April 26, 2018

The growing urgency of enterprises to digitally transform their business operations and enhance customer experience was the driving force behind much of the growth in outsourcing innovation, contract awards and spending in 2017, according to the ISG Momentum Annual Report ...

April 25, 2018

Organizations are embracing digital transformation, as 89% have plans to adopt or have already adopted a digital-first business strategy, according to the 2018 IDG Digital Business Survey ...

April 24, 2018

Managing emerging technologies such as Cloud, microservices and containers and SDx are driving organizations to redefine their IT monitoring strategies, according to a new study titled 17 Areas Shaping the Information Technology Operations Market in 2018 from Digital Enterprise Journal (DEJ) ...

April 23, 2018
Ari Weil

Balancing digital innovation with security is critical to helping businesses deliver strong digital experiences, influencing factors such maintaining a competitive edge, customer satisfaction, customer trust, and risk mitigation. But some businesses struggle to meet that balance according to new data ...

April 20, 2018
Brien Posey

When people talk about the benefits of containers, they focus on how containers make life easier for developers. However, it can be helpful to consider ways in which using containers help users to have an all-around better experience ...

April 19, 2018
Dennis Drogseth

In the course of researching, documenting and advising on user experience management needs and directions for more than a decade, I've found myself waging a quiet (and sometimes not so quiet) war with several industry assumptions. Chief among these is the notion that user experience management (UEM) is purely a subset of application performance management (APM). This APM-centricity misses some of UEM's most critical value points, and in a basic sense fails to recognize what UEM is truly about ...

April 18, 2018
Frank Palermo

We now live in the kind of connected world where established businesses that are not evolving digitally are in jeopardy of becoming extinct. New research shows companies are preparing to make digital transformation a priority in the near future. However most of them have a long way to go before achieving any kind of mastery over the multiple disciples required to effectively innovate ...

April 17, 2018

IT Transformation can result in bottom-line benefits that drive business differentiation, innovation and growth, according to new research conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) ...

April 16, 2018
Keith Bromley

While regulatory compliance is an important activity for medium to large businesses, easy and cost-effective solutions can be difficult to find. Network visibility is an often overlooked, but critically important, activity that can help lower costs and make life easier for IT personnel that are responsible for these regulatory compliance solutions ...

April 12, 2018
Dennis Drogseth

This is the third in a series of three blogs directed at recent EMA research on the digital war room. In this blog, we'll look at three areas that have emerged in a spotlight in and of themselves — as signs of changing times — let alone as they may impact digital war room decision making. They are the growing focus on development and agile/DevOps; the impacts of cloud; and the growing need for security and operations (SecOps) to team more effectively ...

April 11, 2018
Chris Adams

As we've seen, hardware is at the root of a large proportion of data center outages, and the costs and consequences are often exacerbated when VMs are affected. The best answer, therefore, is for IT pros to get back to basics ...

April 10, 2018
Chris Adams

Risk is relative. The Peltzman Effect describes how humans change behavior when risk factors are reduced. They often act more recklessly and drive risk right back up. The phenomenon is recognized by many economists, its effects have been studied in the field of medicine, and I'd argue it is at the root of an interesting trend in IT — namely the increasing cost of downtime despite our more reliable virtualized environments ...

April 09, 2018
Steve Francis

How do enterprises prepare for the future that our Cloud Vision 2020 survey forecasts? I see three immediate takeaways to focus on ...

April 06, 2018
Steve Francis

When will we be at a point where virtually all enterprise workloads are run in the cloud and how will that change things for IT? To find out, we commissioned our own survey, Cloud Vision 2020: The Future of the Cloud. The results were fascinating. I'll share three fundamental lessons we learned in the survey as well as some advice for going forward ...

April 05, 2018
Dennis Drogseth

The digital war room — physical, virtual or hybrid — is not in retreat but in fact is growing in scope to include greater participation from development and security. It's also becoming more proactive, with on average more than 30% of "major incidents" before they impacted business service performance. In this blog I'm providing a few additional highlights from the insights we got on digital war room organization and processes ...

April 04, 2018
Vaishali Gopi

If you are new to ITSM and want to know some of the important terms associated with it, here is a quick guide to help you with the basics ...

April 03, 2018
Michael Segal

Healthcare, in common with many other industries, is undergoing a significant digital transformation. As resources and purse strings become ever tighter, healthcare providers are becoming increasingly dependent on advancements in digital technology to enable them to do more with less ...

March 29, 2018

Two-thirds of organizations are not adequately addressing the infrastructure and operations (I&O) skills gaps that will impede their digital business initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. Successful I&O organizations will need to implement vastly different roles and technologies during the next five years ...

March 28, 2018
Sudhir Jha

The deluge of data created by IT infrastructures that generate data every second often takes great investments of time to make sense of. Leveraging AI or machine learning technologies in Application Performance Management (APM) simplifies the complex IT systems, automates application-environment discovery and makes for smarter decisions faster with proactive problem resolution. The benefits of AI-driven APM solutions seem obvious but raise important questions around AI technologies and its greater impact ...

March 27, 2018
Dennis Drogseth

EMA has just completed research titled, Unifying IT for Digital War Room Performance. The research was partly inspired by current debates about the role of the "War Room" and how it is or is not evolving. Some seem lost in fantasy — "the war room will absolutely disappear." Whereas for others, basic incident handling is just emerging and having a more defined and effective war room team remains a hope for the distant future ...