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2017 Workplace Productivity and Communications Technology Report

The 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design - Complete Edition

The 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design - Executive Summary

The 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design - Part 3: Planning for a Successful Transition to a New WAN

The 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design - Part 2: WAN Evolution

Voice over LTE or Voice over Wi-Fi? Yes.

The 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design - Part 1: State of the WAN

Shrinking the Attack Surface: Evolving IT Security for the Modern Enterprise or Governmental Agency

Thumbs up for SBCs: UC Security, Interoperability, and Performance in the Cloud

Manage Your Potential SIP Trunking Pitfalls

What it Takes to Effectively Manage Unified Communications and Collaboration

2016 Unified Communications, SIP, SIP Trunking, and SBC Plans and Priorities

The 2016 State-of-the-WAN Report

The Internet of Things Isn't Coming. It's Here.

Wide Area Networking in an Era of Mobility and Cloud

NaaS - Not just another as-a-Service

What you need to know about Mitel's acquisition of Polycom

Service Providers Reveal Transition Timelines

The 2016 Guide to SDN & NFV - Complete Guide

Enterprise Connect 2016, Part 1: Avaya, MediaPlatform, and Vidyo

The 2016 Guide to SDN & NFV - Executive Summary

Communications Service Providers' Cloud Transition State-of-The-Market Report

The 2016 Guide to SDN & NFV - Part 7: The SDN and NFV Ecosystem

The Problems with - and Solutions for Delivering OTT Mobile Apps

The 2016 Guide to SDN & NFV - Part 6: Network Functions Virtualization (NFV): Operational Impediments

The 2016 Guide to SDN & NFV - Part 5: Network Functions Virtualization (NFV): Architectural Considerations and Use Cases

Enterprise Mobility State-of-the-Market Report

The 2016 Guide to SDN & NFV - Part 4: Networks Functions Virtualization (NFV): A Status Update

The 2016 Guide to SDN & NFV - Part 3: The Operational Impediments to Implementing SDN

Considering a Virtual SBC? Consider This.

The 2016 Guide to SDN & NFV - Part 2: The Use Cases and Business Case for SDN

News and Analysis: SAP chooses Kandy, Mitel integrates Vidyo, Thinking Phones buys Fuze

Building a Borderless Business

The 2016 Guide to SDN & NFV - Part 1: Software Defined Networking (SDN): A Status Update

News and Analysis: Masergy's Cloud Video Collaboration Service Using WebRTC

News and Analysis: BroadSoft launches new UC-One cloud offer and service enhancements

News and Analysis: Oracle's new diameter platform to help carriers' growing LTE, NFV demands

News and Analysis: Mitel's new strategy and products blend RTC, cloud, and mobility

How does WAN design need to change?

What Do Microsoft's Latest Skype / Edge APIs Mean for WebRTC?

Stopping Robocalls

2015 State-of-the-WAN Report

2015 VoLTE State-of-the-Market Report

Who Has the Best WAN Solution? Getting to Specifics

The 2015 Application & Service Delivery Handbook - Complete Edition

Who Has the Best WAN Solution?

Bulletin Board - August 2015

The 2015 Application & Service Delivery Handbook - Executive Summary

The 2015 Application and Service Delivery Handbook - Part 3

The Necessity of SD-WANs for Skype for Business

2015 WebRTC State-of-the-Market Report

The 2015 Application and Service Delivery Handbook - Part 2

The 2015 Application and Service Delivery Handbook - Part 1

Sonus CTO: Top 3 IT Challenges

2015 State-of-the-WAN Report

2015 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design

Enterprise Communications Architectural Trends

Why SBCs are Essential with Skype for Business

Long Live IPv4

UC - What's Next?

2015 VoLTE State-of-the-Market Report

WebRTC: Off and Running

Diameter: Solving LTE Session Control

Why Replacing the PSTN with VoIP Won't Be Easy

Certes: Hacking Headlines - Who's Next?

