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Networking white papers and technology resources for implementing and optimizing Networking strategy, solutions, Networking products, and more.

Troubleshooting Common Issues in VoIP

Learn more about Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), including common VoIP metrics used, best practices in VoIP management and tips and tricks for VoIP troubleshooting.

Sponsor: SolarWinds


 

IDG Research Survey: Are you Paying Too Much for Your NMS?

Feel like you're paying too much for network monitoring? You're not alone. This survey brief summarizes findings from research recently fielded by IDG to find how organizations feel about their network monitoring solutions.

Sponsor: SolarWinds


 

2013 Network Management Software (NMS) Buyers Guide

This white paper from SolarWinds contains an independent comparison study of six different network management solutions and provides guidance on how you can choose a network management solution that balances the tradeoffs between price, features, and user preference. Download the white paper to get started!

Sponsor: SolarWinds


 

Rightsizing Your Network Performance Management Solution: 4 Case Studies

This white paper discusses challenges encountered as organizations search for the most cost-effective network performance management solution. You'll read 4 case studies that will show you how to select a solution that delivers a total cost of ownership for your organization.

Sponsor: SolarWinds


 

Using Packet Analysis for Quality of Experience Monitoring

In this whitepaper, we will what Packet Analysis is, some of the useful information it can provide, and how this info can be used to monitor the application end-user experience.

Sponsor: SolarWinds


 

Capabilities You Need in an IP Address Management Solution

A mismanaged IP space can cripple an otherwise healthy network. Enterprise-ready IPAM products simplify IP address management by automating previously manual tasks and provide visibility into IP utilization.

WhatsUp IP Address Manager relieves IP space management risk factors by automating the tedious tasks associated with IP address management. Take a moment to understand what you need in an enterprise-ready IPAM solution.

Sponsor: Ipswitch, Inc


 

IPv6 Fundamentals

IPv6 is needed to sustain the growth of the Internet. In theory, we could continue to use IPv4 and work around the address space and security limitations of that protocol, but eventually, the cost of staying with IPv4 will outweigh the benefits. IPv6 eliminates concerns about address exhaustion while improving security. The transition to IPv6 will require planning and likely some degree of support for both protocols during the transition period. As noted by those responsible for managing Internet addresses, it is only a matter of time before IPv4 is no longer viable. Early planning will help ensure the transition is no more difficult than it need be.

Sponsor: Ipswitch, Inc


 

Fixing Intermittent Performance Problems

Intermittent performance problems are among the most frustrating issues IT administrators face. The apparently random nature of occurrences, the near impossibility of reproducing all conditions, and the complexity of applications and their dependencies make it difficult to diagnose root causes so you can resolve an issue quickly.

You're not alone if you're still resorting to time-consuming manual event log searches and trial-and-error attempts to reproduce and diagnose intermittent problems, but you're probably also painfully aware that such an approach takes hours, sometimes days or weeks before you finally determine cause and fix it. Read this white paper and learn how technology advances in pinpointing intermittent networking problems give you the capability to "drill-down" to root causes in a process that typically only takes minutes.

Sponsor: Ipswitch, Inc


 

3G/4G Digital Signage Guide

Today, the widespread availability of 3G and 4G cellular or wireless broadband networks enables digital signage to be deployed virtually anywhere. Combined with cloud-enabled Software as a Service (SaaS) network management and content delivery systems, 3G and 4G wireless broadband networks are propelling digital signage deployments at an accelerated pace. In countless venues, digital signage networked via wireless broadband cellular signal penetrates hard-to-reach locations, new markets, and can achieve a faster return on investment.

Sponsor: CradlePoint Technology


 

Enterprises in Motion: In-Vehicle Networks

In a world where traditional tethers to the central office have all but vanished, enterprises that operate vehicle fleets require constant and dependable mobile Internet connectivity to keep up. Businesses, organizations, and public agencies with vehicle fleets find productivity gains and improved fleet management by deploying dependable mobile connectivity in vehicles. Additionally, travelers and mass transit commuters now expect constant connectivity, and not just through their mobile phones.

Sponsor: CradlePoint Technology


 

Uninterrupted Internet: Maximizing Revenue and Minimizing Business Risk with 3G/4G Failover

Whether your businesses are connected to the Internet via T1/T3, or Cable, incorporating a mobile broadband backup solution adds uptime whenever there is a loss in connectivity via your wired line. With CradlePoint routers as your Internet backup solution, you're ensured more uptime for your POS transactions and cloud-based services while gaining significant financial and operational benefits over wired backup solutions including: better reliability, lower operating costs, greater ease of use and management, quicker speed to deployment.

