Top Network Performance Monitoring Tools – 2015 Edition

Network Performance Monitoring is a way for companies to optimize their system’s performance through monitoring network traffic and resource utilization. According to the IT Central Station community, the most important buying criteria for buying software are functions such as packet loss, latency, jitter, downtime, interoperability with the largest amount of vendor devices possible, performance and behavior of the application. The ability to customize the monitoring and presentation of the data are key but the software should have an easy to view default dashboard.

Here at IT Central Station, we offer a crowdsourced platform that allows real users to share their opinions about tech products with the rest of the enterprise tech community. We have compiled over 70,000 views of the top Network Performance Monitoring tools by real users in 2014 and analyzed their trends in the infographic below. The infographic is weighted based on the the following categories (see chart key below). All of our data is based on actual behavior of real users researching and reviewing Network Performance Monitoring vendors on IT Central Station.

If you have any questions regarding our research or would like to read our reviews, please visit our Network Performance monitoring section on IT Central Station at

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USS Enterprise

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Today’s Review Roundup is all about BI Solutions. In this post we’ll highlight several of the real user reviews comparing Microstrategy and Tableau posted on IT Central Station. Here are some key points from our community: Arpit Agrawal, a tech Consultant says: “No tool in this world can meet each one of these requirements, but in my […]

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Top APM Tools – 2015 Edition


Application Performance Management (APM) is a way for companies to monitor and manage their software applications and performance. It is a critical function managed by DevOps, IT operations, application teams, developers, support teams, business managers, and other application professionals. Here at IT Central Station, we offer a crowdsourced platform that allows real users to share their opinions […]

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HP ConvergedSystem 500 wins MVP award from CTR

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Microsoft BI vs Microstrategy

Microsoft BI vs Cognos

Microsoft BI Review vs Microstrategy Review Check out the new Face Off on IT Central Station for Business Intelligence Tools. Each solution has more than 20 comments by real users! Take a look at these quick summaries from expert reviewers for each product: CEO at tech services company with 500-5000 employees: Microsoft BI Review “I’m a big fan of the Report Server Project Wizard which […]

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Digital and Mobile Adoption: An In‐Depth Look at How Digital Transformation Works


Contributed by James Quin, Senior Director, Content and C‐Suite Communities at CDM Media The adoption of digital and mobile initiatives is a major undertaking for enterprises in every industry. Part of the process is determining the competitive advantages that these initiatives would bring into organizations. This is an in‐depth look at how digital transformation works and what it looks […]

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