Security: SIP-Based Contact Centers

SDN & NFV: The 2015 Guide


IoT: Access Technology Choices & Implications

SDN & NFV: 2015 Guide (Exec Summary & Complete Guide)

Replacing PSTN with VoIP: Not If, But When

Present & Future: WebRTC

The 2015 Guide to SDN & NFV
  • Part 3: The SDN and NFV Ecosystem
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

2015 UC & SIP: SBC Plans & Priorities

ZixCorp: Fresh Perspective on BYOD Security
  • A Webtorials Thought Leadership Discussion
  • Featuring ZixCorp

The 2015 Guide to SDN & NFV
  • Part 2: Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

Nitty-Gritty of Net Neutrality: IP Headers

The 2015 Guide to SDN & NFV
  • Part 1: Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

How to Plan for SDN

An Overview of OpenFlow

Architectural Criteria to Evaluate Overlay-Based SDN Solutions

Advantages and Disadvantages of Overlay-Based SDN Solutions

How to Plan for SDN

BYOD Security: How Much Complexity Do You Need?

What Does Alcatel-Lucent have to say about SDN and NFV?

WAN: Wide Area Network or Wireless Access Network?

Advantages and Disadvantages of Overlay-Based SDN Solutions

NFV is More That Just Technology

The 2014 Application & Service Delivery Handbook

The Nitty-Gritty of Net Neutrality: IP Headers

The 2014 Application & Service Delivery Handbook

An Update on OpenDaylight

The 2014 Application & Service Delivery Handbook
  • Part 3: Management & Security
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

Delivering First Class Communications With WebRTC

The 2014 Application & Service Delivery Handbook
  • Part 2: Network and Application Optimizations
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

The 2014 Application & Service Delivery Handbook
  • Part 1: Introduction and Challenges
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

2014 WebRTC State-of-the-Market Report

Is HP Racing to the Front of NFV Suppliers?

The Mandate for a Highly Automated IT Function

WAN: Wide Area Network or Wireless Access Network?

2014 WebRTC State-of-the-Market Report

Where Do We Stand with SDN's Northbound Interface?

2014 Wide Area Networking State-of-the-Market Report

Big Bang Discovery is Giant Boost to Big Data Nets

VMware's Mullaney Speaks His Mind about sdn

Metzler on SDN and NFV

Doing Battle with Advanced Malware

2013 Guide to Network Virtualization & SDN

Net Neutrality: Why Open Access Should Not Mean Free Access

2013 Guide to Network Virtualization & SDN
  • Part 4: Planning for Network Virtualization and SDN
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

Convergence Wreaks Havoc with TLA/FLA Alphabet Soup

2013 Guide to Network Virtualization & SDN
  • Part 3: The Network Virtualization and SDN Ecosystem
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

Micro USB - Unmitigated Stupid Blunder

The Humanitarian Case for 3-D Printing

2013 Guide to Network Virtualization & SDN
  • Part 2: The What, Why and How of Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

2013 Guide to Network Virtualization & SDN
  • Part 1: Introduction and Network Virtualization
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

Unified Communications Buyers Guide: The Top Ten Requirements for a UC Solution

Home Hotspots: Risk or Opportunity?

Ten Things to Look for in an SDN Controller

2013 Application & Service Delivery Handbook

Managing IP Video in the Enterprise

Practical Enterprise Mobility

Ten Things to Look for in an SDN Controller

UC OPEX: What You Don't Consider Can Hurt You

Application Performance Management: New Challenges Demand a New Approach

Enterprises Place 2013 Unified Communications Bets
  • How Many Horses In This Race?
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Michael Finneran, Steven Taylor, and Leslie Barteaux

Collaboration Anywhere, Anytime, Anyone

The Branch is Becoming the Hub: How to Manage SaaS Application Performance
  • A Webtorials Thought Leadership Discussion
  • Jim Metzler, Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder of Webtorials' Analyst Division, Moderator
  • Featuring Ipanema Technologies

2012 Cloud Networking Report

2012 Mobile Unified Communications State-of-the-Market Report
  • The Emergence of 4D Convergence
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Webtorials

2012 SIP Trunking State-of-the-Market Report
  • SIP Trunking is "Ready for Prime Time"; SBCs Poised as Key Enabler
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Webtorials

