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Remote Applications Drive Bandwidth Demand

WAN managers need flexible network services due to the growing demand for higher bandwidth and predictable connectivity to applications that are remote, according to a new study, "State of the WAN Report," conducted SD WAN-supplier Aryaka. Traditional Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) no longer satisfies that need in... Read More »

Why Data Centers Still Dominate Tech Deployments

Despite the growing presence of the cloud, the majority of IT assets are still deployed at enterprise-owned data centers, according to the Uptime Institute's seventh annual "Data Center Industry Survey." The findings reveal that flaws... Read More »

Lone Star College Gets Smart About IT Automation

The fastest-growing community college system in the nation automates IT management and boosts customer satisfaction, while trimming service resolution times.

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Greenville Health System Treats Backups Seriously

The South Carolina health care provider modernized its storage system to deliver better access to patient records, greater efficiency and more reliable backups.

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City Harvest Improves Data Feeds and Food Delivery

A New York City organization that rescues food for the poor upgrades its IT infrastructure to improve operations and ensure that food reaches hungry citizens.

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Marketing Automation Drives Success at JIMEX

This global vehicle auction and brokerage firm turned to a cloud-based data integration platform to personalize e-commerce and automate its marketing programs.

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Disaster Recovery Plans and Testing Are Lacking

Only 60 percent of the organizations surveyed have a documented disaster recovery plan in place, and just 40 percent of them test the plan annually, according to a new survey. Moreover, the majority of companies are dissatisfied with disaster recovery solutions, finding them either too costly or too difficult to implement. However, the survey respondents who use cloud-based DR expressed... Read More »

Rewards and Risks of Software-Defined WANs

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are escalating in frequency and scale, and the traffic they generate is sudden, massive and completely unpredictable. Almost any technology-savvy person with a computer and an Internet connection can marshal an army of bots and servers to cripple and quickly overwhelm targets, shut down sites and cause collateral damage. Most hardware-based... Read More »

Why IT Monitoring Tools Are Not Stopping Outages

Most organizations are still using network monitoring solutions that aren't very effective in predicting network performance issues and/or outages, according to a recent survey from Veriflow. The accompanying report, "Network Complexity, Change and Human Factors are Failing the Business," indicates that, in many... Read More »

How IT Leaders Can Cope With Network Sprawl

Ninety-two percent of IT professionals surveyed said that adopting cloud technologies is important to their organization's long-term business success, according to a survey by SolarWinds, an IT software firm. Yet 60 percent of the respondents said it is unlikely that their entire... Read More »

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