Choosing a Monitoring System for Your IT Infrastructure-What Should Your Key Considerations Be?

With hundreds of monitoring solutions available, which ones are right for you? Many organizations spend months assessing different products, but find it difficult to distinguish between them, thanks to industry jargon—“proactive monitoring,” “root-cause analysis,” “service-oriented user views”… There are different ways to compare them, but before you even begin, you need to be clear on what your objectives are.

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This Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Dummies book introduces you to common network performance management (NPM) issues and gives you a new way of looking at solving them. This perspective allows you to see your network from your users’ point of view—namely, the services and applications they use and their experience with them. Of course, you can still get down to the other flow and packet levels, but macro-level visibility is a key differentiator in your ability to monitor and troubleshoot... Read More

11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

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