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Sports increase need for network management, traffic monitoring

Who's in your corner when it comes to broadband vs. sports broadcasts? Here are five tips to keep you in the game and aware of changes in your network during popular sports seasons.

If your network isn't off and running at the sound of the starting gun, there may be bigger issues … err … events taking place that are outside your control. Sporting events are being streamed, downloaded and regularly updated at a phenomenal pace. Keeping up with the "only seconds left" score changes can lead to Web traffic overload -- slowing you down faster than Michael Phelps swims a lap.

It is nice to get up-to-the-minute event coverage -- straight to your desk or mobile phone. But what about the other things we need to stay up-to-the-minute on, like, work?

Is your company on top of its game? What are some things you need to be watching out for when it comes to your network? Find out here with our top five tips for network management and traffic monitoring.

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[Zach Church, News Writer]
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 Gentlemen, Start Your Wireless
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 CIOs get March Madness sanity check
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