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

Go Cloud or Go Home
December 16, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

‘Tis the season for technology predictions in 2017. This one goes in-depth on the job skills that will be most important in the year ahead. There’s nothing too extreme (we’re not actually hiring robots yet) but mobile and big data jobs, two trends a few years back, are at the bottom of this top ten
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

IT’s Got Money on Its Mind
December 9, 2016 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Happy Friday! From InformationWeek, we came across this story on the future of IT investment planning. It’s a great look at the shifts in IT roles that are happening as technology shifts take place in the data center and outside of it. The main takeaways here are that cloud services spending is practically guaranteed for
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Figure out how to negotiate a cloud services SLA.

What Goes into a Cloud Services SLA?
December 7, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

How many cloud services SLAs do you have in place today? As cloud services continue to drive your business, the number will grow and you might become numb to SLA fine print. However, it’s important to ensure each SLA has your best interests in mind. Don’t settle for just any cloud services SLA. Know what
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

A Truckload of Excitement for IT This Season
December 2, 2016 by

Industry Insights

In re:Invent 2016 news this week, Amazon Web Services announced Lightsail, its easy-to-deploy virtual private server service that hides all the underlying complexity from users. Did you think deploying cloud instances was easy already? Now it’s even easier and even more do-it-yourself, and at only $5, may make shadow IT purchases even more prevalent. We’ll
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Business application downtime can affect productivity.

Slow Business Apps: What’s the Worst That Can Happen?
November 30, 2016 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

The closer the relationship between an application and your revenue, the easier it is to measure the impact of poor performance. This is why, for example, researchers found that an e-commerce site experiences 7% lower conversion rates for just a 1-second delay in page responses. Companies often invest heavily in performance monitoring for their business-to-customer
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Take a networking acronyms quiz

Quiz: Do You Know Your Network Acronyms?
November 22, 2016 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Acronyms rule the IT world, and the networking field is no exception to this. We’ve collected a few of the acronyms that we come across often in our performance monitoring world. Do you know what they all mean? If you tweet us or leave a comment with your score, our CMO promises to do a pushup
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet: Public Cloud, Big Data Rule the Roost
November 18, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Watch out for lock-in, and consider a cloud broker. These are some tips on using public cloud that came out of discussions with a group of reps from large enterprises who have been working with the Open Networking User Group. There are some concrete tips on negotiating pricing and ensuring security—all very useful advice now
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet: Cloudy with a Chance of Innovation
November 11, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Cloud adoption just keeps increasing, with more to come, according to this recent IDG cloud survey. They found that the average company has 45% of their IT environment in the cloud, and that by the end of 2017, the average company expects it’ll be closer to 59%. With all those numbers in hand and other
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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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