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October 14, 2021

Businesses are embracing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to improve network performance and security, according to a new State of AIOps Study, conducted by ZK Research and Masergy ...

September 30, 2021

As remote work persists, and organizations take advantage of hire-from-anywhere models — in addition to facing other challenges like extreme weather events — companies across industries are continuing to re-evaluate the effectiveness of their tech stack. Today's increasingly distributed workforce has put a much greater emphasis on network availability across more endpoints as well as increased the bandwidth required for voice and video. For many, this has posed the question of whether to switch to a new network monitoring system ...

September 28, 2021

Evaluating which products and vendors can meet today's modern and complex IT business requirements is a challenge. To help, I'd like to explore 10 key questions every IT admin should be asking when evaluating or working with network performance tools ...

September 23, 2021

The Internet played a greater role than ever in supporting enterprise productivity over the past year-plus, as newly remote workers logged onto the job via residential links that, it turns out, left much to be desired in terms of enabling work ...

September 02, 2021

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) announced the release of its newest research, titled EMA Radar Report: Network Performance Management ...

September 01, 2021

One thing is certain: The hybrid workplace, a term we helped define in early 2020, with its human-centric work design, is the future. However, this new hybrid work flexibility does not come without its costs. According to Microsoft ... weekly meeting times for MS Teams users increased 148%, between February 2020 and February 2021 they saw a 40 billion increase in the number of emails, weekly per person team chats is up 45% (and climbing), and people working on Office Docs increased by 66%. This speaks to the need to further optimize remote interactions to avoid burnout ...

August 31, 2021

Here's how it happens: You're deploying a new technology, thinking everything's going smoothly, when the alerts start coming in. Your rollout has hit a snag. Whole groups of users are complaining about poor performance on their devices. Some can't access applications at all. You've now blown your service-level agreement (SLA). You might have just introduced a new security vulnerability. In the worst case, your big expensive product launch has missed the mark altogether. "How did this happen?" you're asking yourself. "Didn't we test everything before we deployed?" ...

August 11, 2021

It's every network engineer's dream: a clear and concise dashboard that depicts the network topology from end to end. It sounds simple, but of course it's not ...

August 10, 2021

Despite careful planning and monitoring, users still experience stuttering video calls, slow downloads, and dropped calls — all symptoms of common network problems. That's why proactive monitoring and optimization of the network is critical to keeping business operations running optimally. To help, let's look at some network performance management tips that can keep your team ahead of the curve ...

June 15, 2021

In Part 1 of this series, we explored the top pain points associated with managing Internet-based WANs today. This second installment will focus on today's most prevalent SD-WAN deployment challenges specifically and what you can do to better manage modern WANs overall ...

June 14, 2021

Enterprise wide-area networks (WANs) have undergone an incredible transformation over the past several years. More often than not, they're hybrid, offering multiple connection paths between WANs. This provides many benefits but also makes them more challenging to manage than ever before. In Part 1 of this series, we'll explore the top pain points associated with Internet-based WANs ...

June 02, 2021

As the global telecommunications industry embraces SD-WAN, service providers are finding that corporate customers are increasingly favoring the technology as a managed service for specific applications at smaller sites ...

April 27, 2021

According to Revolutionizing Network Management with AIOps, a research report conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), 91% of experts believe that AIOps-driven network management can lead to better business outcomes for their enterprises ...

April 14, 2021

As the Covid-19 pandemic forces a global reset of how we gather and work, 60% of organizations are looking forward to increased spending in 2021 to deploy new technologies, according to the 14th annual State of the Network global study of enterprise networking and security challenges released by VIAVI Solutions ...

April 06, 2021

A hybrid work environment will persist after the pandemic recedes, with over 80% stating that they expect over a quarter of workers to remain remote, and over two-thirds desiring flexibility between on-premises and remote deployments according to the 2021 State of the WAN report released by Aryaka ...

March 23, 2021

Virtualization (78%), automation (70%) and network slicing (70%) are the top technology trends increasing the need for test, monitoring and assurance stated by communications service providers (CSPs) and according to The 2021 Network Test Survey, released by VIAVI Solutions ...

March 10, 2021

Network management teams routinely perform several activities to plan, deploy, upgrade, troubleshoot, maintain, and monitor the network. So what can you do in the face of all this complexity to ensure network experiences and performance levels that satisfy the needs of the business? The truth is, there's not much you can do if you lack the fundamental capabilities today's digital enterprises require. Here are five key questions to ask that will serve as a starting point for ensuring your team is up to the task ...

February 17, 2021

The use of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions has increased since the start of the pandemic, and this increased use has created challenges for IT teams, according to a survey commissioned by NETSCOUT SYSTEMS ...

February 02, 2021

A poll of over 1,000 IT decision makers in the US we conducted recently revealed that over 40% suffer network brownouts several times a week, while end user complaints about application performance soared by 60% due to performance degradations, excessive slowdowns and network congestion ...

January 27, 2021

Experiences with enterprise and web-based (SaaS) applications by internal and external end-users directly impact an organization's success. These experiences may be formally specified with measurable metrics in a Service Level Experience (SLE). Externally, experiences impact customer satisfaction, retention and lifetime value. Within the organization, experiences affect employee satisfaction and productivity, including IT efficiency. Experiences also matter to automated processes, especially when specific timing tolerances are critical. Therefore, assuring exceptional experiences for all stakeholders and use cases is a critical success factor ...

January 26, 2021

Network Performance Management and Diagnostics is an important aspect of Application Performance Management because application performance and experiences are intertwined with network performance. Networks connect end-users with applications; they also connect application components such as application servers and database servers, microservices, and IoT devices ...

January 13, 2021

Enterprise IT infrastructure never ceases to evolve, as companies continually re-examine and reimagine the network to incorporate new technology advancements and meet changing business requirements. But network change initiatives can be costly and time-consuming without a proactive approach to ensuring the right data is available to drive your initiatives ...

January 07, 2021

Following up the list of Application Performance Management Predictions, APMdigest also asked IT industry experts for their 2021 network performance predictions. The results span 5G, NPM, SD-WAN and more ...

November 02, 2020

Name virtually any technology trend — digital transformation, cloud-first operations, datacenter consolidation, mobility, streaming data, AI/ML, the application explosion, etc. — they all have one thing in common: an insatiable need for higher bandwidth (and often, low latency). The result is a steady push to move 10Gbps and 25Gbps network infrastructure toward the edge, and increasing adoption of 100Gbps in enterprise core, datacenter and service provider networks ...

October 22, 2020

IT teams critically require better visibility into the network driven by a number of factors, including tremendous disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, relentless technological advances, remote working reaching an all-time high and the expanding security threatscape, according to State of the Network 2020, a study conducted by VIAVI Solutions ...

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