Sponsor: CradlePoint Technology


 

Trends in Pop-up Retail: Innovative Merchandising Driven by Flexible, Dependable Mobile Connectivity

This paper explores the pop-up retail phenomenon, outlines the challenges and obstacles to successful implementation, and discusses existing, rapid-deployment solutions for connecting pop-up locations with mission-critical retail applications and the cloud. The first part of the paper will address the business case for pursuing a pop-up strategy; the second part will consider technology implementation strategies that enable a rich and secure pop-up experience.

Sponsor: CradlePoint Technology


 

PCI 3.0 Compliance

In this white paper, learn how PCI-DSS 3.0 effects how you deploy and maintain PCI compliant networks using CradlePoint devices. Properly configure, monitor, and maintain your CradlePoint devices to meet the requirements of PCI-DSS 3.0. Enabling features include network segmentation (Ethernet ports, SSIDs and VLANs), stateful firewall, MAC/IP/URL filtering, authentication, encryption, event logging, event alerts, time synchronization, and configuration management from CradlePoint Enterprise Cloud Manager.

Sponsor: CradlePoint Technology


 

Mitigating Security Risks at the Networks Edge

Distributed enterprises with hundreds or thousands of locations face the ongoing challenge of maintaining network security. With locations that typically process credit cards, distributed enterprises are at a particularly high risk of suffering data breaches. This white paper provides strategies and best practices for distributed enterprises to protect their networks against vulnerabilities, threats, and malicious attacks.

Sponsor: CradlePoint Technology


 

QA Automation: Reducing Test Execution While Improving Coverage

A leading capital investment firm in the US was in need of a comprehensive, cost effective and flexible solution to reduce their existing manual testing efforts. The client was carrying out the manual regression testing on their web based investment services. The primary concern was to reduce the manual testing efforts with minimal time and effort to fulfill service requests.

Sponsor: Synechron


 

Why Dell PowerEdge VRTX for ROBO and Small Offices

Remote and branch offices, as well as small business, often have the dilemma of balancing office productivity with the complexity of providing IT services in small locations. Remote and Branch office deployments typically don't have floor space afforded to IT, or have IT services available on site. Furthermore, typical server, networking and storage solutions for remote offices require 2 or more vendors, adding cost and complexity to supplying and securing applications and data. Dell used customer-inspired innovation to converge server, networking and storage architectures into an easily managed solution specifically designed for the remote, branch and small office: The Dell PowerEdge VRTX.

Sponsor: Dell


 

Achieve Deeper Network Security and Application Control

Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have emerged to revolutionize network security as we knew it. Traditional firewalls that only focus on stateful packet inspection and access control rules are not effective in today's advanced-threat environment.

Sponsor: Dell Software


 

It's Who You Know: CDW + CISCO Unified Communications and Collaboration

When it comes to unified communications and collaboration, it's not just what you know. It's who you know. That's why we partner with leading vendors like Cisco. They offer a wide range of devices for collaboration, video, contact center and telephony. And with years of experience with Cisco deployments, CDW has the experts and the expertise to make them work for you. Together, we give our customers access to the latest technologies to help optimize their communications and boost productivity.

Sponsor: CDW


 

How to Modernize Your IT Infrastructure & Streamline Operations

As a strategic partner in your business, you face increasing demands from your line-of-business leaders for new functionality and advanced capabilities, which you must deliver with a constrained IT budget. What could you do to meet these expectations and add value to the business if you could contain costs, increase operational efficiency, and do more with less?

You need to overcome several challenges. The cost of software licensing management is rising as a result of maintaining proprietary platforms or legacy technology, making it difficult to modernize your datacenter and migrate to more cost-effective solutions. You're likely burdened by regulatory compliance mandates, which create enforcement, reporting, and auditing expenses. And, like 67% of IT organizations, your budget is probably shrinking. demands and add value to your business.

Sponsor: Red Hat


 

Remote Access Your Users Will Love

Remote access strategies usually focus on IT priorities, but the ultimate customer is the user who needs to get work done. Learn how IT can address its requirements while delivering a solution people love.

Sponsor: Citrix Systems