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Tools that increase IT efficiency pave the way for digital transformations

Inflexible IT architectures can be a barrier to organizational change. As companies embark on digital transformations aimed at improving their business, the pressure is on IT to reduce complexity and increase the efficiency of...

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Trend: Colocation facilities provide tools to manage data center infrastructure

Colocation providers can supply DCIM tools that give their customers a "single pane of glass" to view the status of their IT infrastructure.

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Cisco brings intent-based networking to the end-to-end network

Cisco announced plans to deliver on “intent based” networking, which has the potential to be the biggest change ever in the way networks are managed.

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How to quicken your site's webpage load time

If you migrate away from a CMS system you can not only make your webpages smaller and faster-loading for your visitors… but you can save significantly on your server infrastructure costs as well.

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Parked electric cars will power buildings, researchers say

A significant hindrance to green-friendly vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology has been overcome, say university scientists. It will result in cheaper power-hungry buildings.

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Aryaka brings benefits of software defined to remote and mobile workers

Aryaka’s SmartACCESS SD-WAN product improves application performance for remote and mobile workers, providing a global private network, WAN optimization and IP app acceleration.

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Hyperscale data centers are pushing the limits in the Gigabit Ethernet switching market

For the first time since their debut on the market in the mid-2000s, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches are set to lose share in the networking industry this year as service providers and hyperscale customers continue to adopt faster...

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7 must-have network tools

IT pros who have used these SD-WAN, management, monitoring and analyzing tools rave about them.

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Two ITIL processes that will protect your existence

IT service management (ITSM) and IT infrastructure library (ITIL) have become the dominant approach and best practices for operational excellence in most IT organizations. Yet, I question why many organizations have implemented only...

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Save money and make your website better—by killing JavaScript

Adding more servers, caching systems or bandwidth to solve website performance issues is only a Band-Aid. Instead reduce website sizes by removing JavaScript.

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Millennials, P2P payments and FinTechs: what banks should be watching in 2017

A 2016 CapGemini study found that customers believed that their banking experience had improved. They were, in general, happy about the experience they received at their retail banks - a credit to the investment and energy that has...

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Postcards from the network edge

I was recently invited to participate on a panel at a major IT conference, where questions from the audience provided an interesting window into the top issues that networking professionals are dealing with as part of their...

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Network analysis can find malware before it strikes

Malware indicators show up on a network weeks before malicious software is uncovered. It's important, then, that network analysis be conducted regularly.

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IT departments should automate operations now

Automating IT operations will help departments do their jobs better and faster, not put them out of work, says ServiceNow’s Pablo Stern.

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Use wired networks for Gigabit, not Wi-Fi

Superfast Gigabit broadband is coming. However, getting it at the highest speed involves some planning, including possibly regressing to wired networks.

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RackWare, like everyone, wants to manage hybrid clouds everywhere

Because the future is hybrid and heterogeneous, RackWare's RMM 6.0 offers management across different deployment options—cloud and on premises.

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How a logistics firm leverages SD-WAN for competitive advantage

Freight forwarding firm JAS Global has cut trimmed millions from its bandwidth costs using network software. Next, it intends to leverage the technology for a predictive analytics system.

IT work gets The Onion treatment

Is it possible that a writer at The Onion has previously toiled as a network engineer … or systems administrator?

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