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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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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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We’ve all likely had consumer-side experiences with poor contact center performance, especially as the pandemic pushed many of us to rely more than ever on new purchasing channels. But according to market intelligence from GEP, contact centers witnessed an increase of 300% more calls than usual during the early stages of the pandemic. We’ve invited Technical Account Manager (and at...

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Hot on the heels of our recent CUSTOMER Product of the Year win, TMC has again recognized AppNeta for our outstanding approach to enabling enterprises to monitor and manage their rapidly evolving network footprints. This time, we’ve been named a 2021 Cloud Computing Product of the Year, proving yet again that as the world was forced to adopt a whole...

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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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It’s hard to believe, but this month marks a year since AppNeta and the rest of the world started working from home. While the change wasn’t easy, we AppNetians are an adaptable bunch, and found ways to work hard and play hard while we were socially distancing these past 12 months. Because AppNeta is chock full of folks who love...

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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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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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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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When Salesforce recently scooped up Slack in a partnership deemed “the most strategic combination in the history of software” (according to Slack’s own CEO), other enterprise cloud providers wasted no time in securing their own blockbuster partnerships to merge cloud-based collaboration tools with larger enterprise software suites. The latest comes from SAP, who has expanded their existing partnership with Microsoft...

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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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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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