Networking

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?

  • Virtualization policy

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

    Virtualization platforms are available from a number of vendors, but it’s still critical to maintain your virtualization environment to avoid unnecessary resource consumption, out of-compliance systems or applications, data loss, security breaches, and other negative outcomes. This policy defines responsibilities for both end users and the IT department to ensure...

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  • Feature comparison: Home office network routers

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

    A successful home office network requires a reliable, fast, and secure connection to the wider internet. This connection is provided by a network router. However, choosing an effective and feature-rich network router requires a systematic approach. These guidelines and comparison tool will help you find the right piece of networking...

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  • Quick glossary: Home office network routers

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

    The router is the central hardware component of most home office networks. Properly configured, a network router will control access to your private network and provide security from malicious attacks. This quick glossary lists and explains 26 terms important to the proper installation and maintenance of a home office network...

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  • Telephone interview cheat sheet: Computer bench technician

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

    Phone interviews can save time and speed up the hiring process. This cheat sheet will make it easy to ask both general and job-specific questions, allowing you to compare candidates for the computer bench technician job in a systematic way. From the cheat sheet: This cheat sheet...

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  • Telephone interview cheat sheet: Field/systems engineer

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

    Phone interviews can save time and speed up the hiring process. This cheat sheet will make it easy to ask both general and job-specific questions, allowing you to compare candidates for the field/systems engineer job in a systematic way. From the cheat sheet: This cheat sheet is...

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  • 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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  • Quick glossary: Software-defined networking

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

    Managing data traffic on an enterprise network has become more important than ever. Software-defined networking (SDN) offers major advantages over traditional networks, but mastering the terminology can be a challenge. This glossary will help you understand SDNs and the benefits they offer. From the glossary: With the ubiquitous...

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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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