IT Culture

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 22, 2022

As we shift further into a digital-first world, where having a reliable online experience becomes more essential, Site Reliability Engineers remain in-demand among organizations of all sizes ... This diverse set of skills and values can be difficult to interview for. In this blog, we'll get you started with some example questions and processes to find your ideal SRE ...

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 ...

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 29, 2022

Every business is in a constant battle to maximize efficiency, minimize toil, and scale sustainably in a moment of macroeconomic pressure. These goals are challenging in the best of times, but our current environment — continued staffing shortages, hiring freezes, and economic uncertainty — all make it significantly harder ...

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 ...

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 18, 2022

To better understand IT needs in the ever-changing workplace, ngena recently conducted a survey of over 375 IT teams. The key themes that surfaced in the findings include: the expediting of remote and hybrid work; the resulting pain points and worries brought forward by IT teams; reflections on how teams could have been better prepared, and how they plan to be ready for such changes in the future ...

April 26, 2022

Understanding the role of an enterprise architect [EA] can be complex, as it spans business functions, capabilities, processes, roles, physical and organizational structure, data stores and flows, applications, platforms, hardware, and communication. Simply put, an EA is involved with the entire business — not just the IT department ...

April 13, 2022

Almost three-fourths (74%) of technology purchases are funded, at least partially, by business units (BUs) outside of IT, according to a recent Gartner survey ...

March 02, 2022

We all love new, shiny objects. When a legacy system starts to fail, our eyes tend to widen as we evaluate all the fancy toys on the market. Absolutely everything in hardware and software is about novelty — yesterday's innovation is tomorrow's doorstop ...

January 27, 2022

Too much to do. Not enough people to do it. That's the challenge facing a wide range of departments across nearly every conceivable industry. The tight labor market is enough of a headache on its own, but right now it's happening at the same time as an unprecedented digital transformation ...

December 16, 2021

This year is the first time APMdigest is posting a separate list of Remote Work Predictions. Due to the drastic changes in the way we work and do business since the COVID pandemic started, and how significantly these changes have impacted IT operations, APMdigest asked industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — how they think the work from home (WFH) revolution will evolve into 2022, with a special focus on IT operations and performance. Here are some very interesting and insightful predictions that may change what you think about the future of work and IT ...

November 29, 2021

In a world where constant change is becoming routine, Gartner said that infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must shift their traditional focus from efficiency to one of adaptive resilience. I&O leaders must re-imagine how they manage their talent, their platforms and operations, if they want to dynamically and quickly exploit new opportunities ...

November 09, 2021

Everyone laments technical debt like it were a high-interest credit card. But just like how your CFO uses debt as capital for the business, the intelligent Product Manager knows that technical debt can help finance your path to market if you know how to manage it well ...

October 06, 2021

The role of the CIO is evolving with an increased focus on unlocking customer connections through service innovation, according to the 2021 Global CIO Survey. The study reveals the shift in the role of the CIO with the majority of CIO respondents stating innovation, operational efficiency, and customer experience as their top priorities ...

September 21, 2021

After a year of unprecedented challenges and change, tech pros responding to this year’s survey, IT Pro Day 2021 survey: Bring IT On from SolarWinds, report a positive perception of their roles and say they look forward to what lies ahead ...

September 16, 2021

Achieve more with less. How many of you feel that pressure — or, even worse, hear those words — trickle down from leadership? The reality is that overworked and under-resourced IT departments will only lead to chronic errors, missed deadlines and service assurance failures. After all, we're only human. So what are overburdened IT departments to do? Reduce the human factor. In a word: automate ...

July 20, 2021

Currently, (and most likely well into the future) the overwhelming majority of organizations still need to monitor and maintain enterprise applications. Moreover, where these are complex systems developed, debugged and refined over years, often decades, around a business's core processes, there can also be very strong practical arguments for viewing them as classics. They can offer a valuable legacy, one best left where it is, doing what it does, how it always has done ...

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 ...

May 19, 2021

"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 04, 2021

Downtime. It's more than just a bar on the Rebel Alliance's base on Folor. For IT Ops teams, downtime is not fun. It costs time, money and often, user frustration. It takes more than the Force to handle incidents ... it takes an intergalactic team. An effective incident management team is made up of people with many different skill sets, styles and approaches. We thought it would be fun to map the heroes of IT Ops with Star Wars characters (across Star Wars generations) based on their traits ...

March 25, 2021

CIOs and IT decision makers (ITDMs) are looking to maximize investments and drive innovation after a difficult year which raised the profile of IT leaders in driving critical workplace innovation, according to Cisco's new Accelerating Digital Agility Research ...

February 24, 2021

Previously siloed IT teams and technologies are converging as enterprises accelerate their modernization efforts in reaction to COVID-19, according to a study by LogicMonitor ...

February 08, 2021

The onrushing Covid-19 pandemic has made online learning, in whatever form can be achieved in a short time, mandatory across nearly all academic institutions. Much of this will persist although "seat of the pants" online training will need development to mimic face-to-face teaching as far as possible ...

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