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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

Here at AppNeta, we’re big fans of podcasts. When we aren’t stopping by some of our favorite shows, we’re constantly tuning into the hottest tech feeds, and always have our own hot takes on the news of the day. Now, we’re sharing these hot takes on our own show, Stories From The Wire: The AppNeta Podcast! To kick things off,...

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Tags: Stories From The Wire, podcast, DNS, Fastly, Akamai, network management, network performance monitoring, network performance, internet performance, internet outage, POP, SDN, CDN

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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Tags: end user experience, network performance, network monitoring, network management, enterprise network, enterprise IT, IT jobs, tech jobs, tech workers, technology, tech, home office, hybrid office, wfh, wfa, hybrid work, work from anywhere, work from home, remote work

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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Tags: home internet, hybrid work, remote working, remote learning, learn from anywhere, work from anywhere, academia, university, college, k 12, school shopping, back to school, network monitoring, network management

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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Tags: network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, hybrid office, hybrid work, remote workforce, remote work, wfh, wfa, work from anywhere, work from home, IT, software

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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Tags: network visibility, network performance monitoring, network management, remote network, remote workforce, remote monitoring, enterprise network, enterprise IT, future of work, coworking, flex schedule, flex office, work from home, work from anywhere, remote work, hybrid work, hybrid office, shared office, wework

IT organizations that focus on delivering exceptional customer experience (CX) enjoy greater success in nearly all key metrics than those that don’t, a recent Rackspace report finds. Not only is brand awareness 1.6x higher for these companies, but employee satisfaction jumps by 1.5x and customer retention doubles. The trouble is, becoming a CX-focused IT organization doesn’t happen overnight (or even...

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Tags: customer retention, IT priorities, call center, contact center, UX, user experience, CX, customer support, customer experience, enterprise network, cloud, enterprise IT, network performance monitoring, network management, network monitoring

Reddit, Spotify, Hulu, Stripe, the New York Times, and countless other online properties went dark with a 503 error for almost an hour this week, showing how delicate the Internet’s physical infrastructure can really be. The error brought down everything from streamers to fintech to news outlets, with Fastly, the Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider, calling the issue a “global...

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Tags: hybrid office, hybrid cloud, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, Internet performance, network management, network performance monitoring, network performance, data center, content delivery network, POP, SSD, CDN, cloud, Internet, network, Fastly, outage, error

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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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, hr, millenial, gen z, enterprise cloud, enterprise IT, enterprise network, hybrid cloud, hybrid work, hybrid office, home office, remote office, remote workforce, remote work, work from anywhere, wfa, work from home, wfh

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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Tags: infrastructure, broadband, Sidewalks, Tile, RIN, AWS, echo, hybrid office, hybrid work, work from anywhere, work from home, remote workforce, remote work, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, residential internet, isp, internet, wifi, Amazon sidewalks, Amazon, network management, network monitoring

Few platforms saw their profile rise as high as Microsoft Teams over the past 18 months, as the solution became the enterprise go-to for keeping newly-homebound workforces connected during the pandemic. As of Microsoft’s most recent earnings call, Teams now claims 145 million daily active users, nearly double the users counted almost a year ago, and the 32 million daily...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network management, network monitoring, enterprise network, cloud computing, Azure, enterprise cloud, cloud, enterprise IT, IT, network operations, netops, devops, developers, 365, Build 2021, Build, Office 365, Outlook, Teams, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft

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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Tags: bnb, travel, future of work, remote management, network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, enterprise cloud, enterprise network, enterprise IT, nomad, work travel, home office, remote office, hybrid office, hybrid work, remote workforce, remote work, wfa, wfh, work from home, work from anywhere, remote work, airbnb

Only 28 percent of enterprises are fully realizing the benefits of their cloud investments due to a lack of coordination between traditional network operations teams and separate units steering cloud migration. This is according to the recent findings from EMA and Bluecat’s “A House Divided” report, which found that 72 percent of enterprises see room for improvement in their cloud...

