastructure and capacity. The
Continue reading

Ghostbusting in Real Time for Remote Offices
July 13, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring

You’ve just gotten to work when a new support ticket comes in from your company’s San Francisco remote office (you’re at headquarters in Boston). Office 365 was running very slowly yesterday. It’s their third help desk ticket this week, and the others are still unresolved in ServiceNow. Your first move is to call the user,
Continue reading

How to Monitor Application Performance Over WiFi
July 12, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The value of application performance monitoring is increasing as apps move to the cloud and SaaS providers. There are many factors that can affect application performance, including local network congestion, ISP performance, inefficient routes, server-side infrastructure and a multitude of others. But there is an even more prevalent change occurring at the other end of
Continue reading

Capex vs. Opex for IT Spending
July 10, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

The cloud offers many attractive alternatives for businesses and their IT teams looking for flexibility and quick deployment of all kinds of applications, large and small. But existing budget patterns—with a strong bias toward ownership (capex) rather than consumption-as-needed (opex)—means IT is stuck shopping for tools in an old-school way. Old habits and work styles
Continue reading

Legacy Networks Have Some Catching Up to Do
July 7, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Are you using multicloud in your enterprise? No? Are you sure about that? This look at multicloud notes that many businesses are actually using multicloud without knowing it, citing an IDC study that 95% of businesses are using multiple public and private clouds. This unknown use of multicloud is a sort of outgrowth of shadow
Continue reading

Why Unified Communications Can Be Hard for IT to Support
July 6, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring

It’s taken more than a decade, but we’ve finally reached the point where VoIP lines are the primary means of communication for enterprises. Business leaders love it because VoIP, videoconferencing and other elements of unified communications (UC) can significantly improve employee productivity. Using unified communications can also help businesses have more flexibility and options, such
Continue reading

Page 1 of 60
1 2 3 60
close