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Businesses continue struggling to define a clear back-to-office strategy as both a prolonged pandemic and a major shift in attitudes toward office work have forced employers big and small to accommodate hybrid, work-from-anywhere schedules. On the big end of the equation is Amazon, who this week shifted their office return plans yet again by abandoning the January 2022 deadline for...

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It’s estimated that by 2025, more than 100 zettabytes of data will be stored in the cloud. That not only represents a massive amount of data (to put it in terms end users might be able to digest, one zettabyte equals a trillion gigabytes), but roughly half of all the total global data forecast to be collected by 2025. For...

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This episode marks the third and final installment of a conversation with AppNeta’s Chief Customer Officer Adam Edwards and Director of Global Alliances John Tewfik around optimizing network management for Hybrid Work. In this chat, Adam and John have marching orders for IT and a specific IT checklist that outlines how teams can both expand their effectiveness and visibility while...

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Despite committing to a work-from-anywhere policy across much of their workforce, Google just broke the pandemic record for a commercial real estate sale by committing $2.1 billion toward a new office in New York City. This comes as the company details plans to grow their workforce in New York City from 12,000 to 14,000 employees, with many (if not most)...

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In this next installment of our conversation with AppNeta’s Chief Customer Officer Adam Edwards and our Director of Global Alliances John Tewfik—featuring excerpts from their recent webcast on Hybrid Work Optimization—we’re going to discuss the hot-button topic of security, privacy and trust in a hybrid work world. Adam kicks us off by discussing some of the most popular networking strategies...

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Tags: Stories From The Wire, podcast, network performance monitoring, enterprise network, enterprise IT, Microsoft Teams, remote monitoring, remote work, network performance, network monitoring, network management, work from anywhere, cloud computing, hybrid work, work from home, wfh, privacy, zero trust, trust, cybersecurity, security

Recently, we hosted a webinar with our Chief Customer Officer Adam Edwards and our Director of Global Alliances John Tewfik that discussed the concept of Hybrid Work; specifically, how both the definition and perception of hybrid work has evolved over the past couple of years, and what strategies need to be transformed in kind to navigate a Hybrid Work world....

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Tags: VPN, VDI, work from home, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, network management, enterprise IT, cloud computing, work from anywhere, work from home, remote work, hybrid work

With enterprises yet again pushing back their return-to-office plans, many business leaders are taking a closer look at flexible work schedules in an effort to increase worker satisfaction—and really decrease burnout. This comes as research shows workers are putting in more hours than ever during the pandemic, with many folks still struggling to unplug from work when they log onto...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network management, network operations, IT ops, network monitoring, cloud computing, hybrid work, wfh, wfa, work from home, work from anywhere, remote work, hybrid office

Cyber security is a perennial challenge. It’s a complex patchwork of hard-to-manage tools and applications that seems barely able to keep up with the growing threats. Enter “sassy” (aka SASE, secure access service edge), an architectural concept that aims to meet modern organizations where their infrastructure and security challenges are. Ten years ago, the data center was king, operating mostly...

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Tags: network management, network monitoring, work from anywhere, work from home, hybrid work, remote work, cloud, cybersecurity, security, edge, paas, iaas, saas, SASE

Work from home (WFH) can be lonely if you don’t have an effective remote work communication strategy in place. This is especially true for those who may have only embarked on WFH in response to the pandemic, forcing them to shake off their office-bound habits and establish a new method to ensure productivity. But even a year-and-a-half into the global...

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As we near the close of summer 2021, what digital transformations that took place in the home last fall to support remote work (and remote learning) will stick around as we kick off a new school year? According to recent data, workers that had been jockeying for their share of internet capacity at home throughout the pandemic will likely have...

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As the pandemic pushed enterprises to rethink their approach to network management and security in the face of widespread work-from-home restrictions, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) emerged as the go-to IT solution for securely linking a distributed user base. In the two years Gartner has monitored SASE in their Hype Cycle report, the technology has reached 5-20 percent adoption among...

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Spending is up in all areas of IT, according to the latest estimates from Gartner, as data center systems, enterprise software, devices and IT services all represent IT arenas that will see investment grow as enterprises map out their long-term prospects in a post-pandemic world. IT services, in particular, represent the third fastest growing segment in Gartner’s forecast, with businesses...

