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IT pricing models have changed from capex to opex

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
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

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
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

SD-WAN Won’t Push MPLS Out
June 30, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

It may have seemed for a moment there that MPLS was on its way out as SD-WAN came onto the scene and businesses with remote locations used more public internet. That’s probably not the case, though. A recent Nemertes Research survey found that about 21% of organizations are deploying some kind of SD-WAN technology. Notably,
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Edge computing could make remote location management easier

How Edge Computing Might Benefit Enterprise IT
June 29, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

 “The edge will eat the cloud. And this is perhaps as important as the cloud computing trend ever was.”—Tom Bittman, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner Research If you’re one of the many IT pros still finding your footing with cloud computing, this statement from Tom Bittman might sting a little. It sounds like
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Bots are coming to Office 365

What Will Office 365 Bots Mean for User Performance?
June 26, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

Are you ever tired of all the so-called disruptive technologies that business leaders keep asking you to implement? It’s great to see so much innovation that can impact your business—but sometimes you just want the IT infrastructure to remain stable for a little while. So, when you hear Microsoft’s Harry Shum, executive vice president of
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Cloud Is a Game-Changer, But Not a Time-Saver
June 23, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

This week, Cisco announced products built using intent-based networking for the end-to-end network. Intent-based networking takes the decision-making of how a network will do a task away from administrators, who only need to tell the network what needs to be done. This type of network is also more flexible and predictive to respond quickly to
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Recharge, Reset, Reconfigure
June 9, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

As summertime approaches here on the east coast, we’re dreaming of time away from work to recharge. How much of your daily work in IT can be automated while you’re away from the office? This recent IT Pro piece notes that we all tend toward keeping the status quo, even if it’s clear it’s not
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

To Cloud Infinity, and Beyond
June 2, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Both vendors and cloud users continue to push cloud adoption strategy ever further. This week in Building More Data Centers, Google Cloud Platform announced its third availability zone in its Oregon region. With the new zone, Google Cloud also added new services for users—CloudSQL and regional Managed Instance Groups, which can be used to spread VMs
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Ask the Right Cloud Questions
May 26, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

When you’re making a cloud move, ask the right questions before you spend the money. This list is a good rundown of what to ask internally, including business function priorities, which applications to move to the cloud and when, and what type of integrations you might choose. Plus, asking the hard questions before moving apps
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Bring call center technology into the 21st century.

How to Bring Your Call Center Into the 21st Century
May 23, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

 What’s the end goal of digital transformation? You’re updating business processes and internal applications, but for most business leaders, the ultimate focus is becoming more agile to meet the changing demands of customers. Unfortunately, legacy-laden call centers are often lost in the mix, or are low on the digital transformation priority list. The problem is
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