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When Gartner first introduced the concept of “secure access service edge” (SASE, pronounced sassy) into the enterprise IT lexicon back in August 2019, they had estimated that “by 2024, at least 40 percent of enterprises will have explicit [SASE] strategies,” up from less than 1 percent in 2018. Flash forward to today, and not even Gartner could’ve predicted the smorgasbord...

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Tags: DIA, enterprise cloud, cloud computing, enterprise IT, network performance monitoring, network management, network monitoring, CASB, MPLS, VPN, firewall, security, edge computing, edge, secure access software edge, SD WAN, SaaS, SASE, enterprise IT

To pin the fast and furious shift in consumer attitudes over the past year on a single crisis would be impossible, as social, economic, environmental and public health issues all converged over the course of 2020 to throw every business’ best laid plans out the window. To try to measure the impact of these simultaneous changes on consumer behavior, Salesforce...

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Tags: cloud computing, cloud, digital channels, digital transformation, consumer tastes, consumer trends, salesforce, network management, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, enterprise IT

Pandemic restrictions have pushed workers in practically every role out of their comfort zone, forcing them to log onto work from the home environments that used to be their “escape” from the 9-to-5. But as the walls between the office and home have blurred, so too have the hours of work, as many employees—specifically those working at major tech companies—are...

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Tags: IT efficiency, remote workforce, remote worker, remote work, Silicon Valley, Facebook, Google, network management, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, enterprise WAN, work from home, wfh, cloud computing, enterprise IT

Residential Internet access has never been a hotter commodity, as everyone from network engineers to their first graders are sharing at-home WiFi and pushing the limits on residential upload and download needs over the course of the pandemic. As a result, ISPs like Comcast are exploring ways to deliver enterprise-caliber Internet speeds out to residences without having to undergo costly...

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Tags: comcast internet, direct internet connectivity, dia, direct to internet, internet, remote worker, remote workforce, remote work, wfh, WiFi, internet service provider, residential isp, isp, comcast, cloud computing, network performance monitoring, enterprise IT

Two giants of the enterprise cloud computing space made waves this week as Microsoft and Google each announced expansions to their respective Azure and Cloud platforms that are aimed squarely at fostering increased business flexibility and multi-cloud networking. During the launch at Microsoft Ignite, the company’s flagship annual developer’s conference, a greatly enhanced version of Azure was unveiled that expands...

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Tags: Google Cloud, Google, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft, Azure, data center monitoring, data center cloud, data center, work from home, WFH, edge computing, edge cloud, hybrid cloud, multi cloud, cloud computing, cloud, network management, network monitoring, network performance monitoring

Enterprise cloud adoption continues its rapid acceleration in 2020 as a new survey from IDG found that cloud investments will account for 32 percent of total IT budgets by 2021. The report, which is compiled of reader respondents from CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld and Network World tech buyer audiences, found that cloud spending is up 59 percent from 2018 levels,...

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Tags: cloud, cloud, remote workforce, remote worker, remote work, WFH, work from home, end user experience, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, network management, cloud computing, cloud migration, cloud adoption

Prior to the global pandemic, SD-WAN was among the leading digital transformation initiatives in the enterprise space, as IT teams deployed this tech to help to connect their increasingly distributed remote office footprint. Months into the global quarantine, however, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the pre-COVID focus on the remote office has shifted markedly to support work-from-home (WFH), which conventional...

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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, remote worker, remote workforce, remote work, work from home, wfh, cloud computing, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, sd wan

Healthcare workers have been the true heroes of the pandemic to date, as they’ve bravely adapted to a new way of working to ensure the best care possible for their communities during unprecedented times. Now, the healthcare industry as a whole is rapidly transforming beyond how they treat patients in the hospital to better serve people remotely, accelerating telehealth efforts...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, healthcare providers, digital transformation, cloud transformation, healthcare cloud, healthcare transformation, healthcare, cloud computing, telehealth

The impact of the global pandemic has been dramatic for the enterprise space, upending financial forecasts and sending workers across the globe home in accordance with social distancing guidelines. But while the conversation regarding the workforce has largely been centered around ongoing work-from-home (WFH) initiatives, businesses are now emerging from the “rushed” phase of their transformation and into a period...

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Tags: network performance, network management, network performance monitoring, SD WAN, enterprise IT, enterprise network, wide area network, WAN, office network, real estate, office, office life, cloud computing, wfh, work from home, remote work

If you’ve felt your organization’s cloud migration accelerating at a faster pace than ever the past few months, you’re not alone. The latest Cloud 2025 report from LogicMonitor shows that in just the past two months, attitudes toward cloud adoption have become almost unanimously positive as enterprise IT teams continue to exceed expectations in transforming their networks for quarantine. The...