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Multicloud – the practice of formally relying on more than one cloud provider – got a big boost recently when the Pentagon chose to cancel a proposed cloud contract with a single vendor in favor of hiring multiple vendors. While some analysts have warned about the potential complexity of multicloud (and some enterprises have had to set aside a preference...

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According to the 2021 AFCOM Data Center Report, 80 percent of IT leaders said their enterprise is not building any new on-premise data centers today, 72 percent said they won’t be building any within the next year, and 62 percent don’t anticipate a need for new data centers within the next three years. This all comes as businesses continue their...

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The latest bipartisan iteration of the United States Senate’s proposed infrastructure bill has landed with a $1 trillion price tag that allocates $65 billion toward bridging the “digital divide.” “Access to affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband is essential to full participation in modern life in the United States,” the legislation, which was released on August 2, states. The new bill goes...

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Tags: network management, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, hybrid work, work from home, work from anywhere, online transactions, telehealth, remote school, remote work, congress, digital equity act, internet access, internet, digital divide, broadband, sentate, bill, infrastructure

Concerns about returning to the office no longer center primarily around COVID-19 exposure, a recent survey from The Conference Board notes, as 43 percent of workers question the wisdom of returning to the office at all. These concerns are particularly acute among Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996), with 55 percent finding the idea of a return to the...

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Tags: hiring, SaaS, cloud, future of work, return to office, baby boomers, Gen Z, millenials, pandemic, covid, hybrid office, hybrid work, work from home, work from anywhere, remote work, network performance, network monitoring, network management

The short-term future of work continues to remain foggy, as major tech companies waver on their office return plans in the face of resistance from workers and an inconsistent pandemic recovery. Fortunately for those working in tech, a new survey from Protocol Workplace found that overall, employers and employees are aligned in their workplace attitudes and approach to navigating office...

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Businesses are exiting survival mode and diving headlong into growth mode, according to the latest analysis from Gartner, as IT spending ramps up to support a new Work-from-Anywhere reality. Worldwide, IT spending will increase by 9 percent in 2021 to $4.2 trillion as companies double down on digital transformations across the board: From tech initiatives launched to “stay afloat” during...

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It’s been a long and trying school year for parents and students alike, who are all hopefully in the midst of enjoying a much more conventional summer vacation this year than last. But even with many students returning fully to the classroom this fall, how much of the digital transformation that took place in education during the pandemic will hold...

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Of all the industries embracing long-term remote work, Software & IT companies are the ones offering workers the most flexibility, according to the latest LinkedIn Workforce Confidence Index. Forty-eight percent of Software & IT employers will offer full-time remote options long-term, according to the survey of almost 9,000 professionals in the United States, while 46 percent of Transportation & Logistics...

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The latest iteration of the Biden Administration’s signature infrastructure plan is now a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill that allocates $65 billion toward universal high-speed broadband. If passed, the plan calls for state and local investment in new broadband infrastructure as well as auctioning off 5G Spectrum to fund rural broadband expansion. The new bill is scaled back from the administration’s...

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The pandemic has put fantastic stress on many of the pillars of IT, including VPNs. Long relied upon to provide secure connectivity to remote corporate workers, they were adequate for the needs of 2019, but not necessarily for the mass of people relying on them through the pandemic. A particular point of weakness was the requirement that cloud services had...

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Tags: office network, hybrid office, hybrid work, remote work, work from anywhere, work from home, network management, network monitoring, WAN performance, network performance, enterprise IT, enterprise edge, WAN edge, network edge, edge computing, edge

Many businesses were forced to reinvent themselves in response to the pandemic. WeWork, on the other hand, is a business that’s poised to succeed post-pandemic despite it’s attempts at reinvention. In April and May 2021, the company recorded its highest net desk sales (ie. new licenses versus cancellations) since September 2019, when WeWork was originally poised to launch a blockbuster...

