Network Management

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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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Network check-ups critically important to a business' health

Network check-ups are important. Now, new analytics software makes it easy to check a network’s health and ID issues and remedies.

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Apstra brings intent-based networking to life

Apstra Operating System 1.2 (AOS 1.2) makes intent-based networking a reality, allowing networks to be agile, automated and self-operating.

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NetOps: Are you ready? How can you start?

NetOps enables the network to be both available and agile. Here are five steps to get you started.

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Nyansa introduces private cloud option for its network analytics platform

The private cloud version of Nyansa’s Voyance network analytics platform is excellent for companies in heavily regulated industries or that want control over data and security.

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Network monitoring tools: Features users love and hate

IT pros identify what they like, and don’t like, about network monitoring software from CA, Microsoft, and other vendors.

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2.4GHz is a headache for Wi-Fi users, and it’s here to stay

Wireless LAN users can’t just stay comfortable in the 5GHz realm – the older 2.4GHz frequency bands are a necessary part of many wireless implementations, and they’re rarely a favorite of the people who have to build and operate Wi-Fi...

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5 ways to get a better price on your next RFP

Follow these five steps in your RFP process to get the best prices on network equipment with the fewest hassles and headaches.

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10 ways to achieve ROI on a network solution

Setting up and protecting the network infrastructure is a major challenge and needs to be even more sophisticated and dynamic than ever before. Here are 10 points that need to be considered to achieve ROI and deliver payback

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Face-off: ServiceNow vs. Zendesk for IT service management

Considering an IT service management (ITSM) suite? Download this free report for side-by-side comparisons of rival products from ServiceNow and Zendesk, based on reviews written by enterprise users of the products.

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Riverbed absorbs WIFi vendor Xirrus, reaches for the edge of the network

Network management company Riverbed Technology today announced its intent to acquire enterprise Wi-Fi equipment vendor Xirrus for an undisclosed fee.

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Secrets of bimodal IT success: Tiger teams, skunkworks and the camel’s nose

How IT departments are keeping the lights on while creating innovative development teams.

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NetOps: Can networks be both available and agile?

NetOps can help deliver a network that is agile in its configuration, capacity and operations, offering high levels of reliability, performance and security.

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Internet VPN or MPLS for branch office IP phone communication?

Before you choose internet VPN or MPLS for branch office IP phone communication, do a cost-benefit analysis.

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Fight firewall sprawl with AlgoSec, Tufin, Skybox suites

These three security policy management toolsets deliver orchestration and automation.

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Mobile networks still stink, with more workers coming

New survey says connectivity issues top complaints for enterprise mobile workers.

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Brocade Gen6 Fibre Channel prepares businesses for an all-flash world

Brocade continues to bring new features to Fibre Channel, helping companies as they move toward high-performance, all-flash data centers.

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