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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM 12.3) – new features

Already with an impressive set of features, SolarWinds’ Network Performance Monitor (NPM) sets the benchmark for performance monitoring to provide end-to-end visibility of your network, and reduce network outages and quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance issues. SolarWinds NPM 12.3 features And with the release of NPM 12.3 (released 31st May 2018), the feature … Continued

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Office 365 architecture: Solving network latency issues

What’s the recommended network architecture requirement for Office 365? Many enterprises have experienced performance issues after migrating to O365, as well as significant increases in bandwidth usage. All of which has resulted in troublesome deployments and a poor user experience. The underlying cause of the problem is the need to meet Microsoft’s network architecture & … Continued

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6 BIG reasons why you should outsource SolarWinds management

In today’s hyper-connected, mobile-enabled ‘digital economy’, every business now expects (and demands) more (and more) from already stretched IT resources – driving forward new business initiatives and IT transformation projects, while ensuring IT systems remain available and secure – 24/7. Users and businesses have come to expect IT to just ‘work’, so if you’re constantly … Continued

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Calculating the cost of network downtime – What’s the cost?

A primary function of the majority of businesses is to maximise revenue, while keeping associated running under control. Today – for the majority of major businesses – IT services are no longer a “required” support function, but a critical business driver, instrumental to growth and business success. In our digitally enhanced world, understanding the impact … Continued

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Infographic: How to calculate the cost of network downtime

A primary function of most businesses is to maximise revenue, while keeping associated running under control.  Today – for the majority of major businesses – IT services are no longer a “required” support function, but a critical business driver, instrumental to growth and business success. In our digitally enhanced world, understanding the impact of IT … Continued

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How to get 24/7 Network Monitoring on a limited budget

Our digitally enhanced ‘always on – always accessible’ world means whether you are an employee, stakeholder or customer, we expect to access IT services, wherever we want, whenever we want. IT downtime or failure, if only for a few minutes and for seemingly small events, can critically impact business continuity often with devastating implications. So, … Continued

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5 benefits of implementing a Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform

Mobile Device Management (MDM) revolves around deploying, securing, monitoring, integrating and managing not just mobile devices – smartphones & tablets – but also laptops, desktops and even IoT devices in the workplace. But instead of Mobile Device Management, you should actually think of Unified Endpoint Management (UEM). With the rapid rise in mobile security threats, … Continued

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University adopts SolarWinds Managed Service improving User Experience

SolarWinds’ formidable IT monitoring platform has helped Plymouth University adopt a ‘NOC culture’ to help deliver an ‘Always-On’ user experience for some 30,000 users across its multiple sites. With the help of a SolarWinds Managed Service, Plymouth University adopts a Network Operations Centre (NOC) culture to help deliver the ‘Always-On’ user experience. Developing a Network … Continued

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Webinar: How to configure SolarWinds alerts, intelligently

Too many alerts? Learn how to configure SolarWinds alerts, intelligently. SolarWinds’ powerful IT monitoring platform provides critical visibility of your IT estate, to proactively detect, diagnose and resolve network performance issues. As the UK’s leading SolarWinds authority, Comtact Ltd. talk you through the essential do’s and don’ts in how to configure SolarWinds alerts, as part … Continued

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Mobile Device Management webinar: MDM essentials for 2018

Watch on-demand in a short and informative 30-minute session. Join Comtact Ltd. and IBM Security for an essential introduction in our Mobile Device Management on-demand webinar. With the power of today’s smartphones / tablets, coupled with increased compliance requirements from GDPR, Mobile Device Management provides is the best way to simplify the MDM headache and … Continued

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IT infrastructure monitoring service helps 45,000+ University students

As the UK’s leading SolarWinds authority, Comtact Ltd. has partnered with The University of Nottingham (UoN), providing its award-winning SolarWinds Managed Service to unlock the full potential of the University’s existing IT monitoring platform. As a hugely powerful and affordable network monitoring tool, SolarWinds’ IT monitoring platform enables you to quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve … Continued

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10 signs you’re not using the best Network Monitoring tools

Today, employees are demanding an ‘Always on, Always accessible’ user experience – and therefore rely heavily on their IT teams’ day-to-day operations. Using the best network monitoring tools is an essential requirement for any modern business, to provide a first line of defence when applications go down, or when performance begins to deteriorate. So, if you’re … Continued

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Solving network latency issues with Office 365 migration

In operating legacy, or hybrid network architectures, many enterprises have experienced unexpected performance issues after migrating to Office 365 – latency and jitter – as well as significant increases in bandwidth usage, resulting in a troublesome deployment and poor user experience. The underlying cause of the problem is the need to meet Microsoft’s network architecture … Continued

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Using SolarWinds’ Network Traffic Analyser to monitor file sharing

IT Directors striving to understand the effect of “consumerisation of the enterprise” effect on their business operations. While Comtact Ltd. recognises Dropbox’s role as a powerful file sharing tool, the so-called “Dropbox effect” and its rapid rise in popularity is having a hidden effect on some organisations’ network performance and security – particularly given the … Continued