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Tags: network management solutions, network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network transformation, cloud transformation, digital transformation, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, enterprise cloud, cloud computing, cloud adoption, cloud migration

Virtual call centers have long been at the top of the wishlist for enterprises looking to cut costs through digital transformation, and 2020 is proving to be the year many leading consumer brands see their wishes come true. When enterprises across the Globe were forced to set users up for work-from-home (WFH) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak back in...

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Tags: cloud management, network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network transformation, digital transformation, cloud transformation, covd 19, cloud adoption, cloud migration, cloud computing, virtual contact center, virtual call center, cloud contact center, cloud call center, contact center, call center

Cloud computing has been viewed as “the way forward” for enterprises for years, but it took a global pandemic for many companies to finally push ahead on their wide-scale cloud migrations. And while many teams had to rush their enterprise-grade cloud transformations to support a suddenly decentralized network footprint, now that the steady march to the cloud has begun, there’s...

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Tags: enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, cloud awards, network performance monitoring, network management, network performance, UCaaS, SaaS, cloud apps, cloud adoption, cloud migration, cloud computing, cloud

While offices across the globe have been inching closer to reopening in fits and starts over the past few weeks, a new report from Xerox has found that 85 percent of IT and tech decision makers expect they’ll finally be back in the office within the next 18 months. The report found that the biggest pain point for a third...

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Tags: office life, Xerox, pandemic, covid 19, tech jobs, IT jobs, enterprise IT, remote workforce, remote workers, remote work, wfh, work from home, cloud computing, cloud

A survey of 1,283 software engineers, technical leads, and IT decision-makers from across the globe found that 45 percent planned to move the majority of their apps to the cloud in 2020. While 88 percent already rely on cloud infrastructure in some form or another, almost half planned to shift three quarters or more of their workflows into the cloud...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, cloud applications, SaaS, cloud apps, enterprise apps, containerization, containers, hybrid cloud, enterprise cloud, cloud adoption, cloud migration, cloud computing, cloud

Now more than ever, your enterprise network is the critical backbone that drives the success of your business. It supports your primary channels for customer outreach, the tools your employees use every day to get the job done, and the lines of communication for the entire organization as the way we work evolves. That’s why it’s never been more critical...

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Tags: network transformation, end user experience, efficient IT, digital transformation, cloud migration, cloud computing, network monitoring, network management, network performance monitoring, network, tagline, AppNeta

The bar for what qualifies as “innovative” in the business world these days has never been higher. Enterprise needs are evolving at the fastest rate in recent memory, and the demand for agile, scalable solutions that can enable businesses to react quickly has never been greater. That’s why we’re incredibly honored to be among this year’s Stevies honorees from the...

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Tags: Innovative Technology, Innovative Tech, Innovative, Innovation, American Business Awards, Stevie Awards, network monitoring, network management, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, digital transformation, cloud computing, network performance monitoring

Microsoft Build, one of four tentpole developer conferences held annually, kicked off its first-ever completely virtual edition this week with a slew of announcements that confirm the tech giant is betting big on cloud – and not letting COVID-19 slow them down. With Facebook’s F8 conference postponed and Google’s I/O conference cancelled, Microsoft Build is the first major developer gathering...

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Tags: network management, enterprise networks, network monitoring, network management, enterprise, enterprise IT, microsoft azure, azure, supercomputing, supercomputer, cloud computing, cloud, facebook, google, apple, microsoft build, microsoft

The 2020 State of the Cloud report from Flexera finds that multicloud deployments remain the enterprise networking strategy du jour this year, even if (or, perhaps specifically because) COVID-19 has thrown previous transformation plans off course. The report found that 93 percent of companies have a strategy to use multiple providers – specifically Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google...

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Tags: hybrid cloud, private cloud, public cloud, enterprise cloud, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, cloud adoption, cloud migration, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, cloud computing, multi cloud, multicloud, cloud

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a huge wake-up call for enterprises that hadn’t prioritized cloud migration prior to global WFH orders, as cloud solutions have become a lifeline in the face of an unprecedented shift in how the world does business. As teams rushed to deploy tools and workflows to hundreds (if not thousands) of locations across a...

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Tags: work from home, remote work, WFH, enterprise transformation, network transformation, digital transformation, network monitoring, network management, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, enterprise network, enterprise, social distancing, quarantine, pandemic, COVID 19, cloud migration services, cloud migration, cloud adoption, cloud computing, clou

Social distancing guidelines have made UCaaS tools more than just business-critical solutions, as it seems like every parent and grandparent with WiFi access has been hopping on Zoom and other video conferencing apps to bridge the gap between friends and family in isolation. This has put unprecedented pressure on unified communication providers, whose products demand a higher share of network...