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Tags: cloud adoption, cloud migration, network transformation, digital transformation, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, enterprise cloud, enterprise network, enterprise IT, IT, network operations, network management, scalability, SaaS, software, on prem, on premises, hybrid office, hybrid cloud, cloud monitoring, cloud management, cloud computing

While the popular narrative around enterprise software has long been centered on the ascension of SaaS, on-premises software demand continues to be strong with 92 percent of companies reporting their on-premise software sales are growing. According to the findings of a new Dimensional Research report from Replicated, demand for on-premises software is equally as strong as cloud solutions, as many...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network management, network performance, colocoation, hybrid cloud, enterprise cloud, enterprise data center, cloud visibility, cloud transformation, cloud computing, cloud, SaaS, software, data center, on premises

Businesses are continuing their march towards a hybrid cloud future, as the 2021 AFCOM Data Center Report found that on-premises enterprise data center construction is shrinking for the foreseeable future as more businesses turn to cloud and colocation services. According to the report, 80 percent of IT leaders said their enterprise is not building any new on-premises data centers today,...

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Tags: repatriating, on premise, digital transformation, colocation, cloud transformation, hybrid cloud, cloud, data center monitoring, network monitoring, network management, data center management, data center

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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Tags: wins, award, enterprise IT, enterprise cloud, enterprise network, network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, remote monitoring, cloud transformation, cloud computing, hybrid cloud, hybrid office, hybrid work, work from anywhere, work from home, remote work, distributed enterprise, enterprise decentralization, digital transformation, American Business Awards, ABAs, Stevies

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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Tags: hybrid office, hybrid work, remote work, work from home, work from anywhere, enterprise network, enterprise IT, sprawl, broadband access, population, suburban, urban flight, deurbanization, decentralization, broadband, rural, urban, census, network performance monitoring, network management

More than three quarters of business leaders surveyed by Deloitte credited their organizations’ digital capabilities for helping them survive (if not thrive) during the pandemic, a new report finds. To that end, more than two thirds of respondents see businesses that fail to digitize and transform across departments within the next five years as “doomed,” according to Deloitte’s annual Digital...

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Tags: observability, visibility, post pandemic, pandemic, IT, cloud migration, cloud transformation, cloud computing, cloud, edge, enterprise network, enterprise cloud, enterprise IT, enterprise transformation, digital transformation, gartner, deloitte, work from home, work from anywhere, network management, network performance monitoring

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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Tags: distributed enterprise, decentralization, hybrid cloud, hybrid work, hybrid office, anywhere operations, anywhere workspace, work from anywhere, work from home, remote workforce, remote work, network management, WAN, network security, security, SASE, cloud computing, cloud, VMware

Microsoft made a massive investment into their healthcare cloud strategy this week by purchasing software developer Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion. The deal, which marks Microsoft’s biggest acquisition since purchasing LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in 2016, is a logical next step for the company, as they’ve worked hard to define their vertical-specific cloud offerings over the past year. At the...

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Tags: artificial intelligence, AIOps, AI, Nuance, digital transformation, healthcare transformation, digital healthcare, virtual care, healthcare cloud, telehealth, healthcare, Azure, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft, network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring

IT spending is forecast to hit $4.1 trillion in 2021—an 8.4 percent jump from last year— as digital initiatives and transformations outside of the traditional realm of IT are fueling tech spending across organizations, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. Spending on devices like laptops, desktops, tablets, and mobile phones will jump 14 percent this year over 2020 levels,...

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Tags: work from home, remote workforce, remote work, work from anywhere, network monitoring, enterprise technology, technology, software, hardware, it spending, it budget, enterprise IT, network performance monitoring, network management

With the majority of Americans hoping to work from home in some capacity after the pandemic, the Biden Administration is dedicating $100 billion toward expanding broadband access in an attempt to give every citizen access to performant Internet. A recent report from the Federal Communications Commission estimated that as of December 2019 (ie. just before pandemic restrictions took hold), roughly...

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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, enterprise IT, enterprise, decentralization, network decentralization, enterprise network, work from anywhere, future of work, work from home, remote work, bill, infrastructure, Biden Administration, Biden, providers, ISP, internet, broadband

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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Tags: network performance monitoring, network management, facebook, uber, microsoft, headquarters, return to office, hybrid work, remote work, work from home, work from anywhere, future of work, network management

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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Tags: network performance monitoring, network management, facebook, uber, microsoft, headquarters, return to office, hybrid work, remote work, work from home, work from anywhere, future of work, network management

This blog is the second in a series from our Solutions Consultant team giving their point of view on the most pressing challenges facing IT teams in 2021. Thanks to the pandemic you now have hundreds or even thousands of users at home, accessing applications in your data centers, public cloud infrastructure, and through various SaaS platforms. You may be...

