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End-User Experience Now Critical for Effective IT—But Companies Missing the Mark
December 28, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

Embracing the digital workplace is top priority for any tech-driven organization—and in a world dominated by smartphones, social media and always-on connected devices, “tech-driven” covers almost any company looking to stay competitive. The challenge is creating an end-user experience that leads to digital solutions. According to CMS Wire, “the heart of every successful digital workplace
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SD-WAN Monitoring: The Context Conundrum
December 26, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Software-defined architecture is the next big thing for networks, allowing companies to shift away from costly, inflexible hardware to more agile and adaptable solutions. Consider software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN), which some experts see as the natural replacement of multi-protocol label-switching (MPLS) solutions currently in use. There’s some justification for this position, since SD-WAN offers
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Tackle SaaS Application Sprawl With Orchestration, Better Security Measures
December 21, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Is SaaS sprawl creeping in to your enterprise environment? Orchestration might be a good goal for 2018. Building an orchestration environment means that IT’s resources, services and workflows are available to users in a self-service way. So for cloud deployments, a cloud orchestration system means that there’s a specific workflow to follow when a business
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G Suite Gains Enterprise Ground as Users and IT Get More Comfortable
December 20, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

G Suite is still the underdog compared to Microsoft Office 365. What’s keeping enterprises away? With Google dominating the consumer space, introducing it into the workplace seems like a natural fit for employee experience and productivity. The problem is, enterprises are ingrained in the Microsoft stack, and have been building entire workflows around Office products
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How to Monitor Gaming at Work
December 19, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring, Product News

Every IT person has seen it happen…and some have done it themselves. Gaming at work is more prevalent than ever. Game clients like Steam and the rise in mobile gaming can cause significant congestion on enterprise networks. While many companies have segmented traffic from mobile devices onto a separate network, the amount of game-related traffic
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Using AppNeta’s API for Better Monitoring Data Integration
December 18, 2017 by

Company News, Performance Monitoring

APIs are the currency of today’s SaaS-based infrastructures. They allow business IT teams to connect applications in useful, creative ways to meet their particular needs. As a SaaS-based company ourselves, and with most of our customers moving their apps to cloud and SaaS models, our API powers a lot of very cool interconnected infrastructures. All
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SaaS Apps and Modern Networks Need Strong Management
December 15, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Here’s a philosophical question for network engineers everywhere: What does stability mean, anyway? The inimitable Ethan Banks offers some time-tested, practical tips on what makes for lasting network stability today. One important piece of advice is to control your impulses to play around with network features and functionality. Don’t experiment in a production environment, and
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Performance Monitoring That Works for Both IT Operations and Application Owners
December 14, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

From the earliest days of online-dating services, “love algorithms” searched almost exclusively on what clients deemed to be their ideal characteristics in a partner. Singles would check boxes on hair color, religion, location, and interests, and wait for the results. Undoubtedly, what came out didn’t really align with the kind of partner they were actually
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Make Your ServiceNow Implementation Work Without Issues
December 12, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology

When companies move ahead on implementing ServiceNow, it’s not just for a better ticketing system. The SaaS application claims to replace unstructured work patterns with intelligent workflows, improve service levels, energize employees and enable enterprises to work at light speed. That’s a tall order, even for a powerful platform that automates and connects workflows and
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Your G Suite Will Now Include Salesforce: Can You Monitor Them Both?
December 11, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

Gmail is an unquestionable titan. 20% of all emails sent worldwide are sent using the Gmail platform, and a total of 1.2 billion users. This email dominance is reflected in the enterprise versions of its applications, known collectively as G Suite. Gmail and the other G Suite apps are now gaining ground for business use.
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