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Tags: WAH, WFH, work remote, work from home, remote office, remote work, cloud computing, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, Citrix WebEx, WebEx, Zoom, Teams, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft, UCaaS, UC, unified communications, video calls, video conferencing

With teams going remote en masse and across industries, network infrastructures are already being put to the test as a wealth of cloud and web applications travel across diverse network environments to keep far-flung teams in sync. That’s why it’s never been more important that the tools IT teams use to manage and monitor network performance aren’t themselves putting added...

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Tags: KPI, management stack, UCaaS, SaaS, branch office, remote office, remote work, enterprise WAN, enterprise network, network monitoring, network management, cloud computing, enterprise IT, network performance monitoring

Across industries, work-from-home (WFH) became the new normal over the past few weeks, forcing enterprise IT teams to push the gas on their network transformation projects, or start fast-tracking new ones altogether to support a deluge of remote users. Fortunately, AppNeta Performance Manager is here to ensure enterprise IT teams rise to the occasion and can gain the remote visibility...

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Tags: cloud computing, remote workforce, remote office, remote worker, remote work, wfh, work from home, enterprise network monitoring, enterprise network, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, network monitoring, Network Performance Monitoring, AppNeta

Office workers coast-to-coast are getting their first taste of remote work as COVID-19 (also known as the novel coronavirus) forces many who would normally commute to instead set up work from home (WFH). From March 9 to 15, virtual private network (VPN) vendor Atlas saw usage of VPNs, which enable many companies to safely extend their private networks to remote...

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Tags: UCaaS, SaaS, cloud computing, enterprise, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, network management, network performance monitoring, network performance, virtual private network, vpn, working from home, remote working, remote work, wfh, work from home, coronavirus, COVID 19

It goes without saying that as the COVID-19 outbreak continues disrupting everyone’s day-to-day, anxieties are running high and there still seem to be more questions than answers about the virus’ short- and long-term impact. From having to scramble to adopt a new way of working, to stress testing networks to support remote traffic – and, most importantly, ensuring the health...

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Tags: enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, it infrastructure, cloud computing, company news

According to a recent survey, 81 percent of IT professionals believe that the majority of data center and network management tasks performed today will be automated by 2025, driven in large part by the rise of cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. What’s more, 66 percent of those polled think the on-premises data center will become a relic of the...

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Tags: hybrid cloud, multicloud, on premises, data center, cloud migration, cloud adoption, cloud, cloud computing, cloud transformation, digital transformation, enterprise wan, enterprise, enterprise IT, network performance, network monitoring, cloud computing, network performance monitoring

According to a recent survey, 81 percent of IT professionals believe that the majority of data center and network management tasks performed today will be automated by 2025, driven in large part by the rise of cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. What’s more, 66 percent of those polled think the on-premises data center will become a relic of the...

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Tags: hybrid cloud, multicloud, on premises, data center, cloud migration, cloud adoption, cloud, cloud computing, cloud transformation, digital transformation, enterprise wan, enterprise, enterprise IT, network performance, network monitoring, cloud computing, network performance monitoring

Remote work in the enterprise has already been on an uptick for quite a while, as more widespread adoption of agile tech and flexible cloud and SaaS applications have made it easier for employers to engage with a far-flung workforce. A recent report shows that between 2007 and 2015, there was a 159 percent jump in remote work across sectors,...

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Tags: enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, WAN, VPN, UCaaS, cloud computing, quarantine, work from home, remote workers, epidemic, outbreak, coronavirus, remote work, digital transformation, network performance monitoring

Measuring API Performance with AppNeta’s HTTP Monitoring We live in a world of interconnected web services. When someone uses a web application, for instance, that app almost always utilizes other web services, which may in turn use another set of web services, and so on. Web services, through their Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), increasingly represent critical business resources that contribute,...

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Tags: UCaaS, SaaS, cloud adoption, cloud migration, cloud computing, cloud, digital transformation, information technology, enterprise WAN, network management, enterprise monitoring, network monitoring, HTTP monitoring, API monitoring, API, HTTP, enterprise IT, network performance monitoring

Fifty-four percent of office workers say they’d leave their job for one that offers flexible work time, according to a recent Gallup poll. What’s more, Gallup found that those who work remotely 60 percent to 80 percent of the time (ie. three to four days in a five-day work week) feel that they are more fully engaged with their managers...

