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Are the Olympics slowing you down? What about ESPN, Pandora and YouTube?
August 2, 2012 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

By: Jim Melvin Everyone love’s the Olympics and it is easy to see why — the Olympics truly have something for everyone.  From cycling, to soccer, to archery, and basketball; the breadth of sports (36 in all) covers just about every sport that you could want (except for lacrosse, one of my personal favorites). What
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How was yesterday’s Olympics video content streaming on your WAN?
July 29, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

We averaged 3Mbps throughout the day from YouTube, for a total of 14GB. It would have maxed out our 3Mbps bonded T1 service at the old office, but our Comcast business connection held up well, even as traffic peaked at over 12Mbps in the early morning hours.

Not Your Father’s Blackberry: What BYOD Means for Your Network Performance
June 26, 2012 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

According to this report by the Pew Research Center (February 2012), 46% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 35% in May 2011. Smartphone owners now outnumber users of more basic phones. These smartphone users are bringing their personal devices to work and connecting them to your network. For many
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BYOD: Top 3 Ways It Can Break Your Network…
May 15, 2012 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Gone are the days when organizations would give their employees a PC and expect it to be the only device used on the network. It’s a “bring your own device” (BYOD) world out there now, and the trend to allow users to bring their own smart phones, tablets and other mobile gear to work is
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An Engineer’s Search: Who Broke the Network?
March 7, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

‘Why Is Our Network Broken?’ Even companies that provide network performance management services still have to manage their own networks! So, a few weeks ago when I received notification that we were experiencing extremely low available bandwidth out to the internet, I knew I had to act fast to avoid failure of our critical services- The question was:
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The Network Engineer’s Cheat Sheet for 2012
January 11, 2012 by

Industry Insights

2011 could be considered the year that network performance management “came of age.” In this past year, IT and network managers in organizations of all sizes and industry segments have become aware — if they weren’t already — that the performance of the network is the foundation of user experience and business success. Why was
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Streaming Media at the Workplace: Your Music Hurts My Cloud
October 31, 2011 by

Performance Monitoring

For organizations that are monitoring and maintaining a large network, bandwidth consumption can cause major issues.  Knowing who is using all the bandwidth in the company is particularly helpful when troubleshooting performance issues and all too common complaints that “the network is slow!”  Insight into what external web sites employees are visiting,  and whether or
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Streaming Media and Your Internet Performance
October 6, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

It’s a great time to be a connected consumer.  Our favorite audio, video and news products are available from multiple online sources and can be immediately consumed on the nearest connected device.  Sometimes the path to a great viewing experience is painless and it just works.  At other times achieving a quality viewing experience can
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