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An Introduction to the 9 Noble Truths of Network, Server and Application Monitoring: Part 1

Ipswitch Blog| January 29 2015

| IT insights


Ipswitch 9 Noble Truths of Network, Server and Application Monitoring New White Paper from Ipswitch


How can IT teams meet the need to thrive while dealing with an increasingly large and complex environment, constantly “doing more with less” and the requirements to deliver near-zero downtime?

In our new white paper, “9 Noble Truths of Network, Server and Application Monitoring,” and part of an ongoing blog series, we delve into the problems plaguing IT and describe individual paths each solutions.

Let’s take a first-look at the first 3 of the 9 Noble Truths. I’ll go into more detail on each one over the coming weeks.

Truth #1: The number of devices, amount of traffic, and load on your network is exploding

As users continue to indulge in entertainment services such as YouTube, Netflix and iTunes over the corporate network, this further increases the risk of bottlenecks and slowdowns. Yet with so much business being transacted online these days, from email to file transfers to VoIP to web conferences, high-quality bandwidth is absolutely and fundamentally vital to business communication.

Truth #2: Business comes to a halt when IT infrastructure and applications perform poorly

Your IT systems are at the center of almost every customer interaction, and this trend is only increasing as organizations continue to deploy more self-service processes. It’s well known that slow transactions reduce conversion rates, and that poor service responsiveness leads to frustrated customers, disgruntled employees and poor user experiences.

Truth #3: IT complexity is growing faster than your IT team

As CIO.com put it: Managing an IT project is like juggling chunks of Jell-O. Information technology is especially slippery because it’s always moving, changing, adapting and challenging business, as we know it. Factors contributing to the mounting complexity of IT include BYOD/ consumerization of IT and regulatory demands

The challenge facing IT teams is how to thrive in a world where complexity and risks in your IT environment are almost certainly growing faster than your IT team.

Be sure to check back in on Tuesday for another peek at 9 Noble Truths. In the meantime, you can download the white paper here and learn:

  • The nine truths for deploying network, server and application monitoring
  • How IT teams can meet the need to thrive while doing more with less
  • How to find and fix problems before users are impacted

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