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Tags: Gallup poll, virtual organization, decentralization, cloud computing, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, enterprise, work from home, remote workforce, remote office, remote workers, remote work, network monitoring, network performance monitoring

In nearly every field imaginable, digital transformation is paving the way for improved efficiencies, from self check-in at hotels to finance apps upending the way we bank. But in healthcare, improving “the business” goes hand-in-hand with saving lives, or at the very least keeping individuals and their data safe and well – areas where digital transformation could theoretically be making...

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Tags: mri, x rays, medical imaging, imaging, HITECH, HIPAA, EHR, EHRs, electronic health records, patient data, healthcare data, data, network performance monitoring, network performance, cloud computing, cloud, digital transformation, healthcare digital transformation, healthcare

Not only are branch offices growing in number as enterprises ramp up decentralization, but so is the data being generated at the branch and where that traffic goes. With IaaS and SaaS transforming how apps are delivered to branch locations, these offices are increasingly connecting to both cloud providers and their corporate data centers (if not retiring their dependency on...

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Tags: public cloud, hybrid cloud, cloud migration, cloud computing, cloud, IT, enterprise IT, enterprise network, enterprise WAN, SDWAN, SD WAN, MPLS, IaaS, SaaS, remote workforce, remote workers, remote work, work from home, remote location, remote office, branch office, Wifi6, Wifi, 5G, Internet of Things, IoT

In our 2020 Enterprise App Report Card, we touched upon the fact that Microsoft’s comprehensive Office 365 suite of enterprise productivity and collaboration tools is relatively unrivaled among AppNeta customers in terms of sheer users. But the software pioneer may soon be facing some stiff competition from another nearly-ubiquitous tech giant, as it was recently announced that Google is looking...

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Tags: enterprise IT, enterprise, Microsoft Office, Microsoft, Office 365, enterprise applications, applications, SaaS, UCaaS, unified communications, UC, Google Cloud, Google, cloud computing, cloud, network performance monitoring

As more and more enterprise workflows migrate to cloud, so go the enterprise jobs, according to data culled by staffing website Indeed.com. The findings show that over the past half decade, the number of inquiries and postings for jobs related to cloud computing have been on a steady uptick, with some cloud-related salaries rising in tandem. From October 2018 to...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, LAN, WAN, enterprise WAN, enterprise networking, enterprise network, enterprise IT, SaaS, cloud adoption, cloud migration, cloud transformation, cloud IT, cloud jobs, cloud computing

It’s no secret that cloud and SaaS apps are fundamentally changing the game for enterprise IT. While these teams used to own and control the bulk of their hardware-based, legacy workflows, the move to the cloud has empowered IT to offload a lot of their hardware altogether. Best of all, SaaS apps can be launched “as-a-service” in just a few...

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Tags: enterprise, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, application performance monitoring, application monitoring, apps, applications, software as a service, software, saas, cloud computing, network performance monitoring

A recent report from Synergy Research Group that rounds up the decade’s biggest trends in IT spending was at times both predictable and a bit of a head-scratcher. For starters, in 2010, the amount of budget that IT teams were allocating to cloud infrastructure services was practically non-existent. This isn’t altogether surprising, as the cloud as we know it today...

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Tags: enterprise WAN, WAN, enterprise network, IT, enterprise IT, iaas, paas, saas, cloud migration, cloud computing, cloud, data center

At this rate, the term ‘transformation’ may feel a little tired in the context of enterprise IT and networking, as industry forecasts have been anticipating transformative changes to networking operations for the better part of the last decade. But there are a number of truly transformational initiatives gaining steam across the enterprise space that will be a top priority for...

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Tags: AWS, Amazon Web Services, Amazon, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, network management, Internet transformation, cloud transformation, SaaS transformation, SaaS, digital transformation, cloud computing

Last week, the AppNeta team took to Las Vegas for the 2020 Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies (IOCS) Conference, where leaders and learners across the tech landscape converged to discuss where things stand today and get a sense of the future of enterprise networking. As expected, the many flavors of network “transformation” underway across the enterprise space was...

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Tags: SaaS, cloud, cloud computing, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, software defined wide area network, software defined WAN, WAN, SD WAN, Artificial Intelligence, AIops, network performance monitoring, networking, IT ops, IT, IOCS, Gartner IOCS, Gartner

From the onslaught of SaaS, to the widespread adoption of cloud, to leveraging the Internet to connect stakeholders across the WAN, there are no lack of special projects that IT has to manage at any given time. In the midst of steering transformations like SD-WAN and DIA adoption, teams need to also execute on their day-to-day marching orders of ensuring...

