More Tablets and Smartphones Makes Network Management a MUST
A few days ago CNN Tech posted an article about the real reasons that websites like YouTube, NetFlix and Pandora are blocked from company’s employees. I’m sure most people would assume the reason is that sites like these are distracting to employees and keep them from working, the same reasons that Facebook and Twitter are also blocked.
WRONG! The article said that many companies are blocking these sites because, “…as more and more businesses need Web access to function (and as web content becomes more data-intensive), many are struggling with a so-called bandwidth "spectrum crunch."
So what does this mean for the ever changing IT world? It means that it is even more important that companies have immediate network visibility. Organizations need to be able to prevent problems before they happen which means real-time network performance reporting.
According to the article, “Steve Feller, a steering committee member of an IT professional group in Cincinnati (where Procter & Gamble is based) told the Cincinatti Enquirer that social networking and other personal computer use has become a serious concern at some companies, threatening to slow the flow of data. "Effective IT leaders need to address this within their companies now," said Feller. "It is not something to be ignored."
In addition to the rise of tablets and smartphones for personal use, companies are also using more data than ever as a result of cloud computing.
Are these sites blocked at your company? How are you preventing problems like these? Leave us a comment and let us know.
Alex Conners is Web Marketing Specialist for SevOne.