CIOs who make network management and optimization a priority in their organizations can expect to see improved communications and reduced costs. This supercast features SearchCIO.com and CIO Decisions articles and podcasts offering strategic and tactical advice for CIOs responsible for managing their networking environment.
Jenny Craig's New WAN
[Michael Ybarra, CIO Decisions]
Just a few years ago, weight loss company Jenny Craig was weighted down by outmoded technology. Now a new thin-client WAN and a back-office makeover have primed the company for growth.
Network upgrades bring faster apps and ROI
[Cindy Atoji, Contributor]
The emergence of voice traffic is forcing more and more companies to upgrade network infrastructures to handle the added complexity. But picking the right vendor and equipment isn't just a matter of comparing network speed.
- Summary: WAN optimization significantly increases data throughput and slashes network response times, enabling system consolidation that would otherwise be impractical and enhancing employee productivity. It can also pay for itself in less than a year in some cases. This podcast offers strategic advice for CIOs who are evaluating the business case for WAN optimization.
Speaker: Eric Siegel, senior analyst, Burton Group
Siegel is a senior analyst at Burton Group focusing on Web and network performance optimization, service-level agreements and network measurement and management. He has more than 30 years' experience in design and evaluation of computer networks. Siegel is known nationally as an authority on Web performance measurement and optimization. He is also the author of Designing Quality of Service Solutions for the Enterprise and Practical Service Level Management: Delivering High-Quality Web-Based Services.
This was first published in June 2007