How IT Pros Can Prepare For Cyber Monday Madness

Here are five tips for maintaining network uptime during the holidays.

November 22, 2017

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As the leaves continue to change and the holiday season ramps up, shopping is at the top of everyone’s to-do list. According to the National Retail Federation, 48 million Americans plan to shop on Cyber Monday. Of course, for IT professionals, the rise in online activity stemming from sales on Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season can create troublesome network bottlenecks and downtime, and an increased need for optimized application performance.

To help IT professionals prepare for Cyber Monday, SolarWinds polled its THWACK community of more than 130,000 IT pros for their best tips and tricks for managing the frenzy. Whether it’s using last year’s data to inform this year’s strategy, adding bandwidth and server capacity to manage the extra load or educating employees about online risks, these tips will help you successfully manage the increase in activity and provide their customers with the best holiday shopping experience. With this advice, you might even find a little time to do some shopping of your own!

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