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Despite committing to a work-from-anywhere policy across much of their workforce, Google just broke the pandemic record for a commercial real estate sale by committing $2.1 billion toward a new office in New York City. This comes as the company details plans to grow their workforce in New York City from 12,000 to 14,000 employees, with many (if not most)...

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In this next installment of our conversation with AppNeta’s Chief Customer Officer Adam Edwards and our Director of Global Alliances John Tewfik—featuring excerpts from their recent webcast on Hybrid Work Optimization—we’re going to discuss the hot-button topic of security, privacy and trust in a hybrid work world. Adam kicks us off by discussing some of the most popular networking strategies...

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Tags: Stories From The Wire, podcast, network performance monitoring, enterprise network, enterprise IT, Microsoft Teams, remote monitoring, remote work, network performance, network monitoring, network management, work from anywhere, cloud computing, hybrid work, work from home, wfh, privacy, zero trust, trust, cybersecurity, security

Recently, we hosted a webinar with our Chief Customer Officer Adam Edwards and our Director of Global Alliances John Tewfik that discussed the concept of Hybrid Work; specifically, how both the definition and perception of hybrid work has evolved over the past couple of years, and what strategies need to be transformed in kind to navigate a Hybrid Work world....

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Recently, we hosted a webinar with our Chief Customer Officer Adam Edwards and our Director of Global Alliances John Tewfik that discussed the concept of Hybrid Work; specifically, how both the definition and perception of hybrid work has evolved over the past couple of years, and what strategies need to be transformed in kind to navigate a Hybrid Work world....

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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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Tags: network performance monitoring, network management, network operations, IT ops, network monitoring, cloud computing, hybrid work, wfh, wfa, work from home, work from anywhere, remote work, hybrid office

Cyber security is a perennial challenge. It’s a complex patchwork of hard-to-manage tools and applications that seems barely able to keep up with the growing threats. Enter “sassy” (aka SASE, secure access service edge), an architectural concept that aims to meet modern organizations where their infrastructure and security challenges are. Ten years ago, the data center was king, operating mostly...

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Tags: network management, network monitoring, work from anywhere, work from home, hybrid work, remote work, cloud, cybersecurity, security, edge, paas, iaas, saas, SASE

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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Tags: Stories From The Wire, remote workforce, remote work, WIFI, WAN, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, network management, collaboration, UC, ucaas, voip, video, voice, wfa, work from anywhere, work from home, wfh, enterprise IT, call center, contact center, podcast

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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As we near the close of summer 2021, what digital transformations that took place in the home last fall to support remote work (and remote learning) will stick around as we kick off a new school year? According to recent data, workers that had been jockeying for their share of internet capacity at home throughout the pandemic will likely have...

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As the pandemic pushed enterprises to rethink their approach to network management and security in the face of widespread work-from-home restrictions, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) emerged as the go-to IT solution for securely linking a distributed user base. In the two years Gartner has monitored SASE in their Hype Cycle report, the technology has reached 5-20 percent adoption among...

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Multicloud – the practice of formally relying on more than one cloud provider – got a big boost recently when the Pentagon chose to cancel a proposed cloud contract with a single vendor in favor of hiring multiple vendors. While some analysts have warned about the potential complexity of multicloud (and some enterprises have had to set aside a preference...

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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 latest bipartisan iteration of the United States Senate’s proposed infrastructure bill has landed with a $1 trillion price tag that allocates $65 billion toward bridging the “digital divide.” “Access to affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband is essential to full participation in modern life in the United States,” the legislation, which was released on August 2, states. The new bill goes...

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Tags: network management, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, hybrid work, work from home, work from anywhere, online transactions, telehealth, remote school, remote work, congress, digital equity act, internet access, internet, digital divide, broadband, sentate, bill, infrastructure

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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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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Businesses are exiting survival mode and diving headlong into growth mode, according to the latest analysis from Gartner, as IT spending ramps up to support a new Work-from-Anywhere reality. Worldwide, IT spending will increase by 9 percent in 2021 to $4.2 trillion as companies double down on digital transformations across the board: From tech initiatives launched to “stay afloat” during...

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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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The latest iteration of the Biden Administration’s signature infrastructure plan is now a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill that allocates $65 billion toward universal high-speed broadband. If passed, the plan calls for state and local investment in new broadband infrastructure as well as auctioning off 5G Spectrum to fund rural broadband expansion. The new bill is scaled back from the administration’s...

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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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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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SD-WAN has had a mixed reception over the years. A variety of factors have put this technology on a rockier market trajectory than some had expected. Now, with the rush to support Work- from Anywhere (WFA), it’s worthwhile to look at the strengths and weaknesses of SD-WAN and the role of end-to-end monitoring in making SD-WAN deployments better. SD-WAN Rising...

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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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Tags: airbnb, staycation, digital nomad, distributed enterprise, decentralized enterprise, decentralization, distributed workforce, teleworking, flexible work, hybrid work, wfh, wfa, work from anywhere, work from home, Facebook

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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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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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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The role of IT has expanded well beyond the traditional boundaries of the help desk, according to the latest 2021 State of the CIO report, as IT leaders spent 47 percent of their focus this past year helping their team drive wide-ranging “Transformational” efforts. These transformational activities included “aligning IT initiatives with business goals” (40 percent of Transformational focus), “implementing...