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SD-WAN has had a mixed reception over the years. A variety of factors have put this technology on a rockier market trajectory than some had expected. Now, with the rush to support Work- from Anywhere (WFA), it’s worthwhile to look at the strengths and weaknesses of SD-WAN and the role of end-to-end monitoring in making SD-WAN deployments better. SD-WAN Rising...

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Facebook just announced that all 60,000 of the company’s full-time employees are now eligible for permanent work from home privileges, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg tells workers that he himself will be taking advantage of the policy to work remotely about half the time going forward. “I’ve found that working remotely has given me more space for long-term thinking and helped...

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When workers say they want flexibility, they mean it, as 39 percent of adults polled by Bloomberg say they would quit if their employer took away remote work privileges. Among millennials and Gen Z (aka the youngest cohorts of the current adult workforce), 49 percent would leave their job if their employer backtracked on worker flexibility, as many remote teams...

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Over the course of the pandemic, network capacity became a hot commodity, as homebound workers and students were forced to run high-throughput functions over “best-effort” links, delivering speeds that were well below what was normal at the office or at school. All of this was on top of regular streaming and social media access, which itself only accelerated during lockdown,...

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Teleworking (aka remote work, work-from-home, work-from-anywhere or any other flavor of working that shrugs daily visits to the corporate office) isn’t a new concept, but it’s perhaps never been more discussed. As entire workforces suddenly went remote last year in response to the pandemic, businesses that had never even considered teleworking solutions prior to 2020 were now looking to deploy...

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While Airbnb was initially built around facilitating time away from work, the pandemic has turned our sense of vacation on its head, with many folks taking advantage of their newfound work-from-anywhere schedules to do just that. Almost a quarter of all bookings from January through March of 2021 on Airbnb were for 28-plus day stays, according to a recent report...

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The role of IT has expanded well beyond the traditional boundaries of the help desk, according to the latest 2021 State of the CIO report, as IT leaders spent 47 percent of their focus this past year helping their team drive wide-ranging “Transformational” efforts. These transformational activities included “aligning IT initiatives with business goals” (40 percent of Transformational focus), “implementing...

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Tags: future of IT, future of work, hybrid work, remote work, work from anywhere, work from home, digital transformation, enterprise transformation, network transformation, cloud transformation, transformation, CTO, CIO, IT, enterprise IT

Google is getting more specific about their long-term remote work prospects this week as CEO Sundar Pichai announced in a company-wide memo that 60 percent of Google employees will practice a three day in-office work week going forward. As for the full spread of Google’s 140,000 global employees? Twenty percent are expected to work from home permanently post-pandemic, while the...

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Tags: scalability, flexibility, remote workforce, hybrid work, remote work, wfh, wfa, work from anywhere, work from home, Googlers, Google, network performance monitoring, network performance, network monitoring, network management

As AppNeta embarks on its second decade innovating network performance monitoring, our trophy shelf continues to grow with our business, as we’re the proud winners of two 2021 Stevies from the American Business Awards—Silver for Achievement in Product Innovation and Bronze for Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year (up to 2,500 employees). This is our second year in a...

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The United States population grew by 7.4 percent during the 2010s to 331,449,281, according to the latest Census Bureau figures, as historically dense population centers lost growth momentum and rural areas experienced big gains. Broken down into what these latest figures mean for congressional representation, California, Illinois, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia all lost a seat in...

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As enterprises continue the march toward a Work From Anywhere future, VMware is the latest IT solutions provider to debut a new suite of tools aimed squarely at managing a distributed workforce. Called “Anywhere Workspace,” the new offering combines VMware’s Workspace One platform with endpoint security from VMware’s Carbon Black and SASE product lines. “Even though each of these three...

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As vaccine distribution increases and enterprises plan for a post-covid future, major tech companies are leading the way in establishing the path back to the office, albeit on an incremental and heavily hybrid basis. Microsoft and Uber reopened their respective headquarters on March 29, with the ladder moving up their previous back-to-office schedule from September 13. While Uber may be...

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Google is among the largest and earliest enterprise advocates for remote work, having published a Distributed Work Playbook almost a year before the pandemic kept most of the U.S. workforce out of the office. Despite predicting a more decentralized future, however, even Google didn’t anticipate just how quickly the past year’s events would force the enterprise community to adopt a...

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