The educational environment today is required to allow many applications supporting students and teachers in the classroom. Knowing what applications consume valuable bandwidth is critical in maintaining the health of your network.
Applications like 51.com, grooveshark, live365, and others stream music. If enough workstations on the network stream music, Internet links can be saturated affecting other productive applications like student information systems, email, and other district apps required to conduct school business.
Applications you need to be aware of that can consume valuable bandwidth.
Do you know what your bandwidth consumption is?