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Security Concerns Forcing Organizations to Rethink Cloud Strategies
News  |  11/20/2018
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Securing today’s increasingly complex multi-cloud environments requires much more than simply having a security platform available on a particular infrastructure. ...

6 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2019
News  |  11/19/2018
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Look for new technologies to emerge - and for emerging technologies to become the norm - in the new year. ...

Why We Need Self-Healing SD-WANs
News  |  11/16/2018
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Organizations need to build the necessary intelligence into their SD-WAN to anticipate problems and take corrective action. Only then will SD-WANs continue to work when outages come. ...

The Security Missing From 5G
News  |  11/15/2018
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  For all of the excitement about the coming 5G mobile networks, there are a few words of caution from security experts. ...

Why SDN and IBN Demand Better Network Visibility
News  |  11/15/2018
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Automation has many positives, but also decreases NetOps’ understanding of the network. To overcome this, NetOps need tools designed to better understand, manage, and troubleshoot their infrastructure and applications. ...

Branch Offices Need Multiple Network Links to Meet User Service Expectations
News  |  11/14/2018
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Branch office traffic has changed due to the growing use of SaaS, video, and voice apps. Sites need flexible bandwidth, traffic segmentation, and load balancing. Multiple network links can help. ...

5 Tips to Harden Network Security in a Connected Enterprise
News  |  11/13/2018
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As security efforts evolve from the fixed edge to the elastic edge, organizations need to combine traditional and new best practices to keep their networks safe from today’s evolving cyber threats. ...

Vulnerabilities in our Infrastructure: 5 Ways to Mitigate the Risk
News  |  11/12/2018
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By teaming up to address key technical and organizational issues, information and operational security teams can improve the resiliency and safety of their infrastructure systems. ...

Performance Testing: WinPcap versus Npcap
News  |  11/09/2018
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In this video, Tony Fortunato tests WinPcap versus Npcap. See which performs better. ...

Workflow UX Design Part 2: Building a Positive User Experience
News  |  11/08/2018
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Iterative feedback between users and developers, as well as good documentation, will help ensure workflow automation is successful. ...

Infrastructure Vendors Making Strides in 2019
News  |  11/07/2018
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IT infrastructure vendors are embracing software and service-based options, and developing a host of innovative technologies. Our list highlights the ones to watch. ...

Wireless Technology Transforms the Retail Experience of the Future
News  |  11/06/2018
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Retailers face serious challenges and opportunities as consumer shopping behavior and expectations evolve. The lessons learned in addressing the challenges have applications in many enterprise settings. ...

A Tale of Two DCs for Supply Chains: Distribution and Data Centers
News  |  11/05/2018
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Supply chains need IT systems that are highly available, and in an era in which most organizations rely on distributed data centers and cloud services, that’s become a far more complex task. ...

Getting DevOps Wrong: Top 5 Mistakes Organizations Make
News  |  11/05/2018
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Time spent working on DevOps projects has opened a window into some common mistakes that organizations make when trying to deliver a true DevOps initiative. ...

Is a Cloud-native Strategy Right for You?
News  |  11/02/2018
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A cloud-native approach offers an agile environment enabling organizations to meet ever-increasing customer demands and expectations. This allows companies to grow a product, service, or idea and deploy all these things as quickly as business plans ...

Application Security – A Shared Responsibility in the Cloud?
News  |  10/30/2018
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The bulk of attacks today are moving up the stack. They may be moving up the stack because app owners aren’t paying attention to their share of security in the cloud. ...

Workflow UX Design Part 1: Personas
News  |  10/29/2018
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Automation is becoming essential in most organizations. The key to adoption is a positive user experience. This requires identifying and meeting the differing needs of the individuals involved. ...

Preparing Your Workplace for 5G
News  |  10/26/2018
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Next-generation cellular technology is knocking at your door. Are you ready to let it in? ...

Preparing for the Intent-Based Network
News  |  10/25/2018
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Today’s emphasis on speed and agility has led to the advent of the intent-based network, an infrastructure of a higher order, powered by software that enables the network to learn, adapt, and evolve. ...

Cloudy with a Chance of Threats
News  |  10/24/2018
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Securing multiple clouds can be very complex. What’s needed is an integrated approach that is dynamic and flexible, and able to keep pace with cloud workloads and applications as they expand. ...

How Is AI Affecting Infrastructure Pros?
News  |  10/23/2018
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IT staffers are supporting AI initiatives, but they often don't have the hardware resources those projects really need. ...

Highest Recommended SIP Trunk Providers, Friend to Friend
News  |  10/22/2018
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Would you recommend your SIP trunking provider to a friend? See which providers came out on top in the Eastern Management Group's customer satisfaction study that surveyed more than 3,000 IT managers. ...

Automating UCS Manager Configuration with Ansible
News  |  10/19/2018
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Cisco UCS Manager is the management plane service for Cisco UCS solutions. Using a policy-based management approach, server configurations are decoupled from the physical hardware. ...

What to Look for in a Network Monitoring Application
News  |  10/18/2018
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Keeping tabs on network operations and performance is a 24x7 job. The right monitoring application makes the task easier. ...

The Network Automation Paradox: Why People are Key to Its Success
News  |  10/17/2018
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The industry’s inability to move forward with network automation despite its benefits means it’s time to try a new approach. That approach must focus on people to accelerate the pace of automation adoption. ...