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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet:
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find Out What It Means to IT
November 4, 2016 by

Industry Insights

This week brought a few great stories about IT gaining more respect as a critical part of business success. First, this Forbes story takes a detailed look at IT jobs and the cloud to delve into how IT’s role is becoming more clear. It’s a reminder that we’re moving past the initial “cloud will take
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet: Ghosts, Ghouls and Graveyards
October 28, 2016 by

Industry Insights

It’s Halloween weekend! Do you have any ghost issues in your IT infrastructure? Those are the ones that are hard or impossible to reproduce, and usually take the most time to find and fix. Performance monitoring will help you sweep those lurkers right out the door, so you won’t be scared to walk the data
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Artificial Intelligence Grows, with the Help of Human Intelligence
October 26, 2016 by

Industry Insights

Artificial intelligence has dominated many IT headlines this year. One theory on why AI is taking off now is that its predictive capabilities are becoming popular in this data-driven world. It’s getting better and more business-worthy, too. Salesforce recently announced Einstein, an AI addition to its product that promises customer personalization via machine learning. The
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet: Predictions, Patriots and Phone Addiction
October 20, 2016 by

Industry Insights

We’re nearing late October, which means it’s time for… IT conferences and industry predictions! During Gartner’s ITExpo and Symposium this week, analysts forecasted a nearly 3% rise in global IT spending for 2017. That will bring spending to $3.5 trillion, with software and IT services expected to grow the most. That makes sense, as IT
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How IT Can Match Its Priorities with Its Realities
October 18, 2016 by

Performance Monitoring

Fall often has a New Year’s feel to it, as kids head back to school and squirrels start stocking acorns for winter. It’s a good time to reassess 2016 priorities and budgets and decide which projects can get done (or mostly done) by the end of the year, and see what priorities should take precedence before
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet: Sometimes Technology Throws a Curveball
October 14, 2016 by

Industry Insights

It was a rough week for Samsung and its combusting phones. This piece breaks down the supply chain issues facing global manufacturers like Samsung. It comes down to visibility—there are so many moving parts in building a product like a smartphone that it can seem nearly impossible to see every step of the process. We
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Better Salesforce Performance, Better Business Success
October 13, 2016 by

Industry Insights

Salesforce uptime and performance have driven plenty of business success. What today’s users like about Salesforce is that it has a lot of customization capabilities and can integrate with other popular, business-critical apps. It’s possible for a company to connect Salesforce with any number of other tools, including email and marketing automation, financial systems and
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet: All Cloud, All the Time
October 7, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

This week, we came across some nice hard numbers on cloud infrastructure spending, based on IDC research. They expect that spending on cloud infrastructure will pull even with spending on traditional IT infrastructure within five years. That’s a pretty amazing shift when we look back over the past decade or so in IT. With all
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“Is the WiFi Down?” Why This Question Matters More Than Ever
October 4, 2016 by

Networking Technology

It happened gradually, but at some point WiFi networks moved from a nice-to-have bonus feature in the office to become a standard part of a business’s IT infrastructure. Now that mobile devices are such a critical part of work, WiFi is essential. It needs care and attention as other networks do. Strong WiFi performance is
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet: Nothing Lasts Forever (Especially in Tech)
September 30, 2016 by

Industry Insights

This week brought Elon Musk’s announcement about his plans to build a sustainable city on Mars. Specifics are scarce, but we’re hoping Musk has considered the quality of WiFi service on Mars, or those travelers might be quite disappointed when they arrive after a six-month flight. Maybe Google’s new Station tools will help. The details
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