2012 Cloud Networking Report

2012 Mobile Unified Communications State-of-the-Market Report
  • The Emergence of 4D Convergence
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Webtorials

The Branch is Becoming the Hub: How to Manage SaaS Application Performance
  • A Webtorials Thought Leadership Discussion
  • Jim Metzler, Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder of Webtorials' Analyst Division, Moderator
  • Featuring Ipanema Technologies

Video Collaboration Trends & Benefits

2012 Application & Service Delivery Handbook

2012 Application & Service Delivery Handbook

2012 SIP Trunking State-of-the-Market Report
  • SIP Trunking is "Ready for Prime Time"; SBCs Poised as Key Enabler
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Webtorials

The Data Center LAN Evolution Series

2012 Application & Service Delivery Handbook

The Evolution of the Data Center LAN - Summary

Fifteen Steps to Conquering BYOD

Best Approaches to Scaling Virtual Machine (VM) Networking Beyond the Data Center - Summary

BYOD: Avoiding Anarchy

2012 Economic Impact of SIP in the Enterprise
  • Enterprises Stand To Recoup Millions Using UC
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Webtorials

The Evolution of the Data Center LAN

What Are the Best Approaches to Scale Virtual Machine (VM) Networking Beyond the Data Center?

Planning for Cloud Services from Telecommunications Service Providers

2012 SMB Communications Plans and Priorities
  • TCO Rules - and Cloud-Based UC Provides Solutions 
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Joanie Wexler, and Leslie Barteaux

The Ability of the Data Center LAN to Support Virtualization

Summary - Does OpenFlow Make Sense in Enterprise Networks?

2011 Cloud Networking Report


Does Converging the LAN and SAN Make Sense? - Summary



2011 Ultimate Guide to VoIP and UC Services



Summary: What's the Best Alternative to Spanning Tree?


2011 Cloud Networking Services


Does OpenFlow Make Sense in Enterprise Networks?

Does Converging the LAN and SAN Make Sense?

2011 Application & Service Delivery Handbook

What's the Best Alternative to Spanning Tree?

2011 Report on the Impact of UC on SMB Customer Service
  • SMBs Excel at Customer Service - And They Can Charge For It!
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Joanie Wexler, and Leslie Barteaux
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

2011 Sourcebook of Hosted and Cloud-Based VoIP and UC Services

Optimizing the Corporate Network with WAN Virtualization
  • A Webtorials Thought Leadership Discussion
  • Steven Taylor, Moderator
  • Featuring Talari Networks and Ipanema Technologies

The Compelling ROI of WAN Virtualization
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Webtorials Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Talari Networks

How Route Analytics Enables Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Webtorials Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Packet Design

The Critical Role of the Network in Supporting Cloud-Based Solutions
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Webtorials Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Cisco Systems

Optimizing WAN Performance in a Cloud-based Environment
  • A Webtorials Thought Leadership Discussion
  • Steven Taylor, Webtorials, with Ipanema's CTO, Thierry Grenot

2011 Unified Communications and Cloud-Based Services Report
  • A Combination for Exponential Savings
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor and Leslie Barteaux

2011 SMB Communications Plans and Priorities
  • ROI Trumps Technology
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor and Leslie Barteaux

2010 Cloud Networking Report

Dispelling the Data Security and Privacy Myths About Cloud-Based, SaaS Solutions

Service Orchestration: Evolving to the Virtual Data Center
  • An Analysis by Jim Metzler, Ashton, Metzler & Associates
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

Data Center LAN Switching Prototype/'Mock' RFI
  • Jim Metzler, Co-Founder, Webtorials Analyst Division

2010 Next Generation
  • A Special Report by the Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

The Mandate for Network Infrastructure Automation
  • An Analysis by Jim Metzler, Ashton, Metzler & Associates
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

2010 Contact Center
  • A Special Report by the Webtorials Analyst Division

Wi-Fi Spectrum Management
  • A Webtorials Thought Leadership Discussion
  • Explore the latest Wi-Fi spectrum management issues in this discussion with top industry thought leaders from AirMagnet and Cisco Systems.
  • Joanie Wexler, Lead Analyst and Moderator