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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, end user performance, end user experience, remote user security, remote security, work from anywhere, wfa, work from home, wfh, remote workforce, remote work, enterprise IT, edge computing, edge, sase, casb, security

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced it would launch its own Financial Services Cloud, joining IBM, who announced their finance cloud a year earlier, in an attempt to meaningfully bring cloud transformation to an industry that’s historically been averse to change. Retail banking has already been a fruitful frontier for cloud computing and tech disruption, what with Venmo and Zelle leaving...

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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, enterprise transformation, digital transformation, cloud migration, cloud, cloud transformation, cloud computing, banking, corporate banking, finance cloud, financial services, finance

We work with our customers everyday to provide proactive insight on the key apps supporting the business and best practices for addressing issues when they arise. Up this week is a great example of how having a continuous baseline of your cloud applications will help you take action before your users are impacted. On March 15th, saw an issue with...

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Tags: network management, enterprise IT, cloud transformation, cloud, cloud computing, Active Directory, Azure outage, Azure, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft, MTTR, MTTI, IT troubleshooting, network performance monitoring

This blog is the first in a series from our Solutions Consultant team giving their point of view on the most pressing challenges facing IT teams in 2021. Let’s be honest. Working from home has its challenges, particularly during the pandemic. For those of us with children there are a host of potential pitfalls. One need only look at some...

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Tags: SaaS, UC, UCaaS, analytics, data, IT, enteprise IT, digital transformation, cloud computing, KPIs, KPI, key performance indicators, performance indicators, remote workforce, remote work, work from anywhere, work from home, network performance management, network management, network performance monitoring, performance management, performance monitoring

According to the 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report from Global Knowledge, 67 percent of IT decision makers polled believe an IT skills gap cost them between three and nine hours of productivity per IT employee each week. Over the course of 2020, that could add up to 520 productivity hours lost per each IT team member, or roughly $29,000...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, enterprise network, enterprise IT, network performance tools, network performance solutions, IT skills, IT help desk, help desk, network performance management, network monitoring, network management, IT executive, IT decision makers, IT, technology, information, gap, skills, IT, IT skills gap

According to the Accenture Technology Vision 2021 report, leading enterprises are squeezing almost a decade of digital transformation into one- or two-year projects today, with success hinging on a strong network architecture to deliver. All of this comes as enterprises are forced to fundamentally rethink their businesses around a strong digital foundation, with companies that embrace digital transformation today growing...

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Tags: wfh, wfa, work from home, work from anywhere, remote workforce, remote work, BYOE, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, cloud computing, big data, network architecture, network infrastructure, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, accenture, network transformation, cloud transformation, digital transformation

It’s no exaggeration that enterprises are facing a major inflection point, where their entire operational structure is being tested or transformed. Users abruptly went remote en masse last spring, and it remains to be seen how many of the Work From Anywhere skills and habits honed during the pandemic will stick around for the long haul. All of these converging...

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Tags: work from home, work from anywhere, wfa, wfh, observability, visibility, application performance insights, network performance insights, network management, network performance monitoring, global enterprises, enterprise alliance, enterprise partners, enterprise network, enterprise IT, enterprise transformation, digital transformation, Cloud transformation, Cloud, Global Alliances

Bulletins and Milestones are the latest line-of-business tools added to Microsoft Teams’ Power Apps suite, giving users the ability to better communicate and collaborate via Microsoft’s Dataverse cloud service. Both apps function pretty much as their names suggest, with Bulletin’s giving team leaders the ability to broadcast announcements either company-wide or per department, while Milestones helps users keep track of...

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Tags: Dataverse, Power Apps, network management, network performance monitoring, network performance, collaboration apps, collaboration tools, enterprise collaboration, collaboration, work from anywhere, work from home, Azure, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Apps, Teams Apps, UCaaS, Microsoft Teams Monitoring, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft

According to Salesforce, “the 9-to-5 workday is dead,” as the company’s chief people officer Brent Hyder announced that Salesforce will offer employees three styles of work once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted; flex, fully remote, and office-based. Flex, which Salesforce expects the majority of employees to embrace, requires workers only to come to the office one to three days a week...

