The increasing demand for mobile data access alongside traditional telephony services is stressing mobile operators’ networks as never before. The extra load from data services is especially hard to manage when there are unexpected peaks in demand. One way to gain better control is to deploy application delivery controllers to manage mobile data applications and the traffic they generate, optimising the user experience and minimising their impact on bandwidth-constrained resources.
User experience monitoring
The experience users receive when accessing IT applications is critical to the effectiveness of many business processes. That experience is affected by the application operating environment, the user’s location and the network being used for access. To understand the overall user experience requires the ability to monitor all of these aspects and provide granular enough information to fine tune the IT infrastructure and ensure the optimal experience for all users.
This paper aims to elucidate the issues that affect the user experience in today’s computing environments; how to monitor that experience, pre-empt problems and decide what actions need taking when the user experience is unacceptable. The paper should be of interest to both business and technical readers who know that delivering a good user experience is a key competitive advantage and want to be sure their organisation is benefiting from doing so.