NPM/NetOps

February 16, 2024

In MEAN TIME TO INSIGHT Episode 3, Shamus McGillicuddy, VP of Research, Network Infrastructure and Operations, at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) discusses network security with Chris Steffen, VP of Research Covering Information Security, Risk, and Compliance Management at EMA ...

January 19, 2024

In MEAN TIME TO INSIGHT Episode 2, Shamus McGillicuddy, VP of Research, Network Infrastructure and Operations, at EMA discusses how remote work impacts network management ...

January 18, 2024

The widespread shift to hybrid and remote work since the pandemic has complicated job responsibilities for network administrators who face complex new challenges to deliver dependable connectivity and security for their far-flung users ... To gain better industry context about how IT organizations are addressing these challenges, Enterprise Management Associates and Auvik conducted a recent survey of IT professionals who support the networking requirements of employees that work from home. From the research findings, it seems clear that most network operations teams are still struggling to solve this issue ...

December 15, 2023

APMdigest and leading IT research firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) are partnering to bring you MEAN TIME TO INSIGHT, a new podcast focused on network management. In Episode 1, Shamus McGillicuddy, VP of Research, Network Infrastructure and Operations, at EMA discusses 2024 network management trends ...

December 14, 2023

Part 8 covers NetOps and NPM: The Internet is your network. Companies will be forced to look at new sets of tools as LANs become less important than understanding the broader distributed networks across the web ...

October 03, 2023

The ongoing shift to hybrid and remote work environments has resulted in key changes to the roles and priorities of network administrators in order to address new connectivity challenges and prioritize and preserve a secure, productive end-user experience, according to new research by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and Auvik ...

September 28, 2023

DDI technology has become more challenging in recent years with the rise of hybrid and multi-cloud architectures, according to a new report, DDI Directions: DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management Strategies for the Multi-Cloud Era, from Enterprise Management Associates ...

September 13, 2023
On September 10, MGM Resorts experienced what it called a "cybersecurity issue" that had a major impact on the company's systems, showing how cyberattacks can bring down applications, ultimately causing problems for a company in many ways ...
August 14, 2023

When I first started talking to NetOps pros about the challenges of supporting remote workers, there was one recurring theme. When troubleshooting home office user experience, network admins and engineers focused on discovering whether the root cause of the problem was the internet connection or the Wi-Fi router. Today, those remain top issues, but something else has also emerged ...

August 10, 2023

Consumer expectations will reshape the needs and economics of the internet, according to the Cisco Broadband Survey based on a survey of consumers in EMEA ...

August 09, 2023

The modern world relies on applications: every business, regardless of industry, depends on them to varying degrees. Whether you operate a hospital, an e-commerce business, a farm or a factory, applications play a central role in day-to-day operations. Even a few minutes of application downtime can have disastrous consequences ... To effectively manage application experience (AX) and user experience (UX), businesses need greater visibility into the networks. This can be achieved through application-aware network performance monitoring (NPM) technologies ...

July 31, 2023

The internet is generally said to have been born in 1989, and since then, every 11 years, there have been significant changes to core networking technology. Why? Because as enterprise networks grew, they required additional scale, speed, reliability, security, and privacy ...

July 17, 2023

We heard from over 650 CIOs across the world on how they are spearheading the transformation of their organizations equipped with future-ready networks to anticipate change, scale and adapt swiftly in today's hyperconnected world ...

June 26, 2023

Nearly all CIOs have seen IT automation projects get derailed, often because they try to do too much. But the IT skills gaps, layoffs or flat budgets and the increasing complexity of networks, automation is often the only way to scale up network management processes ... Any repetitive network management tasks can, and arguably should, be automated. Here are four examples of tasks that can be automated successfully with today's technology ...

June 05, 2023

Observability and security — are they a match made in IT heaven, or a culture clash from IT hell? Sorry to be so dramatic, but it's actually a serious question that has gravity. The convergence of observability and security could change IT operations as we know it. And many IT authorities see this as a good thing. With input from industry experts — both analysts and vendors — this 8-part blog series to be posted over the next two weeks will explore what is driving this convergence, the challenges and advantages, and how it may transform the IT landscape ...

May 22, 2023

Before network engineers even begin the automation process, they tend to start with preconceived notions that oftentimes, if acted upon, can hinder the process. To prevent that from happening, it's important to identify and dispel a few common misconceptions currently out there and how networking teams can overcome them. So, let's address the three most common network automation myths ...

May 18, 2023

Many IT organizations apply AI/ML and AIOps technology across domains, correlating insights from the various layers of IT infrastructure and operations. However, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has observed significant interest in applying these AI technologies narrowly to network management, according to a new research report, titled AI-Driven Networks: Leveling Up Network Management with AI/ML and AIOps ...

May 09, 2023

According to EMA's Network Management Megatrends 2022 report, the percentage of NetOps teams that can successfully monitor their network performance is in steep decline, dropping from 49% in 2016 to just 27% in 2022. Clearly these teams need to do a better job evaluating the ROI of the tools they're using. To help do that, let's explore the challenges NetOps teams face today, and dive into the quantifiable benefits they should be considering when calculating ROI of NPM tools ...

May 02, 2023

An uncertain economy is impacting network and security team investments, but CIOs, CISOs and IT leaders are doubling down on investment in the cloud, according to the Enterprise Network Transformation report from Aryaka ...

April 17, 2023

Software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) technology transformed the networking industry nearly a decade ago by allowing IT organizations to replace or supplement their expensive and bandwidth-constrained private and managed WAN services (e.g., MPLS) with public internet connectivity. SD-WAN provides security, visibility, and centralized control over these new hybrid networks. Now, a new wave of innovation has arrived with secure access service edge (SASE) ...

March 30, 2023

APMdigest and leading IT research firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) are partnering to bring you the EMA-APMdigest Podcast, a new podcast focused on the latest technologies impacting IT Operations. In Episode 2 - Part 2 Pete Goldin, Editor and Publisher of APMdigest, discusses Network Observability with Shamus McGillicuddy, Vice President of Research, Network Infrastructure and Operations, at EMA ...

March 23, 2023

APMdigest and leading IT research firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) are partnering to bring you the EMA-APMdigest Podcast, a new podcast focused on the latest technologies impacting IT Operations. In Episode 2 - Part 1 Pete Goldin, Editor and Publisher of APMdigest, discusses Network Observability with Shamus McGillicuddy, Vice President of Research, Network Infrastructure and Operations, at EMA ...

March 15, 2023

Harnessing the power of network-derived intelligence and insights is critical in detecting today's increasingly sophisticated security threats across hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure, according to a new research study from IDC ...

March 07, 2023

At the same time, reported network outages globally continue to grow in frequency, duration and fiscal impact. And as migration to the cloud continues at a pace of nearly 5% per year, the amount of control over those cloud-based services typically decreases, which further increases operational risk and the potential for increased costs ... Why are network service disruptions still such an issue? ...

February 13, 2023

Gaps in network visibility and security are facing the majority of IT teams, especially as remote and hybrid work continues, according to the 2023 Network IT Management Report from Auvik, based on a survey of 4,500 IT professionals ...

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