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Handy, fast, free: Network tools for your iPhone and Android phone

Downloadable network analyzers, remote access apps and testing utilities turn your iPhone and Android smartphone into powerful network tools.

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The cloud-based provider: Not your grandfather’s MNS

Ideally, meeting the business objectives of speed, agility and cost containment boil down to two architectural approaches: the legacy telco versus the cloud-based provider.

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Durham County goes Cisco for enterprise network ops and security proficiency

Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and DNA Center are now key parts of Durham County, North Carolina’s enterprise growth.

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Review: 4 open-source network management tools improve usability, performance

With each iteration, open-source network management tools get better. OpenNMS, Zenoss Core, NetXMS and Sensu Core deliver comprehensive monitoring, flexible reporting, cross-platform support and more.

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Coding, cloud skills are most in demand for network pros

To get ahead, network and data-center professionals should study up on "infrastructure as code" and capitalize on whatever cloud experience they can acquire.

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Network management must evolve in order to scale container deployments

Containers are coming, and network professionals need to switch to telemetry-based management tools.

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Netsurion eases networking and security challenges

Netsurion combines networking, security and compliance in one solution delivered from the cloud, reducing the need for point solutions and simplifying network and security operations.

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Visibility plays critical role in a successful SD-WAN deployment

LiveAction’s president and CEO, Brooks Borcherding, explains how network visibility can overcome some of the challenges associated with migrating to an SD-WAN.

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10 free, must-have tools for network admins 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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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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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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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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