2010 Handbook of Application Delivery
  • The Emergence of the Application Delivery 2.0 Era
  • Jim Metzler, Co-Founder, Webtorials Analyst Division

2010 Virtualization: Benefits, Challenges and Solutions
  • A Special Report by the Webtorials Analyst Division
  • Jim Metzler, Principal Analyst and Co-Founder

Social Networking in the Workplace
  • Steven Taylor, Lead Analyst
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

Wide Area Ethernet / VPLS - Ready for Prime Time?
  • A Webtorials Featured Discussion
  • Featuring Masergy

Networking Priorities for the Campus and Data Center
  • Unified Communications Drives Flexible Solutions
  • A Special Report by the Webtorials Analyst Division

2010 Application Delivery Reality Report
  • A Special Report by the Webtorials Analyst Division
  • Jim Metzler, Principal Analyst and Co-Founder

2010 Business Communications Drivers
  • Integration, Optimization, and Cost Reduction Drive Investments in Business Communications
  • A Special Report by the Webtorials Analyst Division

The Critical Role of an Application Delivery Controller
  • An Analysis by Jim Metzler
  • Ashton, Metzler & Associates

The Challenges of Managing Virtualized Server Environments
  • An Analysis by Jim Metzler
  • Ashton, Metzler & Associates

2009 Wireless LAN State-of-the-Market Report
  • NEW: Special Audiocast on Wi-Fi Reliability with Analyst Joanie Wexler and G.T. Hill, Ruckus Wireless
  • REPORT: Wi-Fi Now Synonymous with 802.11n
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
  • Joanie Wexler, Lead Analyst

Cloud Computing: A Reality Check & Guide to Risk Mitigation
  • Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Jim Metzler, Cofounder, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

A Guide for Understanding Cloud Computing
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Jim Metzler, Cofounder, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division


Wi-Fi Management in the Cloud
  • A Webtorials Analyst Division Special featuring Joanie Wexler

Adaptive Private Networking
  • A Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division Special Webcast Replay
  • Steven Taylor interviewing executives from Talari Networks

Security In The Cloud
  • A Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division Special Webcast
  • Robbie Forkish, Forkish Consulting, Special guest speaker

2009 Network Plans and Priorities Mid-year Update
  • Enterprise Remains Resilient in a Challenging Economy
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

The Compelling ROI of Adaptive Private Networking
  • Jim Metzler, Cofounder, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
  • A Webtorials Brief

Business Continuity Plans Critical For Today's Enterprise
  • 2009 Business Continuity State-of-the-Market Report
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

The Impact of Virtualization on Application Delivery
  • Jim Metzler, Cofounder, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
  • A Webtorials Brief

The Mandate to Re-Engineer Enterprise Routing to Support Today's Economy
  • Jim Metzler, Cofounder, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
  • A Webtorials Brief

Unified Communications: Holding Its Own in Tough Economic Times
  • A Webtorials Analysis
  • Steven Taylor and David DeWeese

2009 MPLS VPNs State-of-the-Market Report
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

Business Continuity in Epidemic/Pandemic Conditions
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
  • Steven Taylor, Lead Analyst

The 2009 Handbook of Application Delivery
  • A Guide to Decision Making in Challenging Economic Times
  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

IP Telephony Management State-of-the-Market Report
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

2009 Network Plans and Priorities State-of-the-Market Report
  • Good News in a Challenging Economy
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
  • Lead analyst: Steven Taylor

Managed Integrated Services
  • Now More Than Ever
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

The Mandate for Lights-Out IT Management
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

The Mandate for a 21st Century Network Design
  • A Webtorials Conversation
  • Jim Metzler, Featured Analyst

Accelerating a Diverse Mix of Traffic Across the WAN
  • A Webtorials Brief
  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials

The Case for Managed Application Services
  • A Webtorials Brief
  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials

  • A Webtorials Brief
  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials

Is Your Network Ready for the 21st Century?
  • A Webtorials Analysis
  • Jim Metzler and Steven Taylor

  • A Webtorials Brief
  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials

Route Analytics: Poised to Cross the Chasm
  • A Webtorials Brief
  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials

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