Vendor Forum

August 20, 2019
Shashi Kiran
Aryaka Networks

The cloud continues to transform IT in every industry. But in order to migrate to the cloud, embrace these new technologies and truly evolve their business, organizations need an underlying network that can support digital transformation ...

August 19, 2019
Michelle Arney
Cybera

One common infrastructure challenge arises with virtual private networks (VPNs). VPNs have long been relied upon to deliver the network connectivity and security enterprises required at a price they could afford. Organizations still routinely turn to them to provide internal and trusted third-parties with "secure" remote access to isolated networks. However, with the rise in mobile, IoT, multi- and hybrid-cloud, as well as edge computing, traditional enterprise perimeters are extending and becoming blurred ...

August 14, 2019
Stephen Blum
PubNub

The on-demand economy has transformed the way we move around, eat, learn, travel and connect at a massive scale. However, with disruption and big aspirations comes big, complex challenges. To take these challenges head-on, on-demand economy companies are finding new ways to deliver their services and products to an audience with ever-increasing expectations, and that's what we'll look at in this blog ...

August 13, 2019
David Overos
Software AG

To thrive in today's highly competitive digital business landscape, organizations must harness their "digital DNA." In other words, they need to connect all of their systems and databases — including various business applications, devices, big data and any instances of IoT and hybrid cloud environments — so they're accessible and actionable. By integrating all existing components and new technologies, organizations can gain a comprehensive, trusted view of their business functions, thereby enabling more agile deployment processes and ensuring scalable growth and relevance over the long-term ...

August 12, 2019
Brendan Bank
MessageBird

Advancements in technology innovation are happening so quickly, the decision of where and when to transform can be a moving target for businesses. When done well, digital transformation improves the customer experience while optimizing operational efficiency. To get there, enterprises must encourage experimentation to overcome organizational obstacles. In other words ...

August 07, 2019
Lev Lesokhin
CAST

It's been all over the news the last few months. After two fatal crashes, Boeing was forced to ground its 737. The doomed model is now undergoing extensive testing to get it back into service and production. Large organizations often tell stakeholders that even though all software goes through extensive testing, this type of thing “just happens.” But that is exactly the problem. While the human component of application development and testing won't go away, it can be eased and supplemented by far more efficient and automated methods to proactively determine software health and identify flaws ...

August 05, 2019
Keith Bromley
Ixia

IT has two principal functions: create a network that satisfies the business needs of the company and then optimize that network. Unfortunately, the modern enterprise is buried under a myriad of network improvement projects that often do not get deployed ...

July 30, 2019
John Gentry
Virtual Instruments

If you've followed the evolution of AI, you know that it has the potential to solve a myriad of problems across almost every industry. And if you've followed the evolution of AI-infused management tools aiming to address hybrid IT infrastructure issues, you know that a litany of these tools don't come close to providing a complete solution. Now comes AIOps — Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations — which takes aim at solving the complexity and scale of today's hybrid IT infrastructure ...

July 30, 2019
Jim Souders
Adaptiva

The final deadline for Windows 10 migration is just around the corner. Microsoft officially ends support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020, and a new survey shows that almost a quarter of companies won't be ready. Clearly, a large percentage of organizations have a lot of work to do under some very aggressive timelines. What is the big Windows 10 hold up, and what does this ticking migration clock mean for IT teams? ...

July 29, 2019
Don Boxley
DH2i

Before you can properly focus on performance, you need to ensure that your ducks are in a row when it comes to your strategy for digitization, data security, and third-party partners. Begin by asking yourself the following four questions ...

July 24, 2019
Jay Botelho
LiveAction

35% of NetOps reported network visibility and monitoring performance as major challenges for their teams. The lack of visibility into any and all network domains jeopardizes network uptime, performance, and end-user experiences. This can severely impact the business, as the average cost of network downtime is approximately $5,600 per minute according to Gartner. Here's a breakdown of 5 common blind spots that are hindering network transformation for NetOps ...

July 22, 2019
Bill Talbot
Splunk

Many organizations are unsure where to begin with AIOps, but should seriously consider adopting an AIOps strategy and solution. To get started, it's important to identify the key capabilities of AIOps that are needed to realize maximum value from your investments ...

July 17, 2019
Eric Futoran
Embrace

The 11th anniversary of the Apple App Store frames a momentous time period in how we interact with each other and the services upon which we have come to rely. Even so, we continue to have our in-app mobile experiences marred by poor performance and instability. Apple has done little to help, and other tools provide little to no visibility and benchmarks on which to prioritize our efforts outside of crashes ...

July 15, 2019
Alastair Hartrup
Network Critical

Every internet connected network needs a visibility platform for traffic monitoring, information security and infrastructure security. To accomplish this, most enterprise networks utilize from four to seven specialized tools on network links in order to monitor, capture and analyze traffic. Connecting tools to live links with TAPs allow network managers to safely see, analyze and protect traffic without compromising network reliability. However, like most networking equipment it's critical that installation and configuration are done properly ...

July 11, 2019
Paul Davenport
AppNeta

The Democratic presidential debates are likely to have many people switching back-and-forth between live streams over the coming months. This is going to be especially true in the days before and after each debate, which will mean many office networks are likely to see a greater share of their total capacity going to streaming news services than ever before ...

July 10, 2019
Keith Bromley
Ixia

Monitoring of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) infrastructures has become a key concern over the last several years. Modern versions of these systems need continual monitoring to stay energy efficient and deliver satisfactory comfort to building occupants. This is because there are a large number of environmental sensors and motorized control systems within HVAC systems. Proper monitoring helps maintain a consistent temperature to reduce energy and maintenance costs for this type of infrastructure ...

June 26, 2019
Chris Siakos
Sinefa

It is inevitable that employee productivity and the quality of customer experiences suffer as a consequence of the poor performance of O365. The quick detection and rapid resolution of problems associated with O365 are top of mind for any organization to keep its business humming ...

June 24, 2019
Paul Davenport
AppNeta

The modern enterprise network is an entirely different beast today than the network environments IT and ops teams were tasked with managing just a few years ago. With the rise of SaaS, widespread cloud migration across industries and the trend of enterprise decentralization all playing a part, the challenges IT faces in adapting their management and monitoring techniques continue to mount ...

June 19, 2019
Barry Morris
Undo

In a post-apocalyptic world, shopping carts filled with items sit motionless in aisles, left abandoned by the humans who have mysteriously disappeared. At least that’s the cliche scene depicted by sci-fi filmmakers over the past two decades. The audience is left to wonder what happened to force people to stop what they were doing and leave everything behind. If this past weekend was any indication, Armageddon begins when Target's cash registers shut down ...

June 17, 2019
John Prestridge
EasyVista

Users today expect a more consumer-like experience and many self-service web sites are too focused on automating the submission of tickets and presenting long, technically written knowledge articles with little to no focus on UX. Understanding the need for a more modern experience, a newer concept called "self-help" now dominates the conversation in its ability to provide a more deliberate knowledge experience approach that better engages the user and dramatically improves the odds of them finding an answer ...

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