Truth #5: Network and Application Performance Defines Your Reputation


Who’s responsible for the reputation of a company? Most people would say either marketers or the PR team, but they would be wrong. In our view, the IT department has a greater impact on an organization’s reputation. Why? Because few things affect user experience and perception more than the availability and performance of your applications and network. IT’s jurisdiction, in other words.

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Noble Truth #4: Downtime Is Not an Option


You can’t afford downtime—its cost to a modern company can easily exceed $500,000 per hour. According to Dunn & Bradstreet, the productivity impact of downtime alone is estimated at more than $46 million per year for a Fortune 500 enterprise. That’s a lot of millions. And as the reliance on networks grows in the coming years, those numbers are only going to increase. So the question isn’t really whether or not downtime is an option (clearly, it’s not). The real question is why downtime still occurs. There are a few reasons why.

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Noble Truth #3: IT Complexity Grows Faster Than IT Teams


With IT complexity growing everyday–at an almost exponential rate—your current strategies, resources and personnel are not going to be enough to keep pace. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome this hard truth, but the first step is realizing that this is in fact the case. We recently covered this topic as part of our eGuide on the 9 Noble Truths of Network, Server and Application Monitoring. Before we point you in the right direction for a solution, let’s take a closer look at what “growing IT complexity” actually looks like and how it affects IT departments with regard to network performance.

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We’ve given the Ipswitch Network Monitor Blog a makeover to make it easier to read and navigate, and encourage you to subscribe to join the conversation with your fellow IT pros. Our authors’ posts on industry trends and issues run the gamut from APM to Zero downtime. In the months ahead you’ll see us addressing questions like “Will life in IT ever get simpler?”, “Why is my application walking instead of running?” and “Why can’t users just reboot before opening a trouble ticket?”. As part of our mission is to be socially responsible through philanthropy, community service and the ways we operate, we’ll match every new, unique subscription with a $2.00 donation to a local charity.

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March Madness: Final 4 Tips to Ensure Network and Application Availability

Ipswitch March Madness

The NCAA March Madness tournament is officially underway, and players and coaches aren’t the only ones who need to be ready. With a majority of the initial games taking place during business hours, IT departments across every industry know that this means increased stress on the network and decreased employee productivity. Last year, March Madness Live delivered an unprecedented 64 million live video streams, which netted out to about 13.5 million hours of live video consumption.

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