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Tags: network bandwidth, bandwidth, network capacity, network monitoring and diagnostics, network monitoring, network performance, network management, apps, application management, SaaS, cloud computing, network performance monitoring

With AWS re:Invent taking place in Las Vegas this week, ‘cloud’ and all of its associated buzzwords will be the talk of the tech industry (not to say that cloud is ever that far from the tech headlines). That’s because event host Amazon is set to unveil a bevy of new products that are aimed squarely at making cloud migration...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, AWS re:Invent, re:Invent, Amazon cloud, AWS, Amazon, networking technology, network technology, networking, cloud migration, cloud computing, cloud

As heated as the “streaming wars” already were between cable-killing pioneers like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, a pair of new streamers are making a late entrance into the fray, backed by billions of investment dollars and some of the largest brand recognition of this or any industry. Disney+ and Apple TV+ both launched over the past two weeks, following what...

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Tags: cloud computing, cloud, enterprise networks, network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, apple tv+, apple tv, apple, disney+, disney, streaming wars, streaming

Vendors and service providers frequently tout their products as “carrier-grade.” But what does this label actually entail, and is there a specific criteria a tool must meet to earn the title? For starters, there is no official designation or industry standard (ala MEF) for what makes a product or service “carrier-grade.” There is, however, a general consensus among leaders in...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network performance, network management, network, carrier grade, carrier, ISP, internet service provider, internet, cloud computing

As with seemingly everything in the retail sector these days, Amazon tends to lead the pack in bringing innovative solutions to its customers and workers. This includes launching a recent telehealth pilot, Amazon Care, designed to better serve employees who otherwise may not have easy access to many standard health services. Now Walmart, the number two e-commerce giant, is following...

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Tags: SaaS, cloud computing, network management, network performance monitoring, network, healthcare, amazon care, amazon, walmart, telehealth

According to a recent survey that looked at the number of devices students are using to access the Internet on campus, 61 percent of students are using tablets, 27 percent are using smartwatches and 25 percent are using gaming consoles – all on top of the laptops used by virtually every member of the campus community, not to mention the...

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Tags: apps, app monitoring, saas monitoring, saas apps, saas, cloud computing, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, campus WAN, campus network

With internet connectivity playing such a pivotal role in business, enterprises can’t afford to accept less-than-stellar performance from the ISPs they partner with. Doing so would set the whole business up for failure – and could paint enterprise IT in a bad light when they might not be at fault for poor performance, despite what the users they support might...

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Tags: SLA, service level agreement, performance monitoring, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, cloud computing, cloud provider, internet service provider, ISP

Election season is in full swing in the United States, and perhaps one of the more unexpected talking points to grab headlines following the latest round of debates is the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” — also known commonly in the networking world as Industry 4.0. Politics aside, this “revolution” truly does represent a major shift in the ways we think about...

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Tags: cloud, VR, AI, manufacturing, digital transformation, fourth industrial revolution, industry 4.0, automation, cloud computing

Enterprise networks are getting faster and more efficient by the day. But while technology seems to evolve and advance at a breakneck pace these days, the humans in charge of managing new tech aren’t always able to keep up. That’s one of the main takeaways of a recent report from the Uptime Institute, which surveyed thousands of IT pros and...

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Tags: cloud computing, cloud, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, developers, human error, data center

The rate of technological change where enterprise networking is concerned seems to accelerate at an ever-faster pace with each passing year. Just a half decade ago, for instance, “cloud-first” (or “Internet-first”) networking – that is, when a business begins leveraging network connectivity that prioritizes cloud and “direct-to-internet” workflows over legacy, hardware-defined networking tech – was still an emerging trend. Now,...

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The rate of technological change where enterprise networking is concerned seems to accelerate at an ever-faster pace with each passing year. Just a half decade ago, for instance, “cloud-first” (or “Internet-first”) networking – that is, when a business begins leveraging network connectivity that prioritizes cloud and “direct-to-internet” workflows over legacy, hardware-defined networking tech – was still an emerging trend. Now,...

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The days are getting shorter and the nights colder, which means year-end prediction season is upon us again. As 2019 comes to a close, businesses across industries have had to reckon with significant changes driven by digital transformation and a greater reliance on connected technologies to drive business success. But as fast and furious as the rate of change may...

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Tags: edge computing, edge, big data and analytics, BDA, big data, CTO, CIO, network monitoring, cloud migration, cloud, cloud computing, SaaS, enterprise technology, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, 2020 predictions, 2020

As network connectivity becomes increasingly critical to business success in the modern enterprise, ensuring IT and network operations teams have proactive visibility into network performance is essential. Yet a recent survey found that fewer than half of network performance degradations today are discovered by IT before they reach employees or, even worse, customers. According to the survey of 400 end...

