Network Performance Management Strategies for the Digital Enterprise

Enterprises include a wide variety of technologies in a network performance management (NPM) toolset, including device metric monitoring, packet analysis, flow analysis, active synthetic monitoring, and log analysis. The variety of technologies that enterprises classify as NPM tools and the broad set of use cases to which they apply these tools has led to some confusion in the industry. It’s difficult to know what tools address which use cases best, and this means that building an NPM tool strategy can be tricky.

Enterprise Management Associates’ (EMA) new research report, “Network Performance Management Strategies for the Digital Enterprise,” offers IT professionals a guide toward understanding NPM technology. EMA surveyed 250 IT professionals and conducted a half-dozen phone interviews to identify best practices and successful strategies for NPM solutions.

Join EMA Research Director Shamus McGillicuddy for a webinar presentation that explores the results of this research, including:

  • Essential network data: What data sources (packets, flows, device metrics, etc.) do enterprises apply to different NPM use cases
  • Multi-tool correlation: How IT organizations assemble a toolset and correlate insights across discrete tools
  • Operational insight: How IT organizations correlate NPM-based insights with application performance, end-user experience, and security
  • Technology initiatives: Which IT initiatives and network technology projects are impacting NPM tool strategies
  • Tool Requirements: What NPM tool features and functions deliver maximum value to enterprises


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Shamus McGillicuddy

Shamus McGillicuddy
Research Director, EMA