The BSM Blog

March 21, 2019
Jonathan Eropkin
2nd Watch

Achieving audit compliance within your IT ecosystem can be an iterative process, and it doesn't have to be compressed into the five days before the audit is due. Following is a four-step process I use to guide clients through the process of preparing for and successfully completing IT audits ...

March 12, 2019
Komal Lopez
Cigniti Technologies

As a consumer, when you order products online, how do you expect them to get delivered? Some key requirements are: the product must arrive on time, well-packed, and ultimately must give you an easy gateway to return it if it is not as per your expectations. All this has been made possible via a single application. But what if this application doesn't function the way you want or cracks down mid-way, or probably leaks off information about you to some potential hackers? Technical uncertainty and digital chaos are the two double-edged swords dangling over this billion-dollar ecommerce market. Can Quality Assurance and Software Testing save application developers from this endless juggle? ...

March 08, 2019
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

One of my ongoing areas of focus is analytics, AIOps, and the intersection with AI and machine learning more broadly. Within this space, sad to say, semantic confusion surrounding just what these terms mean echoes the confusions surrounding ITSM ...

March 07, 2019
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

I must admit that the more I research IT service management (ITSM) — what it means, what its trends are, and what its future is — the more I feel like an explorer on a strikingly rich continent that so far the industry has either ignored, or misunderstood. The brand-new data that we've just received in EMA is a case in point ...

March 01, 2019
Jane Thomson
GreyCampus

The two very important terms in the IT world are ITSM and ITIL which many organizations use every single day. Usually, the terms ITSM and ITIL are used interchangeably. But, do they mean the same? ...

February 21, 2019
Duke Vukadinovic
FirstSiteGuide

How many times have you lost your will to visit a website because it took forever for it to load? Even worst, how many times have you watched a visitor giving up on your website for the same reason? If a website doesn't load quickly enough, it negatively affects the behavior of the visitors and that directly leads to decreases in revenue and sales conversions. You need to optimize your website's performance. You can do that by analyzing the six most important website performance metrics ...

February 05, 2019
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

In the coming weeks, EMA will be gathering data on what we believe is a unique research topic — approaching DevOps initiatives from the perspectives of all key constituents. We're doing this to try to break through some of the "false walls" created by more niche, market-defined insights, or some of our industry hyperbole. Here are some of the directions we're pursuing ...

November 20, 2018
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

The 2018 holiday shopping season is expected to account for more than one fourth of annual US retail sales, according to Deloitte's 33rd annual Holiday Survey. The study also found that the Internet remains the lead shopping destination (and continues to grow), with 57 percent of sales expected to occur through online channels ...

November 09, 2018
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

In a recent webinar AIOps and IT Analytics at the Crossroads, I was asked several times about the borderline between AIOps and monitoring tools — most particularly application performance monitoring (APM) capabilities. The general direction of the questions was — how are they different? Do you need AIOps if you have APM already? Why should I invest in both? ...

November 07, 2018
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

Usage data is multifaceted, with many diverse benefits. Harvesting usage-driven insights effectively requires both good foundational technology and a nimbleness of mind to unify insights across IT's many silos of domains and disciplines. Because of this, leveraging usage-driven insights can in itself become a catalyst for helping IT as a whole transform toward improved efficiencies and enhanced levels of business alignment ...

September 28, 2018
Terry Critchley
Author of "Making It in IT"

I developed a Glossary, aimed at introducing topics and indicating where simple further reading can be found about the differences between CS and IT in their applicability to computing needs in today's workplace ...

September 27, 2018
Terry Critchley
Author of "Making It in IT"

I believe that in the UK and US there is a lack, nay absence, of pragmatic computing education which matches the needs of the current business world of information technology (IT) ...

September 14, 2018
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

The goal of EMA's latest research was to look at how advanced IT analytics (AIA) — EMA's term for primarily what today is best known as "AIOps" — is being deployed. Here are the remaining four of my seven personal takeaways ...

September 13, 2018
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

OK, the data is in! The goal of EMA's latest research was to look at how advanced IT analytics (AIA) — or EMA's term for primarily what today is best known as "AIOps" — is being deployed. Here are seven of my own personal takeaways ...

September 12, 2018
Wilfried van Haeren
Edgeworx Solutions

By maximizing the knowledge of end-to-end quality of service (QoS) using virtualized network functions (VNFs), the SD-WAN (edge) gateway establishes a suitable connection with minimal latency and maximum performance so that entire organizations can make the most of the Office 365 application suite ...

September 11, 2018
Wilfried van Haeren
Edgeworx Solutions

Market exuberance for Office 365 has inspired business mandates to adopt the cloud-hosted collaboration and productivity suite without regards to the underlying chaos. While multi-location organizations are virtualizing, operating models haven’t necessarily changed. This partial transformation that excludes automation and simplification of the network puts Office 365 deployments (and other software-as-a-service offerings) in danger of failing ...

August 27, 2018
Larry Dragich
Technology Executive

The need for an improved end-user-experience starts with Digital Intelligence. That means IT Leaders need to understand and make decisions on what is happening within the ecosystem they support ...

August 14, 2018
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

This question is really two questions. The first would be: What's really going on in terms of a confusion of terms? — as we wrestle with AIOps, IT Operational Analytics, big data, AI bots, machine learning, and more generically stated "AI platforms" (… and the list is far from complete). The second might be phrased as: What's really going on in terms of real-world advanced IT analytics deployments — where are they succeeding, and where are they not? This blog will look at both questions as a way of introducing EMA's newest research with data ...

July 24, 2018
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

On August 8, EMA will be delivering a webinar on what's really going on today in the areas related to discovery and inventory, along with some recommendations on how take charge of "discovering what's out there" and optimize the process. In this blog I'd like to share just a few highlights ...

July 09, 2018
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

As tech headlines flash across my email, the CMDB, and its federated equivalent, the CMS, are almost never mentioned. And yet when I do research, dialog with IT, or support our consulting team, the CMDB/CMS many times still remains paramount ...

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