In our 40-criteria evaluation of data center hardware platforms for software-defined networking (SDN), we identified the nine most significant players — Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Arista Networks, Extreme Networks (which recently acquired Brocade Communications System’s data center networking business), Cisco Systems, Cumulus Networks, Dell, Huawei, Juniper Networks, and Pluribus Networks — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations professionals (I&O) make the right choice.
Published By: LiveAction
Published Date: Apr 26, 2019
In March of 2019, Sirkin Research was commissioned by LiveAction to identify the driving forces of network transformation and how the rapidly evolving network environment is impacting network professionals. It is well recognized that network transformations, such as SD-WAN, WiFi, and multi-cloud, edge computing among other trends, are creating a host of new challenges and opportunities for network operations. This research is based on responses from over 163 network and IT professionals in predominantly in enterprise organizations with at least $1 billion in revenue
Attached is also the target account list.
Published By: LiveAction
Published Date: Jan 22, 2019
In December of 2018, Sirkin Research was commissioned by LiveAction to identify the top network challenges faced by enterprise-level organizations in complex, hybrid networks. The survey was sent to network and IT professionals predominantly in large mid-market and enterprise companies with at least 1000 employees. The results are based on perspectives from 204 survey respondents, and provide rich insights into the network performance challenges large organizations encounter daily.
Hear the views of 250 network professionals in this Webinar with GigaOM Research and Juniper Networks. Like-minded professionals speak on effective cloud adoption, the potential of software-defined networking and network automation.
Suddenly, the network is cool again. Tech trends such as the Internet of Things, software-defined networking and growing end-user expectations all add up to a demand for “dialtone” network performance and reliability. But as the data deluge continues to accelerate, and as organizations continue to rely on multiple clouds to achieve business goals, how can the network keep up, much less meet tomorrow’s demands?
This e-book looks at the trends that are impacting the enterprise network—the modern network—the issues it creates for NetOps professionals, and how organizations can act today to plan for tomorrow.
The Tenth Annual State of the Network Global Study focuses on a lens on the network team's role in security investigations. When it comes to technology adoption, both cloud and 100 GbE deployment continue to grow aggressively. VoIP adoption is closing in on 60% and software-defined networking is projected to cross the halfway mark, indicating compounding network complexity amidst the ongoing struggle to ID security threats.
Study questions were designed based on interviews with network professionals and IT analysts. Results were compiled from the insights of 1,035 respondents, including network engineers, IT directors and CIOs around the world.
The network has never been as critical to the healthcare sector as it is today. Electronic health records, Wi-Fi-connected medical devices, and clinician smart phones are among a plethora of healthcare technologies that depend on a stable network.
The consistent development of this infrastructure is key for the healthcare sector to continue its successes in creating new possibilities for management, patient and family experience, and patient outcomes.
Extreme Networks posed key questions to Nolan Greene, a senior research analyst with IDC’s Network Infrastructure group, who highlights the critical issues healthcare IT professionals must consider when building a network that maintains industry needs.
Download this report to learn about:
• Why having a modern healthcare infrastructure is so important
• The major challenges IoT brings to healthcare networks
• How IEC 80001 is impacting compliance
• Trends that confront a network IT professional in healthcare
• Risks Healthcare IT must eli
Published By: Brother
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
The last decade has seen many exciting advances
in connectivity accelerated by the near universal
availability of smartphones and tablets – leading to a
highly interconnected world.
The security of networks - and the businesses and
individuals that rely on them - has become top of mind
for the IT Security professionals who are responsible for
ensuring the safety of the data and the networks where
this information is utilized.
As high-visibility security breaches occur - affecting
ecommerce, banking, retail and other industries - the
critical importance of the security of the infrastructure
these businesses rely on continues to grow.
Security in the workplace is a daily fact of life. From
using ID cards to control physical access, to entering
passwords to join the network, to using software to
monitor and prevent unauthorized access, all are
routinely used to protect critical assets and information.
However, there is one key area where many
organizations still have potential vulnerabili
Hyperconvergence has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention because it represents the next step in the evolution of IT resource delivery. This technology takes the idea of integrating compute, storage and networking that started with converged systems design and has improved on those architectures by adding deeper levels of abstraction and automation. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors promise simplified operation and the ability to quickly and easily expand capacity by deploying and launching additional modules; simplicity has been the key selling point for the HCI pioneers.
As HCI ventures even deeper into the enterprise and cloud environments, the architectures will need to become more efficient, agile and adaptable to help IT professionals shoulder the burden of rapidly growing data sets and workloads. This report discusses the benefits of HCI and the enhancements that must be
made to expand HCI deeper into the mainstream enterprise datacenter.
“It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.”
We’ve all heard the phrase. We all understand there’s truth to it. But ask yourself: would you recommend
or hire everyone you know? No way.
Having the right connections is important to advancing your career. But it’s only half the battle.
What really creates opportunity is defining your personal brand to your employer, to your network, to the
market. It’s taking that moment when you make a great impression and scaling it to the larger world.
This guide presents different approaches real professionals are using to build their brands. You’ll see tips
and strategies that you can use to become an in-demand finance leader, including a system we developed
called the ROLE Model of personal branding.