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Tags: application performance, SaaS, enterprise network, enterprise IT, network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, WFA, WFH, decentralized network, distributed network, enterprise cloud, salesforce cloud, work from anywhere, work from home, remote work, facebook, microsoft, salesforce

With the pandemic forcing many businesses to adopt a work-from-anywhere posture, Microsoft has emerged as the enterprise go-to for scalable and agile cloud solutions, pushing the company’s Q2 quarterly revenue to a higher-than-expected $43.1 billion. This exceeds Microsoft’s quarterly revenue targets by almost $3 billion, as Microsoft’s stock was up 5 percent in after-market trading on January 26. “What we...

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Tags: cloud transformation, digital transformation, network transformation, work from home, work from anywhere, remote workforce, remote work, enterprise IT, network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, cloud migration, cloud adoption, enterprise cloud, cloud computing, cloud, microsoft revenue, microsoft earnings, microsoft teams, microsoft azure, microsoft cloud, microsoft

Increasing access to broadband connectivity will be among the top priorities for members of the newly appointed White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), who face an aggressive agenda as the Biden Administration works to bridge the United State’s digital divide. Leading this new department is Dr. Eric Lander, the now-former president and founding director of the Broad...

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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, enterprise IT, enterprise networks, Biden, OSTP, white house, enterprise IT, internet access, rural internet, cybersecurity, data security, data protection, digital divide, rural broadband, broadband, enterprise IT

Nearly a year into widespread work-from-home (WFH), the cracks are starting to show at some organizations who may not have primed their workforce (or their networks) for an extended absence from the office. According to research from productivity software company Asana, burnout is now being felt among the vast majority of knowledge workers as teams struggle to define and enforce...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, Microsoft Teams, Teams, cloud computing, cloud, video, voice, VoIP, collaboration, UCaaS, Zoom, remote workers, remote workforce, remote work, hybrid office, wfa, work from anywhere, wfh, work from home, burnout, burn out

With employees at home, the requirements on IT to troubleshoot residential and last-mile ISP network issues is growing, even as inherent visibility into these networks remains lacking. At AppNeta, our active monitoring provides insight into employees’ local networks and last-mile ISP performance to help IT quickly understand the root cause of performance issues. So if that root cause is with...

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Tags: network management, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, network performance, SLA validation, last mile performance, ISP validation, commercial internet, home internet, cloud computing, hybrid office, anywhere operations, work from anywhere, work from home, WFH, last mile visibility, last mile, service level agreement, SLA, internet service provider, internet, ISP

You can’t be blamed for feeling a bit of whiplash when reading predictions on the future of work over the past few months. While enterprise decentralization has been growing for the better part of the past decade, the pandemic-induced rush to remote work proved to many once-skeptical business leaders that the office isn’t necessarily essential to employee productivity. Still, there...

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Tags: end user, end user experience, network performance monitoring, network management, cloud computing, cloud, network performance, enterprise network, distributed enterprise, distribution, decentralization, WFA, hybrid office, WFH, work from home, work from anywhere, remote work

As recent events have made extremely clear, enterprise IT teams need better insight into network activity to understand the impact of bad actors. But a recent poll of business leaders found that roughly a quarter of all companies have low (if any) internal or external network visibility. The research from Positive Technologies found that 24 percent of companies rated their...

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Tags: IIoT, iot, industry 4.0, network operations, IT, visibility, observability, external network, internal network, network visibility, enterprise IT, enterprise network IT, enterprise network, network performance monitoring, network management, network monitoring

As pretty much everyone has heard by now, SolarWinds was the target of a sophisticated Supply Chain Attack. We want to assure our customers that AppNeta does not use Solarwinds software internally or in support of the AppNeta Performance Manager. Unfortunately, there are over 18,000 companies who were using Orion and now are tasked with finding and fixing this challenging...

