Vendor Forum

July 28, 2017
Leon Adato
SolarWinds

SysAdmins don't have a "quick fix" button on their keyboards, which is why their efforts make them the unsung heroes of the data center. To celebrate SysAdmins in honor of System Administrator Day 2017, SolarWinds asked its THWACK community to caption 12 scenes to illustrate the challenges they face every day — not to mention their wit — and we captured a few of our favorites here ...

July 25, 2017
Ari Weil
Akamai

Consumers aren't patient, and they are only one back-button click from Google search results and competitors' websites. A one-second delay can bump the bounce rate by almost 50 percent on mobile, and a two-second delay more than doubles it ...

July 24, 2017
Ari Weil
Akamai

Optimizing online web performance is critical to keep and convert customers and achieve success for the holidays and the entire retail year. Recent research from Akamai indicates that website slowdowns as small as 100 milliseconds can significantly impact revenues ...

July 20, 2017
Art Landro
Sencha

It's no surprise that web application quality is incredibly important for businesses; 99 percent of those surveyed by Sencha are in agreement. But despite technological advances in testing, including automation, problems with web application quality remain an issue for most businesses ...

July 18, 2017
John Van Siclen
Dynatrace

Organizations are encountering user, revenue or customer-impacting digital performance problems once every five days, according a new study by Dynatrace. Furthermore, the study reveals that individuals are losing a quarter of their working lives battling to address these problems ...

July 14, 2017
Jim Frey
Kentik

Cloud adoption is still the most vexing factor in increased network complexity, ahead of the internet of things (IoT), software-defined networking (SDN), and network functions virtualization (NFV), according to a new survey conducted by Kentik ...

July 13, 2017
Steve Brown
Viavi Solutions

Gigabit speeds and new technologies are driving new capabilities and even more opportunities to innovate and differentiate. Faster compute, new applications and more storage are all working together to enable greater efficiency and greater power. Yet with opportunity comes complexity ...

July 11, 2017
Josh Stella
Fugue

It's not especially surprising that a new IT survey shows that cloud use for business and government poses challenges. In significant numbers across the board, respondents cited cloud complexity, compliance and security, cost control, speed of delivery, and domain expertise as the cloud problems their organizations were working to overcome this year ...

June 28, 2017
Prathap Dendi
AppDynamics

In 2017, every second counts and even minor issues can have a significant impact on the success or failure of a brand interaction. Our latest research found that two thirds of people have rising expectations for digital performance, showing that businesses can expect consumer pressure to grow. The App Attention Index 2017 revealed just how unforgiving consumers are of badly performing digital services ...

June 27, 2017
Jason Baudreau
NetBrain Technologies

In today's everchanging IT industry, network engineers face a slew of challenges when it comes to network management. As networks continue to grow and become more complex, many IT professionals struggle to get a grasp on key workflows in which network engineers still rely on manual processes, including network documentation, troubleshooting, change management and cybersecurity ...

June 26, 2017
Eric Sigler
PagerDuty

Many organizations are struggling to resolve customer-impacting incidents quickly enough to preserve brand loyalty and revenue, according to PagerDuty's recent State of Digital Operations Report ...

June 23, 2017
Mark Levy
Micro Focus

"Become the Automator, Not the Automated." While it's a simple enough phrase, it speaks directly to how today's organizations and IT teams must innovate to remain competitive. A critical aspect of innovation is acknowledging the digital transformation of businesses. The move to digitalization enables organizations to more effectively unlock the power of information technology (IT) to fuel and accelerate business innovation. It is a competitive weapon and a survival imperative ...

June 22, 2017
Carl Herberger
Radware

Executives in the US and Europe now place broad trust in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning systems, designed to protect organizations from more dynamic pernicious cyber threats, according to Radware's 2017 Executive Application & Network Security Survey ....

June 20, 2017
Tim Flower
Nexthink

Cloud is quickly becoming the new normal. The challenge for organizations is that increased cloud usage means increased complexity, often leading to a kind of infrastructure "blind spot." So how do companies break the blind spot and get back on track? ...

June 16, 2017
Shlomi Gian
PacketZoom

Any mobile app developer will tell you that one of the greatest challenges in monetizing their apps through video ads isn't finding the right demand or knowing when to run the videos; it's figuring out how to present video ads without slowing down their apps ...

June 14, 2017
Sridhar Iyengar
ManageEngine

Predictive analytics is a popular ITOA technology that you can leverage to improve your business by leaps and bounds. Predictive analytics analyzes relationships among various data points to predict behavioral trends, growth opportunities and risks, which can add critical value to your business. Here are a few questions to help you decide if predictive analytics is right for your business ...

June 12, 2017
Steve Brown
Viavi Solutions

Network capacity is the lifeblood of an enterprise — bandwidth enables business. Getting the most out of the network is a fine balancing act, so it's understandable that enterprises are always hungry for more bandwidth. Two out of three IT and network professionals expect bandwidth usage to increase by up to 50% by the end of 2017. However, bandwidth availability issues could become a thing of the past. We are on the cusp of a great surge of capacity as gigabit speed internet becomes a reality ...

June 09, 2017
Chris Bloom
Savvius

Unified Communications (UC) applications such as VoIP and Video streaming have been around in the enterprise setting now for almost two decades. It's rather remarkable, then, that for all of their business benefits and popularity, UC applications still post so many headaches for network engineers. With that in mind, are there steps that network engineers can and should be taking to make these applications more reliable, and deliver better quality of service to their users? I believe there are, so let's take a look at some tips ...

June 05, 2017
Michelle McLean
ScaleArc

Every year, multiple retailers duke it out for worst outage of the online holiday shopping season. This year, as companies are prepping for the Black Friday traffic onslaught, we thought it would be fun to get ahead of the game, asking folks now about failures they anticipate next November ...

June 02, 2017
Bill Berutti
BMC

Three-fourths (73 percent) of IT decision makers believe businesses that do not embrace IT automation to achieve the larger digital business strategy within the next five years will cease to exist in 10 years, according to a new study by BMC Software ...

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