In the age of effortless connection, cultivating a personal brand is essential. It’s not just who you know.
It’s what they know you can do.
How well-equipped is your organization to stop malicious attackers once they’re inside your network? According to this study of over 600 IT security professionals, almost two-thirds of respondents lack efficient capabilities to detect and investigate “stealth” attackers before serious damage occurs. Download the report to learn the primary obstacles to better threat detection and incident response, how well organizations are hardening their environments against lateral movement, and how cybersecurity budgets are changing to address the reality that attackers will get in.
As many network administrators initiate their IPv6 migration projects, other IT professionals do not know where to begin. This white paper first describes the importance of securing the network against IPv6 threats well before the introduction of any IPv6 traffic. It then outlines the steps involved to begin securing a transitional IPv4/IPv6 network.
Published By: Forrester
Published Date: May 10, 2012
In the never-ending race to stay ahead of the competition, companies are developing advanced capabilities to store, process, and analyze vast amounts of data from social networks, sensors, IT systems, and other sources to improve business intelligence and decisioning capabilities.This report will help security and risk professionals understand how to control and properly protect sensitive information in this era of big data.
ffective communications are the foundation for any good team, and the transportation
and logistics (T&L) sector is no exception. Charged with managing the warehousing,
inventory, and movement of freight across the supply chain — both through
internal and external distribution networks — T&L professionals rely on high levels of team
collaboration to get the job done right.
By helping companies leverage the knowledge, talents, and insights of their people, effective
team communications ensures that customers get their deliveries when, how, and where
they want them. Meeting those expectations in today’s fast-paced, demanding distribution
environment requires reliable, clear voice and data logistics communications that start at the
warehouse and end at the point of delivery.
In this white paper, we explore the key challenges that T&L companies are facing in today’s
business environment and hear how instant push-to-talk and advanced video surveillance can
help them develop streamlined suppl
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 30, 2016
Digital transformation on the 3rd Platform continues to present unprecedented opportunities and challenges for enterprise networks and the IT professionals who operate them. Indeed, the requirements associated with cloud computing have already reverberated through data center networking, with software-defined networking (SDN) arising as an architectural approach that provided the network with the agility and responsiveness that it lacked previously but has come to require.
Now, the focus is turning to how the WAN must change to accommodate the requirements of cloud applications and services. Fortunately, technologies such as hybrid WAN and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) are coming to the rescue, giving enterprise IT the means to allow the WAN to meet these challenges directly.
This paper is intended for people who will be proposing solutions, providing installation services or consulting, and who may be assisting in deploying Office SharePoint Server 2007 solutions accessed over a Wide Area Network (WAN). It will also be of interest to IT professionals who may be deploying and/or managing such Office SharePoint Server 2007 solutions.
Get our Security Solutions Brochure
Backed by deep expertise and supported by a global network of trained and certified technical service professionals, Lenovo’s 360° approach to security gives you the complete experience of:
Secure supply chain
Best-in-class hardware security
Securely developed software
Complete component verfication
Adoption and extension of security technology
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 02, 2016
Digital transformation on the 3rd Platform continues to present unprecedented opportunities and challenges for enterprise networks and the IT professionals who operate them. Indeed, the requirements associated with cloud computing have already reverberated through datacenter networking, with software-defined networking (SDN) arising as an architectural approach that provided the network with the agility and responsiveness that it lacked previously but has come to require. Now, the focus is turning to how the WAN must change to accommodate the requirements of cloud applications and services. Fortunately, technologies such as hybrid WAN and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) are coming to the rescue, giving enterprise IT the means to allow the WAN to meet these challenges directly.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
The migration of contact centers from on-premises to the cloud is well underway and dramatically changing how companies deliver customer experience. That’s the conclusion of this 2016 survey by 8x8 and the Contact Center Network Group (CCNG) of 154 contact center professionals in the U.S. and UK. The November 2016 survey results uncover a range of trends and opportunities that highlight the importance of analytics, the increase in remote working, and the integration of more non-voice channels into the contact center.
Download this complimentary report to learn:
Major business drivers that are leading contact centers to cloud
Surprising top method for measuring and improving agent performance
Concerns and obstacles around moving to the cloud
Increased prevalence of remote working and key challenges reported
The most popular non-voice channels contact center managers would like to incorporate
Published By: TeamQuest
Published Date: Apr 09, 2014
Your customers rely on you to efficiently manage a highly dynamic, rapidly changing, highly shared, distributed environment so they can do their jobs effectively. This means working through the complexities of understanding the services in your virtualized networks, machines and storage, and determining how and when customers will be affected. Listen to virtualization expert Bernd Harzog discuss the complexities that many IT professionals face.
Industry experts discuss the common and risky tradeoff many organizations are forced to make between network performance and security. Nearly half of IT professionals report they continue to make this tradeoff, and if you believe our experts, that number is being under-reported based on what they’re seeing.
New network vulnerabilities appear constantly and the ability for IT security professionals to handle new flaws, fix misconfigurations and protect against threats requires constant attention. However, with shrinking budgets and growing responsibilities, time and resources are at constrained. Therefore, sifting through pages of raw vulnerability information yields few results and makes it impossible to accurately measure your security posture.