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Tags: usage analysis, usage, network analysis, network security, network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, application monitoring, cybersecurity, cyber attack, Malware, SolarWinds

Enterprises by and large fell into two buckets when it came to how they’re network operations teams responded to the massive disruption posed by the pandemic. Some organizations resisted new wide-scale cloud adoption, fearing that a big network transformation would be more disruptive than helpful with all the areas of the business being impacted at once by global events. Others,...

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Tags: budget, hybrid cloud, multicloud, enterprise cloud, cloud migration, cloud computing, cloud adoption, cloud transformation, network transformation, digital transformation, enterprise networks, enterprise IT, IT budgets, visibility, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, network management

Microsoft Teams has seen it’s popularity explode over the past year, establishing it’s position atop the highly competitive market for enterprise communication software in a time when remote collaboration has become essential. With integration and storage capabilities that, until recently, were unrivaled, it only makes sense that Teams would continue to see it’s adoption rise over the course of 2020....

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Tags: network performance monitoring and diagnostics, network management, end user experience, end user experience monitoring, network performance monitoring, enterprise network monitoring, enterprise network, enterprise IT, software as a service, saas, cloud computing, cloud, Microsoft, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Teams Monitoring, Microsoft Teams Management, UCaaS, voice, video, collaboration, office 365

The Business Intelligence Group (BIG) has recognized AppNeta as one of the 38 winners of the 2020 Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing, cementing our status as a leader in the cloud and a trusted partner for businesses during challenging times. This latest recognition is a true testament to our solution’s ability to scale and respond to the changing conditions of...

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Tags: network performance monitoring and diagnostics, network management, end user experience, end user experience monitoring, network performance monitoring, enterprise network monitoring, enterprise network, enterprise IT, software as a service, saas, cloud computing, cloud, 2020 Stratus Awards, 2020 Awards, BIG Stratus Awards

According to Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, “the most strategic combination in the history of software” took place this week as Salesforce officially acquired Slack in an all-stock deal valued at $27.7 billion. The acquisition sets up a titanic battle between Salesforce and Microsoft, as Slack is considered the primary competitor to Microsoft’s Teams collaboration platform, which has exploded in popularity...

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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, enterprise network, enterprise IT, enterprise collaboration, collaboration software, UCaaS, SaaS, enterprise software, collaboration tools, voice, video & collaboration, voice & video, voice, cloud computing, cloud, merger, Customer 360, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Teams, Microsoft, Salesforce, Slack

For many folks, picking up prescriptions or visiting the pharmacy goes hand-in-hand with a trip to the grocery store, an arena that Amazon has already been disrupting through their pre-pandemic purchase of Whole Foods and the post-pandemic surge in online shopping. By this logic, it only makes sense that Amazon is looking to take their increasingly brick-and-mortar wary grocery customers...

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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, network performance, healthcare IT, healthcare network, digital transformation, healthcare transformation, virtual pharmacy, telemedicine, telehealth, virtual healthcare, healthcare, Amazon pharmacy, Amazon, pharmacy

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

We’re in the era of data; more data, more locations, and more users to support than ever before. With global footprints, large enterprises face new challenges when it comes to network performance. When tickets arise, for instance, a centralized IT operations team may not know physically where a user is, what ISP they are using, and what “normal” may look...

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Tags: end users, end user, end user experience, remote workforce, remote workers, remote work, remote locations, remote office, observability, visibility, npmd, npm, network management, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, Tagging, Tags, AppNeta Performance Manager

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

At AppNeta, we use the latest industry-standard security methods to ensure that data transfer and data storage are completely secure in transit and at rest for our customers. As a result, we will be upgrading all client connections to our API as well as our AppNeta Performance Manager UI to use HTTP over TLS (HTTPS) in support TLS 1.2. This...

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Tags: enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, network security, appneta monitoring points, monitoring points, security protocol, TLS 1.2, TLS, network security, network management, network monitoring, network performance monitoring

While October may seem like an early start to the holiday shopping season, timing is hardly the most unusual thing about this year’s festivities, as the global pandemic effectively shelves the traditional “Black Friday” boon for brick-and-mortar retailers in favor of earlier digital flash sales. The combination of Amazon’s early Prime Day event along with an increase in early online...

