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Real-world network management

Managing today's complex networks is arguably the most challenging part of a network professional's job. These multimedia resources show you how some real companies solved their management problems and outline best practices for applying good management principles to your own environment.

Managing today's complex networks is arguably the most challenging part of a network professional's job. These multimedia resources show you how some real companies solved their management problems and outline best practices for applying good management principles to your own environment.

Webcast:
Network management guidelines for success
Choosing and implementing the right network management strategies and tools for your organization depends on understanding requirements and goals that are unique to your business. This webcast presents four different scenarios. It then explores different network management options and explains the best solution for each.

Topics covered include:

  • Capacity planning
  • Managing explosive growth
  • Automating network management
  • Developing and meeting service management goals
  • Avoiding management pitfalls
  • Maximizing benefits

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    Managing real networks, reports from the field
    Reliable, high-performance network services remain an absolute necessity in a world of distributed business service architectures. However, a narrow focus on network device availability and the performance of individual technology services falls far short of fully leveraging the network as a whole, and it overlooks how network operations fits into the business needs of the company. Enterprise network management needs to revise operational practices to align and link their activities to the achievement of business objectives. This compilation of case studies examines how different enterprises evolved their network management processes in the face of changing business needs. It also outlines the lessons learned during the process.
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    About our contributors:

    Richard Ptak
    Founder and Partner, Ptak, Noel & Associates

    Richard Ptak has over 30 years experience in systems product management. He was VP at Hurwitz Group and D.H. Brown Associates and worked at Western Electric's Electronic Switch Manufacturing Division and Digital Equipment Corporation. He is frequently quoted in trade press and is author of Manager's Guide to Distributed Environments.

    Jasmine Noel
    Founder and Partner, Ptak, Noel & Associates

    A recognized expert in infrastructure management, Jasmine Noel has eight years experience as analyst and researcher. Noel served previously as director of systems and applications management at Hurwitz Group, where she formulated and managed the company's research agenda. She was also a senior analyst at D.H. Brown Associates, where her responsibilities included technology trend analysis in the network and systems management space.

    This was last published in November 2005

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