February 09, 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020.

December 30, 2016

Gartner revealed its top predictions for 2017 and beyond, examining three fundamental effects of continued digital innovation: experience and engagement, business innovation, and the secondary effects that result from increased digital capabilities ...

November 18, 2016

The IoT is in position to become one of the greatest application performance management challenges faced by IT. APMdigest asked experts across the industry for their recommendations on how to ensure performance for IoT applications. Part 4, the final installment of the list, covering communication and the network ...

November 17, 2016

The IoT is in position to become one of the greatest application performance management challenges faced by IT. APMdigest asked experts across the industry for their recommendations on how to ensure performance for IoT applications. Part 3 covers app design and development ...

November 16, 2016

The IoT is in position to become one of the greatest application performance management challenges faced by IT. APMdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants and vendors – for their recommendations on how to ensure performance for IoT applications. Part 2 covers data and analytics ...

November 15, 2016

Gartner says: "By 2020, 21 billion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be in use worldwide." The IoT is in position to become one of the greatest application performance management challenges faced by IT. The potential number of connected devices, the massive amount of data these devices will generate, and the growing complexity of the infrastructure all compound this challenge. APMdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants and vendors – for their recommendations on how to ensure performance for IoT applications. APMdigest will post the in-depth list of expert recommendations over the next four days. Part 1 covers visibility and APM ...

October 07, 2016

With the convergence of devices, bots, things and people, organizations will need to master two dimensions of mobility, according to Gartner. CIOs and IT leaders will need to excel at mainstream mobility and to prepare for the post-app era ...

September 02, 2016

As the market matures and technology evolves, today in 2016 the myriad of connected "things" are every bit a part of the Internet as iPhones and Netflix. But with the 50 billion devices we expect to see connected by 2020, comes a wide array of new challenges ...

August 16, 2016

Organizations are embracing IoT as part of their strategic initiatives, with over 70% of respondents indicating that IoT is “essential” or “important” to their organization’s business and technical strategies, according to new research by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), titled The Rise of the Internet of Things: Connecting Our World One Device at a Time ...

July 15, 2016

You already see the potential of adopting an Internet of Things model into your enterprise, but are you doing it in the best way? The following are four questions you and your team should be answering to determine how to find the right opportunity in the IoT space for your business ...

May 31, 2016

As if the traditional security vulnerabilities presented by modern technology weren’t challenging enough, the widespread adoption and use of IoT devices have ushered in more potential security traps and new performance challenges that were not concerns a few years ago. Maintaining network performance, reliability and connectivity while minimizing network latency is difficult for IoT devices. The number and nature of these devices, the amount of information they send over their networks, the number of connections and the 24x7x365 nature of their activities present unique challenges, including ...

April 15, 2016

Enterprises are aggressively deploying hybrid cloud infrastructure today, and the majority of them are deploying new network performance management software to support it. Performance monitoring is a critical technology for enterprises that are deploying or operating hybrid clouds, according to the Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) network management megatrends research report, Network Management Megatrends 2016: Managing Networks in the Era of the Internet of Things, Hybrid Clouds and Advanced Network Analytics ...

April 13, 2016

Management of thousands or millions of Internet connected devices is posing a major obstacle to the success of the Internet of Things (IoT), according to DevicePilot ...

April 08, 2016

Gartner, Inc. has highlighted the top 10 Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that should be on every organization's radar through the next two years ...

April 07, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) will move toward mainstream adoption in 2016 for many industries, according to the findings of a recent survey by Gartner ...

March 21, 2016

New EMA research is just in on advanced IT analytics (AIA) and the results are telling. I'll be giving a webinar on April 13 with much more detail and insight than I can present here, but in this 2-part blog I wanted to share a few highlights — and a few opinions about the data — in advance ...

March 17, 2016

As technology continues to be a business differentiator and provide competitive advantage, tech budgets are increasing for almost half of organizations (46%), according to the annual Forecast Survey from Computerworld ...

March 15, 2016

In Part 2 of this blog, we highlight new regulations in the global securities industry that underscore the risks companies face when they don’t have a good handle on user experience or application performance across the application delivery chain ...

March 10, 2016

A Tech-Tonics Advisors study revealed that among S&P 500 companies, those that take a unified approach to gain better visibility into user experience outperform their peer group in revenue growth, profitability and market valuation. We also found that companies with a unified approach deploy a fewer number of tools. This suggests that a higher level of efficiency with IT Ops data can drive sustained competitive advantage at lower total cost of ownership ...

March 03, 2016

Enterprise networks are as complicated as they have ever been. A host of factors are coming together that are creating previously unimaginable complexity, which in turn is the underlying cause of performance issues and cybersecurity flaws. Network administrators are bombarded with change at a rapid pace, with enterprise mobility, machine-to-machine traffic, virtualized infrastructure, encrypted traffic and more turning their infrastructure upside down. These trends put network performance and security at risk by creating blind spots ...

February 25, 2016

Increasingly diverse demands from next generation technologies is changing the role of network professionals, according to the 2016 Network World State of the Network study by IDG’s Network World ...

February 01, 2016

ExtraHop expects to see the network emerge as a critical nexus of business over the next twelve months, with significant integration between network and security, demand for operational support of connected devices, and the ability to mine all data-in-motion for correlated, cross-tier and cross-team insights ...

January 27, 2016

While IoT is gaining traction with consumers, it's already having a transformative effect on the business world. Companies can analyze the volumes of data connected devices supply to improve decision-making processes and to help employees be more productive. However, as an enterprise brings more connected devices online, IT will struggle to maintain adequate application performance levels. Implementing application performance monitoring (APM) establishes the end-to-end visibility IT needs in order to immediately identify what's causing an application to perform poorly ...

January 19, 2016

I thought I’d begin the year by making some predictions about what to look for in 2016 in the area of IT service management (ITSM). In addition, I thought I’d add a little color by placing some personal bets about the likelihood of real progress in each area in 2016. Feel free to share your own thoughts on these. If you’re more accurate than I am (which could easily transpire), I promise to celebrate your insights in December 2016 ...

January 15, 2016

According to Brocade, moving into 2016, more businesses are expected to leverage smart machines and transformative technologies to give them a clear competitive advantage. Brocade outlines the top transformative technology trends in networking to watch for in 2016 and beyond ...

January 06, 2016

It's a new year and the fight for market share amongst all enterprises has never been fiercer. Organizations compete for customers on multiple fronts — in person, on the web, and via mobile applications. Today, it's not enough to churn out applications, products, and services faster than the competition. Anything that fails to meet a high performance standard could cause a serious loss of brand value, revenue, and the ability to attract and maintain customers and competitive advantage. Here are three predictions for what we can expect in 2016 ...

December 17, 2015

Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2016. Part 2 features visions of expanded capabilities of Application Performance Management solutions ...

December 16, 2015

A forecast by the top minds in Application Performance Management today, the annual list of Application Performance Management (APM) predictions is the most popular post on APMdigest, viewed by tens of thousands of people in the IT community around the world every year. Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2016 ...

December 07, 2015

We all know log files. We all use log data. But the days where those practices would suffice for operational troubleshooting are long gone. Today, you need a solid log strategy. Log data has become big data and is more relevant to your success than ever before. Not being able to manage it and make meaningful use of it can, in the worst case, kill your business ...

November 20, 2015

Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015.

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