Vendor Forum

September 07, 2016
Robin Lyon
AppEnsure

Time is an important measurement of IT service, especially if we use transaction time. Time is well understood and begins to answer some of the fuzzy questions such as slowness and what is performance. Of course there are other great questions in IT and one of the most dreaded is: "How much does this application cost?" This question creates countless man hours of work quickly running into the diminished returns of hours spent vs. accuracy ...

September 02, 2016
Ross Garrett
Push Technology

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 ...

September 01, 2016
Kevin Goldberg
AppDynamics

Do you know how much your organization risks with every potential outage? This infographic outlines the true cost of downtime ...

August 29, 2016
Panos Vouzis
NetBeez

The cloud revolution has affected all facets of the IT realm, including network and application monitoring. SNMP monitoring gives us the status of our devices, but doesn’t capture the end-user experience. We need to know what users experience regardless of what device, network and ISP connects them to cloud applications ...

August 25, 2016
Eric Senunas
Turbonomic

Despite organizations pursuing multi-cloud strategies to ensure business continuity, resilience and performance, research conducted by Turbonomic and Verizon found that cloud purchasing decisions are still almost entirely focused on pricing ...

August 23, 2016
Stefan Dietrich
Glue Networks

What is needed to create a next-generation network management tool? Nothing less than the development of a sophisticated network-aware orchestration engine that is able to detect any interdependencies, resolve them and deploy network policies automatically over the network ...

August 22, 2016
Stefan Dietrich
Glue Networks

The challenge today for network operations (NetOps) is how to maintain and evolve the network while demand for network services continues to grow. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) promises to make the network more agile and adaptable. Various solutions exist, yet most are missing a layer to orchestrate new features and policies in a standardized, automated and replicable manner while providing sufficient customization to meet enterprise-level requirements ...

August 19, 2016
Michelle McLean
ScaleArc

ScaleArc's Summer Blockbuster Survey found that 62 percent of Americans said they would be upset if they were purchasing movie tickets and the site or app went down, and 90 percent agreed that movie ticketing websites and apps should have no downtime this summer ...

August 17, 2016
Ted Wilson
SL Corporation

Monitoring your middleware platforms with a consolidated monitoring application has been shown over and over to reduce the frequency and duration of severity 1 and 2 incidents and prevent losses of revenue attributed to downtime. However, making a strong business care for end-end monitoring and middleware monitoring can be challenging and can present unique learning opportunities. Here are some recommendations to help you make a better business case ...

August 15, 2016
Matthew Carr
Savision

As machine and IT event data continue to become more complex – and massively abundant – IT departments are trying to manage a plethora of information. In many cases, IT departments – as well as business practice groups – manage IT data by silo, each concerned solely about their particular piece of the puzzle, and not focusing on the whole picture required to understand where their piece fits ...

August 12, 2016
Mehdi Daoudi
Catchpoint

One way top-tier e-commerce companies maintain their prestige and keep customers coming back is by delivering an exceptional customer experience. Users can depend on these sites for fast, reliable web interactions, and speedy and convenient transactions. Catchpoint just analyzed and ranked the top performing e-commerce companies and one thing is clear – they all make performance optimization a priority. The top three performers – Target, Apple and Walgreens – shared best practices that have allowed them to achieve their competitive edge ...

August 11, 2016
Sven Hammar
Apica

Web application load times can make the difference between your e-business thriving or dying. Speedy load times are so essential to a web application’s success that they should be considered a key performance indicator ...

August 10, 2016
David Hickman
SL Corporation

I’ve heard people say that they are super busy with production deployments and fast-moving projects. They haven’t had much time to think about a performance monitoring strategy for their new applications. But waiting until your applications are already in production is a mistake. However, it’s one that you can avoid. Develop, test and deploy your applications with monitoring already in place and save yourself a lot of headaches. Let me count the ways ...

August 09, 2016
Robin Lyon
AppEnsure

How many of us IT professionals have been in a meeting similar to this: The chairs of various departments throughout the company are sitting around a long table and are giving a monthly summary. IT presents that the applications, network and servers were some amount of 9’s available and may explain an outage. The meeting goes on and then one of the heads explains a failure to meet department goals by stating some application was "slow" ...

August 08, 2016
Ann Ruckstuhl
SOASTA

Americans are increasingly turning to their computers and mobile devices to stock up on back to school essentials. With this increase in mobile traffic comes a heightened expectation. Consumers will only give an online or mobile store two seconds to work — if a site or app jams or is slow, then it's hasta la vista ...

August 05, 2016
Mike Sargent
Riverbed

The vast majority of companies surveyed, 85%, are likely to more closely monitor the performance of their applications and networks, including Wi-Fi, specifically because of potential strain due to employees accessing Olympic content, with 42% of these same companies being very likely to monitor more closely, according to The Riverbed Global Network Strain 2016 Snapshot Survey ...

August 03, 2016
Payal Chakravarty
IBM

In July 2016, the world of gaming was taken over by a new phenomenon – Pokémon Go. With popularity comes scale, and with scale comes an overload of requests to the gaming servers. Here is my list of probable solutions Pokémon Go could employ to improve the experience for their users and avid fans ...

August 02, 2016
Gustavo Gómez
Bizagi

A recent study conducted by Bizagi revealed that 79 percent of businesses with high levels of digital change cite changing customer expectations as the key driver for transformation. But that transformation is no easy task. Only 25 percent of businesses globally are highly agile, revealing that there is room for improvement across regions when it comes to incorporating fresh strategies and processes ...

August 01, 2016
Matthew Carr
Savision

When business service teams run into technical issues and alert storms, they want and need them resolved immediately, so these problems don't negatively impact their workload, deliverables, or client service. They call on their IT department for help, and their request then goes into the queue as an alert first, then multiple tickets later. Sounds simple, but in reality this has become a complex problem that's causing much confusion for downstream managers ...

July 29, 2016
Kong Yang
SolarWinds

System Administrators (SysAdmins) are every organization’s unsung heroes. Whether it’s diagnosing performance bottlenecks or preventing data loss, application downtime, service outages and more, SysAdmins keep data centers running and work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep all the technology modern businesses have come to rely so heavily upon running smoothly. SolarWinds has developed these e-cards as a fun way to say “thank you” ...

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