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  • Jim McNiel

Engage with NETSCOUT Thought Leaders at these Industry Events

By |April 19th, 2017|

View our NETSCOUT speaking platform and meet our experts at these venues .

  • Digital Middleman

As Cloud Becomes Retail’s Digital Middleman, Service Assurance Matters More Than Ever

By |March 21st, 2017|

In July 2016, you may have heard that Nordstrom acquired a minority stake in a company called DS Co. DS Co. offers supply chain software called Dsco, which acts as a digital middleman between suppliers and the retailers who sell their products.

When retailers like Nordstrom display supplier inventory, and then ask suppliers to drop […]

  • UCandC

UC&C: Stay Connected with Service Assurance

By |February 1st, 2017|

Even though most enterprises have deployed some type of unified communication and collaboration (UC&C) solution, many fail to get the most from their investment. Art Schoeller, VP and principal analyst for Forrester Research, estimates that 38 percent of users are unaware of the UC&C features they have, and 24 percent aren’t convinced that unified communications […]

  • artificial intelligence

A Portent for Computing and Society

By |February 1st, 2017|

Just recently I wrote an article for Venture Beat where I retold the story of the chess playing king and the traveling sage. The sage, in return for beating the king at chess, requests that the king pays his reward in rice. 1 grain on the first square of the board, 2 on the second, […]

Algorithms and Data Replace People, the Need for Service Assurance Increases

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Machine learning is programmatic at heart. It typically starts with a large amount of data that’s been organized by people. This might be tagged photos, for example. The program analyzes the data closely and sniffs out patterns that correlate with human-made patterns. After it does this, it tests those patterns on different data sets. Most […]

  • Unconnected chatty devices

Unconnected Chatty Devices

By |October 26th, 2016|

We all do it. We know we do it. And we think nothing of it. We bring our mobile devices with us wherever we go, including the office. But we don’t use them most of the time. They just sit there disconnected from the wireless LAN, waiting for us to use them on the cellular […]

  • Presidential Debate

AirCheck Sparks a Debate at the Presidential Debate

By |September 28th, 2016|

The Wi-Fi access at the presidential debate has sparked quite the discussion online for techies, journalists and publications. It kicked off with the tweet by Ken Vogel from Politico who was in attendance featuring a photo of NETSCOUT’s AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester. IT pros are focusing the discussion on whether or not a network owner has […]

  • Empower

Digital Success Requires DX & DE

By |September 27th, 2016|

As is so common within the IT industry, the term ‘Digital Transformation’ has been abbreviated. For some unfathomable reason, they’ve chosen ‘DX’ instead of ‘DT’. Don’t worry, we don’t get it either. Nevertheless, if you’re hiring an executive-level person to oversee your Digital Transformation efforts, you’ll be advertising for a ‘DXO’ not a ‘DTO’. […]

  • Blockchain

Blockchain and the Impact on Digital Transformation

By |September 26th, 2016|

While most people outside the technical arena are most familiar with the concept of Bitcoin, the underlying technology behind Bitcoin (and all digital currencies) is blockchain. But there is much more to blockchain than that. It can also be used for purposes like instant verification of network transactions without a centralized authority.

This isn’t a fringe […]

  • Go

AlphaGo Ushers in a New Era of Digital Transformation

By |September 7th, 2016|

On the morning of March 9th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, the world changed forever. A computer program called AlphaGo used the relatively new social science of cognitive computing to strategize and beat one of the top masters in the world at the ancient Chinese board game Go. It was hailed […]