Evolution of Social Networks into Virtual Organizations

Modern online social networks are successful and popular, and have been since the mid-1990s. The question now before us is this: what is this phenomenon and where do we go from here? Find out how online social networking and the many related user trends can impact businesses, governments, and other organizations—including virtual organizations—with a detailed account of the types of social network users.

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Application-Aware Network Performance Management for Dummies

Organizations depend on their networks and applications for the success of their business. Traditionally, networks and application performance were monitored separately, but they are increasingly interdependent. When a user experiences network difficulties, it doesn’t matter to the user where the problem lies—it matters only that he or she get the service expected.

Application-aware network performance management (AANPM) is a new, integrated approach to monitoring service. This e-book explores the need for an integrated approach for visibility into your network and the concept of AANPM. You’ll discover the use cases for AANPM and the building blocks for an effective AANPM solution.

With AANPM you’ll improve diagnostics so you can monitor your network proactively and strengthen your physical and virtual infrastructure. With end-to-end visibility, AANPM will help to correlate and analyze performance data across the network to better support business-critical applications. Read More

Put the Customer First: Managing the User Experience

Customers are demanding increasingly high levels of service—they want what they want, as soon as they want it. Networks need to be faster than ever, and more reliable, to satisfy exacting customer standards.

While organizations often rely on a patchwork of network resources to deliver their services, customers expect their experience to be seamless. Network managers need to monitor those resources more proactively for a holistic view that considers network availability, network performance, and service quality. This demands a shift in focus from hardware to a deeper understanding of service provision and the customer experience. It also requires an evolved skill set, and new application-monitoring tools.

This white paper explores the evolution of networks, including the idea of user-centric networks and network virtualization, and the technology that will support it. Read More

Put the Customer First: Managing the User Experience

Customers are demanding increasingly high levels of service—they want what they want, as soon as they want it. Networks need to be faster than ever, and more reliable, to satisfy exacting customer standards.

While organizations often rely on a patchwork of network resources to deliver their services, customers expect their experience to be seamless. Network managers need to monitor those resources more proactively for a holistic view that considers network availability, network performance, and service quality. This demands a shift in focus from hardware to a deeper understanding of service provision and the customer experience. It also requires an evolved skill set, and new application-monitoring tools.

This white paper explores the evolution of networks, including the idea of user-centric networks and network virtualization, and the technology that will support it. Read More

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