Vendor Forum

June 23, 2017
Mark Levy
Micro Focus

"Become the Automator, Not the Automated." While it's a simple enough phrase, it speaks directly to how today's organizations and IT teams must innovate to remain competitive. A critical aspect of innovation is acknowledging the digital transformation of businesses. The move to digitalization enables organizations to more effectively unlock the power of information technology (IT) to fuel and accelerate business innovation. It is a competitive weapon and a survival imperative ...

June 22, 2017
Carl Herberger

Executives in the US and Europe now place broad trust in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning systems, designed to protect organizations from more dynamic pernicious cyber threats, according to Radware's 2017 Executive Application & Network Security Survey ....

June 20, 2017
Tim Flower

Cloud is quickly becoming the new normal. The challenge for organizations is that increased cloud usage means increased complexity, often leading to a kind of infrastructure "blind spot." So how do companies break the blind spot and get back on track? ...

June 16, 2017
Shlomi Gian

Any mobile app developer will tell you that one of the greatest challenges in monetizing their apps through video ads isn't finding the right demand or knowing when to run the videos; it's figuring out how to present video ads without slowing down their apps ...

June 14, 2017
Sridhar Iyengar

Predictive analytics is a popular ITOA technology that you can leverage to improve your business by leaps and bounds. Predictive analytics analyzes relationships among various data points to predict behavioral trends, growth opportunities and risks, which can add critical value to your business. Here are a few questions to help you decide if predictive analytics is right for your business ...

June 12, 2017
Steve Brown
Viavi Solutions

Network capacity is the lifeblood of an enterprise — bandwidth enables business. Getting the most out of the network is a fine balancing act, so it's understandable that enterprises are always hungry for more bandwidth. Two out of three IT and network professionals expect bandwidth usage to increase by up to 50% by the end of 2017. However, bandwidth availability issues could become a thing of the past. We are on the cusp of a great surge of capacity as gigabit speed internet becomes a reality ...

June 09, 2017
Chris Bloom

Unified Communications (UC) applications such as VoIP and Video streaming have been around in the enterprise setting now for almost two decades. It's rather remarkable, then, that for all of their business benefits and popularity, UC applications still post so many headaches for network engineers. With that in mind, are there steps that network engineers can and should be taking to make these applications more reliable, and deliver better quality of service to their users? I believe there are, so let's take a look at some tips ...

June 05, 2017
Michelle McLean

Every year, multiple retailers duke it out for worst outage of the online holiday shopping season. This year, as companies are prepping for the Black Friday traffic onslaught, we thought it would be fun to get ahead of the game, asking folks now about failures they anticipate next November ...

June 02, 2017
Bill Berutti

Three-fourths (73 percent) of IT decision makers believe businesses that do not embrace IT automation to achieve the larger digital business strategy within the next five years will cease to exist in 10 years, according to a new study by BMC Software ...

June 01, 2017
Leon Adato

For IT professionals to succeed as the hybrid IT era continues to evolve, they must arm themselves with a new set of skills, tools, and resources. Consider the following recommendations ...

May 31, 2017
Leon Adato

To more closely examine the variety of ways in which IT departments and professionals around the world are evolving with the integration of cloud services, and the overall effect hybrid IT is having on their organizations and IT job roles, SolarWinds recently released the SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2017: Portrait of a Hybrid Organization. The results help illustrate what a modern hybrid IT organization looks like — notably, they are realizing the cost benefits of the cloud, but continue to struggle with shifting job and skill dynamics ...

May 24, 2017
Vincent Geffray

In today's digital world, it is possible to gauge the cost implications of an IT outage on employee productivity, revenue generation but it is usually much more tricky to measure the negative impacts on the very IT people's lives ...

May 05, 2017
Rex McMillan

Microsoft is expected to essentially wind down Windows 7 support by 2020 so inevitably Windows 10 will be on the IT task list. It would be beneficial, now, to examine some of the issues relating to migrating to Windows 10 OS and how these pain points can be alleviated and addressed. Here are 7 practices that are key to facilitating migration ...

May 01, 2017
Ari Weil

Website performance is critical to maintaining customer attention and completing online transactions, according to the latest State of Online Retail Performance report, issued by Akamai Technologies. In fact, the study found that a 100-millisecond delay in website load time can hurt conversion rates by 7 percent ...

April 27, 2017
Steve Brown
Viavi Solutions

According to the tenth annual State of the Network study from Viavi, nearly 90 percent of respondents say they are involved in troubleshooting security-related issues, with 80 percent reporting the time consumed by these issues has increased in the past year ...

April 24, 2017
Sven Hammar

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly present in our daily lives, at work, in the home and in the public sphere, making the world a more connected place. In fact, 2020 will see at least 20 billion connected devices across the globe. So, let's take a look at the most common iterations of the IoT at the moment, and what we can expect to see in the IoT landscape over the next 5 years ...

April 21, 2017
Leon Adato

In the spirit of Earth Day, which is Saturday, April 22, we recently asked IT professionals for the tips and tricks they're using to help keep their data centers as green as possible. Here are a few ideas inspired by the responses we got ...

April 20, 2017
Antonio Piraino

Almost One-Third (28 percent) of IT workers surveyed fear that cloud adoption is putting their job at risk, according to a survey conducted by ScienceLogic ...

April 18, 2017
Jason Lieblich

The move to cloud-based solutions like Office 365, Google Apps and others is one of the biggest fundamental changes IT professionals will undertake in the history of computing. The cost savings and productivity enhancements available to organizations are huge. But these savings and benefits can't be reaped without careful planning, network assessment, change management and continuous monitoring. Read on for things that you shouldn't do with your network in preparation for a move to one of these cloud providers ...

April 12, 2017
Perry Szarka

Is composable infrastructure the right choice for your IT environment? The following are 5 key questions that can help you begin to explore the capabilities of composable infrastructure and its applicability within your own IT environment ...