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August 2016 Vol 7 / No. 6

Network analytics: New ITOA tools stop downtime before it happens

When it comes to improving network performance, big data alone isn't enough -- network managers need IT operations analytics (ITOA) to make sense of it all. Now, cutting-edge, "smart" ITOA tools do more than just use network analytics to diagnose existing problems. They also automate fixes and identify percolating issues before they have the chance to pick up steam.

In this edition of Network Evolution, we explore this next generation of ITOA tools -- also known as algorithmic IT operations platforms (AIOps). AIOps' network analytics capabilities give organizations real-time visibility into their own networks, while offering managers unprecedented control. In addition to uncovering and diagnosing major irregularities, the next generation of ITOA tools can sniff out smaller inefficiencies that would otherwise pass unnoticed, but ultimately take a toll on overall performance. Gartner analysts predict use of AIOps network analytics will increase more than 400% by 2019.

Also in this issue, learn why some IT leaders have welcomed shadow IT into the light, especially when it comes to workers' use of collaboration applications such as Slack and Unify Circuit. We also take a look at the diminishing popularity of in-house network testing labs, and explore how some organizations now test network changes instead -- if they test them at all.

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