Eight Tips for Bandwidth Management

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“Cloud” represents the growing trend of externally hosted business tools, which your users need to access to do their jobs. Increase the priority for the SaaS sites your organization uses, or the company servers hosted off-site. Also pay attention to sites that allow “cloud storage” or “cloud backup,” as these could lead to confidential information leaking outside of the protection of your network.

It’s a common belief that bandwidth, memory, and disk space are all cheap. However, the apps that we use – whether running on our computers or on the cloud – are increasingly sophisticated, and often seem to grow at the same pace as the upgrades. Between real-time streaming, VoIP, and cloud trends, bandwidth can be overwhelmed, slowing everyone’s downloads and response times. While some organizations respond by buying ever more bandwidth, others are taking steps to reduce and prioritize the demand.

To help curb some of the bandwidth pain, Jim MacLeod of WildPackets provides common issues and illustrates how to identify and overcome them.


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