March 25, 2019
Kunal Agarwal

Data-driven applications are helping drive cloud growth, according to a survey by Unravel Data. The data also reveals that enterprises are most concerned with a lack of sufficient technical talent to properly manage these data systems as well as the perceived high cost of deploying a modern data infrastructure ...

March 21, 2019
Jonathan Eropkin

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 20, 2019
Jay Botelho

Network performance issues come in all shapes and sizes, and can require vast amounts of time and resources to solve. Here are three examples of painful network performance issues you're likely to encounter this year, and how NPMD solutions can help you overcome them ...

March 19, 2019
Alastair Hartrup

"Scale up" versus "scale out" doesn't just apply to hardware investments, it also has an impact on product features. "Scale up" promotes buying the feature set you think you need now, then adding "feature modules" and licenses as you discover additional feature requirements are needed. Often as networks grow in size they also grow in complexity ...

March 18, 2019
Alastair Hartrup

Network Packet Brokers play a critical role in gaining visibility into new complex networks. They deliver the packet data and information IT and security teams need to identify problems, recognize security issues, and ensure overall network performance. However, not all Packet Brokers are created equal when it comes to scalability. Simply "scaling up" your network infrastructure at every growth point is a more complex and more expensive endeavor over time. Let's explore three ways the "scale up" approach to infrastructure growth impedes NetOps and security professionals (and the business as a whole) ...

March 15, 2019
Nancy Van Elsacker Louisnord

Loyal users are the key to your service desk's success. Happy users want to use your services and they recommend your services in the organization. It takes time and effort to exceed user expectations, but doing so means keeping the promises we make to our users and being careful not to do too much without careful consideration for what's best for the organization and users ...

March 14, 2019
Nancy Van Elsacker Louisnord

What's the difference between user satisfaction and user loyalty? How can you measure whether your users are satisfied and will keep buying from you? How much effort should you make to offer your users the ultimate experience? If you're a service provider, what matters in the end is whether users will keep coming back to you and will stay loyal ...

March 13, 2019
Mohan Kompella

What if I said that a 95% reduction in the amount of IT noise, 99% reduction in ticket volume and 99% L1 resolution rate are not only possible, but that some of the largest, most complex enterprises in the world see these metrics in their environments every day, thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)? Would you dismiss that as belonging to the realm of science fiction? ...

March 12, 2019
Komal Lopez

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 11, 2019
John Prestridge

Of those surveyed, 96% of organizations have a digital transformation strategy, with 57% approaching it as an enterprise-wide priority, with a clear emphasis on speed of business, costs, risk, and customer satisfaction, according to IDC’s Aligning IT Strategies and Business Expectations for Digital Transformation Success, sponsored by EasyVista ...

March 08, 2019
Dennis Drogseth

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

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 06, 2019
Jay Botelho

IT teams have been grumbling about how much time they spend troubleshooting the network for years, but new research suggests that their complaints are more than just casual venting. In order to better understand the networking issues that modern IT teams face, LiveAction recently commissioned a survey of IT and network professionals at large enterprises ...

March 05, 2019

IT and business leaders are often confused about what artificial intelligence (AI) can do for their organizations and are challenged by several AI misconceptions. Gartner, Inc. said IT and business leaders developing AI projects must separate reality from myths to devise their future strategies, and the firm has identified five common myths and misconceptions about AI ...

March 04, 2019

Augmented analytics, continuous intelligence and explainable artificial intelligence (AI) are among the top trends in data and analytics technology that have significant disruptive potential over the next three to five years, according to Gartner ...

March 01, 2019
Jane Thomson

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 28, 2019
Keith Bromley

The education sector is undergoing significant change. National enrollment for higher education has declined. In one effort to respond to decreased admissions, many colleges and universities are focusing on a student-centered experience. However, implementing this new digital technology is not enough. Colleges and universities also need to ensure appropriate network and application performance for their remote distance learning feeds ...

February 27, 2019

In an era of continuous change, a proactive and adaptive culture is a critical asset and CIOs will play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as chief HR officers ...

February 26, 2019

Tech professionals in DevOps, web product manager (WPM), and developer roles demonstrate a lack of focus on priority business and career growth activities due to daily time spent troubleshooting application issues, according to a new report ...

February 25, 2019
Anirban Chatterjee

Digital transformation has become a necessary process for most large enterprises. Many who haven't embraced digital transformation have paid the consequences — they are ill-equipped to compete with more agile organizations, and they have become less relevant ...