Retrospective Network Analysis

While network complexity and bandwidth demands continue to increase, applications such as voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) increase performance requirements. Today’s network administrators need versatile monitoring and analysis tools to quickly troubleshoot and monitor security and compliance. Retrospective network analysis (RNA) tools let you go “back in time” to reconstruct failure or attack. Discover the benefits.

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IBM Cognos Express Workspaces

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Equip everyone in your company with the tools to outperform—including reports, analysis, statistics, dashboards, what-if analysis, plans, budgets, and more. This short demo shows how easy it is to make smarter decisions confidently and minimize decision latency. Read More

Reduce the Risk of Network and Application Performance Issues

More than ever before, the IT network is a strategic asset to a business, and any downtime or degradation in network or application performance can directly impact an organization’s bottom line. This white paper looks at a methodology for solving network and application performance issues and outlines a new approach to getting to their root causes more quickly. Read More

Counting the Cost of Network Efficiency

It is hard to quantify the costs of poor network or application management, but they include lost productivity due to time spent fixing problems and increased capital and operating expenses. But when creating IT budgets, organizations need to consider the impact of investment in network and application management on overall revenues. IT efficiency should be a priority item for any corporate agenda, and executives need to understand that the network is not only a core part of what their organization does, but plays a key role in achieving business goals.

There is actually a direct correlation between network performance and application performance. There is of course intrinsic value in network hardware and software, but more importantly many people in the organization rely on the applications that the network supports—so if the network is running slowly, users’ applications will slow down too. Hence a budget priority should be where changes in the network are needed to avoid problems arising or improve application performance and hence overall productivity.

This white paper makes a case for the organizational need for solutions and tools which provide network performance information and help identify problems and their causes and areas where improvements should be made, making it possible for budgetary decisions to be based on performance data. It looks at questions the IT team needs to ask to get to the heart of network problems and find the best solution, as well as three categories of network improvements, and also details how an AANPM, or application aware network performance management solution, takes an application-centric approach to network issues and can lead to faster problem solving, reducing downtime, increasing productivity, and saving troubleshooting time.  Read More

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