August 21, 2019

For the first time, a majority of companies are putting mission critical apps in the cloud, according to the latest report by Cloud Foundry Foundation ...

August 20, 2019
Shashi Kiran

The cloud continues to transform IT in every industry. But in order to migrate to the cloud, embrace these new technologies and truly evolve their business, organizations need an underlying network that can support digital transformation ...

August 19, 2019
Michelle Arney

One common infrastructure challenge arises with virtual private networks (VPNs). VPNs have long been relied upon to deliver the network connectivity and security enterprises required at a price they could afford. Organizations still routinely turn to them to provide internal and trusted third-parties with "secure" remote access to isolated networks. However, with the rise in mobile, IoT, multi- and hybrid-cloud, as well as edge computing, traditional enterprise perimeters are extending and becoming blurred ...

August 15, 2019
Dennis Drogseth

The configuration management database (CMDB), along with its more federated companion, the configuration management system (CMS), has been bathed in a deluge of negative opinions from all fronts — industry experts, vendors, and IT professionals. But from what recent EMA research on analytics, ITSM performance and other areas is indicating, those negative views seem to be missing out on a real undercurrent of truth — that CMDB/CMS alignments, whatever their defects, strongly skew to success in terms of overall IT progressiveness and effectiveness ...

August 14, 2019
Stephen Blum

The on-demand economy has transformed the way we move around, eat, learn, travel and connect at a massive scale. However, with disruption and big aspirations comes big, complex challenges. To take these challenges head-on, on-demand economy companies are finding new ways to deliver their services and products to an audience with ever-increasing expectations, and that's what we'll look at in this blog ...

August 13, 2019
David Overos

To thrive in today's highly competitive digital business landscape, organizations must harness their "digital DNA." In other words, they need to connect all of their systems and databases — including various business applications, devices, big data and any instances of IoT and hybrid cloud environments — so they're accessible and actionable. By integrating all existing components and new technologies, organizations can gain a comprehensive, trusted view of their business functions, thereby enabling more agile deployment processes and ensuring scalable growth and relevance over the long-term ...

August 12, 2019
Brendan Bank

Advancements in technology innovation are happening so quickly, the decision of where and when to transform can be a moving target for businesses. When done well, digital transformation improves the customer experience while optimizing operational efficiency. To get there, enterprises must encourage experimentation to overcome organizational obstacles. In other words ...

August 08, 2019

IoT adoption is growing rapidly, and respondents believe 30% of their company’s revenue two years from now will be due to IoT, according to the new IoT Signals report from Microsoft Corp ...

August 07, 2019
Lev Lesokhin

It's been all over the news the last few months. After two fatal crashes, Boeing was forced to ground its 737. The doomed model is now undergoing extensive testing to get it back into service and production. Large organizations often tell stakeholders that even though all software goes through extensive testing, this type of thing “just happens.” But that is exactly the problem. While the human component of application development and testing won't go away, it can be eased and supplemented by far more efficient and automated methods to proactively determine software health and identify flaws ...

August 06, 2019

Despite significant investment in AI, many companies are still struggling to stabilize and scale their AI initiatives, according to State of Development and Operations of AI Applications 2019 from Dotscience ...

August 05, 2019
Keith Bromley

IT has two principal functions: create a network that satisfies the business needs of the company and then optimize that network. Unfortunately, the modern enterprise is buried under a myriad of network improvement projects that often do not get deployed ...

August 01, 2019

Even large companies are not yet realizing the potential of digital transformation, according to a new study from Cherwell Software, The Power of Process Integration in the Information Age ...

July 30, 2019
John Gentry

If you've followed the evolution of AI, you know that it has the potential to solve a myriad of problems across almost every industry. And if you've followed the evolution of AI-infused management tools aiming to address hybrid IT infrastructure issues, you know that a litany of these tools don't come close to providing a complete solution. Now comes AIOps — Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations — which takes aim at solving the complexity and scale of today's hybrid IT infrastructure ...

July 30, 2019
Jim Souders

The final deadline for Windows 10 migration is just around the corner. Microsoft officially ends support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020, and a new survey shows that almost a quarter of companies won't be ready. Clearly, a large percentage of organizations have a lot of work to do under some very aggressive timelines. What is the big Windows 10 hold up, and what does this ticking migration clock mean for IT teams? ...

July 29, 2019
Don Boxley

Before you can properly focus on performance, you need to ensure that your ducks are in a row when it comes to your strategy for digitization, data security, and third-party partners. Begin by asking yourself the following four questions ...

July 25, 2019

Despite techies having argued for years that having a second computer screen is a great way to improve productivity in the workplace, a new study from Gigamon revealed that many people today use their additional monitor to stream music and watch sporting events — and companies are struggling to cope with the extra internet bandwidth ...

July 24, 2019
Jay Botelho

35% of NetOps reported network visibility and monitoring performance as major challenges for their teams. The lack of visibility into any and all network domains jeopardizes network uptime, performance, and end-user experiences. This can severely impact the business, as the average cost of network downtime is approximately $5,600 per minute according to Gartner. Here's a breakdown of 5 common blind spots that are hindering network transformation for NetOps ...

July 23, 2019

More than half (67 percent) of IBM i users admitted to keeping legacy IT applications running simply because the historical data they hold is still useful according to new research SoftLanding Systems ...

July 22, 2019
Bill Talbot

Many organizations are unsure where to begin with AIOps, but should seriously consider adopting an AIOps strategy and solution. To get started, it's important to identify the key capabilities of AIOps that are needed to realize maximum value from your investments ...

July 18, 2019

Organizations that are working with artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) have, on average, four AI/ML projects in place, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. Of all respondents, 59% said they have AI deployed today ...