June 18, 2018
Yaniv Yehuda

It's every system administrator's worse nightmare. An attempt to restore a database results in empty files, and there is no way to get the data back, ever. Here are five simple tips for keeping things running smoothly and minimizing risk ...

June 15, 2018

When it comes to their own companies, 50% of IT stakeholders think they are leaders and will disrupt, while 50% feel they are behind and will be disrupted by the competition in 2018, according to a new survey of IT stakeholders from Alfresco Software and Dimensional Research. The report, Digital Disruption: Disrupt or Be Disrupted, is a wake-up call for the C-suite ...

June 14, 2018
Keith Bromley

If you are like most IT professionals, which I am sure you are, you are dealing with a lot issues. Typical issues include ...

June 13, 2018
Thomas Stocking

The importance of artificial intelligence and machine learning for customer insight, product support, operational efficiency, and capacity planning are well-established, however, the benefits of monitoring data in those use cases is still evolving. Three main factors obscuring the benefits of data monitoring are the infinite volume of data, its diversity, and inconsistency ...

June 12, 2018
David Blank-Edelman

Can the record of the past help us understand how things are working in the present or even help predict the future? Is there information in the data I have already that might provide some insight into how my systems are behaving? ...

June 11, 2018
Tim Flower

Imagine this: after a fantastic night's sleep, you walk into the office ready to attack the day. You sit down at your desk ready to go, and your computer starts acting up. You call the help desk, but all IT can do is create a ticket for you and transfer it to another team to help you as soon as possible ...

June 08, 2018

As many IT workers develop greater technology skills and apply them to advance their careers, many digital workers in non-IT departments believe their CIO is out of touch with their technology needs. A Gartner, Inc. survey found that less than 50 percent of workers (both IT and non-IT) believe their CIOs are aware of digital technology problems that affect them ...

June 07, 2018
John Van Siclen

CIOs of 73% of organizations say the need for speed in digital innovation is putting customer experience at risk, according to an independent global survey of 800 CIOs commissioned by Dynatrace ...

June 06, 2018
Kieran Taylor

The concept of a self-driving app is being made real today through a combination of machine learning and artificial intelligence commonly referred to as AIOps or Artificial Intelligence for ITOps ...

June 05, 2018
Larry Dragich

Digital Transformation requires more than just the latest technology, it's a mindset that iterative change is on the way and should be embraced. This also requires us to factor in the people and process parts of the equation and find ways to measure the end-user-experience (EUE). One way to do this is to sponsor an Application Performance Monitoring (APM) initiative that can provide visibility to the business, help communicate the progress, and highlight the impacts to the organization. ...

June 04, 2018
Chris Riley

There are so many different types of monitoring in the DevOps world today. Let’s take a look at what synthetic monitoring and API monitoring have in common, how they differ, and which types of use cases each supports ...

June 01, 2018

While DevSecOps, much like DevOps itself, is more about changing IT culture than employing certain types of technology, some tools can be an important support. To find out what the right tools are, DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on the top tools to support DevSecOps ...

May 31, 2018
Don Boxley

Availability has cemented itself as one of the most essential elements of any successful data center. However today, what many organizations are beginning to realize — sometimes the hard way — is that traditional methodologies and technologies for high availability (HA) have limits. What's needed instead is a new approach that enables the dynamic transfer of workloads in IT environments based on optimizing the particular job at hand ...

May 30, 2018
Chris Bihary

Self-driving cars, integrated toys, smart home appliances, and even critical infrastructure have all become part of the ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which begs the concerning question, "How will network administrators process all the data generated?" ...

May 29, 2018
Ofer Laksman

When organizations lack the forecasting ability to predict resource needs, IT managers are left to make certain that capacities and resources remain supportive enough to meet the demands. All of this starts with accurate management and optimization of infrastructure, applications, and those business drivers that equate to revenue ...

May 24, 2018

Customer service is king for IT decision-makers in the UK when it comes to the key checklist of what they look for in an IT vendor, according to a new study by Cogeco Peer 1. The vast majority of respondents (85%) believe that their organization’s most prominent current IT vendor can improve its service ...

May 23, 2018
Leon Adato

To help your organization increase data center efficiency and get the most benefit out of your monitoring solutions, here are the remaining universal monitoring crimes and what you can do about them ...

May 22, 2018
Leon Adato

Monitoring is a critical aspect of any data center operation, yet it often remains the black sheep of an organization's IT strategy: an afterthought rather than a core competency. To help your organization increase data center efficiency and get the most benefit out of your monitoring solutions, here are the top five universal monitoring crimes and what you can do about them ...

May 21, 2018
Pete Waterhouse

What do customers have to do with DevOps? Forward-thinking DevOps teams must instead make the customer experience the focus of every stage of the software delivery pipeline ...

May 18, 2018
Mehdi Daoudi

The deeper intricacies of the site reliability engineer (SRE) role are still evolving, and to gain some insights into what the role actually entails we recently conducted a survey aimed at this growing group. The role may vary from organization to organization. The commonalities we identified include the following ...