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Tags: observability, network visibility, return on investment, cloud migration, enterprise WAN, cloud computing, digital transformation, network performance monitoring

Earlier this summer, we unpacked the findings of Accenture’s “Perspective on Cloud Outcomes: Expectation vs. Reality” report, which found that of 200 IT pros polled, hardly one third are satisfied with the results of their cloud migration to date. Now, another report from Accenture is driving the point home that as a new generation of business solutions – namely, cloud...

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Tags: cloud migration, digital transformation, ROI, network management, IT solutions, enterprise IT, cloud computing, network performance monitoring

From funky new approaches to interior design to “thinking green” about plastic toiletries, many established hotel brands are going to great lengths to appeal to a new generation of travelers who put “experiences” (read: Instagrammable moments) ahead of material when it comes to spending. But the biggest and most impactful changes that hotel brands are instituting lately go beyond edgy...

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Tags: digital transformation, digital first, selfie, network technology, citizenM, moxy, hospitality industry, cloud computing, Boston, hospitality, hotel industry, microhotel, micro hotel, network performance monitoring

According to recent data from analyst firm Atos, banks can increase their operating profits by 30 percent through 2020 by embracing more digital workflows. In particular, hybrid cloud is proving to be the preferred avenue for digital transformation in the finance world, as hybrid helps level the playing field between traditional banks and a slew of digital disruptors. When discussing...

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Tags: enterprise WAN, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, financial services, banks, finace, cloud computing, hybrid cloud

A decade back, before cell phones became “smart” and armed almost every man, woman and child with a full-fledged, pocket-sized PC, network management teams were able to set and enforce fairly predictable use policies for employee devices. After all, it was (and remains) common for IT to supply computers to employees, while intelligent mobile devices (usually Blackberries, which were hardly...

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Tags: cloud computing, smartphones, tablets, smartphone, bring your own device, network performance monitoring, network management and monitoring, application management, device management, BYOD, digital transformation

The start of the school year can be daunting under any circumstances. But for students in Northwest Florida, this fall marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael, one of the most damaging hurricanes on record and the first Category 5 to reach the U.S. mainland since 1992. For many in this corner of the state, memories of the Michael are...

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Tags: hurricane michael, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, cloud computing, telehealth connectivity, academic network, school network, telehealth, digital transformation

Any major network – especially a highly distributed one – that fails to change with the times is bound to pay a price. And while concepts like digital transformation are generally applied to industry verticals in the quest for greater business outcomes (and ultimately profits), the same principles can be applied to the sphere of education as a means to...

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Tags: cloud computing, university network, college network, cloud computing, big data and analytics, network performance monitoring, campus technology, university, college, digital transformation

Any major network – especially a highly distributed one – that fails to change with the times is bound to pay a price. And while concepts like digital transformation are generally applied to industry verticals in the quest for greater business outcomes (and ultimately profits), the same principles can be applied to the sphere of education as a means to...

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Tags: cloud computing, university network, college network, cloud computing, big data and analytics, network performance monitoring, campus technology, university, college, digital transformation

We’ve said it before and we’ll keep on saying it: Undertaking any changes–big or small–to your network without having a data-driven strategy is a recipe for failure. But the message to date seems to be falling on deaf ears at many mature finance and telecom companies, as fewer than 35 percent of the IT leaders in this sector rely on...

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Tags: digital transformation, ROI, CIO, enterprise IT, cloud computing, network performance monitoring, cloud migration

Consumers are well aware of how connected technologies are speeding up the delivery of goods and services, enabling new and diverse methods for communication and even breaking down the geographical barriers to where and how they work. But when it comes to the production of those goods consumers can order with just a few taps on their smartphone (and even...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, manufacturing, iot, industry 4.0, industrial revolution, industrial iot, iiot, cloud computing, big data analytics, big data, automation

According to a recent Salesforce report, 71 percent of enterprise IT teams are transforming from “a technology-providing cost center to a value-based service brokerage.” What does that mean exactly? For starters, the IT department of the past was very much a reactionary operation. That’s not to say that IT teams were always playing catch up, but actually the opposite: The...

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Tags: web apps, web applications, saas, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, enterprise network monitoring, enterprise it, cloud computing, cloud

Between The Master’s and The Women’s World Cup, sports fans have had a lot of mid-day distractions lately. And while it’s not a sport in the traditional sense, the impending Democratic presidential debates present yet another heated competition that is likely to have many office workers switching back-and-forth between live streams over the coming months. Mixing work and politics is...

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Tags: 2020 election, cloud computing, democratic debate, enterprise IT, enterprise network, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, presidential debate, streaming video

When it comes to working in tech, being in the “right zipcode” is no longer the barrier to entry that it was in years past, a report from CompTIA suggests. In the company’s Tech on the Move survey, 78 percent of tech workers polled would consider leaving their current city for a new tech job, with affordability (60 percent) and...

