Vendor Forum

October 27, 2016
Andrew Levy
Apteligent

In our most recent report, Apteligent uncovered that a surprisingly high number of crashes among iOS and Android apps are caused through interactions with cloud services. One of the most impactful pieces of information to come from this report was that 20 percent of mobile app crashes are correlated with a network issue ...

October 25, 2016
Sven Hammar
Apica

Website development and maintenance is not a simple proposition. You need to get your message out to your audience in a fast, attractive and secure way. Yet, making a website attractive and keeping it secure may take away some speed. Buy back speed by reducing security and you stand a chance of having your users avoid your site. Skimp on the aesthetics and your speed and security may not mean a thing, nobody's coming. What's a developer to do? ...

October 21, 2016
Joshua Dobies
Riverbed Technology

The first two parts of this series examined why your organization's digital transformation strategy is likely creating a performance gap between what your business needs and what you can actually deliver. So now let's explore how to close that gap by building a more capable and scalable network ...

October 19, 2016
Austin O'Malley
Ipswitch

Fast track deployment of intelligent systems is well underway – 88% of IT professionals say their organization has already invested in one or more intelligent solutions, from bots, through smart business applications, to full-blown expert systems, according to new research from Ipswitch ...

October 11, 2016
Jerry Melnick
SIOS Technology

The first post in this two-part series introduced machine learning analytics as a new way to find and fix the root cause of performance problems to help meet SLAs. This post explains three ways MLA can be used to better utilize resources for optimal performance ...

October 06, 2016
Eric Bernsen
Opsview

Many IT professionals, regardless of company size or role, face monitoring challenges that decrease productivity, impact service, and delay projects, according to Opsview's annual IT Monitoring Survey. Findings include ...

October 05, 2016
Alison Hubbard
Riverbed

IT professionals are finding that supporting remote users' demands for anytime, anywhere support is growing too costly, demands resources they cannot spare, and increases the security risk of critical company data ...

October 04, 2016
Brad Peterson
Workspot

While two of the most common IT solutions implemented by the enterprise are the cloud and VDI, organizations currently face big challenges when it comes to user adoption. Common hindrances include inconsistent implementation, lack of ability to customize, and lack of frequent updates. Believe it or not, these issues are enough for IT professionals to abandon third-party solutions, and manually handle the needs of their company instead ...

September 30, 2016
Kieran Taylor
CA Technologies

A new survey by CA Technologies – Keeping Score: Why Digital Transformation Matters – demonstrates the strong connection between business performance and the technologies and practices that underpin digital transformation, yet reveals a significant opportunity for growth. The global study of senior level business and IT executives study further revealed that deepening adoption of practices such as agile, DevOps, API management and identity-centric security boosts business impact by up to 52 percent ...

September 29, 2016
Pete Mastin
Cedexis

These days, any service serious about delivering high quality to large audiences must either utilize a CDN service or implement its own solution. Here's why a multi-CDN strategy makes sense ...

September 27, 2016
Tim Conley
Galileo

How can you be responsive to user demands and support the apps they require? The first step is to optimize your data center. Data center monitoring that provides analytics about your entire IT infrastructure, whether it's on premise, in the cloud or a hybrid environment, is the foundation for this process ...

September 26, 2016
Gergely Nemeth
RisingStack

With the rise of microservices, developers need proper Application Performance Management (APM) tools to develop and operate their applications successfully. This blog examines the particular difficulties of monitoring microservices and what APM should be able to do to alleviate the major pain-points of monitoring and debugging them ...

September 23, 2016
Mike Marks
Riverbed Technology

Whether your team is called the Service Desk, the Help Desk, or Level 1 Support, you're the first line of defense in ensuring IT supports the business. Here are seven ways that an end user experience monitoring solution enables Service Desk teams to deliver excellent end user experience ...

September 22, 2016
Jim Frey
Kentik

Network performance monitoring (NPM) has been around a long time. Unlike APM, NPM is still in the process of catching up to cloud realities. In May of this year, Gartner published a research note entitled Network Performance Monitoring Tools Leave Gaps in Cloud Monitoring. It's a fairly biting critique of the NPM space that says, essentially, that the vast majority of current NPM approaches were largely built for a pre-cloud era. As a result, network managers are left in the lurch when trying to adapt to the realities of digital operations ...

September 21, 2016
Jerry Melnick
SIOS Technology

While the layers of abstraction created in virtualized environments afford numerous advantages, they can also obscure how the virtual resources are best allocated and how physical resources are performing. This can make maintaining optimal application performance a never-ending exercise in trial-and-error. This post highlights some of the challenges encountered when using traditional monitoring and analytics tools, and describes how machine learning, as a next-generation analytics platform, provides a better way to meet SLAs by finding and fixing issues before they become performance problems ...

September 20, 2016
Kong Yang
SolarWinds

New surveys by SolarWinds demonstrate the mounting responsibility being placed on the modern IT professional. With the second annual IT Professionals Day upon us, these survey results are particularly timely as they emphasize the need for greater appreciation towards you, the IT professionals of the world, and the critical role you play not only in modern business, but in the lives of nearly all technology end users ...

September 14, 2016
Matthew Hines
CA Technologies

There comes a time when the vendors that serve every subset of the IT industry need to forgo self-interest and put aside competitive drivers to do whatever it takes to advance the cause of the user. Thankfully, such an effort to bring together providers of critical technology to benefit customer implementation has already emerged ...

September 13, 2016
Michelle McLean
ScaleArc

On the first Sunday of the NFL season, ESPN's fantasy football app crashed. We see these types of stories often during so-called "surge" events, like when Black Friday takes down a retailer. Why? Often, it's the database that's been swamped in the process ...

September 09, 2016
Jonah Kowall
AppDynamics

Today’s native digital generations prefer to work on digital channels versus in-person channels. This ongoing trend has given rise to improvements in customer service, where interactions are delivered across multiple digital channels, ranging from social channels like Twitter and Facebook to text and voice communications. However, there is still more work to be done to unify these platforms more seamlessly ...

September 08, 2016
Robert Hoffmann
1&1

SSL certificates confirm that a web page is equipped with secured data exchange. Site visitors can therefore see at first glance whether they are on the site of a trustworthy provider. In addition, SSL certificates also increase the findability of a page on Google and operators benefit from an improved SEO ranking. Following this principle, this is how SSL certificates work ...

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