Shamus McGillicuddy

Shamus McGillicuddy is the research director for the network management practice at Enterprise Management Associates. He has been covering the networking industry for more than 12 years as an analyst and journalist. Prior to joining EMA, Shamus was the news director for TechTarget's networking publications. He led the news team's coverage of all networking topics, from the infrastructure layer to the management layer. He has published hundreds of articles about the technology and competitive positioning of networking products and vendors. He was a founding editor of TechTarget's website SearchSDN.com, a leading resource for technical information and news on the software-defined networking industry.

How to deal with network-operations brain drain

Data-center network automation: Its pitfalls and how to avoid them

Data-center network automation: Its pitfalls and how to avoid them

Automation can streamline data-center networking, but it presents challenges that must be overcome when planning, implementing, and using it.

3 steps to better collaboration between networking and security pros

3 steps to better collaboration between networking and security pros

Enterprise Management Associates: Most organizations acknowledge failure to create fully successful teams to deliver reliable and secure cloud, data-center, and IoT initiatives.

Survey: Home-office networks demand better monitoring tools

Survey: Home-office networks demand better monitoring tools

Improved monitoring of work-at-home environments requires money, simplified infrastructure, and better IT leadership.

Survey: AIOps-driven network management can make your business run better

Survey: AIOps-driven network management can make your business run better

EMA has published “Revolutionizing Network Management with AIOps,” a report based on a survey of 309 network infrastructure and operations professionals who have experience with applying AIOps to network management.

Native SD-WAN monitoring tools are not enough, survey says

Native SD-WAN monitoring tools are not enough, survey says

SD-WAN platforms provide some native monitoring, but supplemental monitoring tools are needed, particularly when seeking the root cause of poor application performance, according to an Enterprise Management Associates survey.

Survey: Zero Trust benefits remote work during pandemic

Survey: Zero Trust benefits remote work during pandemic

Use of Zero Trust networking during Covid-19 increases remote use of personal devices on corporate networks, according to Enterprise Management Associates.

Pandemic-driven changes to application-delivery infrastructure may become permanent

Pandemic-driven changes to application-delivery infrastructure may become permanent

Enterprises are beefing up application-delivery security and capacity to accommodate an increasing remote workforce.

Trouble with troubleshooting: Network-management tools are letting IT pros down

Trouble with troubleshooting: Network-management tools are letting IT pros down

Network-management vendors need to make smarter tools that employ machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Automation projects: A good time to switch vendors?

Automation projects: A good time to switch vendors?

While they don’t generally do wholesale rip-and-replace, enterprises working on network automation initiatives confront factors that may result in choosing new equipment providers, at least for segments of the network.

SD-WAN Offers Unprecedented Deployment Flexibility on the WAN

SD-WAN Offers Unprecedented Deployment Flexibility on the WAN

Remember these key considerations for flexibility when shopping for SD-WAN

Integrations are Essential to Secure SD-WAN

Integrations are Essential to Secure SD-WAN

Improved network security is a top business driver of SD-WAN adoption

How to get the most out of network performance-management tools

How to get the most out of network performance-management tools

With most enterprises deploying multiple network performance-management tools, it’s challenging to create a unified picture of what they know.

Know the True Business Drivers for SD-WAN

Know the True Business Drivers for SD-WAN

Companies want network agility and improved visibility into networks and applications.

Survey: Cloud monitoring, management tools come up short

Survey: Cloud monitoring, management tools come up short

Cost and complexity are the top shortcomings of tools enterprises need for monitoring and managing their cloud services, according to Enterprise Management Associates.

Survey: Enterprises want end-to-end management of SD-WAN

Survey: Enterprises want end-to-end management of SD-WAN

Enterprise Management Associates found that 90% of enterprises want platforms that support more comprehensive management of software-defined-WAN environments.

Survey: Mainstream adoption of SDN, SD-WAN finally arrives

Survey: Mainstream adoption of SDN, SD-WAN finally arrives

The top IT initiatives of enterprise network managers are cloud and software-defined data centers, overcoming server virtualization’s dominance for the past 10 years, according to Enterprise Management Associates.

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