The Latest in Performance Monitoring and End-User Experience


Virtual Private Cloud Can Be a Stepping Stone or a Bridge
May 31, 2017 by

Cloud Computing

One of the less obvious aspects of the fantastic growth of the cloud has been the substantial role played by virtual private cloud (VPC). Those are chunks of public cloud capacity reserved in varying degrees for specific organizations. Cloud has captured the imagination of business and IT. It’s a spending stampede. And a big portion
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How AppNeta Battles Network Bottlenecks
May 30, 2017 by

Networking Technology

The age-old bottleneck has plagued IT since the first wired connections were made. Network bottlenecks happen when the communication between network endpoints doesn’t have enough capacity to transfer data without overflowing network constraints. The problem could lie on the internal network, internet WAN or in the destination network, but are no longer commonly in the
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Ask the Right Cloud Questions
May 26, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

When you’re making a cloud move, ask the right questions before you spend the money. This list is a good rundown of what to ask internally, including business function priorities, which applications to move to the cloud and when, and what type of integrations you might choose. Plus, asking the hard questions before moving apps
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AppNeta vs. NetFlow: App Identification Without the Overhead
May 24, 2017 by

Networking Technology

Getting a full picture of applications in use on the network is essential for IT teams today. In the past, NetFlow functionality has been used to see apps in use. NetFlow, and similar technologies like sFlow and jFlow, is typically a router feature that looks at the traffic that’s been sent and received, and then
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How to Bring Your Call Center Into the 21st Century
May 23, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

 What’s the end goal of digital transformation? You’re updating business processes and internal applications, but for most business leaders, the ultimate focus is becoming more agile to meet the changing demands of customers. Unfortunately, legacy-laden call centers are often lost in the mix, or are low on the digital transformation priority list. The problem is
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Remote Monitoring With End Users in Mind
May 22, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring

Remote monitoring is an old problem. In fact, it was a challenge 150 years ago with the emergence of the so-called Victorian Internet, the global communication network based on electric telegraphy. That “internet” depended on human monitoring and the most basic kinds of performance measures. Today, no one charged with monitoring distant IT functions at
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Cloud Adoption Is Not One-Size-Fits-All
May 19, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

It’s always nice to hear the stories about a company’s entire IT infrastructure journey, and what may have changed along the way. These stories of shifting cloud adoption trends and plans are useful for anyone on a similar IT path. For the state of Kansas, private cloud initially seemed like the best fit. Costs quickly
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Location, Location…Latency: Is Your Remote Infrastructure Ready?
May 18, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

In today’s increasingly mobile workplace, organizations need to consider productivity, operational efficiency, and business continuity when migrating their employees, data centers and critical applications to the cloud. As new collaboration technologies make productive, remote teamwork possible, businesses can expect their roster of off-site employees to continue to grow. Along with employees working remotely, companies today
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Is SD-WAN Really the Remote Location Saving Grace?
May 17, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring

How are you holding up against digital transformation? It’s the question looming large over even the most prominent business leaders. But don’t worry—everyone is in the same boat as legacy IT infrastructures get pushed to their limits. However, if you have a large network of remote workers and offices, you might be facing greater challenges
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VPN Monitoring, Inside and Out
May 16, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

IT teams deploy VPNs to create a secure, private connection over the internet. The VPN is an essential technology in connecting employees to corporate apps when they’re not at the main campus. As remote and branch offices have grown, so has VPN availability and selection. This means that VPN performance is particularly important for employees
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