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Browsing posts filed under: Industry Insights

Will big data overwhelm the WAN?

How Big Data Causes Big Problems for the WAN
August 31, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Who doesn’t love data these days? For business leaders, the more data you can collect, the better. Some might resist certain technologies in digital transformation, but it seems everyone can agree that big data analytics makes business life easier. Everyone except IT leaders, that is. While business leaders add ever-increasing data inputs with IoT sensors,
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Don’t Jump Off the SD-WAN Cliff Without a Parachute
August 29, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

SD-WAN is gaining traction quickly with a lot of businesses. If SD-WAN technology is on your radar, you likely want to improve the performance of networks and applications at remote offices. You may have jumped off the SD-WAN adoption cliff already, or are at least researching and considering it. With SD-WAN’s popularity, it has gained a
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Remote users need collaboration tools

Get to Know the Top Collaboration Apps for Remote Users
August 23, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Team members are not always in the same office, or they may be on the road at customer or supplier sites. Companies are dealing with a shortage of critical skills, so they hire people regardless of their location. Businesses overall are increasing their number of remote offices and locations, taking advantage of modern technology that
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

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

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

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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IT support teams are keeping up with cloud

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

IoT and Globalization Put Networking in Spotlight
July 28, 2017 by

Industry Insights

Networking association MEF started the push toward SD-WAN standards recently. It’s a sign of the maturity of the technology, which is becoming a part of more organizations’ network infrastructures. MEF is developing a lifecycle service orchestration framework and open APIs, with the goal of consistency around communicating among SD-WAN components. Several leading SD-WAN vendors are
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Enforce QoS while you wait for SDN

Holding Out Hope for SDN? How to Enforce QoS in the Meantime
July 27, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

For every new technology, there’s that initial excitement that makes you think “this is the innovation that will break the Gartner Hype Cycle.” But time and time again, there’s a gap between innovation hype and practical implementation. There’s no better example of this gap than the case of software-defined networking (SDN). The concept has been
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SD-WAN adoption needs a checklist

6 Tips for Better SD-WAN Adoption
July 25, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Emerging technologies are making it easier for IT teams to manage the remote offices under their control. SD-WAN deployment is growing quickly, and so are remote locations, which are increasingly a part of many distributed businesses in a whole variety of industries. At its simplest, SD-WAN pairs multiple existing networks and routes their traffic depending
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