You can’t access your cloud applications – Why?

Most organizations run their businesses with a mix of on-premise and cloud applications. Both types are dependent on internal network equipment and internet service providers (ISPs) for communication access. Ensuring that these applications, servers and surrounding network equipment is healthy and available is vital to organizations and their financial wellbeing. So here is the question.…

Why your MSP cannot keep pace with your changing business needs

Many small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) utilize managed service providers (MSPs) for network monitoring and management (NMM) services. The reasons generally center on cost and complexity, as the majority of on-premise installed solutions can be expensive and complex. Licensing costs can be prohibitively expensive, and many SMBs do not have the technical resources in-house…

Four things to look at before you select a network monitoring solution

Most organizations realize that they need to be monitoring their applications, databases and network equipment for availability and health. Waiting for an application to crash or become unavailable is not an option. There is downtime, loss of productivity and revenue loss that many organizations cannot afford. Any potential application availability issues need to be identified…

How important are analyst evaluations of software vendor solutions and are there any blind spots?

I came across an article the other day regarding NetScout, a provider of network performance management products that is suing Gartner Research over their magic quadrant placement, which they were obviously unhappy with. NetScout is claiming that the vendors that pay for Gartner Research services are ranked above those that do not. This article brought…