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CIOs Deliver Productivity Breakthroughs with Intelligent Digital Signage

Retailers have long recognized the influence that digital signage provides over a shopper's point-of-purchase decision making process. Today's savvy CIOs and business leaders apply the same fundamental physics in supply chain, contact center, healthcare, and corporate settings to increase their companies' efficiencies and productivity by leveraging business visualization and intelligent digital signage systems.

Sponsor: RMG Networks


 

Improving Business Value of WAN Optimization

In this study, as in the 2007 study, IDC found that customers were able to reduce IT costs, improve IT staff efficiency, increase availability for users, and trim time to market with new revenue-generating opportunities.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

Four Little-Known Ways WAN Optimization Can Benefit Your Organization

You know that WAN optimization has evolved into a complete system that optimizes traffic across a broad range of most popular applications while providing deep visibility into performance. However, today's comprehensive solutions can improve just about every major IT initiative. Read this short white paper to learn how next-generation WAN optimization solutions can benefit your organization more than ever before.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

IDC ROI Infographic

The IDC study "Improving the Business Value of WAN optimization," documented the business impact of WAN optimization solutions on enterprise organizations. Current trends and issues explored include evolving and shifting communication patterns, connection types, applications and bandwidth. So how can you leverage this information to maximize your business ROI? Learn more.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

Path Selection Infographic

Path selection technology provides the ability to re-direct select traffic and application flows through alternate WAN routes based on service metrics, such as path availability and priority. This path selection technology empowers IT organizations with greater controls to maximize multiple WAN services based on business needs, service quality, and costs. It also utilizes the ability to redirect specific traffic or applications through one of three alternate gateway paths determined by destination availability in cascading order. Learn more.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

How WAN Optimization Helps Enterprises Reduce Costs

In a recent Gartner survey1 of IT organizations, respondents cited data growth, system performance, and network congestion as their top three barriers to productivity. Because productivity enhances revenue, businesses are investing in technologies that boost it. But if it all relies on a network that is being deluged with data, how can IT professionals side-step these issues to increase productivity and reduce costs? Learn more.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

Four Little-Known Ways WAN Optimization Can Benefit Your Organization

You know that WAN optimization has evolved into a complete system that optimizes traffic across a broad range of most popular applications while providing deep visibility into performance. However, today's comprehensive solutions can improve just about every major IT initiative. Read this short white paper to learn how next-generation WAN optimization solutions can benefit your organization more than ever before.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

Riverbed Optimization System: Technical Overview

With RiOS technology, enterprises can implement solutions that help them empower their distributed workforce while eliminating IT capital expenditures and simplifying IT management.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

How Foglight Makes User Experience Management a Reality

Read three cases that underscore the appeal of User Experience Management (UEM), its essential value to IT and how Foglight demonstrates its versatility in supporting UEM's multiple facets.

Sponsor: Dell Software


 

A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things

The aim of this is to provide Architects and Developers of IoT projects with an effective starting point that covers the major requirements of IoT projects and systems. This includes the devices as well as the server-side and cloud architecture required to interact with and manage the devices.

Sponsor: WSO2, Inc.


 

Adding WOW to the WAN

WAN optimization techniques tweak bandwidth for better network performance and more.

Sponsor: CDW


 

WAN Sizzle

With a shift in traffic patterns from recent trends like virtualization, mobility and cloud - IT organizations need to get more effective usage from current WAN links. This article provides some insight into WAN optimization technologies.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Optimizing the Network

The network has become a utility that users can't do without. Mobility and bandwidth-hungry apps demand faster and more efficient networks. Optimization across the network can make for a more productive workforce.

Sponsor: CDW


 

The High-Performance WAN

Wide area networks (WANs) are critical to the fabric underlying all business-critical applications, whether in organizational data centers or spread out to the cloud. But for large, distributed entities, maintaining network links to each branch office can be costly. WAN optimization and acceleration is not as simple as boosting the bandwidth in a slow office or dropping a single device into the network. Find out what are some of the top problems associated with large WANs and the technologies typically used to solve them.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Keep Your Network Available, Efficient and Secure

Make the most of your network by working with experts who "get it." CDW and F5 have partnered to keep networks highly optimized. Keep your network highly available and redundant even during times of heavy traffic, shift application needs to maximize performance, and protect your network from the threats that might compromise data security.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Four Ways to Modernize Your Application Performance Monitoring Strategy for Web 2.0 and AJAX

Increasing the speed and efficiency of web applications is a focus for both IT and the business. This whitepaper outlines four ways to increase application performance monitoring of modern web applications, including the ability to,
* Proactively capture functional issues that cause shopping cart abandonment
* Detect and resolve javascript errors immediately
* Gain insight into page load times
* Isolate issues related to specific page elements

Sponsor: Dell Software


 

The Network Administrator's Guide to Routers & Switches

Today's networks are facing trends like mobility, virtualization and cloud computing making today's network administrators rethink their router and switch designs. IT pros must not only choose the right products but understand current design trends, best practices and the top protocols to help make their networks efficient and resilient - for the long haul.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Top Network Optimization Projects for 2014

Network-related initiatives are on the rise, and for good reason. Network optimization delivers improvements across the entire organization -- regardless of size. In small- and medium-sized organizations, upgrade plans primarily focus on efforts to refresh or improve routers and switches, enabling IT shops to take advantage of advanced device capabilities and "smart" features.

This white paper, driven by new research from CDW, maps where the network technology and service marketplace is headed in 2014, the tools and trends in play and what organizations are doing to stay ahead of the networking curve. See what IT teams in other organizations are planning and implementing -- and where they're seeing successes and challenges -- as you consider options for upgrading your own network infrastructure.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Networking Trends in 2014

Planning for a smoothly operating network requires more than simply maintaining solid operational skills. Change in technology is constant. Whether it's within or outside the data center, it impacts the enterprise network. Five key areas to monitor include bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs, network optimization, data center changes, software-defined networks and IPv6. IT managers have weathered many of these waves previously, but they are back now, hitting heavier than before. Staying ahead of trends, carefully planning for upgrades and enhancements, looking to the horizon -- all are valuable business practices that also happen to support successfully operating a network. And a healthy network is an essential element to a healthy business.

Sponsor: CDW


 

802.11ac Non-Disruptive Migration Strategies

Emerging 802.11ac standard promises a significant boost in performance to support ubiquitous mobility.

Sponsor: CDW