June 22, 2021
Rex McMillan

Your employees aren't coming back to the office, at least not in the traditional sense. The pandemic shifted almost all industries into remote work. And according to the results of Ivanti's Everywhere Workplace survey, they're not interested in going back to the way things once were ...

June 21, 2021

Respondents to an OpsRamp survey are moving forward with digital transformation, but many are re-evaluating the number and type of tools they're using. There are three main takeaways from the survey ...

June 17, 2021
April Hickel

More and more mainframe decision makers are becoming aware that the traditional way of handling mainframe operations will soon fall by the wayside. The ever-growing demand for newer, faster digital services has placed increased pressure on data centers to keep up as new applications come online, the volume of data handled continually increases, and workloads become increasingly unpredictable. In a recent Forrester Consulting AIOps survey, commissioned by BMC, the majority of respondents cited that they spend too much time reacting to incidents and not enough time finding ways to prevent them ...

June 16, 2021
Rod Cope

In the age of digital transformation, enterprises are migrating to open source software (OSS) in droves to streamline operations and improve customer and employee experiences. However, to unlock the deluge of OSS benefits, it's not enough for organizations to simply implement the software. They must take the necessary steps to build an intentional OSS strategy rooted in ongoing third-party support and training ...

June 15, 2021
Jay Botelho

In Part 1 of this series, we explored the top pain points associated with managing Internet-based WANs today. This second installment will focus on today's most prevalent SD-WAN deployment challenges specifically and what you can do to better manage modern WANs overall ...

June 14, 2021
Jay Botelho

Enterprise wide-area networks (WANs) have undergone an incredible transformation over the past several years. More often than not, they're hybrid, offering multiple connection paths between WANs. This provides many benefits but also makes them more challenging to manage than ever before. In Part 1 of this series, we'll explore the top pain points associated with Internet-based WANs ...

June 10, 2021
Angie Mistretta

As we have seen during this digital transformation boom during the pandemic, technologists are managing more applications and data than ever before, which has led three quarters of technologists to be concerned with increased IT complexity. Even more significant, 89% admitted to feeling under immense pressure to keep up with the churn, according to the recent AppDynamics Agents of Transformation report. It's clear that the pandemic has pushed many technologists to their breaking point. To help tackle IT burnout, tech professionals need a "canary" to help them streamline and catch the anomalies before they cause any major performance issues ...

June 09, 2021
Paul Davenport

An hour-long outage this Tuesday ground the Internet to a halt after popular Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider, Fastly, experienced a glitch that downed Reddit, Spotify, HBO Max, Shopify, Stripe and the BBC, to name just a few of properties affected ...

June 08, 2021
Sidharth Kumar

Digital experience has existed for a while now. We have now begun to scratch the surface to measure it. So that calls for Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM). DEM extends Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Network Performance Management (NPM) to view and optimize application performance issues from the end-user perspective ...

June 07, 2021

The rising adoption of cloud-native architectures, DevOps, and agile methodologies has broken traditional approaches to application security, according to Precise, automatic risk and impact assessment is key for DevSecOps, a new report from Dynatrace, based on an independent global survey of 700 CISOs ...

June 03, 2021
Grant Ho

IT leaders across the board agree that hybrid cloud is essential for digital transformation (94%), according to the The Truth About Hybrid Cloud and Digital Transformation, a report from CloudBolt and social research platform Pulse. The survey also confirmed the vital role played by automation, self-service IT, and continuous optimization of cloud spend on the digital transformation journey — and how most of these organizations are experiencing significant stumbling blocks in these very areas. It appears that a new cloud order is emerging and suddenly, what has been good enough no longer is ...

June 02, 2021
Sergio Bea

As the global telecommunications industry embraces SD-WAN, service providers are finding that corporate customers are increasingly favoring the technology as a managed service for specific applications at smaller sites ...

May 27, 2021
James Smith

In summer 2020, changes to a Facebook API triggered a series of major mobile app crashes worldwide. Popular iOS apps including Spotify, Pinterest, TikTok, Venmo, Tinder and DoorDash, among others, failed immediately upon being opened, leaving millions of users without access to their favorite services. However, the API wasn't at fault, it was actually Facebook's iOS software development kit (SDK) that was responsible for the crash ...

May 26, 2021
Christophe Toum

When it comes to your data, there is no single magic bullet that can protect you from every scenario. But you can improve your overall data health by taking a closer look at the three aspects of data risk: sources, security and compliance ...

May 25, 2021
Christophe Toum

Data is one of a company's most valuable assets — but Talend's recent Data Health Survey found only 40% of executives always trust the data they work with. Today, we have codes and inspections for physical infrastructure, satisfaction surveys for employees, and up-time monitors and stability tests for websites. But are we doing everything we can to understand the degree to which our data is exposed to risk? ...

May 24, 2021

Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2025, 70% of organizations will shift their focus from big to small and wide data, providing more context for analytics and making artificial intelligence (AI) less data hungry ...

May 20, 2021
Gareth Smith

The demand for AIOps has accelerated as organizations struggle with the increased complexities of IT systems, a disparate workforce, and the explosive growth of operational data. Gartner even recently stated that "there is no future of IT operations that does not include AIOps." For the modern enterprise, relying solely on traditional analysis or humans results in missed opportunities and potentially increases risk. So, what is AIOps? ...

May 19, 2021
Terry Critchley

"Upskilling" is a popular phrase, used liberally by educators, vendor trainers and other organizations like Microsoft (Global Skills Initiative) and LinkedIn (Skills Path) with their own programs of numerous courses covering many aspects of IT. This sounds a great idea for bolstering IT skills for the changing world of computing ...

May 18, 2021
Sidharth Kumar

Just about 2 weeks after its most recent outage, Microsoft experienced a severe DNS outage Thursday Evening at approximately 21:30 UTC on 01 Apr 2021. That's the official start of the outage from Microsoft. But we all know that official starts and actual starts are often different ...

May 17, 2021
Miguel Sanchez

Many organizations face several roadblocks on their digital transformation journey, the most significant and most damaging barrier being the myths surrounding it. This blog debunks the critical myths surrounding digital transformation so that organizations feel confident in taking those forward steps in their journey and not being deterred when challenges present themselves ...