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Tags: branch office, cloud, cloud computing, network monitoring, network monitoring tools, network performance monitoring, remote locations, remote work, remote workers, tech workers

A recent Accenture survey of enterprise tech pros found that only one third of companies that have undergone cloud migration are reaping the expected results. The report, which received feedback from roughly 200 IT pros, emphasizes a “tale as old as time” about adopting any kind of new technology or workflow: Expectations can quickly get inflated when they aren’t rooted...

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Tags: cloud adoption, cloud computing, cloud migration, data, data storage, enterprise IT, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, networking hardware

Google recently published an eye-opening report that looked at the impact of remote work on large organizations, a topic the behemoth search engine-cum-tech monolith is well suited to explore. After all, according to the company, at least 30 percent of all meetings held between employees involve at least two time zones. That makes sense when you consider that 2 in...

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Tags: cloud computing, decentralized business, distributed enterprise, enterprise IT, google, IT, network performance monitoring, NPM, NPMD, remote office, remote work, remote worker

According to the findings of our 2019 State of Enterprise IT report, only 53.5% of all enterprises are knowingly employing a network performance monitoring solution. That means that despite the fact that enterprises the world over are, by and large, overhauling their legacy networks to embrace enterprise decentralization, only about half of IT teams are even sure they have a...

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When the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went live a year ago, companies across the globe were bracing for the sky to fall. And while there were certainly some headline-grabbing fines for noncompliance (most notably, Google’s almost 50 million Euro hit this past January related to “forced consent”), the mandate’s first year was far less “doom and gloom”...

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According to a recent report from Gartner, anywhere from 20 to 50 percent of enterprise app spending takes place “in the shadows” -- that is, without the knowledge of enterprise IT, and potentially in violation of network policies. Known as “Shadow IT,” the rogue use of apps that leverage WAN capacity has exploded alongside the widespread adoption of SaaS for...

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Last week, the AppNeta team traveled down to Dallas for ONUG Spring 2019, where we met with other leaders in the enterprise networking space to discuss the challenges and solutions organizations face as they put connected technologies front-and-center. The agenda for the event zeroed in on Digital Transformation in particular, which, as a concept, can be loaded. As we’ve discussed...

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Remote work is by no means a new concept, but recent high-profile announcements suggest that this model is fast graduating from “a novel approach” to an operational standard across industries. At Facebook’s recent F8 2019 developer conference, for instance, Stripe, a tech platform that builds economic infrastructure for web companies, announced that the company would be opening up a fifth...

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While consensus over what digital transformation actually means still appears to elude many members of the C-Suite, enterprise investment into the concept has never been higher, according to a recent report from IDC. Across virtually every industry and sector, total spending on digital transformation will jump roughly 18 percent in 2019 to a new high-water mark of $1.18 trillion. Gearing...

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Network monitoring solutions, by design, should help bring clarity into your management stack. Armed with this clarity, your team can start taking rote tasks out of your day-to-day to help streamline network management from the ground up. Every convenience we can provide -- no matter the scale -- to help speed up deployment or make AppNeta Performance Manager easier to...

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Cloud-based call centers have gone from risky experiments to a business standard over the course of the last decade. According to research from IDG, 62.4 percent of global enterprises now use cloud (or virtual) contact centers to facilitate their customer service and outreach operations, and for good reason. For starters, this reflects an overall trend of enterprise decentralization, where companies...

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In an age when “appointment television” is a nearly-dead concept (outside of Game of Thrones at least), people still go out of their way to make sure they catch their favorite team or player live. We’ve seen it firsthand here at AppNeta. Take the latest Masters Tournament: Ahead of Tiger Woods taking home his first title trophy in over a...

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What is digital transformation, exactly? If you ask senior enterprise leaders who took part in a recent report from CompleteSpectrum, you’ll be hard pressed to get a straight answer. According to the study, which polled 300 members of leadership teams at companies with between $15 million and $200 million in annual revenue, 94 percent said that digital transformation was a...

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Last week, the AppNeta team took to the Great White North to host an industry luncheon and panel in Toronto, looking at the challenges of network management as cloud takes on a bigger role in the enterprise space. Moderated by our own Chief Customer Officer Adam Edwards, the panel also included John Menezes, President & CEO of Stratejm, Alfred Ng,...

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Buckle up, IT pros, and move over SDN: Intent-based networking (IBN) is the latest approach to network management that’s buzzing in the enterprise space. While this acronym may not be as familiar as others that have come to define IT ops and digital transformation (think SD-WAN and SaaS), it’s not actually an entirely new approach. In fact, IBN shares a...

