SDN, NFV, and a host of other cutting-edge technologies are hitting your network faster than you can say Ethernet Fabric. But which are truly critical?

  • Streaming media policy

    Tools & Templates // Jul 2018 // provided by Tech Pro Research

    Although there are many legitimate business reasons to access streamed audio and video files—such as engaging in training, reviewing industry-related content, and conducting research—there are also opportunities for misuse. This policy provides guidelines for the appropriate use of streaming media on systems and devices that access company networks. From...

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  • Software automation policy guidelines

    Tools & Templates // Apr 2018 // provided by Tech Pro Research

    Software automation is used for many business and IT processes, depending on industry vertical and individual company business and IT needs. Because this automation is far-reaching, policy considerations touch on many areas. This set of guidelines will help you cover all the bases as you build a comprehensive software automation...

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  • Systems downtime expense calculator

    Tools & Templates // Nov 2017 // provided by Tech Pro Research

    When computer systems won’t work, business grinds to a halt—and that costs your enterprise money. With the help of this tool, you can estimate just how much each downtime incident costs. From the calculator instructions: When to use this tool Well, maybe business does not come to...

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  • Wi-Fi RFP Template

    Tools & Templates // Feb 2017 // provided by Aerohive Networks

    Armed with knowledge of different options and having evaluated different vendors. The next step is to issue a request for proposal (RFP) to your selected vendors. Use this template to: Request vendor information Understand hardware, software and network management offerings Go beyond just products - what training and support...

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  • Server Managed Services Benefit Assessment Tool

    Tools & Templates // Jan 2014 // provided by IBM

    According to an IDC report, IBM Server Managed Services clients are reducing mean time to resolution by up to 73% while reducing server outages by 61%. Use the Server Managed Services Benefit Assessment Tool to learn how IBM Server Managed Services can help you improve IT staff productivity by 42%,while...

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  • Calculate how much Brocade VCS Fabric technology can lower your TCO

    Tools & Templates // Jan 2014 // provided by Brocade

    The era of the costly and complex networks is over. Brocade® VCS® Fabric technology can dramatically improve your network efficiency, utilization, and performance while significantly reducing TCO at the same time. See for yourself by completing the calculations and discovering your potential savings.

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  • Workstation Tune-up Checklist

    Tools & Templates // Mar 2010 // provided by Erik Eckel

    Optimizing a slow-performing system requires a number of diagnostic and repair steps, often with interruptions along the way. This basic checklist will help you cover all the bases. Visit our Network Administrator blog for more networking resources.

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