Feature Articles

November 22, 2022

Most (85%) consumers shop online or via a mobile app, with 59% using these digital channels as their primary holiday shopping channel, according to the Black Friday Consumer Report from Perforce Software. As brands head into a highly profitable time of year, starting with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's imperative development teams prepare for peak traffic, optimal channel performance, and seamless user experiences to retain and attract shoppers ...

November 08, 2022

A modern data stack is a suite of technologies and apps built specifically to funnel data into an organization, transform it into actionable data, build a plan for acting on that data, and then implement that plan. The majority of modern data stacks are built on cloud-based services, composed of low- and no-code tools that enable a variety of groups within an organization to explore and use their data. Read on to learn how to optimize your data stack ...

October 14, 2022

The problem of event correlation has been felt deeply since the dawn of large-scale distributed computing. Throughout the last 30 years, as networks evolved, armies of technical support personnel were required to keep an eye on event screens and respond to pages on their mobile devices relating to potential issues ...

October 06, 2022

The well-known "No free lunch" theorem is something you’ve probably heard about if you’re familiar with machine learning in general. This article’s objective is to present the theorem as simply as possible while emphasizing the importance of comprehending its consequences in order to develop an AIOPS strategy ...

September 30, 2022

For businesses with vast and distributed computing infrastructures, one of the main objectives of IT and network operations is to locate the cause of a service condition that is having an impact. The more human resources are put into the task of gathering, processing, and finally visual monitoring the massive volumes of event and log data that serve as the main source of symptomatic indications for emerging crises, the closer the service is to the company's source of revenue ...

September 28, 2022

Although 83% of businesses are concerned about a recession in 2023, B2B tech marketers can look forward to growth — 51% of organizations plan to increase IT budgets in 2023 vs. a narrow 6% that plan to reduce their spend, according to the 2023 State of IT report from Spiceworks Ziff Davis ...

September 23, 2022

In order to properly sort through all monitoring noise and identify true problems, their causes, and to prioritize them for response by the IT team, they have created and built a revolutionary new system using a meta-cognitive model ...

September 16, 2022

ITOPS and DevOps is in the midst of a surge of innovation. New devices and new systems are appearing at an unprecedented rate. There are many drivers of this phenomenon, from virtualization and containerization of applications and services to the need for improved security and the proliferation of 5G and IOT devices. The interconnectedness and the interdependencies of these technologies also greatly increase systems complexity and therefore increase the sheer volume of things that need to be integrated, monitored, and maintained ...

September 15, 2022

IT talent acquisition challenges are now heavily influencing technology investment decisions, according to new research from Salesforce's MuleSoft. The 2022 IT Leaders Pulse Report reveals that almost three quarters (73%) of senior IT leaders agree that acquiring IT talent has never been harder, and nearly all (98%) respondents say attracting IT talent influences their organization's technology investment choices ...

September 13, 2022

Data professionals are spending 40% of their time evaluating or checking data quality and that poor data quality impacts 26% of their companies' revenue, according to The State of Data Quality 2022, a report commissioned by Monte Carlo and conducted by Wakefield Research ...

September 09, 2022

The hierarchical temporal memory (HTM) algorithm has proven exceptionally good at detecting and predicting anomalies and reducing noise, often up to 90%, by providing the critical context needed to identify incidents before they happen. It can detect anomalies in signals beyond low and high thresholds, such as signal frequency changes that reflect changes in the behavior of the underlying systems ...

September 08, 2022

Despite the challenges of the last two years, enterprises have made significant progress with digital transformation — 79% of enterprises have made significant, transformative or even revolutionary improvements to the end user experience through digital transformation over the past year, compared to 73% in 2019 and 72% in 2020, according to Digital Transformation — Lessons Learned and Strategic Setbacks, a global survey conducted by Couchbase ...

September 01, 2022

Anomaly detection algorithms are a class of learning algorithms (LAs) that detect anomalous behavior in underlying time series data ... Deploying the right anomaly detection algorithm across a time series data source, like performance management systems, is a better approach than simple threshold-based eventing ...

August 31, 2022

Digital Product Management (DPM) results in benefits across the enterprise, with 94% stating their DPM initiative is successful, according to a report entitled To Meet 2022 Business Objectives – Digital Product Management Adoption Is Accelerating, sponsored by Broadcom Software and conducted by Dimensional Research ...

August 26, 2022

Clustering is one of the approaches to unsupervised learning that groups data based on its similarities. It is the process of splitting up uncategorized data into the same groups or clusters to ensure that similar data points are determined and organized. Through clustering, unique entities’ attributes can be easily characterized. In doing so, clusters can help users sort data and explore certain groups ...

August 23, 2022

Global IT professionals spend nearly a full work day each week (an average of 7 hours and 19 minutes) dealing with bloatware — unwanted, overly complicated SaaS add-ons and features that hinders productivity and causes frustration at work, according to a new report from Freshworks ...

August 19, 2022

Before exploring in depth the HTM (Hierarchical Temporal Memory) algorithm details and its similarities with state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms, it is important to note the Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins ...

August 18, 2022

As technology continues to become more critical to the business, technology customers have access to more options and information than ever before leading to more instances of buyer remorse. 56% of organizations said they had a high degree of purchase regret over their largest tech-related purchase in the last two years, according to a new survey by Gartner ...

August 16, 2022

Forced by the pandemic to provide employees with access to the systems and information they needed to work from home, IT organizations around the world turned to traditional technologies like Virtual Private Networks (VPN). And they worked. But as the world moves to hybrid work, 96% of IT leaders who participated in a recent global survey conducted by Gartner Peer Insights on behalf of Citrix Systems, Inc., say they no longer cut it. And they're rethinking their approach ...

August 12, 2022

The development of the Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence framework will now serve as a foundation for further research and new developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) ...

August 05, 2022

MLOps or Machine Learning Operations are a combination of best processes and practices that businesses use to run AI successfully ... While it is a relatively new field, MLOps is a collective effort that captured the interest of data scientists, DevOps engineers, AI enthusiasts, and IT ...

July 29, 2022

IT infrastructure has rapidly evolved over the last decade, and as a result important specialized tools have been developed and an entire dedicated industry has grown up to serve the need for monitoring these IT systems and services in order to keep them operational and efficient ...

July 21, 2022

Pre-pandemic, only 16% of IT decision makers would say IT was largely responsible for the workplace. But in the next five years, 45% expect their departments to be largely responsible, according to a new research report, IT in the Evolving Workplace ...

July 13, 2022

IT departments regularly have a larger workload than their capacity allows in the limited hours of a working day, leading IT teams to feel understaffed and uncertain of how to best balance their many projects, according Info-Tech Research Group, publisher of the Applications Priorities 2022 report ...

July 11, 2022

DevOps mentality has moved from strictly the development domain into the Ops world. As a result, traditional Ops — a model rooted in manual processes and executed by siloed teams — is dead. Traditional Ops and IT teams were already experiencing rapid change, but the pandemic sped up the adoption of more decentralized operations. Today, Ops doesn't generally refer to a team, but a responsibility. This blog will contrast Ops in a traditional environment vs. a DevOps environment, challenges to be aware of when adopting a DevOps approach, and actionable steps for organizations looking to implement a DevOps culture ...

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