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Tags: network visibility, network management, network performance, network performance monitoring, enterprise IT, enterprise network, retail IT, retail network, retailers, retail, online retail, digital commerce, ecommerce, online shopping, holiday shopping

To say we’re living in unprecedented times would be an understatement. But researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE) have pulled out the data to officially understand how business leaders are navigating the current “disruption” to the way we work (namely, pandemic-related decentralization) and the role of digital technologies in providing short- and long-term solutions. When comparing the COVID-19...

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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, enterprise WAN, enterprise network, remote workforce, remote work, quarantine, covid 19, pandemic, digital divide, digital transformation, enterprise IT

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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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, hybrid work, hybrid office, distributed work, headquarters, remote working, branch location, branch office, remote office, remote workforce, remote work, wfh, work from home, Google

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

With families across the Globe stuck inside this past summer and spring, streaming services have risen to the occasion in providing much-needed distractions from our increasingly confined day-to-day lives. King among the streamers is Netflix, who has maintained a lead in the increasingly competitive streaming market even as heavyweights like Disney+ and HBO Max have come online, offering massive libraries...

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Tags: remote workforce, remote workers, network performance monitoring, network management, network monitoring, home office, remote office, remote work, WFH, work from home, wall street journal, streaming services, streaming, netflix, enterprise IT

With folks across the globe logging onto work and school from home – and streaming a lot of Netflix when they aren’t – network capacity has never been a hotter commodity. As a result, people are hungry for higher-than-ever Internet speeds to stay connected in a work-from-home (WFH) world, and researchers at University College of London (UCL) have set a...

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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, network capacity, network speeds, network performance, enterprise network, enterprise IT, netflix, TBPS, terabit, internet speeds, internet

Even if 2020 wasn’t an election year, it’d still be one for the record books, as COVID-19 has disrupted everything from how we work to how we teach our kids. Now, it’s upending how we choose our national leaders. While there’s still lingering controversy about how voting will actually take place come November, the Democrat and Republican parties are following...

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The expansion of telehealth services is among the few bright spots of recent world events, as healthcare providers have made it easier for a wider swath of non-emergency medical visits to take place virtually, while in-person treatment has been largely reserved for COVID-19 response. As we discussed recently on the blog, this shift has been a boon for the industry,...

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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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We can’t predict the future, but the odds of the US enterprise workforce heading back to the office en masse before the end of the summer (if not 2020) are looking slim. That means that enterprise teams are going to have to get comfortable with the “last mile” residential ISP connections their WFH users leverage to access the network. But...

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Google is the latest enterprise to tell employees to get comfortable with work from home (WFH), as the tech giant will extend its current mobile working policy – designed to accommodate social distancing in response to the pandemic – until at least June 2021. While not exactly the “all-in” adoption of WFH in the same sense as tech giant Siemens,...

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When LogMeIn recently surveyed their 3,700 global employees on where they want to work in a post-COVID-19 world, only 5 percent said they’d be happy returning to the office five days a week. As a result, while the company’s plans to return to the office remain fluid, CEO Bill Wagner anticipates that of the 700 employees who work out of...

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Even businesses that have weathered the pandemic so far with aplomb are being cautious about their long-term investments, as economic conditions remain fluid and uncertainty looms over when workers will start returning to the office in large numbers. As a result, many companies are pulling back their spend on office-centric IT projects and focusing instead on tech solutions that support...

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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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How can enterprise IT teams ensure end-user performance when workers are accessing their apps from home? Solving this problem is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the litany of last-minute challenges thrown at enterprise IT lately. The crux of this challenge is that enterprise teams don’t own or control the “last mile” connections that most (if...

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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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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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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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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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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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Task management platform Okta recently released the mid-year update to their 2020 @Work Business Report, and the findings tell a familiar story: The recent meteoric rise in cloud and SaaS adoption has been hard to ignore, and is challenging IT to seek out new solutions. As expected, cloud-delivered UCaaS and collaboration applications continue to see unprecedented growth over the past...

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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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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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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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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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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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COVID-19 has been a game-changer across the enterprise space, forcing everyone from the C-Suite to the factory floor to modify their workflows and embrace new tech as part of their day-to-day operations. A new report from Wind River shows that many enterprise executives aren’t viewing these sudden changes as stop-gap measures or short-term fixes before returning to the old way...

