IT Today: Detecting Application Bottlenecks, From Mainframe to Virtualization, IT Security Challenges

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Application Control: How to Detect Performance Bottlenecks

The ability to monitor applications to detect and respond to problems is becoming a must have capability for the seasoned IT pro.

Making It In IT: Advice for an IT Contractor from India Working in U.S.

Ed Tittel provides career planning and advancement advice to Shankar, an IT contractor from India currently working in the U.S. 

DDoS, BYOD Creating Security Challenges for IT

Arbor Networks releases new edition of its Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report.

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Before dismissing network performance problems as something you can live with, consider the adverse impact slow application response times can have on your business.

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The Big Tent of Identity and Access Management: Bringing IT and Business Together

It can be incredibly frustrating for the IT teams accountable for identity and access management to be constantly adjusting their systems in response to shifting regulatory compliance requirements.

A Crash Course in Network Performance Monitoring: A Manager’s Guide

Networks are the backbone of IT service delivery. So when the network experiences problems, application performance can suffer.

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VIDEO: How Secure Are Your Mobile Devices?

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Determine Right Mobile Automation Testing Matrix and Improve End-User Experience

Following these steps to gain a mobile structure that can be grown to accommodate new features within an app or new sections within a wireless Web site.

VLANs, Subnets and Confusion – How to Monitor Complex Networks

IT pros are finding that as networks grow in complexity, so does their maintenance and troubleshooting chores.

Slideshow: Buyer’s Guide - WAN Optimization Appliances

What exactly can an IT pro do to head off the coming storm of overwhelming network traffic and prevent connectivity chaos?

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James Alan Miller is Managing Editor of Tom's IT Pro. He is a veteran technology journalist with over seventeen years of experience creating and developing magazine and online content. Founding editor of numerous business and enterprise computing sites at the internet.com network, James headed up the After Hours section at PC Magazine, as well as hardware and software sections of various Windows publications.

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