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It’s not just enterprise networks that are feeling the impact of digital transformation. From government agencies to higher education, cloud migration and SaaS adoption are changing networking from the top-down, and putting unprecedented strain on IT departments as a result. One recent incident at Amherst College in Massachusetts illustrated perfectly what can happen when IT gets buried under an avalanche...

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Tags: campus network, cloud migration, connectivity, network performance, network performance monitoring, network performance monitoring and diagnostics, networking, wifi, WiFi monitoring

What's Holding Your WiFi Performance Back?
by Joe Michalowski on

We have a tendency to take WiFi networks for granted. As consumers, we don’t think about the logistics of WiFi—we just want to watch Netflix without constant buffering. The same expectation carries over for employees using business applications. They don’t care what’s going on with the WiFi in the background. They just want seamless access to applications and services necessary...

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Tags: end user experience monitoring, wifi, WiFi monitoring

IoT and 5G Both Require Strong Network Foundations
by Christine Cignoli on

As new, exciting technologies become reality, IT teams are updating systems and considering the best technology options to support new tools. IoT, for example, needs a strong networking foundation. It’s more than just a reliable network that’s needed, but a complex network design that allows for real-time data analysis between and among all the dispersed IoT sensors. That data today...

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Tags: 5G, NFV, wifi, WiFi monitoring

WiFi Networks, SaaS Providers and the Challenges They Bring IT
by Christine Cignoli on

The cloud/SaaS honeymoon usually ends pretty quickly for IT teams supporting various cloud and SaaS applications. The loss of control over SaaS apps can be a surprise for IT, even as it also frees up time. IT team members are now at the mercy of SaaS application providers, which decide when upgrades will happen and when maintenance windows and planned...

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Tags: network monitoring, SaaS providers, WiFi monitoring

The deep packet inspection market is expected to experience substantial growth over the next four years, but what’s driving corporate interest? The technology itself is straightforward: Instead of simply examining packet headers, deep packet inspection (DPI) goes deeper to analyze the contents of any packet passing through specific checkpoints—typically firewalls—and can make real-time decisions about what happens to these packets...

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Tags: deep packet inspection, security, WiFi monitoring

Are You Prepared for How the GDPR Will Change WiFi Networks?
by Andrew Sanders on

Not enough American companies are ready for the GDPR—the General Data Protection Regulation, adopted last year in the European Union and set to go into effect in May of 2018. According to research from Spiceworks, only 5% of US companies are currently preparing for these data protection regulations. On the face of it, this seems like a reasonable thing not...

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Tags: data protection, wifi, WiFi monitoring

IT ROLE: Steve Aichelmann, senior director of IT infrastructure NEEDS: Improving internal end-user experience, especially for VoIP RESULTS: Proactive issue resolution, view of performance at 31 global locations As a leading data center provider to just under 1,000 customers globally—including 175 of the Fortune 1000—CyrusOne is known for its excellent customer service, enduring customer relationships and high customer satisfaction levels. It manages data...

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Tags: case study, SaaS applications, WiFi monitoring

Cooperative of seven family-owned businesses 260 stores in 26 states Annual revenue of more than $2.8 billion The corporate network team at Bon-Ton Stores is responsible for the wireless guest networks at all 260 of the company’s stores, along with the applications that employees use every day. After they rolled out new guest WiFi networks in all of their stores,...

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Tags: case study, retail monitoring, WiFi monitoring

Apple’s latest OS—iOS 11—launches tomorrow. With half to two-thirds of device users running iOS 10, reflecting the huge base of iPhone users, this is no small event for corporate networks. Users bring their devices to work as a matter of course, whether they use them a little or a lot for actual work. So while users are eager for new...

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Tags: Apple iOS update, iOS Update, WiFi monitoring

When Guest WiFi Is Unusable, What's the Point?
by Joe Michalowski on

What would happen if we woke up tomorrow and WiFi didn’t exist anymore? It would take some getting used to, for sure. You could fall back on your carrier’s mobile service, but it’s not quite the same as the comfort of your personal WiFi network. For years now, proposals have surfaced about the possibility of universal, free WiFi. It sounds...

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Tags: remote locations, wifi, WiFi monitoring

The value of application performance monitoring is increasing as apps move to the cloud and SaaS providers. There are many factors that can affect application performance, including local network congestion, ISP performance, inefficient routes, server-side infrastructure and a multitude of others. But there is an even more prevalent change occurring at the other end of the application delivery path: The...

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Tags: application performance, wifi, WiFi monitoring

Stop Taking WiFi Networks for Granted
by Joe Michalowski on

 Bring your own device (BYOD), digital transformation, consumerization of IT—all of these trends and buzzwords have changed the way enterprises do business. But there’s one IT system that takes the brunt of the pressure from these trends: the WiFi network. It wasn’t too long ago that WiFi networks were a luxury in the workplace. But things change quickly. Today, without...

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Tags: end user experience, wifi, WiFi monitoring

"Is the WiFi Down?" Why This Question Matters More Than Ever
by Christine Cignoli on

It happened gradually, but at some point WiFi networks moved from a nice-to-have bonus feature in the office to become a standard part of a business’s IT infrastructure. Now that mobile devices are such a critical part of work, WiFi is essential. It needs care and attention as other networks do. Strong WiFi performance is also necessary in a business’s...

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Tags: network speed, WiFi monitoring



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