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For IT organizations, reaching the desired state of optimal network performance requires proactive management of services, and a high level of security. However the road to get there can be complicated and challenging. While this task can be daunting, it isn't impossible. To gain this level of visibility and control with enterprise network monitoring and management in a cloud and virtualized world, IT organizations and network managers should follow a practical approach and take the time to evaluate what is best and useful for their organization.
In this video, Henry Svendblad -- a principal analyst with Nemertes Research -- discusses five major steps organizations can take to improve the way they view and manage the technology services they currently provide. These steps include developing a management inventory, starting small by choosing business services and then building up, seeing what tools and standards could be combined, creating a tooling roadmap and defining a successful implementation process for new services as they emerge.
About the author
Henry Svendblad is a principal research analyst with Nemertes Research, where he conducts both primary benchmark research and custom research, advises vendor and enterprise clients, writes thought-leadership reports and delivers strategic seminars. A seasoned senior-level IT executive, Henry leads research on advanced carrier services with an emphasis on emerging trends, vendor management, business continuity/disaster recovery, security and cloud strategies.