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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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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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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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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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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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As the pandemic wore on last year and changed how we approach even the most basic day-to-day tasks, non-emergency healthcare became a big question mark for thousands of people. This was an especially fraught situation for those who previously relied on regular in-person doctor visits for their well being, leading many to make the false choice between risking COVID-19 exposure...

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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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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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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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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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It’s official: AppNeta is among the elite winners of the 23rd Annual CUSTOMER Product of the Year Awards from TMC, one of the leading publishers and online communities covering enterprise technology. The CUSTOMER Product of the Year Award recognized 29 vendors for 2021 that have helped advance the call center, CRM, and teleservices industries over the past year, as global...

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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

With knowledge workers across the globe closing in on a year of work from home (WFH), Comcast, which has the largest user footprint among U.S.-based ISPs, has announced that Internet traffic soared across their network during of the pandemic. Peak downstream traffic increased approximately 38 percent over previous-year levels in March 2020 alone, while peak upstream traffic increased approximately 56...

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Tags: internet, network manamgenet, enterprise network, distance learning, remote learning, remote workforce, last mile network, last mile internet, internet capacity, remote work, residential internet, internet service provider, ISP, internet, comcast, work from home, work from anywhere, network performance monitoring

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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As part of the $900 billion coronavirus relief deal that was struck by Congress on Sunday, $7 billion was allocated to establishing greater broadband internet access across the United States, helping bridge connectivity gaps that have become glaring as lockdowns kept families and workers home throughout 2020. Part of the relief includes $3.2 billion for a $50-per-month emergency broadband benefit...

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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

Add one more “transformation” to the growing list of changes that businesses can credit to COVID-19: A fresh new class of tech buzzwords for 2021. “Plasticity” was one of the many flex-themed buzzwords being played out in real-time during this week’s virtual Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo. The company outlined its Top Strategic Technology Trends for CIOs and CTOs during the event,...

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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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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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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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The Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) market is the latest cloud-driven industry to receive a booming growth forecast, with the market size poised to reach a valuation of $24.3 billion by 2026. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.4 percent from 2019, when the market was already assessed at a massive $13.8 billion. This growth reflects similar trends in...

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While Google was among the largest (and earliest) enterprises to extend work-from-home (WFH) into summer 2021 in response to the pandemic, remote work has long been a topic of interest for the tech giant, whose suite of solutions supports remote collaboration in nearly all industries. Almost a year before the global pandemic forced social distancing measures on employers, Google surveyed...

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The pandemic has turned popular opinion of the office-centric corporate model on its head. But have recent global events actually doomed the enterprise office forever? According to a string of recent studies, the answer is mixed. For starters, despite many companies scrambling to build a WFH infrastructure on the fly back in the spring, the success of these accelerated transformations...

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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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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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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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While offices across the globe have been inching closer to reopening in fits and starts over the past few weeks, a new report from Xerox has found that 85 percent of IT and tech decision makers expect they’ll finally be back in the office within the next 18 months. The report found that the biggest pain point for a third...

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You learn so much by just listening. We recently surveyed the AppNeta team to get a sense for how they were feeling about working from home, returning to the office, and balancing work and family life. We heard loud and clear that the added stress and anxiety these past weeks has really taken a meaningful toll. We’ve worked really hard...

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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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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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The concept of “work-from-home” (WFH) went from a growing trend to an emergency enterprise standard over the past few months, forcing folks to make major adjustments to how they connect with colleagues and accomplish their day-to-day tasks. While many stir-crazy folks are longing for the days when they can return to the office, a lot of companies are finding that...

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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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The past year has seen the market for streaming services turn a big corner into the mainstream as a slew of new offerings – both from legacy broadcasters like Disney and first-time content producers like Apple – have gone live, dealing another blow to once-dominant cable TV. While the majority of the new services are designed with the typical home-viewer...

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Across industries, work-from-home (WFH) became the new normal over the past few weeks, forcing enterprise IT teams to push the gas on their network transformation projects, or start fast-tracking new ones altogether to support a deluge of remote users. Fortunately, AppNeta Performance Manager is here to ensure enterprise IT teams rise to the occasion and can gain the remote visibility...

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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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Remote work in the enterprise has already been on an uptick for quite a while, as more widespread adoption of agile tech and flexible cloud and SaaS applications have made it easier for employers to engage with a far-flung workforce. A recent report shows that between 2007 and 2015, there was a 159 percent jump in remote work across sectors,...

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Fifty-four percent of office workers say they’d leave their job for one that offers flexible work time, according to a recent Gallup poll. What’s more, Gallup found that those who work remotely 60 percent to 80 percent of the time (ie. three to four days in a five-day work week) feel that they are more fully engaged with their managers...

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Not only are branch offices growing in number as enterprises ramp up decentralization, but so is the data being generated at the branch and where that traffic goes. With IaaS and SaaS transforming how apps are delivered to branch locations, these offices are increasingly connecting to both cloud providers and their corporate data centers (if not retiring their dependency on...

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In Boston and other coastal tech hubs, the booming startup culture has been a boon when it comes to amping up the economy and attracting new residents, but something of a burden where factors like traffic and mass transit are concerned. As a result, leaders in Massachusetts have come up with a potential solution to some of their traffic woes:...

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Think remote work is just a passing fad? Take a look at the businesses popping up in support of the concept, and you might be convinced otherwise. Take, for example, Pizzatime, a new service from digital agency Planetary that organizes virtual pizza parties for teams collaborating from multiple branch locations. Leveraging Slack, the tool takes orders from each team member...

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