For the longest while, the mantra that business leaders and IT executives used to describe how well-run IT functions should perform was that they should perform like a utility. By that they meant that IT services should have the same availability, reliability, performance and invisibility as other utilities such as electricity. Today, business leaders and IT executives still want the IT function to exhibit utility-like characteristics particularly in the area of low cost, but they also use two new mantras to describe how a well-run IT function should perform. One of these mantras is that the IT function should be closely aligned with the business and the other is that it should be agile.
The 802.11ac standard brings opportunities to deliver wireless networks to support the future needs of clients especially with the growing demands made on the Wi-Fi network from BOYD smartphones, tablets and laptops. Just like 802.11n, b and g before, 802.11ac promises even greater speeds. 802.11ac will achieve speeds of 1.3Gbs and potentially up to 6.9Gbs if all the new proposed techniques for increasing speed are adopted. This white paper discusses how 802.11ac is being designed to meet the demands of clients in the future, help you understand the technology, what is likely to happen in the transition from 802.11n to ac and how you can get ready to meet these new demands
Years of observing hundreds of network managers has revealed 7 habits that differentiate the effective network manager from the others. In this white paper, we will identify those 7 habits and discuss how these habits contribute to providing a well performing and reliable network. When problems do occur, these problems can be resolved in a timely manner, reducing the impact on the business, while at the same time, maintaining the credibility of the networking department.
The more your company depends on your network, the greater the need for effective network monitoring and management. An inefficient approach to enterprise network management may result in several challenges such as rising costs, increased risk of downtime, decreased user satisfaction which can adversely impact your business. Learn how IBM can help you to reduce costs with a more flexible, affordable network infrastructure management service.
The rise of the mobile generation has brought about a collaborative presence in the workforce. In the culture of sharing and openness, companies need to ensure enterprise assets do not suffer as a result. Research shows 4 in 10 finance companies have lost critical data through misuse of a mobile device. Find out in this whitepaper how organisations can develop a "mobile aware" culture within the workforce to lower this risk.
Research shows 50% of workloads will run on integrated systems by the end of 2015. Discover the key benefits of an integrated infrastructure and how it can meet your business needs.
Incorporating path control in your WAN is a critical first step along the way to deploying a full SD-WAN solution. This whitepaper looks at how you can use dynamic tools to shortcut the complex configurations and expenditures of time and resources to ultimately efficiently utilise the hybrid links that may already be deployed in the network.
This infographic looks at pressures on enterprise networks as demand and deployment rates for cloud, big data and analytics, mobile, social as IT security capabilities sky-rocket.
F5 Security Operations Center (SOC) experts stand between you and security threats that can damage your business. Whether that means constantly evolving fraud-prevention services, shutting down malicious sites, or layering protections with Silverline application services, the SOC is at your service 24x7.