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10 useful and free networking tools that are Windows 10 apps

Easy-access network tools are simple but essential and can be downloaded from the online Microsoft Store and pinned to the Windows 10 Start menu

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Best Practices: How to buy technology expense-management services

Buying technology services for an enterprise is a big undertaking and an expensive one, so it can be smart to use yet another service – technology expense-management (TEM) – to help maintain control over what you spend and what you...

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Network operations: A new role for AI and ML

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are boosting automation capabilities across network operations, including configuration, troubleshooting, and problem remediation.

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Itential puts organizations on the path to the modern network

It’s going to take a while to achieve intent-based modern networks, but tools such as Itential’s Intelligent Network Automation solution can help you start the journey.

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Review: 4 [free] open-source network monitoring tools

A downloadable PDF review of Icinga, Nagios, Observium and Zabbix platforms. Which is right for you?

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Infrastructure life cycle costs: How ITAD and TPM can save you money

Complete infrastructure life cycle management that includes secure IT asset disposition and third-party maintenance can help you maximize the value of your technology investment.

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NetBeez performs active network monitoring from the user perspective

NetBeez complements traditional network monitoring, which looks at major components such as servers and routers, with monitoring from the end user perspective.

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4 ways next generation NPMD solutions reduce risk in network transitions

Use these four next-generation NPMD best practices to ensure and optimize network performance when introducing new technologies and capabilities.

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Alternatives to Nmap: from simple to advanced network scanning

Nmap has established itself as a premier, free, open-source network mapping tool. There are alternatives that are also free, though they vary in their sophistication and ease of use.

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Hardware life cycle approaches to save money, ensure network reliability

The right life cycle management approach when it comes to network hardware and data center cabling will help IT organizations do more while optimizing their budget.

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Apcela optimizes Office 365 performance, improving user productivity

Apcela says its Office 365 Accelerator enables enterprises to get the fastest possible Office 365 performance, without commissioning a cloud performance or acceleration effort.

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The rise of next-generation network packet brokers

Next-generation network packet brokers enable organizations to be agile and to align their IT strategies with business initiatives.

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I’ve got the RF power

Power management is key to managing RF devices and networking.

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A primer on closed-loop automation

The shortest path to achieving intent-based networking.

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Making network-services deals: Sourcing and service-delivery strategies that work

Enterprise customers should scrutinize and evaluate each managed-network-services proposal independently and assess combinations of managed network services from multiple suppliers on a best-of-breed basis.

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Making network-services deals: Structuring the transaction

This article explores the key commercial terms and contract practices that are crucial for negotiating flexible and resilient managed-network-services arrangements given the outsourcing-industry challenges currently facing enteprises. ...

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Where service health meets system health

With the goal of improving business service uptime, reducing the noise, and improving incident response, IT operations and service management (ITOSM) can deliver the business agility that not only supports higher quality software...

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What are the best practices when cabling for Wi-Fi?

When trying to provide the best user experience, you need a well-planned and installed cabling system to support Wi-Fi.

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