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A new report from EMA, a leading IT and data management research group, found that roughly 75 percent of network managers polled think their network performance monitoring (NPM) tools are “insufficient” when it comes to the public cloud. Barely a quarter of those polled believe the tools they currently use fully address their monitoring needs where cloud monitoring is concerned,...

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IPv4, the previous and still prevalent generation of the Internet Protocol, was designed to support roughly 4.3 billion devices. While this was plenty of capacity for the connected world of 1980, it’s tiny by 2019 standards. While it’s not yet true that every one of the planet’s 7 billion people is armed with their own connected devices, it’s increasingly true...

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Hot on the heels of our recently introduced DNS monitoring capabilities, we’re excited to announce that we’ve enhanced AppNeta Performance Manager’s Route Visualization capabilities with BGP data, adding greater context to the insights within the platform’s Delivery dashboard. Our new Route Visualization brings you the big picture. You can see how DNS, content delivery networks, and BGP work together to...

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There’s no denying that the SD-WAN market is having a moment. After sliding into the Trough of Disillusionment on the 2017 Gartner Hype Cycle, SD-WAN was firmly on the Slope of Enlightenment for 2018, and continues to build both momentum and advocacy as the decade comes to a close. What’s attractive about SD-WAN is that it doesn’t force teams to...

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It’s a foregone conclusion that the future of enterprise business rests in the cloud. This is especially true when considering what a huge role cloud migration has played within the enterprise space over just the past few years: Spending on cloud computing has grown at 4.5 times the rate of IT spending since 2009, and is expected to grow at...

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Cloud Providers Innovate, Build and Cash In
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In this brave new world of running businesses with cloud and SaaS technology, who’s buying hardware anymore? Well, cloud providers, that’s who. Financial filings from AWS, Microsoft and Google show they spent a combined $31.54 billion on capital expenditures and capital leases in 2016. Amazon is building a new cloud region in Sweden, and analysts say one region alone can...

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We’d all like to fulfill that “find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” cliché. But in reality, every job (even if it’s our dream job) comes with its downsides. For you, the constant fight against shadow IT might get on your last nerves. For your developer coworkers, infrastructure management is the roadblock that...

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As your business grows, your technology requirements—and likely your physical footprint—will grow along with it. Improving infrastructure often means increased expenses due to additional physical data centers, expanded network capacity and improved server efficiency. Many organizations turn to the cloud as a less costly way to get better technology. Whether you've already made the leap to the cloud or you’re...

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Is Your IT Career Ready for the Cloud?
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The IT industry is undergoing a significant evolution to keep up with cloud application demand. We see this happening as a mindset shift, from traditional IT teams to more well-rounded, cloud-focused job roles. The IT industry has become so cloud-minded that Gartner predicts that by 2020, this cloud shift will impact more than $1 trillion of global IT spending. This...

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Go Cloud or Go Home
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‘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 list. Programmers and help desk...

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What Goes into a Cloud Services SLA?
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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 should be included in the...

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Cloud-Native Apps Will Rule the World
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We’ve come across a lot of talk about “cloud-native” apps lately. (They even have their own foundation!) Developers build these apps specifically to run on a cloud-based infrastructure, with the kind of user interface we all expect from our apps now. Cloud-native applications are scalable, usable and flexible, usually packaged using containers. It’s a step further in the cloud computing journey,...

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Weekly Packet: Cloudy with a Chance of Innovation
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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 signs that cloud computing is...

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Weekly Packet: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find Out What It Means to IT
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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 my job” fear that came...

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Weekly Packet: IT Daydreams and Cloud Buzzkills
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We came across a new IT buzzword this week: immutable infrastructure. The concept is that infrastructure components get replaced wholesale—essentially a new build or deployment whenever a change or fix is needed. So, no patching needed! It’s a way to move toward easier infrastructure automation, and cloud computing can allow it room to really develop. Good thing, since adoption of...

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Weekly Packet: Let the Robots Do the Work
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It’s the Friday before Labor Day weekend in the U.S., which is a day to specifically not labor at all. But here’s a fun fact: Labor Day was created not as a day of rest for workers but actually as a day to honor the contributions workers have made to the well-being of the U.S. So give yourself a pat...

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Mo' Monitoring, Mo' Problems
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For someone who writes a lot about technology, I am still a Luddite of sorts (Pokemon Go? No thank you. I’ve lost enough of my actual possessions inside my house without adding imaginary floating orb things). So when I read that hybrid cloud spending is on the rise this year, I was surprised when I saw how many huge enterprises...

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