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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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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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It’s safe to say that many 2020 enterprise networking priorities have been upended as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. But once the dust settles on the impromptu, quarantine-motivated digital transformations enterprise IT recently undertook, teams will need to reexamine many of the larger-scale IT projects that were on their plate before global events took the wheel. Network World’s recently...

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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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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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As many workers adopt work-from-home (WFH) for the first time as part of global social distancing guidance, how many of these positions will remain remote after the pandemic subsides? That’s been the million dollar question of late for many enterprise execs, as employees in positions across the corporate hierarchy are being put to the WFH test for the first time....

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As enterprises worldwide adjust to nearly 100% work from home (WFH) we can all use a bit of humor. Compiled from across our team, AppNeta is offering a few suggestions to liven up the background of your Zoom or blur your background in Microsoft Teams until they release custom backgrounds later this year. If you don’t know about the feature...

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As enterprises lean on communication apps to keep their teams connected amidst “social distancing,” it’s been a busy few weeks for market leaders Slack and Teams, who have seen their daily active users explode while unveiling major solution enhancements. On Wednesday, Mar 18, Slack unveiled the app’s largest platform redesign in nearly five years. Although the update was in the...

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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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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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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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In an industry where acronyms and initialisms are a dime a dozen, few tech terms are as ubiquitous in the world of enterprise networking as MPLS and SD-WAN. Sure, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and UCaaS represent buzzworthy new workflows that have changed how enterprise IT teams are managing their tech footprints. But when it comes to the underlying networks that support...

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As 2019 comes to a close, 66 percent of companies embraced remote work, and for good reason: When businesses don’t have to gather all of their staff at HQ every day, bosses can broaden their search for talent beyond who is available locally, while giving employees more control of where and when they work, which has been proven to pay...

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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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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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Just like our enterprise clients, we leverage AppNeta Performance Manager internally to monitor our private cloud deployment, giving our corporate IT team the visibility they need to get to the bottom of issues impacting our own network environments. Recently, our Director of IT, Jason Hislop, was able to leverage our solution to identify an instance of jitter that had the...

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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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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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Ensuring that enterprise IT teams have comprehensive visibility across their app and network landscape has never been more critical. After all, enterprise network footprints are rapidly decentralizing as a wealth of cloud and SaaS solutions make the ability to support a distributed workforce possible. But most enterprise IT teams remain centralized and require cloud and SaaS tools of their own...

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At 10:30 PM on October 29, 1969, UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock and his student Charley Kline established an ARPANET link – the first one ever – between their campus and the office of Bill Duval, a programmer at Stanford University. And thus, the seeds of what would become the Internet we know today were planted. And 50 years later, the...

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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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For the largest enterprise networks, IT has historically had limited options when it came to monitoring their highest-capacity links (think network connections that scale up to 25, 40, 50 or even 100 Gbps speeds). While just a decade ago, teams may have hardly imagined a world where connectivity between data centers, large campuses, or across the entire WAN backbone would...

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For the largest enterprise networks, IT has historically had limited options when it came to monitoring their highest-capacity links (think network connections that scale up to 25, 40, 50 or even 100 Gbps speeds). While just a decade ago, teams may have hardly imagined a world where connectivity between data centers, large campuses, or across the entire WAN backbone would...

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Aside from being a perfect example of successful digital synchronization across multiple remote stakeholders, telehealth initiatives have been having a powerful impact on the humans they serve, from delivering real-time medical treatment in the midst of a natural disaster to treating distressed students on their terms. Now, one of the largest companies in the world is exploring telehealth to help...

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Lately, we’ve been on a roll with delivering platform updates that help successfully position our enterprise customers for a future where their WAN footprint will be more expansive and decentralized than ever before. From a slew of forward-looking DNS enhancements to completing our SOC 2 Type 2 certification, we’ve been proactive in adding features that give AppNeta customers a similarly...

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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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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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According to the Cloud Adoption and Risk Report 2019 from McAfee, cloud usage grew 15 percent last year, establishing a new high-water mark for enterprise adoption. The average enterprise now employs roughly 1,935 cloud apps, with business applications (ie. Google Drive, Office 365 or Salesforce) accounting for 70 percent of total cloud services. (This may seem high, but McAfee likely...

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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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