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Why Every UC & C Strategy Should Include Remote Performance Management
March 15, 2011 by
The move to Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) is accelerating rapidly as technologies mature and early adopters reap competitive advantages like reduced costs, simplified IT infrastructure, better customer service and improved business performance. The growing availability of UC&C-as-a-service means that companies of all sizes are embracing the trend. UC&C encompasses the convergence of telephony, messaging,…Continue reading
Bandwidth Info is Great…but What is Using my Capacity at the Remote Site?!
March 14, 2011 by
Sound familiar? I know this is a question many of you ask yourself regularly, if not daily. There aren’t too many people that would debate the value provided by understanding flow data: the ability to get deep and near real-time insight into the applications and users that are consuming resources on your network. Flow analysis…Continue reading
The Next Generation in Web Services Demands the Next Generation in Network Performance Management Solutions
February 16, 2011 by
Web-based service delivery models like cloud computing, SaaS and VoIP are revolutionizing IT. These distributed deployments offer cost, scalability and manageability advantages too compelling to pass up. But the performance of web-based applications is heavily dependent on the networks that deliver them to remote sites. A host of variable, intermittent factors can crash business-critical services.…Continue reading
Packet Capture for the Masses
January 14, 2011 by
I spend a good amount of time talking to people about computer networks, their company’s networks, their customers’ networks, telco providers, etc, and the most common question that comes up is “What is using up all my network capacity.” For such a fundamental question this is surprising difficult to answer for the vast majority of…Continue reading
Professor PathView and Network Assessments
December 16, 2010 by
I count myself lucky that I had a professor in college who took the time to brainwash us all in the ways of network troubleshooting. To this day, I still jolt awake in a cold sweat hearing his voice chant “physical layer! physical layer!” As many of you know, the Physical layer is the first…Continue reading
LinkedIn Connectivity Problems? What We Found….
December 15, 2010 by
With the growing frenzy over cloud-based services and the recent announcements about managed cloud services, it is clear that we are looking at the future of business technology, one that merges critical business services with the cost efficiency, speed and easy integration of the internet. But, as one article aptly noted, “The cloud just might…Continue reading
Viewing the ‘Highway’ of Network Performance Management
November 29, 2010 by
We are often asked how our technologies very from traditional network management tools. While most other tools rely on simple network management protocol (SNMP), we utilize our own technology to perform ‘active’ network monitoring infrastructure.
The Cloud is Here: The 5 Steps You Need to Do to Survive and Thrive
November 12, 2010 by
The cloud is coming, the cloud is coming!!! Well guess what, if it’s not here now, it’s damn close. And if you think you can avoid it or beat it you’re dead wrong. As they say, if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em. So what can you do? 1. Accept it. The 90’s economy is gone. No we aren’t…Continue reading
Packets Packets Everywhere, but Which One Do I Seek?
November 8, 2010 by
Much like the ancient mariner in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, we often find ourselves awash in a sea of packets that tempt that tantalize us with their ability to quench our troubleshooting thirsts – but just like seawater to a thirsty sailor, they’re often too much of the wrong thing. Let’s face it –…Continue reading
Arming the “Voice” Guy
October 28, 2010 by
We get it, traditional telephony is perfect. Nobody ever dropped a call, nobody ever heard echo, and it only cost about as much as a small island in the south pacific per month to run. “I’m just an old phone guy; I don’t get these network issues.” This is a common line I hear when working…Continue reading