The Top Challenges for Network Engineers in 2015

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Handling More Traffic on a Similar Budget

According to Gartner, global IT spending rose just 2.1 percent in 2014, less than earlier predictions of 3.2 percent. A similar increase in overall IT spending is forecast for 2015, yet some analysts predict network traffic will double year over year. This means network engineers will need to handle significant increases in existing network utilization, without additional personnel, meaning they will have to adopt or make better use of high-speed network monitoring solutions to ensure that problems are prevented or resolved quickly.

It doesn't look like network engineers are going to get much of a rest in 2015; instead, their job is growing more difficult each day as an increasing number of complex tasks lands on their desks. From static budgets to higher bandwidth demand to constant and evolving security threats, network engineers have their work cut out for them. Still, solutions do exist that can help lighten the load for these IT professionals. With that in mind, here's a list of some of the high-priority obstacles engineers will face in this year and the products that can help them meet those challenges, from Jay Botelho, director of product management at WildPackets, Inc.

WildPackets, Inc., founded in 1990, develops hardware and software solutions that drive network performance, enabling organizations of all sizes to analyze, troubleshoot, optimize, and secure their wired and wireless networks. WildPackets products are sold in over 60 countries and deployed in all industrial sectors. Customers include Boeing, Chrysler, Fidelity, Motorola, Nationwide, and over 80 percent of the Fortune 1000. WildPackets is a Cisco Technical Development Partner (CTDP).

 

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