Open Source Software: The Hidden Cost of Free

Recently, Michael Skok wrote that “ open source is eating the software world .” As general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners, Skok should know. Read more »

5 Reasons You Should Consider Application-Aware Network Performance Management

In today’s complex business environment, the first question thoughtful IT leaders ask when considering any new IT investment or change is, ‘How will it impact the business?’ That the business depends on well-managed IT is well understood. What is less well understood is how an IT organization can manage an infrastructure that is growing ever more complex. It’s not just the network infrastructure that IT teams need to consider; it’s not even the increasingly complex application infrastructure that stands between the physical network infrastructure and the users. The challenge today involves the effective management of both these infrastructures as well the interplay between them — and it’s the interplay between them that poses the greatest challenge. Application-aware network performance management (AA-NPM) tools can help you overcome that challenge. Read more »