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IoT management is an emerging IT challenge

Tackling the New World of Internet of Things Management
February 27, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology

For a long time, the Internet of Things (IoT) was considered over-hyped. The promises of widespread data collection, transmission and analysis all sounded pretty great, and business leaders across all functions were ready to buy in. But as we enter 2018, IoT is actually here. Deployments have become practical enough to warrant the rise of
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

WiFi Networks, SaaS Providers and the Challenges They Bring IT
February 23, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology

The cloud/SaaS honeymoon usually ends pretty quickly for IT teams supporting various cloud and SaaS applications. The loss of control over SaaS apps can be a surprise for IT, even as it also frees up time. IT team members are now at the mercy of SaaS application providers, which decide when upgrades will happen and
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AWS monitoring is essential for cloud deployments

AWS Monitoring Tools—Bridging the Gap
February 13, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

When you talk about public cloud in IT today, you’re likely talking about Amazon Web Services (AWS). As noted by CloudPro, it’s not even a contest right now: Second-place Azure has gotten to 7.1% of the market, but AWS dominates with more than 44% market share. What’s the secret? Part of Amazon’s impact comes from
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SaaS application monitoring forest and trees

SaaS Application Monitoring: Seeing the Forest and the Trees
February 8, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

Software as a service (SaaS) tools and applications are now ubiquitous. Research firm Forrester puts it simply: “If you aren’t using SaaS broadly, you’re falling behind.” Why? Because data shows that SaaS “is increasingly the foundation for business opportunities.” Sounds like the perfect solution. But SaaS comes with a unique challenge: The rapid rise of
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Cloud ERP solutions from Microsoft, SAP and Oracle lead the pack

Who’s Winning in the Cloud ERP Software Market?
February 6, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

For some time, there’s been a quiet war going on between the top three providers of enterprise ERP software—SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. Lately, that war has been taking place on a new front: the cloud. All three major players have pushed out cloud versions of their flagship ERP software within the last few years, with
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Public Cloud Success Will Require Rearchitecting, Fine-Tuning
January 26, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

By the end of 2019, 60% of business will have moved their operations primarily to a SaaS model and away from on-premises, according to a recent 451 Research survey. Amazon and Microsoft have traction in the cloud market for these businesses, of course. 35% say that Microsoft will become their most strategic cloud partner, while
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AWS cloud certification has a low bar and could pay off for IT

Are You Certified to Fix AWS?
January 25, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

Some people are always called upon to fix things. It’s true in families (Hi Mom. Yes, I can fix your computer), and it’s also true in businesses. There are plenty of instances in which people who aren’t necessarily trained for the job might find themselves in charge of a company’s EC2 implementation, for example. If
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Weekly commentary from AppNeta on network and application performance

Adopt Cloud Tools Only When Your IT Team Is Ready
January 19, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

As networking hardware gets cheaper, it’s having an effect on how data centers are connecting to each other. As big providers like Amazon, Google and the rest start using SDN and SD-WAN more widely, the hardware costs are coming down. Those hardware costs used to be the biggest consideration when building and provisioning data centers,
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ERP cloud systems are challenging

ERP is Changing Because of the Cloud—How Should IT Departments Change in Return?
January 18, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

The cloud changes things, and not always in a good way. A recent survey from the security vendor AlgoSec shows that 30% of companies find that their applications don’t work as expected after a cloud migration. ERP is no exception to that rule. Those using cloud ERP solutions increasingly find that once their vendors finish
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Help desk challenges are common but can be solved

3 Tips to Tackle Common Help Desk Challenges
January 17, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

Imagine being under the microscope, while also shouldering the responsibility of company-wide productivity. That’s IT in a nutshell, with the help desk as the front line for any dissatisfaction or service interruptions that end users experience. In the past, with on-premises solutions, being the enterprise hero who could solve a problem quickly was difficult. Now,
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