May 23, 2016
Veronica Wolf

With the ever-changing business landscape, employees are more willing and able to evolve in their roles and lean into change if they are empowered with a positive, "frictionless" end user experience. During this period of business transformation, technology is seen primarily as an enabler for improved business and business change, therefore aligning IT with business goals and focusing on supporting business initiatives is now more critical than ever. But business transformation involves not only disruptive technologies such as cloud, virtualization and mobile, but also the people involved in the transformation ...

May 20, 2016
Dan Ortega

All businesses are fully aware of how much data they're swimming through on a daily basis. And because its buzzy and trendy, most of these businesses are looking to do more with their data, striving to implement cool sounding technologies like machine learning and predictive analytics. But a startling number are overlooking a crucial factor that could make or break the success of these investments: the quality of their own data ...

May 18, 2016
Jean Tunis

As websites continue to advance, the underlying protocols that they run on top of must change in order to meet the demands of user expected page load times. This blog is the first in a 5-part series on APMdigest where I will discuss web application performance and how new protocols like SPDY, HTTP/2, and QUIC will hopefully improve IT so we can have happy website users ...

May 17, 2016
Steve Brown

The seismic shifts occurring in the enterprise network are presenting a number of interesting challenges for Application Performance Management (APM), both for today and the near future ...

May 16, 2016
Eric Senunas

While the common assumption is that the cloud represents reduced costs and better application performance, many organizations will fail to realize those benefits, according to research by VMTurbo. A multi-cloud approach, where businesses operate a number of separate private and public clouds, is an essential precursor to a true hybrid cloud. Yet in the survey of 1,368 organizations 57 percent of those surveyed had no multi-cloud strategy at all. Similarly, 35 percent had no private cloud strategy, and 28 percent had no public cloud strategy ...

May 13, 2016
Arun Biligiri

"Tell me what to expect with APM of the future." I'm sure this is a question on the minds of many people who manage the performance of critical business applications. APM is fundamentally changing. Traditional rules and requirements don't apply anymore. Adapting to changes in the industry, APM needs to focus on 3 distinct areas ...

May 11, 2016
Donna Parent

A recent enterprise mobility survey noted that respondents executing business mobility average two to three times the ROI over surveyed organizations that have not undertaken business mobility initiatives [and only run business apps on desktops or physical devices], according to the The Mobile Playbook, 3rd Annual Edition produced by EndUserExperience2Day ...

May 10, 2016
Akhil Sahai

Why do outages of mission-critical applications still happen? Aren't there multiple solutions that can alert IT teams to problems? Yes – and that can be part of the problem. One alarm goes off, and then another and another until the team is quickly overwhelmed. By the time an incident like this is brought under control, the company may have lost on average as much as $750,000 for a 90-minute outage. Ask these 5 questions before moving forward with a monitoring solution that can address application outages ...

May 06, 2016

APMdigest asked experts from across the industry – including consultants, analysts and the leading vendors – for recommendations on the best way to ensure application performance in the hybrid cloud. Part 5, the final installment, covers approaches you might not have thought about ...

May 05, 2016

APMdigest asked experts from across the industry – including consultants, analysts and the leading vendors – for recommendations on the best way to ensure application performance in the hybrid cloud. Part 4 covers tools that help you leverage performance data ...

May 04, 2016

APMdigest asked experts from across the industry – including consultants, analysts and the leading vendors – for recommendations on the best way to ensure application performance in the hybrid cloud. Part 3 covers different aspects of monitoring ...

May 03, 2016

APMdigest asked experts from across the industry – including consultants, analysts and the leading vendors – for recommendations on the best way to ensure application performance in the hybrid cloud. Part 2 covers BTM, NPM and ITOA ...

May 02, 2016

For years the IT industry debated about whether and when IT organizations would move everything to the cloud. Today's answer to this question is the hybrid cloud or hybrid IT – a combination of private and public clouds with traditional on-premise infrastructure, leveraging the best of all three worlds. It is clear that hybrid cloud offers many advantages. However, as more enterprises move to hybrid cloud, they face new challenges for managing the performance of applications, such as limited visibility and control. To address this new set of challenges, APMdigest asked experts from across the industry – including consultants, analysts and the leading vendors – for recommendations on the best way to ensure application performance in the hybrid cloud. The result is a detailed list of tools and approaches, and related insights, to guide enterprises as they migrate to hybrid cloud. Part 1 covers APM and End-User Experience Monitoring ...

April 28, 2016
Jeff Loeb

Ipswitch recently released a report, The Challenges of Controlling IT Complexity, that reveals IT teams feel they are at risk of losing control of their company’s IT environment in the face of new technologies. But what exactly is it about new technologies that is vexing today’s IT teams? A deeper dive into the research uncovers two major themes that teams are grappling with to better manage increasing IT complexity ...

April 27, 2016
Julie Craig

The findings outlined in Part 1 of this blog point to a need for "smart" APM solutions supporting automation of change monitoring, performance and availability management, and production troubleshooting functions. With such capabilities in place, Dev and Ops resources could be freed up to deliver the new software products that have become the lifeblood of the agile business ...

April 26, 2016
Julie Craig

At a time when software is becoming increasingly business relevant, IT teams are, in too many cases, retreating to the silo monitoring techniques of the past to track and troubleshoot application performance ...

April 25, 2016

DevOps is hot. This sizzling buzzword is on the tip of every tongue in the IT world, from Development, Testing and QA through IT Operations. At DEVOPSdigest, we have talked a lot about what DevOps is, and how you get there – but what's the point? Why go through all this trouble? What advantages can be gained from adopting a DevOps strategy? To explore the answers to these questions, DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry – including consultants, analysts and the leading vendors – for their opinions on the most significant advantages of DevOps ...

April 22, 2016
Jean Tunis

Here are some common recommendations to optimize the steps of a web page request ...

April 21, 2016
Jean Tunis

The performance of your website is obviously very important. When visitors comes to your company website, they won't stick around very long if it's slow. If those visitors are users of your web application, they may not be for long if they encounter a consistently slow performing app. So we want to make our websites and web applications fast. But how can we go about doing that? ...

April 20, 2016

CEOs have underlined that growth will be their top business priority for 2016, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. The 2016 Gartner CEO and senior business executive survey found that despite indications that the global economy is struggling in early 2016, CEOs do not plan to significantly change their priorities. After growth (54 percent), the second and third business priorities are customers (31 percent) and workforce (27 percent) ...

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