Monitoring

August 19, 2021

If you live and breathe in the technology industry, chances are you are hearing Digital Experience Monitoring a lot these days. So what is Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM), and why is IT obsessed with it? With a remote-first culture brewing in every company, IT needs to ensure that employees on their machines are productive and satisfied with the performance of typical enterprise applications such as Microsoft 365, Salesforce, Workday, etc. A DEM solution collects application and desktop user experience (UX) insights holistically, giving IT a broader context for troubleshooting performance issues. Let’s discuss six use cases for DEM ...

August 11, 2021

It's every network engineer's dream: a clear and concise dashboard that depicts the network topology from end to end. It sounds simple, but of course it's not ...

August 10, 2021

Despite careful planning and monitoring, users still experience stuttering video calls, slow downloads, and dropped calls — all symptoms of common network problems. That's why proactive monitoring and optimization of the network is critical to keeping business operations running optimally. To help, let's look at some network performance management tips that can keep your team ahead of the curve ...

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 ...

July 19, 2021

Anti-patterns involve realizing a problem and implementing a non-optimal solution that is broadly embraced as the go-to method for solving that problem. This solution sounds good in theory, but for one reason or another it is not the best means of solving the problem. Anti-patterns are common across IT as well, especially around application monitoring and observability. One that is particularly prevalent is in response to the increasing complexity of cloud-native infrastructure and applications ...

April 28, 2021

There are a few best practices that DevOps teams should keep in mind to ensure they are not lost in the weeds when incorporating visibility and troubleshooting programs into their systems, containers, and infrastructures. Let's dive into these best practices ...

April 14, 2021

As the Covid-19 pandemic forces a global reset of how we gather and work, 60% of organizations are looking forward to increased spending in 2021 to deploy new technologies, according to the 14th annual State of the Network global study of enterprise networking and security challenges released by VIAVI Solutions ...

April 01, 2021

With so many of us working from home, IT leaders and executives are now more than ever interested in ensuring that the cloud services their team relies on are available. But instead of accessing popular business-critical applications such as Salesforce, G Suite, Office 365, Microsoft 365, and so on through the company's data center, employees now get these services directly from the Internet. Experience and productivity at each location vary by internet, ISP, gateway, proxy, etc. ...

December 15, 2020

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2021. Part 4 covers logs, mobile APM and more ...

December 14, 2020

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2021. Part 3 covers monitoring ...

December 10, 2020

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2021. Part 2 covers APM and Observability ...

December 07, 2020

There are few positives that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic, but as the spotlight has shined on IT, tech organizations have responded with performances worthy of an award. Even as the US economy remains tenuous with more than 10 million people out of work, IT budgets have held up remarkably well, thanks in large part to the recognition of the critical role technology plays in the successful launch of products and services ...

November 19, 2020

APMdigest posed the following question to the IT Operations community: How should ITOps adapt to the new normal? In response, industry experts offered their best recommendations for how ITOps can adapt to this new remote work environment. Part 4 covers monitoring and visibility ...

July 30, 2020

One of the most frustrating experiences for website visitors is a slow, unresponsive website. Worst-case scenario, a web bounce causes prospects to permanently bounce from your company. In an effort to help companies improve web performance, Google launched the Web Vitals initiative in May and announced three new search engine ranking factors ...

July 15, 2020

Digital Experience Monitoring is a tool that should be integrated with an organization's change management strategy. A key benefit of SaaS/cloud is no longer being responsible for software and hardware upgrades, maintenance, and patch cycles. Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 means no longer spending precious time and resources on Windows, Exchange or SharePoint upgrades for example. But that doesn't mean that IT can ignore changes or doesn't need to monitor for their effects ...

July 14, 2020

As systems become more complex and IT loses direct control of infrastructure (hello cloud), it becomes both more difficult and more important to capture and observe, holistically, the user experience. SaaS or cloud apps like Salesforce, Microsoft Office 365, and Workday have become mission-critical to most businesses and therefore need to be examined when it comes to experience monitoring ...

June 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exponentially accelerated digital transformation projects. To better understand where IT professionals are turning for help, we analyzed the online behaviors of IT decision-makers. Our research found an increase in demand for resources related to APM, microservices and dependence on cloud services ...

June 04, 2020

Microsoft is crushing it with Office 365, and in turn, most enterprise knowledge workers are sitting in front of Office Apps and services all day long. Therefore, the importance of Digital Experience Monitoring solutions for monitoring Office 365 keeps growing too ...

June 03, 2020

Office 365 Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) is critical to most every enterprise these days. Why? It's clear Microsoft 365 is winning when it comes to collaboration and productivity with more innovation, polish and features than other platforms. Most enterprises are dependent on Office 365. Therefore, the importance of Digital Experience Monitoring solutions for monitoring Office 365 keeps growing too ...

June 02, 2020

Prior to our current reality in the "new normal," consumers were already reliant on devices to remain connected and carry out daily tasks. Add a global health pandemic to this predisposition for stress and you have a user group that is less forgiving of the dreaded spinner wheel than ever before ...

May 12, 2020

Catchpoint has added "user sentiment" to its advanced monitoring platform, combining Synthetic, Network, Endpoint and Real User Monitoring capabilities.

April 27, 2020

The economic impact of Covid-19 is morphing on a daily basis. Under these conditions, IT execs are quickly re-shifting all priorities and strategies to cope with palpable uncertainty over the next 12 months. OpsRamp recently conducted a survey to learn how IT leaders will cope in the coming months ...

March 26, 2020

While remote work policies have been gaining steam for the better part of the past decade across the enterprise space — driven in large part by more agile and scalable, cloud-delivered business solutions — recent events have pushed adoption into overdrive ...

March 24, 2020

In today's iterative world, development teams care a lot more about how apps are running. There's a demand for fixing actionable items. Developers want to know exactly what's broken, what to fix right now, and what can wait. They want to know, "Do we build or fix?" This trade-off between building new features versus fixing bugs is one of the key factors behind the adoption of Application Stability management tools ...

March 23, 2020

With the rise of mobile apps and iterative development releases, Application Stability has answered the widespread need to monitor applications in a new way, shifting the focus from servers and networks to the customer experience. The emergence of Application Stability has caused some consternation for diehard APM fans. However, these two solutions embody very distinct monitoring focuses, which leads me to believe there's room for both tools, as well as different teams for both ...

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