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January 10, 2014

Network speed deeply impacts consumers at every phase of the transaction process, particularly users of mobile devices, according to a new report by Radware ...

December 30, 2013

Experts at ExtraHop offer the following predictions for IT in 2014 ...

December 24, 2013

Christmas is a time to be with family and friends, not a network problem. However, according to the latest survey from Ipswitch Network Management Division, 46 percent of IT pros will be on-call this holiday season and nearly one in three have experienced a major network outage during prior holiday seasons, demonstrating that the biggest Scrooge of the season for IT pros is the network itself ...

December 19, 2013

However you define APM, the whole performance management landscape is on the cusp of a number of important changes that will alter the game in 2014. Here are some predictions around key areas you can expect to see change ...

December 17, 2013

In APMdigest's highly popular and well-respected annual list of APM predictions, industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial predictions on how Application Performance Management (APM) will evolve and impact business in 2014 ...

December 12, 2013

A recent poll on Business Service Reliability found that IT needs to put an increased focus on managing and measuring the customer experience to improve business outcomes ...

December 05, 2013

Recent data on the world's fastest 4G LTE network speeds places the USA 8th. Some will use this as an excuse for the poor performance of their mobile applications and why they fail to meet user expectations. For a majority, however, this information confirms what they have always known: the network was never and will never be the answer to better performance ...

November 29, 2013

Scott Register, Sr. Director of Product Management, Ixia, talks about network visibility and its relation to APM ...

November 25, 2013

Today’s network managers are tasked with two conflicting business directives when it comes to network performance. The first is to ensure the delivery of an optimal end-user experience on the network, and the second is to reduce the operational costs of the network. To help meet these challenges, Fluke Networks is providing five tips to streamline capacity planning and optimize bandwidth usage in the enterprise ...

October 31, 2013

To celebrate Halloween, Empirix has published a clever infographic: Things That Go Bump in the Network ...

October 30, 2013

Out of 100 network engineers and IT directors surveyed by WildPackets, 92 percent have 10G networks or higher, with network visibility and network forensics being the biggest challenge at this speed ...

October 15, 2013

According to a new study of global CIOs and IT decision makers, bandwidth requirements and network spending are both increasing. Simultaneously, application problems are also on the rise. Taken together, these results suggest that throwing more bandwidth and more funds at network management isn't working ...

October 07, 2013

When you think of the home networking and technology setups at many homes today, it can certainly feel kind of like George and Jane Jetson’s home. Now compare this to an all too typical office environment, where users regularly complain about network performance and reliability ...

October 03, 2013

Speaking with delegates at a Cloud World Conference, I discovered that many are still taking a chance with their mission-critical applications. There seems to be a belief that in order to discover how their apps will work in a real world network, like a WAN or Cloud network, their only option is to conduct tests using the live network. I was kinda surprised! I mean when do they do this?

October 02, 2013

It is so difficult to effectively manage application performance that a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Riverbed found of 159 IT professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications, 54 percent of those surveyed are unable to resolve more than 25 percent of their problems in less than 24 hours. And 31 percent have experienced issues that persist for a month or more ...

September 24, 2013

Talk about the wire with IT and networking administrators and they’ll think of the data that is constantly flowing over their networks. In these settings, being on the wire means that these technology workers can see everything that is happening on their network in real-time. And this capability can be key for any organization that wants to ensure that their networks and the applications that run on them are reliable and performing at peak capabilities ...

September 02, 2013

Although organizations are rapidly deploying emerging unified communications, cloud, mobile, and network technologies, network teams lack visibility into applications and end-user experience due to relying on legacy monitoring tools, according to the Sixth Annual State of the Network Global Study by Network Instruments ...

August 30, 2013

With the software defined data center transition an imminent reality, the following five management challenges should be on every IT pro’s radar in preparation ...

August 24, 2013

There are sure to be plenty of new technologies and products debuting at next week’s VMWorld conference in San Francisco. But one technology trend that attendees should expect to hear quite a bit of is Software Defined Data Centers ...

August 12, 2013

Websites for the top 500 US retailers continue to slow down, a 13.7% drop since Spring 2012 ...

August 05, 2013

Back when I used to work in a product testing lab, one of my favorite things to do was to fire up a piece of network testing hardware and put a network under extreme traffic conditions ...

July 30, 2013

Paul Brady, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Riverbed Performance Management talks about Riverbed's acquisition of OPNET and entrance into the APM market ...

July 25, 2013

With the proliferation of composite applications for cloud and mobility, monitoring individual components of the application delivery chain is no longer an effective way to assure user experience. IT organizations must evolve toward a holistic, more collaborative methodology based on a service-delivery principle that is more aligned with corporate strategy ...

July 17, 2013

The increase in mobile device usage among consumers has resulted in network challenges for businesses of all types and sizes. Here are five immediate actions that companies can take to prepare their websites and applications for mobile device access ...

July 02, 2013

Network complexity has defined a new competitive skillset for IT professionals, according to a new SolarWinds survey ...

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