Burgeoning growth in the use of mobile devices is surely among the most significant trends impacting enterprise communications. Much of this growth is uncontrolled, as droves of employees increasingly make use of their personal mobile devices over company networks, as they’re accustomed to doing at home.
To manage mobile communications effectively, you need to know how much of your network bandwidth is being utilized by mobile devices at all times, and how your network is performing as a result – both at the home office and at remote sites. This entails:
- Visibility into what applications (mobile and otherwise) are running on the network
- Insight into the real-time, local experience of users consuming your IP-based Unified Communications services
- The ability to notify network administrators in real-time about network performance degradation and spikes in bandwidth utilization
Traditional network management solutions aren’t designed to measure the quality of network-dependent, IP-based services from the viewpoint of your distributed users. They also aren’t very good at pinpointing the cause of traffic-induced performance degradation. So-called “netflow analysis” tools and services are helpful, but are notoriously expensive and require heavy-duty network hardware.
An affordable, cloud-based solution that delivers instant value through actionable insight into the impact of mobility on your network is AppNeta’s PathView Cloud service.