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1E Nomad

How does Nomad determine network bandwidth and protect your network? Ping? Nope. Try Reverse QoS instead

Network Ping, DiffServ, QoS or something special? There are lots of ways to calculate network bandwidth. A network ping can determine WAN speed but this is not ideal as many organizations disable ICMP for many security reasons. Windows firewall alone blocks a lot of ping traffic by default due to the inherent security issues that can be…

AOR - Analyze Optimize Realize

AOR – Proving Realized Value

AOR, a different approach Increasingly, CIOs are expected to reverse justify every major IT program and initiative.  Project sponsors are regularly expected to show the realized results of their projects against the prospective business cases generated at the beginning of their initiative and explain differences.  IT financial management experts and analysts regularly recommend this backward-looking…


The Return on Investment Imperative

Why conduct a Return on Investment analysis? Some organizations require a Return on Investment (ROI) analysis because they have an internal “hurdle rate” that must be achieved before any new project will be considered. An ROI analysis provides an apples-to-apples comparison of an organization’s investment options so it can compare seemingly different projects across various…

IT Efficiency and the Metropolitan Police

‘Allo ‘allo ‘allo, it’s time to get IT Efficient

‘Allo ‘allo ‘allo, it’s time to get efficient and smarten up IT practices It has been a few years since IDC and Gartner blew the whistle on the fact that far from embracing IT Efficiency, most organizations’ IT departments spend 80% of their annual budget on merely keeping ‘the lights on’. This week’s Smart Policing…

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