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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Purpose: The Case for Deep Packet Inspection
January 23, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The deep packet inspection market is expected to experience substantial growth over the next four years, but what’s driving corporate interest? The technology itself is straightforward: Instead of simply examining packet headers, deep packet inspection (DPI) goes deeper to analyze the contents of any packet passing through specific checkpoints—typically firewalls—and can make real-time decisions about
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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 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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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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SDN, NFV and 5G Wireless Will Drive IoT, Networking Teams
January 12, 2018 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

If you take a peek at the telecom world, you see a couple of big networking trends that are making waves there. However, changes are still slow to come, since network managers have a lot of legacy networks and infrastructure in place now. Ripping and replacing is expensive, time-consuming and risky. This expert thinks 2020
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Home Healthcare Provider Brings Distributed Locations Into Focus With AppNeta
January 11, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

IT ROLE: Network engineer for branch and wireless services NEEDS: Monitoring 500 remote locations with a small, centralized IT team RESULTS: Finding provider issues; creating network performance baselines We talked recently with a customer who runs AppNeta at a large and growing healthcare provider. This network engineer has just one other colleague helping to manage
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How to Turn G Suite at Work Into Collaboration Nirvana
January 9, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

 For companies choosing a hosted productivity solution, there are two obvious options—Office 365 and G Suite. At first glance, they seem fairly similar. Both offer email, storage and a range of productivity tools like word processing, spreadsheets and presentation applications. But what you might not notice with one of the options is a little problem
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Resolve to Declutter SaaS Sprawl With Multicloud Management
January 5, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Happy New Year! Do you have a resolution to declutter this year? If you’re hoping to declutter the SaaS application sprawl in your organization, try to stay realistic on that front. Most companies, according to these cloud experts, know they’re spending too much on disparate SaaS and web apps, but don’t have the time or
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Are You Prepared for How the GDPR Will Change WiFi Networks?
January 4, 2018 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

Not enough American companies are ready for the GDPR—the General Data Protection Regulation, adopted last year in the European Union and set to go into effect in May of 2018. According to research from Spiceworks, only 5% of US companies are currently preparing for these data protection regulations. On the face of it, this seems
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Switching to SD-WAN Doesn’t Mean Ripping Out Your MPLS Network
January 2, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

SD-WAN was originally designed to be the successor technology to MPLS networks, but it doesn’t appear to have worked out that way. Research from Nemertes has shown that nearly 80% of companies with a pre-existing MPLS deployment retain the technology after SD-WAN adoption. Clearly there is some synergy between SD-WAN and MPLS. How does an
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