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March 2018

The Value of Proper Tooling – Not Everything is a Hammer or a Nail

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Anyone who has done any amount of home improvement work is familiar with the urge to use the first tool you can find to accomplish the task at hand. You may have purchased one of the myriads of gadgets advertised to replace all your tools with one device. It comes down to the old adage, “when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” In network automation this also happens quite often. Engineers get really comfortable with scripting and suddenly every automation use case becomes possible with a script….

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For Intelligent Network Automation Success Focus on the 1x vs. the 10x

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One fact is common across all network operators, whether in the enterprise or service provider space. Funds to automate the network are not unlimited. In fact, they are often extremely limited, if they exist at all. When expending resources whether they are time or money, you have to focus on the items that provide the most return on investment. A no brainer, right? You would certainly think so, but that just isn’t the case. A typical maintenance activity in the network from end to end can take there to five…

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Light Reading and Itential to Host Webinar: Top 10 Reasons Network Automation Projects Fail

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Industry experts provide actionable guidance on how to overcome challenges on the path to implementing and optimizing network automation ATLANTA, GA, MARCH 12, 2018 – Itential, an innovator in intelligent network automation solutions, today announced it will host a webinar with Light Reading on “The Top 10 Reasons that Network Automation Projects Fail,” March 22nd at 11 am EST/ 4 pm CET. The webinar will feature James Crawshaw, senior analyst with Heavy Reading, Chris Wade, Itential CTO and co-founder, and Josh Stephens, Itential chief strategy officer. Over the last decade, cloud technology leaders…

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